Saturday, November 29, 2014

Should Christians Keep God's Commandments?

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Hello friends! :D The following Bible Treasure deals with the subject of God's Commandments As Seen in Exodus 20.

Should we keep them? 

We have all heard men say, "The Commandments were nailed to the cross" 

but 

Were they? Is This True?
Is this what God Says? 

Matthew 5:17-20

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

 The above are The Words Of Jesus Christ, our Lord And Savior. His Words are very clear, however, we are going to do a very thorough study of God's Word to clear all of the confusion regarding this very important subject (Obedience To God's Word; The 10 Commandments) 
Remember friends, we were created in God's Image, and we are made To Follow God, not to follow men. 

Will we follow men's erroneous traditions, or God's Perfect Will? 
We will all have to make a very personal choice regarding who we will follow. 
Either we'll follow men and their temporary word or we'll Follow God And His Infallible Eternal Word
If you have not been keeping God's Commandments, i ask you to please read this page closely, it is 100% Biblical. 
This information may change your life for the best.

The reality is that if you have not been Keeping God's Commandments, you have been robbed by the devil; he's been a liar, a thief and a murderer for longer than we've been alive
The devil has thousands of years of experience in deceiving men all the way to the grave.

1 John 5:3

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

God's Commandments are not a burden, They're a Free Blessing. 
The devil enslaves; God Sets us Free.

 
Doing God's Perfect Will, Brings Very Real Blessings to the one who chooses to be Obedient To Him
 You'll be pleasantly shocked! 
I say this from first-hand experience. 
You won't understand this unless you decide to be Obedient To God.

Revelation 22:14

14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

(The Book Of Revelation/Apocalypse was written by Apostle John, years after our Lord Jesus Christ Had Been Resurrected and Gone Back To God's Kingdom) 
 Keep His Commandments, Persevere In Them And Receive The Blessings that come as a result. 
 (the devil will attempt to discourage you; he has hated humans for a very long time, and will try to rob you of God's Free Blessings)


Following men and their erroneous worldly doctrines will only bring losses and disappointments.

Men are temporary.
  
God's Eternal!

If you have not been keeping God's Commandments, do not be discouraged
You have come to read this information for a reason ;) 
Coincidences don't exist, please keep reading! ^____^

Now let's see what The Word Of God Says Regarding His Commandments

1 John 5

5 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
 
BIBLE 7 TREASURE

The above Bible Verse says, "Whosoever is born of God sinneth not"
Our Lord Jesus Christ Says that we should be born again if we are to enter into God's Kingdom. 

John 3:3

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

We can conclude with certainty that we must be born again in order to see God's Kingdom, because Jesus Christ Says so, and In Him There Is No lie, For He Is Absolutely Perfect In The Sight Of God The Father.
We also know that Whosoever is Born Of God sinneth not. 
The new birth is a Sinless Birth, meaning we no longer sin because we are no longer the old man; the old man is dead and now a new man is born, free of sin.

But, What is Sin?

1 John 3

3 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

Now we know what sin is; it is the transgression of The Law. In other words, sin is breaking God's Commandments.

We know that whosoever is Born Again is able to enter God's Kingdom, we know this is a necessary step.

God's Word Says that whosoever is Born Of God does not commit sin, because sinning is the work of the devil.
This way we may recognize whose children we are, either we are God's Children, or the devil's children.  
He who does righteousness is Of God and He who sins is of the devil.
 
It is also written in Scripture, you will know the tree by its fruit.

Matthew 7:16-20

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

In the above Bible Chapter, our Lord Jesus Christ Is Telling us how to recognize false prophets, He says that we will know them by their fruits. However, it is also right to say that a True Christian Is known by his/her fruits.
Many people say that keeping God's Commandments is Legalism, and that those who keep them are under works, when we are actually Under Grace.
It is true that we are Under God's Grace and it is also true that the only way to Enter God's Kingdom Is by Believing In Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. 
However,The fruits of our Faith are seen in our works. Faith without works is dead Faith.

James 2:14-26

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Being Under Grace does not mean we are free to sin.

 Could any human ever say, I am Under Grace and so i can cheat on my spouse?
(Breaking The 7th Commandment, Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery)

Could any human ever say, I am Under Grace and so therefore i can steal my neighbor's car? (Breaking The 8th Commandment, Thou Shall Not Steal)


Would doing any of those deeds be good fruit, or bad fruit?

Being Under Grace does not mean we can break God's Commandments.
 It is because we are Under Grace that we do not sin. We have been forgiven and are now Born Again In God.

Romans 6:14-16
 
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

We do not sin, because we are Under Grace.
James 2 clearly states that even devils believe God Exists and tremble.  
Devils are also aware of God's Moral Law (The 10 Commandments) however, devils constantly break God's Commandments. 
It is because they broke God's 1st Commandment (Thou Shall Have No Other gods Before Me) that they fell from being Divine Angels of God to evil spirits of the devil; their new god. 
Disobedience (sin) to God's Word separates us from Him. This is what happened back in The Garden Of Eden; Adam and Eve Disobeyed God's Commandment, and they were separated from Him because of their sin.

Mark 1:23-25

23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

Here we can see clearly that devils believe Jesus Christ exists, however, devils will not be saved because they believe Jesus Exists; instead they are condemned because of their wicked deeds; they break every single one of God's Commandments, constantly.

Believing Jesus Christ Exists is different than Believing In Jesus Christ.
If we Believe In Jesus Christ then we walk As He Walked, In Obedience To God; otherwise we are no different than the devils which believe Jesus Christ Exists but do not follow Him. 
God's Word Says that He who is Born Of God does not commit sin, and we know that sin is the transgression of The Law. We also know that sinning is the work of the devil.

An Important Point To Consider

 
James 2:1-13

10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

We have all heard the saying, "A chain is as strong as its weakest link." James tells us that he who keeps God's Perfect Law (The 10 Commandments) should do so flawlessly, keeping them all, for if we break one Commandment, we are guilty of breaking them all.

Romans 6:16

16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?


In the same way that human laws keep us from going to jail and becoming physically captive, God's Perfect Law keeps us free from sinning and becoming spiritually captive. 
This is why James called God's Perfect Law (The 10 Commandments)  
"The Law Of Liberty"

  John 8:34

34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

Sin is sin, and there is no such thing as a small sin. It's important to remember that God's 10 Commandments are not to be seen as 10 suggestions, or 10 recommendations, but 10 Commandments, which should be kept as a whole; 10/10 
Our Lord Jesus Christ Says:

Matthew 5:19

19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
 
Do you love Jesus? 

John 14:15-31

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

 
The above Bible Passage shows us a direct Blessing that comes from Keeping God's Commandments. Jesus says, If ye love me, keep my commandments.  "And" I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

This Is The Free Gift Of The Holy Spirit


This is the Most Precious Gift a human can receive while being on this carnal body. 
The Holy Spirit Gives us Wisdom, Knowledge, Reveals The Truth To us, Keeps us from danger, Alerts us, Awakes us. 
God's Word also says that The Holy Spirit Intercedes for us 

Romans 8:26-39

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Men's Most Common Misinterpretations Of God's Moral Law (The 10 Commandments)


Let's analyze some of the things men say and do regarding God's Perfect Law.

Men say...

#1 God's Law was The Old Covenant (Old Testament) and is specifically for The Jews. We are under The New Covenant (New Testament) Now, which is made for the gentiles.


We are under The New Covenant (Testament) Today, this part is true.  
Let's identify The Covenants. 


 
The Old Covenant:
   
Deuteronomy 4:13-14

13 So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone. 

14 And the Lord commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you might observe them in the land which you cross over to possess.

Under The Old Covenant, God Declared to Moses and the Children of Israel His Covenant, The Ten Commandments. 
These Commandments Were Written By God's Finger On Stone. 
There are also statutes and judgments; these are taught By Moses as Commanded By God, but are not Written By God's Hand (This part is extremely important, Remember this, we'll be talking about it in a few minutes) unlike The 10 Commandments, which Are Written By God's Hand On Stone (Permanently
The Old Covenant Is The 10 Commandments Written By God's Finger On Stone.

Useful Fact

Jesus Christ Quoted The Book of Deuteronomy When He Was Being Tempted by the devil. 
We know that if this book was quoted by our Lord Jesus Christ to defeat the devil, we can also use it to defeat the devil!
  
Now let's take a look at The New Covenant.
 The first place we find The New Covenant Is In The Old Covenant (Testament) 
One Of The things men say is that The Old Covenant was for the Jews, and The New Covenant is for the gentiles. 
But Who Is The New Covenant Made With?

The New Covenant:

Jeremiah 31:31-34

31 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:
33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
  
 
Here we can clearly see That The New Covenant Does Not Abolish God's Law. Instead, The New Covenant Has God's Law Written in our inward parts, in our hearts. 
God's Moral Law (The 10 Commandments) is no longer inside The Ark, but it's now inside us (We are God's Temple) 
We can also see that The New Covenant Is not made with the gentiles, but with The House Of Israel.


The Covenant under which every single human being is saved Is A Covenant For Jews. 
This is why The Bible Says that if you are Jesus Christ'syou become Abraham's seed; you become a Spiritual Jew.

Galatians 3:29

29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

The New Covenant Has God's Law Written In our hearts; This is because we get To Know God Through our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Those who believe in Jesus Christ must walk as He Did.
Thanks To Jesus Christ's Sacrifice our iniquities are forgiven and our sins are no longer remembered. 


Now we keep God's Law because we have been forgiven, and we follow Jesus Who Never Sins.  
Jesus Is 100% Obedient To God The Father, Always Keeping His Commandments
If we abide In Him, we must walk as He Walked, otherwise The Truth is not in us. Let's not deceive ourselves. 
Let's Follow Jesus!

1 John 2

2 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.


Now we are going to look at some of the most misunderstood Bible Chapters, written by Apostle Paul. (The most misinterpreted Apostle)
Before we look at these Bible Chapters, i must warn you that they are hard to understand;
part of the reason why his writings are difficult is that Apostle Paul's history was very different than the other Apostles. This is reflected in the way in which he expresses himself.

A simple glimpse of what is written by Apostle Paul (Or Any Part of The Bible) is not enough, but upon close examination and guidance By The Holy Spirit, we'll see The Truth. 
I am not the only one who warns you of this
One of Jesus Christ's Closest Disciples and Apostles gives you warning regarding Paul's difficult writings.  

Apostle Peter's Warning

2 Peter 3

3 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

 Apostle Peter warns us that there are things written by Apostle Paul which are hard to understand.  
He says those who are unlearned and unstable twist these scriptures unto their own destruction

He tells us to be aware of this, so we're not led away by the error of the wicked. 
Apostle Peter then says, "Grow In Grace"

How does a person grow in Grace?

We have learned that sinning is the transgression of The Law (God's Commandments) and sinning is also the work of the devil
We have also learned that he who is Born Of God does not commit sin.
Can we grow in Grace by sinning? Absolutely not.

 Romans 6:1-2

6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

A person grows in Grace by being Obedient To God's Word.  
   
Psalm 19:7-8

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. 


2 of The Closest Apostles of Jesus Christ were Peter and John. 
By reading their writings, we find that they're a lot easier to understand, and they never say we should not keep God's Commandments. On the contrary, they emphasize the point that we should abide in Jesus Christ by Being Obedient To Him and Following Him In Obedience; Keeping God's Commandments Just Like Jesus Did

What does Apostle Paul say about God's Commandments?

Romans 7:12

12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
 
Now we are going to look at some of Apostle Paul's misinterpreted writings. 
Some say these chapters Abolish God's Law. 

Let's take a look at what they actually say so we can avoid the deadly trap of men's erroneous interpretations.

Romans 5

5 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law)
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

The above Bible Passage begins by saying that we are justified by Faith, which is absolutely true. 
No human is going to Enter God's Kingdom because of anything he or she does, instead we Enter God's Kingdom Thanks To Jesus Christ's Sacrifice for our sins
This does not mean we can sin all we want, instead it means that atonement is made for our Past sins, and we purify ourselves Through Jesus Christ; being Obedient To Him and Keeping His Commandments.

Later it says that where there is no law, there is no sin. 
This is also true, but it does not mean that The Law is bad or that it has been abolished. 
What it means is that someone who isn't aware of The Law isn't accountable in the same way that someone who knows The Law is. It isn't counted to them as a sin, but they'll still have to pay the consequences of their actions, without the moral accountability.

To further illustrate:

Let's imagine there is a man who is not aware of the law of gravity, and so he decides to simply walk off a second story building. The man in this case isn't morally accountable for doing this deed, but he will still get injured because the law of gravity still applies to him, regardless of what he believes.
Now, let's imagine another man who is aware of the law of gravity and decides to do the same. He is morally accountable for doing this deed, bearing much more responsibility than the other man and he is also going to get injured.

 
Later it says that the law entered so that the offense may abound. This is true, but again, it does not mean The Law is bad. 
The Law shows us our sinful nature and speaks to our conscience
 

God's Perfect Moral Law (The 10 Commandments) helps us to see our sinfulness
It is like a mirror that shows us the current state of our soul.
God's Law is not against us or contrary to us but is a great blessing to us. 

Psalm 19:7-11

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.


If we choose to be Obedient To God and Keep His Perfect Moral Law (The 10 Commandments) we then begin a Spiritual Transformation, and we enjoy Communion With God.


There is no Love Like God's Love 
(This can also be seen in nature! :D)
Sin separates us from God. This separation can be seen in The Garden Of Eden, also in Israel's Exodus; constant rebellion against God for no reason. It can also be seen in many people written about in God's Word; Samson, King Saul, King David, and many more.
Obedience on the other hand, Draws us Closer To God, Which Is The Greatest Blessing. There Is Nothing Like God's Close Communion With us.

If we choose to still be sinful after knowing God's Moral Law (The 10 Commandments) then we are choosing to remain in our evil ways and also bear much more responsibility because of our knowledge and the actions that we choose with our given knowledge
If we reject God's Love and Free Gift Of Salvation, then our destiny would be eternal death.
Let's Never Allow that to happen!

Ezekiel 33:11

11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Where sin abounds Grace abounds much more, because Thanks To our Lord Jesus Christ we are forgiven and we may then become Obedient To God's Word, by Being Born Again, we are renewed and ready to grow in Grace and Obedience by Keeping His Commandments.
The above Bible Chapter (Romans 5)  written by Apostle Paul is one of the most misunderstood Bible Chapters Regarding God's Perfect Law. This is why Apostle Paul starts the following Bible Chapter (Romans 6) with...


Romans 6

6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6 Clears up the confusion regarding God's Law that we find in Romans 5
Apostle Paul says that we should not sin, and we know that sin is the transgression of The Law
Now let's take a look at the second most misunderstood Bible Chapter written by Apostle Paul (Once again, keep this in mind :D)


Ephesians 2


2 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.


Remember back when we were looking at The Old Covenant,  there were statutes and judgments taught By Moses as Commanded By God, but are not Written By God's Hand On Stone?


Our Lord Jesus Christ forever broke down every dividing wall by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances
When Jesus Christ died on the cross He abolished every barrier between man and God and between man and his fellow man. 
The greatest barrier between Jew and Gentile was the ceremonial law, the Law of commandments contained in ordinances. 
The feasts, sacrifices, offerings, laws of cleanliness and purification, and all other such distinctive outward commandments for the unique separation of Israel from the nations were abolished.
That God’s Moral Law was not abolished is clear from the phrase contained in ordinances


God's Moral Law (The 10 Commandments) Reflects His Own Holy Nature and therefore can never change.
Apostle Paul's Writings are difficult to understand if one does not read their entire context. In order to understand what Apostle Paul says, one must read the entire Book written by him closely, it is not enough to gather just one bit of his writings to make a doctrine out of them. 
One of the clearest examples of an incredible misinterpretation from only taking one Chapter from a whole Book written by Paul, is the following. 
This next Bible Passage is one of the most popularly misused.

Galatians 3

3 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

At first glance, you might read this misinterpreted Bible Chapter (Galatians 3) and conclude that Apostle Paul is Abolishing God's Moral Law (The 10 Commandments) This is far from reality.  
What Apostle Paul is actually writing about is the abolished law of Circumcision which was given to Abraham. 

We are no longer required to get our flesh circumcised in order to be called God's Children. (Pardon the joke! I hope you'll humor me. I couldn't help it xD)

 We are now Called God's Children and we are saved by Faith In Jesus Christ, and therefore we are now circumcised in the heart, not in the flesh.


Romans 2:28-29

28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
 
Notice how Galatians 3 starts off, 

"foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?"


In order to find out why he's calling the Galatians foolish, we must read a Chapter before Galatians 3, otherwise we may end up misinterpreting what is being said here.

Apostle Paul asks them, "Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?"
The reason why he's asking them this question is because the Galatians He's addressing had been forcing people to get circumcised in order to be saved, instead of being saved by Faith In Jesus Christ.  
Back in The times of Abraham, people were being circumcised as a sign of Faith In God, Who Commanded circumcision. 
We are no longer required to get circumcised, that law was in fact Abolished, because it was just a shadow of something that was to come; Spiritual circumcision, Faith In Jesus Christ
God's Moral Law (The 10 Commandments) has never been abolished. The 10 Commandments are absolutely flawless.  
People's hearts have always been the problem, not God's Moral Law. 
We will look at this with more depth
Let's now look at Galatians 2, one Chapter before Galatians 3 to find the answers and the true meaning of what Apostle Paul is really saying on Galatians 3.

Galatians 2

2 Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.
2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:
4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:
7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;
8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Galatians 2 shows us what Apostle Paul is speaking about on Galatians 3; The abolished law of circumcision. 
 After examining these misinterpreted Bible Chapters, we can see clearly what the main problem is:


People are not reading the Entire Books Of The Bible, they're only reading one chapter and making an erroneous doctrine out of a small piece of information.
This can be easily done if one is not careful. Close examination of what is being Said In God's Word is Absolutely Crucial.  
I will show you what i mean by using another Bible Chapter.

(Remember to ask for God's Holy Spirit In Jesus Christ's Name before reading The Bible)

I will now share with you John 3, and we'll focus on a small section of it, in order to see why Close Examination is Crucial.

Close Examination Of God's Word


John 3

3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
24 For John was not yet cast into prison.
25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.
26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.
27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.
33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Our Lord Jesus Christ Says That no man has ascended unto Heaven, But God's Word Speaks About The Translation of Enoch and Elijah into Heaven. If a casual reader merely looks, and draws a conclusion without prior examination, he/she may think that our Lord Jesus Christ lied, BUT
One thing we know for sure: our Lord Jesus Christ Never lies!


Whenever we come across a difficult passage we need to look at the context more closely.
A difficult passage is one that seems to contradict the plain teachings of Scripture found elsewhere, like we have seen with Apostle Paul's difficult writings.


Hebrews 11:5

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

We know from Scripture about the translation of Enoch and Elijah into Heaven without seeing death.


2 Kings 2:11

11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

So what was
Jesus saying to Nicodemus actually? Jesus talked to the ruler of the Jews
about being born again. And Nicodemus was unable to grasp the true meaning of it because he took it literally. He replied:



How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 
 

We might feel he was quite foolish for not understanding the actual meaning of these
words of
Jesus Christ. He got into a mess because he took it literally! And aren't most of the people
today like Nicodemus, getting into a mess again, by taking the other part of the dialogue
literally? The other part is:
 


And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the
Son of man which is in heaven.

 

What did Jesus mean by this? For sure it cannot mean that no man has ascended to
Heaven, as we have seen at least Enoch and Elijah did. Let us look at the context.




Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen;
and ye receive not our witness.

 

One can testify only what he has seen, and what he knows. Jesus continued:


If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of
heavenly things?

 

Jesus Christ was qualified to testify about heavenly things because He has seen it, having
come from there! He said to a group of Jews elsewhere:
Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
(Of Course, He was not just from Heaven, but the Lord, the Creator of Heaven and earth!)
There is no one who can teach about Heaven like
Jesus Christ because He was the only one
come from Heaven! The prophets, who have seen Heaven, saw it only in visions. And if they
had authority to speak about Heaven because of what was
revealed to them, how much more
Jesus Christ could speak about Heaven and spiritual things having been the only Person
come down from there! In that context
Jesus told Nicodemus:


And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the
Son of man which is in heaven.


Enoch and Elijah, for instance, after they ascended to Heaven did not come back to teach
the people about Heaven. 

They ascended to Heaven but did not come back to testify to man what they have seen. Yes, Elijah and Moses come back, but only spoke to Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration, and to no one else. 

 Matthew 17:1-5

17 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him.
4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

For sure they did not come to tell Jesus what Heaven is like, for Jesus was from Heaven! And the phrase,The Son of man which is in Heaven means Jesus Christ belongs to Heaven, He has come from Heaven, and is going to Heaven. 
God's Kingdom is His place, Jesus Christ also said on another occasion:


John 16:28

28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

Nicodemus did not argue with
Jesus (as he did about being born again,) when Jesus told him; No man has ascended to Heaven, because he knew what Jesus  meant.

Did you know what Jesus Christ Meant upon reading this passage the first time?  

Remember friends, close examination of God's Word is very important! 
Remember we are reading a Holy Book. It isn't enough to read it with our intellectual minds, we must ask for God's Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ's Name for discerning.
Remember that Spiritual things are Spiritually Discerned.


Men say...

#2 God's Law was nailed to the cross

The reason some men say God's Law was nailed on the cross is because they're misinterpreting one of Apostle Paul's writings. Let's see what it says, and then we'll also see what our Lord Jesus Christ Says Himself :)


Colossians 2:1-15

2 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.


This is a very beautiful Bible Passage, but one that is also often misinterpreted. 
Apostle Paul says that we should walk In Jesus Christ As we have received Him, rooted and built up In Him.
This is wonderful advice, and we have learned the he who abides in Jesus Christ should walk as He Walked, so we also know that in order to be built up in Him, we must be Obedient To God.


Apostle Paul later says:
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ


This part is very important. Today, more men are following the traditions of men, rather than Following God. This can be observed in the breaking of many of God's Commandments, for instance:
God's Second Commandment, which says, "Thou shall make yourself no idols, thou shall not bow down to them, nor serve them."
We see many people worshiping statues like crosses, saints, virgin Mary. People also worship movie stars, singers, soccer teams, etc, giving the praise and worship that belongs to God to others, instead Of Him.


Luke 4:8

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

We should only Worship God and Him Only Shall we Serve, this encompasses The First and Second Commandment In The 10 Commandments.
It is sad seeing how many people worship dead people, statues, singers, movie stars, soccer teams, etc, instead of worshiping God and Only God.
 Angels who Live With God don't allow humans to worship them, Apostle John found this out when he attempted to worship the Angel who was showing him the visions regarding the end of times.

Revelation 19:9-10 

And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Another example of men following men, rather than God is on The Fourth Commandment, which says, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God."
Many are not keeping it Holy because they have decided to follow men's erroneous traditions of observing sunday instead of the day that God Blessed.

Exodus 20:11

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Men cannot change God's Commandments, this is absolutely impossible.
What God Writes is Eternal and no man has any authority to change something That God Wrote With His Own Finger On Stone; The 10 Commandments.
Later Apostle Paul speaks about our circumcision, which is not of the flesh, but of the spirit. This is what he's referring to when he says:

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
 

Many men have misinterpreted this last part and have said that God's Moral Law (The 10 Commandments) was nailed to the cross, but this isn't what Apostle Paul is writing about.
He is actually writing about the abolished laws or ordinances that separated us from God; in this case, circumcision, which was a law given to Abraham as a sign in the flesh that identifies God's People.
This is now nailed to the cross, because now any human being on earth can become part of God's Chosen People Through Faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior :D (Spiritual circumcision)

God's Commandments can never be abolished, they are an Absolutely Perfectly Flawless Blessing Given to us By God. 
Let's see what our Lord Jesus Christ Says Regarding God's Moral Law (The 10 Commandments)


Matthew 5:17-20

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.


 Jesus Christ Says that He Did Not Come to destroy The Commandments, But To Obey Them
Some people have said that the Word Jesus Christ Used, "Fulfil" means to "Finish" but this isn't the correct meaning of this word according To God's Word.
Let's see another Bible Verse which uses the same word in order to find its true meaning :D

Galatians 5:14-18

14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.


 We can conclude that the word, "Fulfil" means to "Obey"
Jesus Christ Is The Only Way To The Father, He Came To Show us The Path, that we may also walk like He did, In Obedience To God, Keeping The Commandments :D
We can all Agree That Jesus Christ Never broke any of The Commandments, Including The Sabbath Day

I invite you to read, "What Day Is The Sabbath, Should Christians Keep It Holy"?
  

Our Lord Jesus Christ Was Also Given another Commandment which is not Given to us; To Be Sacrificed While Carrying the world's sins, Which He Also Obediently Kept.
The above Bible Passage shows us clearly that we should not break any of The Commandments, and we should definitely not teach men to break any of Them. But we should Keep The Commandments, and teach them! :D


A key point in the above Bible Passage is the following:

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.


We know neither heaven nor earth have passed yet, so we can conclude with certainty that The Law is still completely intact. 
Remember our Lord Jesus Christ Never lies.

Jesus Christ Came to earth to Save us from sin, to free us from sin's deadly captivity
He did not Come To Die for our sins so that we continue to live in sin, enslaved by it. 
This isn't God's Plan, but the devil's.

 Men say...

#3 I don't keep The Letter Of The Law, I keep The Spirit Of The Law

This one is very interesting, you'll see why :)

The Letter Of The Law Says, 

Exodus 20:13

13 Thou shalt not kill.
 
The Spirit Of The Law Says, 

Matthew 5:21-26

21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

The Letter Of The Law Says that we should not murder (This is the correct translation of the Sixth Commandment)
Our Lord Jesus Christ says that we should not be angry with our brother without a cause, because this is a transgression of The Sixth Commandment. This is The Spirit Of The Law.
The reason why the saying, "I don't keep The Letter Of The Law, I keep The Spirit Of The Law" is interesting is because no human being can keep The Spirit Of The Law without keeping The Letter Of The Law.
Otherwise someone could say, "I can shoot my neighbor, i just won't be angry at him while i do it"

The Letter Of The Law Says,

Exodus 20:14

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  
The Spirit Of The Law Says,

Matthew 5:27-32

27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

   
   The Letter Of The Law says we should not commit Adultery (Seventh Commandment)
Our Lord Jesus Christ says that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her commits adultery in his heart. This is The Spirit Of The Law.
Could any human being ever say, "I can cheat on my spouse, i just won't lust after the woman/man i cheat with"

It is an absolute impossibility to keep The Spirit Of The Law without keeping The Letter Of The Law.  
 
Our Lord Jesus Christ Then Says, "And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell."
 Our Lord Jesus Christ Isn't Saying that we should mutilate our body if we sin. (This is similar to Jesus Telling Nicodemus that we should Be Born Again In order to Enter God's Kingdom. It's not to be taken literally)
 What Jesus Is Saying by " if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee"  is that we should make every effort possible to avoid sinning (In this case, Looking Away!) because it's better not to please evil fleshly desires and enter God's Kingdom, than pleasing evil fleshly desires and being condemned to die eternally. 

God's Commandments are a blessing, we shouldn't have to make excuses to not receive a Free Blessing, specially one that Comes From God Himself. 
Let's Be Obedient To God The Father, Like our Lord Jesus Christ Is Obedient!  

Men say...

#4 God's Old Testament Law isn't needed anymore, We are under The New Testament Law which is Love 

It is true that we are under The New Covenant, it is also True that God's Law Is Love, But this has always been the case, even in The Old Testament. 
 Let's See what our Lord Jesus Christ Says

Matthew 22:34-40

34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.



God's Law Is Love. This is True 

 Jesus Christ Says
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 
This is the first and great commandment.

If we Love God with all of our heart, with all of our soul and with all of our mind, we will keep the First Four Commandments. These Four Commandments deal with our Love For God.


1.“I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
2.You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
3.You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
4.Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out from there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.


 Then,  Jesus Christ Says, "And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. "

If you Love your neighbor as you love yourself, you will keep the last six Commandments.


5.Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
6.You shall not murder.
7.You shall not commit adultery.
8.You shall not steal.
9.You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10.You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife; and you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, his male servant, his female servant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.


This Is why our Lord Jesus Christ said,
"
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." 

Matthew 19: 16-19

16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.


I have shared the above Bible Passage because it has a beautiful lesson for us to learn from. This young man who approached our Lord Jesus Christ called Jesus, "Good Master" and Jesus Replied, "Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God." 


I believe Jesus Replied in this manner to see what the young man thought of Him.
 The young man wanted to know what he shall do to enter God's Kingdom. 
Our Lord Jesus Christ replied, "if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." to which the young man said All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 


The young man then went sorrowful because he was very rich.
This young man had everything, he was keeping God's Commandments, and was also blessed with riches, but then he was given a New Commandment (A New Blessing) which he did not keep.

If the young man would have kept this New Commandment, he would have become an Apostle Of Jesus Christ.
The greatest privilege a human being could ever have, becoming The Right Hand Of The Son Of God. However he did not keep this commandment and missed out on an Incredibly Great Blessing.
This Bible Passage is extremely similar to the story of Elijah and Elisha.

1 Kings 19:19-21

19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.
20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?
21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.
 
Elisha was a very rich and righteous man, and one day the Prophet Elijah who was Filled With God's Holy Spirit came to Elisha and told him to forsake everything to Follow Him
Elisha Kept This Commandment, and as a result he ended up receiving a Double Portion Of God's Holy Spirit That Was Inside Elijah.

Friend, Are you ready to Receive God's Free Blessings Today?

Matthew 7: 24-27

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it

Keeping God's Commandments is one of The Greatest Choices we can make while living on this earth. It certainly has been an Amazingly Huge Blessing To me.

King Solomon, The richest and wisest human king who ever lived concluded his Book of Ecclesiastes with Great Wisdom (King Solomon is also the writer of the Book Of Proverbs) 
Here is the conclusion to all of his writings

Ecclesiastes 12:9-14

9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

There is another Gift i would like to share with you but you must read it with your own Bible
Psalm 119 ^___^
It is the longest Psalm as well as the longest chapter in The Bible. It is referred to in Hebrew by its opening words, "Ashrei temimei derech" ("happy are those whose way is perfect").

Remember God Loves You With All Of His Heart. God Loves us So Much That He Gave His Only Begotten Son So That Whosoever Believes In Him Shall Have EverLasting Life. 
God Deserves that we Love Him with all of our hearts. 


Psalm 111

111 Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
2 The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
3 His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.
5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.
6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.


Praise The Lord Jesus Christ!

1 comment:

  1. WOW!!! Indeed you are fulfilling your Glorious Destiny. I wish all Christians take preaching seriously, by now there won't be Muslims to bomb the World nay more.

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