Keep His Commandments

 
 
Many misinterpret all the verses which says: "Keep My Commandments" to mean the 10 commandments.
  • John 14:15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
  • John 15:10 If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in His love.
  • I John 2:3 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.
  • Revelations 22:14 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.
  Note: All verses that mention “Keep My Commandments” are from Saint John, and Saint John will interpret this statement for us, which we shall see.

  Now, many people ASSUME these verses are referring to the 10 commandments, yet there is no indication whatsoever in these verses, or in the immediate text or even the entire chapters that indicate this or interprets it into meaning the 10 commandments.

  So let me make a point here. There is NO Scripture from Jesus or any of His Apostles that interprets “Keep My Commandments” to mean keep the 10 commandments. Man, and man only interprets “Keep My Commandments” to mean keep the 10 commandments.

  So then it is just that, an assumption, a guess that “Keep My (Jesus) Commandments” is referring to the Old Testaments 10 Commandments which the Lord told Moses to command the Israelites to keep. For, nowhere in the New Testament does “keep My Commandments” interprets to mean “keep the 10 commandments”

  Is it not true that Scriptures interprets Scriptures? For it is written:
  • II Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
  This says, man should not interpret the Scriptures, what he privately thinks it means, his own interpretations. It is the Holy Ghost which reveals to man what is Truth, what is interpretation. A man who interprets Scriptures comes from man. The Holy Ghost who reveals to man the interpretation comes from God. (John 14:26, John 16:13, and Corinthians 2:13)

  God is to be the interpreter, not man!
  • Genesis 40:8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.
  This is what Joseph said to the Butler and Baker of the Pharaoh, even though they told Joseph their dreams, Joseph did not interpret them, if he were to have, he would have been wrong. God told him what the dreams meant.

  Two years later Pharaoh has a dream, and says to Joseph “I heard you can interpret dreams” Joseph responds “It is not in me, God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace” (Gen 41:15-16 )

  So Joseph by and through his own thinking, or learning, or knowledge did not come up with the interpretation, it was God who told Joseph what the interpretation of the dream was.

  If then God is the one to do the interpretations, and we know through the first Chapter of the book of John, that the Word IS God, then it is the Word of God that interprets the Scriptures, men should not.
  • I John 5:2 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 (Jesus) commandments are not grievous.
  So then, what are His Commandments?
  • I John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
  Now man interprets the above verse to mean the 10 Commandment, even though Scriptures does not interpret that to mean the 10 Commandments, it is man that says “It means the 10 Commandments” Earlier in this Chapter as a note I said:

  Note: All verses that mention “Keep My Commandments” are from Saint John, and Saint John will interpret this statement for us”

  Saint John plainly tells us (being inspired by God” what “His Commandments” are. Man says “His Commandments” are the 10 Commandments, what does Saint John, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, inspired by God, indwelt with the Holy Ghost says “His Commandments” are.
  • I John 3:22 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, (1)That we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, AND (2) love one another, as He (Jesus) 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.
  So then according to the Word of God “His Commandments” is to believe on His Son Jesus Christ AND to Love One Another as His Son Jesus commanded us Christians to do.

  Notice it does not say “And this is His Commandment, that we keep the 10 Commandments” NO!!! The Fathers Commandment is for us to believe on His Son and to Love One Another as Jesus COMMANDED us to do.

  Jesus Himself tells us what His commandments are:
  • John 15:10 If ye keep My (Jesus) commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and abide in His love. 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12 This is My commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I (Jesus) command you.
  So then according to Scriptures “His Commandments” are to believe on His Son Jesus Christ and to do what Jesus commands us Christians to do, which is to “Love One Another.”

  To ASSUME all the verses that say “Keep His Commandments” are referring to the 10 Commandments that God gave to the Israelite people, by the hand of Moses (Lev 26:46 ) is to believe a false doctrine. When none of the teachings of Jesus or His Apostles teach that.

  Again, Jesus Himself is quite clear what “His Commandments are” are.
  • John 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
  We are to do all that Jesus tells us to do, not what Moses told the Israelites to do. Tell me, After Jesus was crucified, buried, and resurrected, was His instructions to His Disciples to go and teach all nations to keep the 10 Commandments? No, listen to what our Lord told them.
  • Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
  Again we see, that Christians are commanded to do whatsoever Jesus tells us to do, not what Moses told the Israelites to do. And yes I fully understand that it was the Lord who told Moses what to command the Israelites, but know this, what the Lord commanded Moses to tell the Israelites was to the Israelites, not to Christians who are neither Jew nor Greek, and is an entirely different New Creature in Christ under a New Covenant not under the old covenant.

  We are Christians are to obey what Jesus commands us Christians to do, Are we then to obey the Apostles as well?
  • (KJV) Acts 1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
  This is clearly saying that, all that the Apostle teach us to do, being inspired by the Holy Ghost, are indeed commandments from Jesus Christ.

  Paul confirms this in:
  • I Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
  • Galations 1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
  • I Corinthians 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I (Paul) write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
  So then we as Christians are to do all that Jesus commands us to do AND also to do all that the Apostles teach us to do NOT what the Lord told Moses to command the Israelites to do.

  So all the verses that say “Keep My Commandments” are not referring to the 10 Commandments, which are the words and teachings of men, but are indeed referring to what Jesus and His Apostles commanded us to keep. True Christians are to keep and do what THEY say, if they Love Jesus Christ.




In His Holy and Precious Name, Jesus Christ