Knowing Yeshua’s Commands Means Life

Every time you run to the words of Moses and prophets you disrespect God. Like a dog to its vomit and a pig to the mud, you forget who matters.

In the first six chapters of Matthew’s gospel alone we find the following direct commands of the Saviour of the world. None are intended to test or prove the hearer (prove, Exo. 20:19-20) nor yet to show him lost and condemned (Romans 3:19-20). If we take the time to examine for ourselves the obedience claims and the love practices of our brothers we will find a black hole of kindergarten pictures and toys arranged around a death cult. The words of the many are decidedly unlike Yeshua’s words. From the Life comes life, and from the dead, death.

  1. REPENT: From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matt 4:17
  2. FOLLOW: And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Matt 4:19
  3. REJOICE AND EXULT: Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great [is] your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Matt 5:12
  4. SHINE: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matt 5:16
  5. PAUSE YOUR WORSHIP AND BE RECONCILED : Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Matt 5:24
  6. COME TO TERMS AT COURT: 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. Matt 5:25
  7. REMOVE TROUBLESOME MEMBERS: 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. Matt 5:30
  8. AMPUTATE TROUBLESOME MEMBERS: 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. Matt 5:29
  9. USE SIMPLE SPEECH: But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. Matt 5:37
  10. DO NO RESIST EVIL, TURN THE OTHER CHEEK: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. Matt 5:39
  11. GO THE EXTRA MILE: And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Matt 5:41
  12. LOVE ENEMIES: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Matt 5:44
  13. BLESS THOSE WHO CURSE: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Matt 5:44
  14. DO GOOD TO HATERS: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Matt 5:44
  15. PRAY FOR ASSAULTERS AND ABUSERS: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Matt 5:44
  16. DO NOT SHOW OFF YOUR ALMSGIVING:Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Matt 6:1
  17. PRAY IN SECRET: But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matt 6:6
  18. HOW TO PRAY: After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Matt 6:9
  19. DO NOT FAST LIKE A HYPOCRITE: Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. Matt 6:16
  20. HOW TO FAST:But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; Matt 6:17
  21. STORE UP TREASURES APPROPRIATELY:Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: Matt 6:19
  22. STORE UP TREASURES APPROPRIATELY: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: Matt 6:20
  23. AVOID ANXIETY: Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Matt 6:25
  24. TAKE A LESSON FROM THE BIRDS: Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Matt 6:26
  25. TAKE A LESSON FROM THE LILIES: And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: Matt 6:28

It is obvious that finding all the relevant commands by Yeshua and his apostles is neither recommended nor healthy. The Holy Spirit is the dynamic guide and that relationship is intensely personal. The Holy Scriptures, which people are interpreting to put human beings ahead of Christ, is not private at all, but they are the measuring stick for the hypocritically righteous crew. Listen closely and you will hear them saying, “Oh look! We found another command. ‘Thou shalt not sin.'”

Chasing commands can become ridiculous. It is destructive. Even the evaluation of someone’s lunch shows the absence of genuine love.

Think soberly the next time you are tempted to say “I love Jesus and am keeping his commandments”