OBEY WHAT COMMANDMENTS?
The Gospel is about the Kingdom of God; its constitution, laws, history and the way to enter that kingdom, to become citizens of the Kingdom.
The Gospel of Christ is about repentance from breaking the laws of that Kingdom; and a commitment to keeping those laws with the same zeal that Christ kept them. The gospel is about LOYALTY to the Great King of the universe and about loving him enough to DO what he says; to diligently seek to become LIKE HIM, by doing all that he says and by seeking to please him with all our hearts.
Jesus Christ preached the Gospel of REPENTANCE and said:
Mat 19:17 . . . . if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
That brings us to the question: Which commandments are to be obeyed under the New Covenant?
The New Covenant is a replica of the Mosaic, with an added spiritual component; and the SAME commandments are to be obeyed; in both the spirit and intent, as well as the letter of the law.
Jesus said: ”if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” At that time he was referring to all the commandments that he had given through Moses! The so called Old Testament commandments, since they were the only commandments of God then and now!
We all know about the basic Ten Commandments; and the foundational Two Great Commandments, but what about all the other laws, statutes and judgments?
They are ALL in effect and to be obeyed.
If one is walking in his yard, he need not be concerned about the road speed limit; it simply does not apply to the situation.
We are to obey all the commandments that apply in our particular situation.
God is TESTING people as to whether we will put him first, and obey him; or whether we will decide for ourselves what is right or wrong. God is testing to see if we will follow him and become Godly righteous; or whether we will decide for ourselves and be self-righteous.
Adam and Eve failed their TEST; and since that time most of humanity has failed as well. People will not obey God; they insist on doing things their own way. Our own self-righteous arrogance and pride is the cause of our wars and troubles on this world. Only when mankind [including church people] is humbled enough to listen to and obey God, will he find the answers to our sorrows.
God is now TESTING all peoples. The TEST is simple: Will we obey him; or will we do what we think is right?
If we deliberately sin or deliberately find pleasure in the sins of others exposing ourselves to sinful conduct; if we vicariously sin through the sins of others, by loving to watch the sins of others; if we mentally participate in the sins of others; if we actually participate in the sins of others: God will not tolerate physical or spiritual uncleanness, and if we tolerate such sin God’s spirit WILL BE QUENCHEFD within us.
We are to follow that spirit as it guides us into all truth. We are to become a spiritual people, understanding the spirit and intent of the law. We are NOT to quench that spirit by tolerating evil!
What then is the command? Lev 11:8: Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch
And the spirit of this law is: Touch not the physically or spiritually unclean thing.
2 Cor 6:17: touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
So what is the spiritually unclean thing? The spiritually unclean thing; is anything that separates us from our God; it is command breaking of compromising with the law of God!
2 Cor 6:16: And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
Brethren we are NOT to partake of, or to participate in the sins of others. 1 Ti 5:22: . . . neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.
I have heard it said over and over, that we may go out and buy food on the Sabbath because these people will work anyway. Shall we then steal, or commit adultery, or lie; because others will do these things anyway: Or are we to live a better way and set a different example?
1 Thes 5:22: Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Brethren; we are to abhor and avoid the spiritually unclean thing, far more zealously than the physically unclean thing! The whole point of establishing a law of the physically unclean was to teach us about spiritual things.
The law is clear: you shall not work on the Sabbath Day [Friday sunset to Saturday sunset] and you shall not require others to serve you. To commit a sin because others are doing it; is to join them in their sin, and to sin ourselves. It is to partake and participate in the sins of others; it is to touch and associate with the spiritually unclean thing. It is to set an evil example instead of letting our light shine. It is to fail the TEST concerning the Sabbath day.
In the various religious organizations it is the common practice to exalt men and their institutions above God by equating loyalty to them with loyalty to God.
THIS IS IDOLATRY! IT IS MAKING AN IDOL OUT OF THESE MEN OR THEIR ORGANIZATIONS. TO DO SO IS SIN!
This present crisis is a great TEST for God’s people. God wants to know: Who will turn from this evil and put him first. To accomplish this God will allow division to take place in United as some begin to smite their fellow servant.
Mat 24:48: But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49 And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
This MUST come so that the servants of God may be made known. 1 Cor 11:19: For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
It is God’s purpose to separate out; those who will repent of the idolatry of exalting men and corporations and turn to him; from those who will not.
Therefore God will allow those he is working with to become totally disillusioned with men and their corporations. In this way, he will bring them to repentance and turn them to HIM!
Brethren; we should not buy food or to cook on a Sabbath or a Holy Day, We are to use the previous day before the Sabbath or High Day for preparation days as God has commanded.
Neh 10:31 . . . we would not buy it of them on the Sabbath, or on the holy day.
This is about our buying; it is not about what the unconverted do:
IT IS ABOUT WHAT WE DO!
Nor should we participate with those who smite our fellow servants. Instead we are commanded to mark such evil and avoid it.
Yes, we are commanded to mark and avoid those who will do evil and will not accept sound doctrine, who will smite their fellow servants, and who will pollute God’s Holy Sabbath Day.
Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
True Godliness is about sound doctrine; it is about what YOU do and how YOU live; it is about following God, NOT about men and organizations AWAY from God!
Only the Eternal should be loved and exalted as our ultimate moral authority.
To love and exalt any organization or person, no matter what it calls itself, or claims to be: is spiritual and emotional ADULTERY against our espoused husband Jesus Christ! It is loving some thing other then your pledged espoused Husband:
IT IS SPIRITUAL ADULTERY. Jesus Christ WILL put you away; he WILL spew you out Rev 3:16; if you do not quickly repent.
The religious leaders who do these sins and teach others to do such wickedness; will be corrected by our loving Father.
Those who justify such evil, instead of condemning it; will also be corrected: for they are an abomination to the Eternal. Pro 17:15He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
Brethren, the day is coming when there will be a clear choice to be made; a choice between following evil seducers in their evil deeds of rejecting God’s commandments; just because they are leaders in an organization of men: or whether we will choose to turn to Almighty God with a whole heart; and turning away from the uncleanness of such wickedness.
I would that such uncleanness of men; who smite their brethren and lord it over others, exaltimng themselves as an ultimate moral authority beteen men and God, did not exist even in the imaginations of men.
This grotesque abomination DOES exist and abounds; and it needs to be repented of; and those who refuse to repent should be rejected by those brethren filled with the love and spirit of our ALL WISE FATHER!
You, who are self-righteous deceivers need to repent quickly, lest the Eternal quickly correct you. I speak not only to the Pope; I speak to ALL the other religious Groups.
WAKE UP! REPENT AND TURN TO THE ETERNAL!
Remember that we are all but dust in the eyes of God; that we are all just brothers; that we are all in this TOGETHER; and we should be helping each other to focus on the Life Giving Father: not exalting ourselves and making merchandise of our brethren.
The Master Builder is doing a marvelous work in this latter day; he is sifting and separating out those who will repent of exalting men: He is turning the hearts of the children to their Father in heaven!