First off let us look at what God has told us about His comamndments!!Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;to a thousand generations WOW!! This means forever & ever .
Religion (pharisees ,and heretics,,,ya that's right....changed God's coammands again as in the times of our Lord; into Legalism.......that's right!!
Look at this!!we are going to line up God's Commands & SEE
this is what God had me to do
#1 You shall have no other gods before Me (do not pray to anything or any one or any spirit or obey nor bow to , Only God:do we obey God? or serve a law?
we obey God
#2Thou shall not have any carved images, no graven images, any likeness of anything that is in heaven or in earth nor bow down to them,nor serve them,for the Lord thy God is a Jealous God:do we obey God? or serve law?we obey God.
God goes on to say;visiting iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the 3rd & 4th generation of them that Hate Me; And showing Mercy unto them that Love Me & Keep, and keep My Commandments WOW huh?do away with your statues,crosses with an image of Christ carved on it, or any other spirit of the dead(Beware)
#3 Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain;for the Lord will not hold them guiltless that takes His Name in Vain(not to swear falsly by His Holy Name nor to cuss His Holy Name.Do we obey God? or serve law? we obey God
#4 Remember the sabbath day ,to keep it Holy.6 days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: v.10 but the 7th day(Saturday)is the sabbath of the Lord thy God:in it you shall do no work, nor your son or daughter,nor your man servant nor your maidservant, nor your cattle nor the stranger in thy gates. ****v.11 in 6 days the Lord made heaven & earth,He (RESTED) on the 7th day:wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day ^ & hallowed it. sabbath means rest Not Worship, keep it Holy? Do nothing of the world that is of your own pleasure , only if it glorifies God.didn't the Lord heal on the sabbath?........see if you serve the day, you are behaving as a pharisee,legalism,but if you just rest the body*(His Temple)just glorify Him ,if you do not rest the body, you do not obey God. If you serve the day (legalism) then you cannot even travel 1 mile from your home, God did not mean that!!!Now, do you obey God & Rest,glorifying Him? or do we obey God? or do we serve Law? We obey God.
#5 Honor thy Father & Mother ,that your days might be long upon the earth.Do we obey God & honor our parents ? or do we serve law? We Obey God
#6thou shall not kill do we obey God & not kill anyone? or do we serve law? We obey God.
#7 you shall not commit adultery (no sex outside of our marriage)do we obey God? or serve a law? we obey God.
#8 thou shall not steal (do not take anything that is not yours, Ever)do we obey God? or serve law? We Obey God.
#9 you shall not lie about anyone . do we obey God? or serve law? we obey God.
#10 you shall not covet anything that is thy neighbors. Do we obey God? or serve law? we obey God.
God gave us these commandments to live by, so as to help us in following Him.hen Religion (the devil) said , oh that's old testament, God said that then not now...............always remember Deut.7:9 Keep My Comamndments to a thousand generations.Mark 10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.ahhhhh New Test. what's up with that?
Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 14:21 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.
1 Corinthians 7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.
Colossians 2:22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
2 John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.(and have the testimony of Christ!!)
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Revelation 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.
I pray I have shown to you, we obey God, always & forever ,do not do away with His commands *******Matthew 5:19 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.