Command, Commandment, Commandments, Law

Torah

The following are cherry picked Scriptures concerning four words: Command, Commandment, Commandments and Law, from the New Testament. When I read these four words, I understand it as them making reference to the Command, Commandment and Commandments from the Law/Torah/Instructions of the first five books of God’s Holy word. These are all New Testament Scriptures. If you feel that God has done away with the Law, consider the following verses. It is interesting that there are actually two laws spoken about in the New Testament. The Law or Torah/Instructions and the law small ‘l’ of sin and death. Jesus broke the curse of the Law/Torah, or the curses contained therein for breaking the law. He became the curse, the sacrifice for those who had broken God’s Commandments from the Torah/Law and enabled us to walk in grace (being forgiven for breaking God’s Holy Torah Commandments.) We are not under Law/Torah when we obey God’s Torah, but when we do break it, we come to God, confess to him that we have broken his Holy Torah, which is now written on out hearts, and we can receive forgiveness (grace) for breaking his Commandments. Without further ado, I now present my collection of cherry picked Scriptures.

Joh_15:14  Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

Mar_10:3  And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?

Joh_15:17  These things I command you, that ye love one another.

2Pe_2:21  For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

1Jn_4:21  And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

2Jn_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.

Mat_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.

Mat_19:17  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.

Mat_22:40  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Joh_14:15  If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Joh_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.

Joh_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.

1Co_7:19  Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

1Jn_2:3  And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1Jn_2:4  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1Jn_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.

1Jn_3:24  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.

1Jn_5:2  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

1Jn_5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

2Jn_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.

Rev_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.

Rev_14:12  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Rev_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.

Law

Mat_5:17  Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Mat_5:18  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.

Luk_16:17  And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

Joh_7:19  Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?

Act_7:53  Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.

Rom_2:12  For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

Rom_2:13  (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Rom_2:14  For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

Rom_2:15  Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

Rom_2:18  And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

Rom_2:20  An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

Rom_2:25  For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

Rom_3:19  Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Rom_3:20  Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Rom_3:31  Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

Rom_7:7  What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

Rom_7:12  Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Rom_7:14  For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Rom_7:16  If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.

Rom_7:22  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

Rom_7:25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Rom_8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Rom_8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Rom_10:5  For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

Gal_3:10  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.

Gal_3:12  And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

Gal_3:13  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:

1Ti_1:8  But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

Jas_1:25  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Jas_2:12  So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

1Jn_3:4  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

The Scriptures given here are from the King James bible. What’s interesting to note is that there are quite a few Scriptures here that are telling us that God’s Law/Torah is still in effect. No, the keeping of Torah commands does not warrant us a place in Heaven. It’s only when we appropriate what Messiah has done for us on the tree to our lives.

How does one do this?

First, repentance and baptism, come only after one hears the Gospel. The sad reality is that many people in Judaism, Islam and Christianity and most people on the earth have never really heard the Gospel that Jesus preached. The message Jesus preached came from the following passage in Jeremiah 31:31-34

The New Covenant

Jer 31:31  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:

Jer 31:32  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:

Jer 31:33  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.

Jer 31:34  And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, 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.

We see here that there are several parts to the Gospel that Jesus preached. He told people that he came to ratify the New Covenant. He would enact the Covenant when he resurrected and sent the Holy Spirit after he ascended into Heaven. The Gospel actually has to do with the Torah of God, it is written here that God would WRITE his Torah Commandments on our heart, and God (Holy Spirit) would teach us those Commandments. In addition to this when we enter into covenant with God, by hearing the Gospel, repenting of our sin (the breaking of God’s Torah/Law Commandments) and being baptized, God says he will remember our sins no more. He will not hold us accountable for breaking his Commandments (Sin) and will not impute the penalty of death (spiritual and physical) for breaking the Commandments, thus we are forgiven, the idea that we are forgiven through Messiah’s work on the tree shows God’s love and grace for us. We deserved the penalty for breaking God’s Commandments, which is death, but Jesus died for that sin.

Many people say that God’s Commandments are old and outdated and aren’t relevant to the believer’s life in this day and age. The reason why we are spiraling downwards as a planet has to do with failing to regard God’s word, his Torah/Law as Holy, Pure and up-to-date. Most people have no idea what God says in his Torah. Christians have picked which Commandments they will or will not keep. Jews have added so much to the Torah of God and Muslims, although they have the Torah in the Quran, show little evidence of following God’s Torah. That is the Issue with all three religions, we have forsaken God’s Holy Torah and are reaping the curses spoken of in the Torah for disobedience. God does not reward disobedience, he rewards obedience. If you will go to God and ask him if what is written here is true, he will show you the truth. God bless you. Paul Moore.

 

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