Yeshua also said in John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
1 John 5:2 -3 By this we know that we love the children of elohim, when we love Yahweh, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of Yahweh, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
WHAT IS SIN?
1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
IF WE LOVE ELOHIM, WHAT DOES HE WANT US TO DO?
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
WHAT IS LOVE AS DEFINED BY SCRIPTURE?
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.
HOW DO WE LOVE ELOHIM? WHAT DOES LOVING ELOHIM REALLY MEAN?
1 John 5:3 For this is the love of Elohim, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
WHAT IS THE WHOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF MAN?
Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
HOW IS KEEPING THE COMMANDMENTS LOVE?
Matthew 22:37-40 Yeshua said unto him, Thou shalt love YHWH thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
HOW SHOULD WE FEEL ABOUT HIS COMMANDMENTS?
Psalm 1:2 But his delight [is] in the law of YHWH; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psalm 119:35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
Proverbs 29:18 Where [there is] no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy [is] he.
DID YESHUA ABOLISH OR REMOVE ANY COMMANDMENT FROM HIS LAW AND WHAT HAPPENS IF WE TEACH AND ACT LIKE HE DID DO SUCH A THING?
Matthew 5:17-19 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fill up. 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. (law and prophets) 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.
DID PAUL ABOLISH OR REMOVE ANY COMMANDMENT FROM THE LAW?
Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Elohim forbid: yea, we establish the law.
HOW DID PAUL FEEL ABOUT THE LAW?
Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of Elohim after the inward man:
DID PAUL FOLLOW AND TEACH THE LAW OF MOSES?
Acts 21:21-25 Then they said to Paul: "You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews have believed, and all of them are zealous for the law. 21They have been informed that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn away from Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or live according to our customs…. Then everybody will know there is no truth in these reports about you (Paul), but that you yourself (Paul) are living in obedience to the law.
DID PAUL FOLLOW AND TEACH THE LAW OF MESSIAH?
Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Messiah.
DID YESHUA TEACH SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM THE FATHER’S COMMANDMENTS? ARE YESHUA AND THE FATHER THE SAME? (IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LAW OF ELOHIM AND THE LAW OF MESSIAH?)
John 10:30 I and my Father are one.
John 8:28 Then said Yeshua unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
John 8:19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Yeshua answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE WHO FOLLOW THE COMMANDMENTS OF ELOHIM AND KEEP THE TESTIMONY OF YESHUA MESSIAH?
Revelations 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 Elohim, and have the testimony of Yeshua Messiah.
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.
DID YESHUA STATE THAT RECEIVING THE SWORD OF TRUTH WOULD BRING PEACE?
Matthew 10:34-38 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes [shall be] they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
WHAT DOES THE SWORD DO TO PEOPLE?
Luke 2:35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of Elohim [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
WHAT DID YESHUA STATE WOULD HAPPEN IF WE FOLLOW HIS COMMANDMENTS AND WALK IN HIS PATH?
Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ENDURE?
Revelations 14:12 Here is the endurance of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of Elohim, and the faith of Yeshua.
HOW DO WE KNOW IF WE KNOW HIM?
1 John 2:3-6 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of Elohim perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
SHOULD BELIEVERS DO WHAT IS RIGHT IN OUR OWN EYES AND FOLLOW AFTER OUR OWN HEART OR SHOULD WE JUST SIMPLY FOLLOW HIS COMMANDMENTS?
Deuteronomy 12:8 “You shall not at all do as we are doing here today—every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes—
Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that Elohim will bring you to judgment for all these things.
Numbers 15:39 Seek not after your own heart and your own eyes.
SHOULD WE BE CAREFUL NOT TO ADD OR TAKE AWAY FROM HIS COMMANDMENTS?
Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the commandments of YHWH your Elohim which I command you.
SHOULD WE SERVE, WORSHIP, AND REMEMBER YHWH IN THE SAME WAYS THAT FALSE GODS HAVE BEEN WORSHIPPED AND REMEMBERED?
Deuteronomy 12:30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? We will do the same." You must not worship YHWH your Elohim in their way
Jeremiah 10:2-5 Thus saith YHWH, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people [are] vain: for [one] cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil (harm you), neither also is it in them to do good.
Deuteronomy 12:4 You must not worship YHWH your Elohim in their way.
WILL HE HAVE THE SAME COMMANDMENTS DURING HIS REIGN WHEN HE RETURNS?
Isaiah 2:2-4 And it shall come to pass in the last days, [that] the mountain of YHWH's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of YHWH, to the house of the Elohim of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of YHWH from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
CAN WE BE CORRUPTED OR SPOILED BY MAN'S PHILOSOPHY, TRADITIONS, AND PRINCIPLES OF THE WORLD?
Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Messiah.
DID ABRAHAM ALREADY HAVE THE LAW AND COMMANDMENTS OR WAS THE LAW A NEW INVENTION AT MOUNT SINAI?
Genesis 26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
ARE WE HEIRS OF ABRAHAM’S PROMISE IF WE ARE OF MESSIAH?
Galatians 3:29 And if ye be Messiah's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
IF WE ARE HEIRS OF THE PROMISE OF ABRAHAM, ARE WE TO FOLLOW THE LAWS AND COMMANDMENTS LIKE ABRAHAM DID?
John 8:39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Yeshua saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
WHAT IS FAITH?
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
WHAT IS WORKS?
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Revelations 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
IF LETTING OUR LIGHT SHINE IS GOOD WORKS WHICH EARNS OUR REWARDS/CROWNS, WHAT IS THE LIGHT THAT WE SHOW BEFORE MEN?
Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
WHO IS THE BEST EXAMPLE OF HOW TO WALK IN THE LIGHT, YHWH’s COMMANDMENTS AND LAW, OUR WAY OF LIFE?
John 8:12 Then spake Yeshua again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
WHY DID YESHUA CONSIDER HIMSELF TO BE THE LIGHT?
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
SHOULD WE WALK AS YESHUA WALKED AND FOLLOW THE WORD AS YESHUA FOLLOWED THE WORD?
1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
HOW DO WE PERFECT OUR FAITH?
James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
James 2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
James 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAITH AND WORKS?
James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
HOW DO WE SHOW OUR FAITH?
James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
IS IT POSSIBLE FOR WORKS TO PLEASE ELOHIM WITHOUT FAITH?
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to Elohim must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
(Therefore, it is not possible to have faith without works, it is not possible to have faith and not want to be obedient, however, it is possible to have works without faith, but Elohim will not accept it as works to Him, but works to the world. One's faith is evidenced by works and is a direct correlation. The greater one's faith, the greater one's works and obedience. Salvation is granted by faith through grace - which is evidence of Elohim's love to us - Obedience is a result of our faith and evidenced by our faith - which is evidence of our love to Elohim)
AFTER WE REALIZE THAT YESHUA IS THE ONE, WHAT DID YESHUA SAY WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO DO IN ORDER TO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE?
Matthew 19:16-17 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, Elohim: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
WHAT DID YESHUA STATE THAT WE ARE TO DO IN ORDER TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE?
Revelations 22:14 Blessed are they that do His (YHWH’s) commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
ARE ANY PARTS OF THE LAW OR ANY COMMANDMENTS IN SCRIPTURE NOT HOLY, GOOD, OR JUST?
Romans 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
IS THE PATH OR THE WAY OF LIFE (THE LIGHT/THE WORD) BROAD OR NARROW AND IS IT FEW OR MANY THAT FIND IT?
Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
ARE WE TO BE CAUTIOUS OF FALSE PROPHETS AND DO FALSE PROPHETS APPEAR LIKE BELIEVERS ON THE SURFACE?
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
HOW WILL WE KNOW FALSE PROPHETS?
Matthew 7:16-20 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
WHAT IS GOOD FRUIT THAT BELIEVERS BRING FORTH?
John 15:8-10 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 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.
WILL THERE BE PEOPLE THAT THOUGHT THEY WERE BRINGING FORTH GOOD FRUIT BUT ACTUALLY WERE BRINGING FORTH CORRUPT FRUIT?
Matthew 7:21-23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
WHAT IS THE FATHER’S WILL AND WHAT IS INIQUITY?
Leviticus 5:17 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of YHWH; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
HOW DO WE KNOW THAT WE KNOW HIM AND ARE IN HIM?
1 John 2:3-5 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of Elohim perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
WHO REDEEMED US FROM INIQUITY? SHOULD WE HAVE FAITH, COMMIT, TRUST AND BELIEVE AND HOW WILL WE ACT AND WHAT WILL WE BE IF WE ARE TRULY HIS PEOPLE?
Titus 2:13-14 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great Elohim and our Saviour Yeshua Messiah. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
WHEN THE MANY FALSE PROPHETS ARISE WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
Matthew 24:11-12 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
WILL THESE FALSE PROPHETS SPEAK OF YHWH'S WAYS, THE WAY OF TRUTH, AS EVIL?
2 Peter 2:1-2 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Master that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
SINCE INIQUITY IS SIN, WHY DO PEOPLE LET THESE NUMEROUS FALSE PROPHETS CAUSE OTHERS AND THEMSELVES TO SIN?
2 Timothy 4:2-4 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
WHAT IS THE WAY OF TRUTH THAT WILL BE SPOKEN OF AS EVIL BY FALSE PROPHETS?
Psalm 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
Daniel 9:13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before YHWH our Elohim, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
Malachi 2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.
IF YESHUA WAS THE WORD MADE FLESH AND THE LAW IS THE TRUTH, IS YESHUA THE TRUTH?
John 14:5-7 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Yeshua saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
IF YESHUA IS THE TRUTH, WHICH IS ALSO THE WORD AND LAW, WHAT IS THE LIFE AND THE WAY?
Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
Proverbs 13:13-15 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.
IF YESHUA IS THE LIGHT, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE, THE WAY THAT WE SHOULD WALK, DID PAUL ALSO BELIEVE THAT THE LAW AND PROPHETS WAS THE WAY?
Acts 9:2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of the Way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
Acts 19:9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
Acts 19:23 And the same time there arose no small stir about the Way.
Acts 24:13-14 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me. But this I confess unto thee, that after the Way which they call heresy, so worship I the Elohim of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
HOW SHOULD WE RESPOND TO OTHERS WITH THE TRUTH?
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
1 Timothy 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
Proverbs 9:8 Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you; Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
Jude 1:3…contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
DO WE NEED MEN TO TEACH US HOW TO UNDERSTAND SCRIPTURE?
1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.