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Introduction: Take Heed That No Man Deceive You,

“This Gospel of the Kingdom”

John 7:16,17;  "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me.  If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority."     (Doctrine, teaching and instruction have the same basic meaning) (The authority of the doctrine is based on the Instructions in Righteousness given by God in the Old Testament, the accepted words of God in the Torah, Psalms and Prophets.  Examination of the doctrine Jesus (Yahshua) taught will show they are in accord with the instructions of God therein and do not lead away from what He commanded, but reveal the fullness of the grace and truth of God.)

Matthew 5: 17-20; “Do not think that I come to destroy the Law or the Prophets.  I did not come to destroy, but to fulfill.  For assuredly I say to you till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the Law till all is fulfilled.  Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I say to you that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will be no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (If prophecies of the Testament of God are found to be fulfilled by Jesus Christ (Master Yahshua), that doesn’t cause them to be disregarded, as they are the proof of who he is – neither does his revealing the fullness of the instruction and commandments of God cause any word of God to then be cast aside – the words of God are confirmed – this is largely what “fulfilled” means)

John 8:12;  "I am the light of the world.  He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."

John 8: 31,32;  "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.  And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."  (“Sanctify them by Thy truth, Thy word is truth.”)

Matthew 7:24-27; "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:  and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.  But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell.  And great was its fall."

John 15:9-15; "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.  If you keep My commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.  These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.  This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.  You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.  No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing, but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you."

John 14:23,24;  "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.  He who does not love Me does not keep My words, and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me."

 

Matthew 28: 18-20; “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

 

Revelation 22:14; "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city."

 

 

 

There are thousands of Churches that profess the “Christian” faith.   What I’ve found most concerning is the need for discipleship to Jesus and lack of focus in the doctrine and commandments given through the gospels written by the apostles, the original disciples, who were there to know what He had first taught them.  The importance he put on his words are found within his teachings, especially in the Sermon on the Mount and the Great Commission at the end of the gospel of Matthew.  In comparison of his teachings to what is taught and preached in many Churches, little is said of the actual doctrines and commandments of Jesus (Yahshua) or of the commission to teach others to be his disciples indeed who keep his words of life because of their love and belief in him.

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More can be written on these matters, but there will be no need to do so if those who call themselves by His Name don’t turn and repent to do His will.   Each of us will give account to God for our words and deeds – the resurrection will find each person to be among those who will be told:  “Come, ye blessed”, or “Depart from Me”, and that determination will be based on those who do His will VS those who don’t do what He has instructed and commanded.  As said before, faith in Jesus (Yahshua) is far more than what Church you belong to or replication of an ancient Church service.  His words are for our instruction in life if we believe Him.

 

As He said:

John 8:12;  "I am the light of the world.  He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."

John 8: 31,32;  "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.  And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Matthew 7:24-27; "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:  and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.  But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell.  And great was its fall."

John 14:23,24;  "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.  He who does not love Me does not keep My words, and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me."

 

Matthew 28: 18-20; “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

 

Revelation 22:14; "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city."

 

Matthew 25:34; “Come ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”

 

John 17;  “Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said:  “Father, the hour has come.  Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.  And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.    I have glorified You on the earth.  I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.  And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

“I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world.  They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and and they have kept Your word.  Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You.  For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and that have believed that You sent Me.

“I pray for them, I do not pray for the world, but those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.  And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them.  Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You.  Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.  While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name.  Those whom You gave Me I have kept, and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.  But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.  I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.  I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.  They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.  Sanctify them by Your truth.  Your word is truth.  As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.  And for their sakes I sanctify Myself that they also may be sanctified by the truth.

“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word, that they all may be one as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.  And the glory which You gave Me, I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one; I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world,  O righteous Father. The world has not known You, but I have known You, and these have known that You sent Me.  And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which you loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

 

May we repent to begin to be in accord with the will of God and love Him on His terms.