“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.” Matthew 5:17
The Bible contains the greatest most profitable instruction anyone can receive. It describes Christ's crowning achievement for humanity and represents direct guidance from the Son of God.
For 2000 years its been guiding people to eternal promises, healing, and prosperity of all type. Studied and meditated upon it broadens our horizon, liberates the mind, and enables us to accomplish the impossible.
God's mind is revealed in the pages of the Bible, and the laws that govern our success in any venture are within them. God gave 613 laws to the people of Israel and stated that if they expediently follow them they will be blessed beyond measure. Here's what God said:
"And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,..." Deuteronomy 11:13
This scripture brings into focus God's desire to bless people through the obedience of laws that govern the universe.
But most Christians are not Jewish, and many of the laws are no longer observable. Additionally, many laws are to be observed within the geographical area if Israel. So what's a person to do when Jesus is so firm about the commandments?
Jesus very clearly states that if anyone breaks the least of His commandments, they will be called "least" in the kingdom of heaven. But if you follow His commandments, you will be called, "great" in the kingdom of heaven.
In other words, by following the commandments of Jesus with loving care, God blesses us with more of His presence. If God blesses us with more presence, it stands to reason that our lives and everything around us becomes blessed from His heavenly realms.
Out of the 613 laws ascribed to the Jewish people, Jesus taught 120 to both Jew and gentile. Anyone in any geographical area can follow these laws without conflict.
Jesus chose those few commandments because they vividly embody the way Christ followers should live their lives.
Never in history has there been a need for men and women to influence society with a mind guided by the Almighty like today, and the commandments of Jesus is how we powerfully impact the world around us.
Now is your chance to train your inner being to live and move with God. You owe to your family, friends, the world around you, and God, to listen, study, and meditate your way to a better life with commandments rigorously test over millennia.
Jesus went through the work of walking among us from the heavenly realm of the Father to deliver the commandments. The apostles went through the trouble of chronicling the commandments, and now they are presented to you for your study, training, and listening enjoyment.
But don't make the mistake of rigidly following them. Many ancient Jewish religious leaders made the mistake of strictly following the commandments given to Moses, and it didn't sit well with Jesus. Trust me you don't want to go down that path.
Love must prevail over everything you do. You want to enjoy your time learning them and mentally seeing them bring you more joy. As you become proficient at letting them influence you, you'll feel a rhythm or flow as you move through daily life.
It's a surprising feeling, one you may not have felt before, but trust me you'll love it. Once you feel close to God and feel Him influence your mind, decisions, and the results you get, you'll know that everything is possible.
The delight of mental and spiritual growth that comes from observing the commandments is how your blessing begins.
Close your eyes and listen to the commandments and let your imagination carry you away. You can see Jesus instructing you in the places He frequented in Jerusalem. You can move through the crowds to get closer to Him. Follow Him to nearby hills and sit by Him as He teaches. Stand with Him as He gazes into the distant sunset.
The commandments of Jesus can give you all the wisdom you need for any situation of life.
Read them, listen to them, let them influence your mind, and you'll be one step closer to the great blessings offer by God in both the Old and New Testament.
You can winnow out the best of this life with God's increased presence. God is waiting. If God were to say to you, "Sit down for a moment, I want to share with you instructions that can change your life and give you the essentials of opening more power into your life." Could you say "no"?
How can anyone turn down the benefits of a word spoken directly from God? Many Christians are handicapped through the lack of their understanding of God's commandments. Many of them inadvertently break the commandments and even teach others to break them without knowledge. That's an appalling thought, but it's true.
Can God bless any thought, speech, or action that operates outside His commandments? Of course not. Why? Because anything that exists outside of God's commandments is a sin. Most Christian don't know they sin, that's why they're handicapped at winning in life.
Most Christians that learn the laws realize how inferior their spiritual training was up to that point. And it's the ease of being influenced by God's presence that gives them the most acceleration in life. Reading, listening, and thinking about the commandments for as little as 15 minutes a day can vastly improve how you progress through life.
The expenditure of time compared to the gains appropriated by God is grossly overshadowed. We wouldn't expect anything less from God who created everything with purpose and wisdom.
Now is your chance to get an education from the greatest figure the world has known - Jesus. His commandments are laid out in easy to read sentences so you can contemplate on the meaning of each one.
Your time spent either listening or reading them should be pleasurable and full of desire for God. Everything is made so easy for you to start a daily habit.
Perhaps you've already explored ways to follow God's word. Perhaps you've already laid a path with God's word. Well, now is the time to accelerate your journey with the commandments of Jesus.
A journey is not complete unless prayer is involved. I've prayed for every listener and reader since September 2008 and haven't stopped. I want you to know that as you embark on this spiritual quest with God I'm praying for your success every morning between 4:30 AM and 6 AM Moutain Standard Time, USA.
If there's a time when you need extra prayer support email me and I'll be happy to give your prayer extra attention.
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