1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1 John 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
The most important thing on this website is: Your focus must be Jesus! He is the Way and the only Way. We are saved by Grace by the Blood of Jesus the Christ.
It is important to keep the commandments. It is required. But yet we can keep all the Sabbaths, holy days and laws we want to keep and yet if we do not have Love, than it's all in vain. We are not saved by our works, nor our righteousness, nor by our obedience. But yet we still must obey.
Above all, we must have Love. God is Love. Love is God. We must have Love.
We must love God with all our hearts, soul, strength and mind and Love one another as yourself.
:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
:28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
:30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
:31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
:32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
:35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
:36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Notice it was a priest and a Levite who ignored the needs of the man who had been robbed and stripped of his clothing. But the good Samaritan did help the stranger. We must be like the good Samaritan and help those in need, those abandoned, those refused by the religious leaders of the world. Let's not beat each other up because of our differences in doctrine beliefs. Let's support and help and edify one another!
Yes the Sabbath is important and required. Yes the Holy Days are important and required. But what is the message? The message is Love. The message is the Kingdom of God. The message is not the law. What? Yes. Look in the scriptures.
1 John 3
:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
:17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
:19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
:20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
:21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
: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.
1 John 4
:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
:19 We love him, because he first loved us.
:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
1 Cor. 15
:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by grace ye are saved;
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
:13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
:16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
:5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
:6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
:7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
:8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
:17 And the way of peace have they not known:
:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
: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.
: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.
:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
:29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
But yet we also still Honor and Respect our Heavenly Father with obedience.
:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
1 John 2
:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
In short, we are Saved by Grace by the Blood of Jesus the Christ, not our own works, nor by the law, but yet we also must walk in holiness, living Holy Lives as Ambassadors of that Heavenly Kingdom, which is not a lawless nation but Holy and Clean from sin. And the Law defines sin.
Romans 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.
Romans 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
: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.
The Message the Apostles preached was Jesus as Christ crucified, resurrected and glorified. Not the Torah! Instead of focusing on Hebrew roots and law, we need to focus on preaching Jesus Christ and lead people to Jesus. Then once they submit their hearts to Christ, He will clean them up and teach them His Laws. A person must know Jesus Christ first before they can live godly righteous lives. We've been trying to teach God's Laws to an unsaved world. The unsaved cannot receive the things of the spirit and are not subject to them nor indeed can be. Please read Acts 11-11 and Romans 8:7 "Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be".
1 John 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
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