Can a Bear keep Shabbat?

In my world, and in the world of Rabbi Jacob Ben Avraham, yes they can.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

(From a Jewish Perspective)

…..It was around noon time when Goldilocks left her Brooklyn apartment on the corner of Court Street and Atlantic Ave.  She would finally spend a Sabbath Eve with her grandma “Zaide” Sarah who lived in a small retirement village apartment on the corner of 9th Street and 7th Ave.  She was in her late 80s now, and really didn’t get around much anymore, at least that was what Goldilocks thought.  So she thought it might be a good idea to visit her and spend a Sabbath Eve with her.  Mamma thought it was a good idea too.
…..So Mamma baked a fresh loaf of Challah, wrapped it in plastic wrap and placed it inside of Goldilocks’ back-pack.  She went to the corner of 9th and 7th and waited for the bus.  Once she boarded, Goldilocks settled down in a seat in the middle of the bus, leaned her head against the window and closed her eyes.  Her memories took her back to the times when grandma and grandpa had spent more time together with her.
…..In past years, they had taken her to Prospect Park which was near the grandparents place. They would walk together, throw nuts to the squirrels and bread crumbs to the birds.  Goldilocks would swing on one of the many swing-sets in the park.  A few years ago, grandpa had given up the ghost, and now it was only grandma “Zaide” Sarah.  These thoughts had slowly lulled Goldilocks to sleep.  She wasn’t planning a nap on the bus, it just happened that way.
…..When she awoke, the bus had stopped for a few minutes because the bus driver had gone into a store for a snack and a restroom break.  She looked around and saw the street sign, “New York Ave”, quite a way from where she had planned to get off.  She had plainly slept through her stop at 7th and 9th Ave.
….”Have a nice day” said the driver as he got back on.
….”Yeah, you too” replied Goldilocks as she rushed down the aisle and jumped down the steps and passed the open door.  A few more passengers got on and the driver closed the door and drove away.
…..So there she stood there at the corner of Midwood and New York Ave thinking that, ‘somehow, I have to get back to where Grandma lives’.  She opened her purse and fumbled around looking for another bus token, but all she found was some loose change, an old grocery receipt, some paperclips and an old folded up homework assignment from Mr. Stein’s Social Studies class.
…..’Great’ she thought, ‘so this is where it was, two weeks too late.  I’ll turn it in anyway, better late than never.’
…..The loose change amounted to twenty-two cents, not even enough for a cup of coffee.
…..’Well, she thought, I could “schnor” myself back to grandma’s place.’
…..She remembered the stories that grandma and grandpa had told her about “schnorers” back in the old country, destitute beggars asking pedestrians for a few Kopeks or even a Ruble or two near the great city of Kiev.
…..But, ‘No’ she thought, ‘there’s no way I’m going to schnor for bus fare, I’ll just walk it out.’
…..So Goldilocks began her trek back towards grandma’s place at 9th and 7th.  Sure, it was a long way off, but if she walked fast, she ought to be there in time for Sabbath.  With the loaf of challah in her backpack, she hurried along New York Ave as fast as she could walk.  A little ways up ahead she noticed a sign that pointed to Prospect Park.
…..’Well’ she thought, ‘I could go around the park or cut through it.  If I cut through it, I’ll save some time, yeah, cut through it.’ she decided finally.  So Goldilocks started through Prospect Park with backpack and challah loaf inside.  Soon she noticed a trail that led to Brooklyn’s only forest.
…..This somewhat intrigued her.  She remembered grandma “Zaide” telling her about this small forest in Brooklyn, yet she never took her along one of these quaint forest paths.
…..’Guess I can make a detour’ thought Goldilocks, ‘ten or fifteen minutes won’t matter. I’ll still make it back to grandma’s before the Sabbath begins.’
…..So Goldilocks started to walk along the main trail that lead to towering trees and bushes.  She was enthralled by such greenery in the middle of the city, she was captivated by the tweeting of the birds, and the scurrying squirrels that paused for a second to stare at her before disappearing into the thickets and trees.
…..Soon, she came upon a small log cabin house that was nestled between a clump of trees.  It was off the beaten trail but nevertheless, curiosity got the better of her.   She went over to investigate.  She made her way to this small, strange house in the middle of this vast Brooklyn forest.  She read the sign that was nailed to the front of the door which read; “BEARkowitz Family”. There were also three mail boxes near the front door with the names; Papa Bearkowitz, Mama Bearkowitz, and Baby Bearkowitz.
…..Goldilocks went closer for a better look and noticed that the front door was opened a crack, so she went up and knocked.
…..”Hello, anyone at home?”
…..Her knocking opened the door a bit more.  No one answered, so she pushed open the door and went inside the BEARkowitz residence.  Upon entering she noticed a small, cozy kitchen to the left and around the corner was a combination dining and living room.  On the dining room table, she noticed three bowls of porridge.  The aroma of the porridge stirred up her appetite, so her went over and sat down in a large chair in front of the larger bowl of porridge.  She tasted it but, alas, it was much too hot.
…..She moved over to the medium sized chair in front of a smaller bowl and tasted the porridge. But “oi” it was too cold and bland.  Then she saw the smallest bowl of porridge in front of the smallest chair.  The chair looked comfortable so she sat down and tasted the porridge.
…..”Yes” she exclaimed, “just right”
…..So she ate it all up.  After eating, Goldilocks felt a little tired so she went into the living room and saw two cushioned chairs and a small rocking chair.  She sat down in the first chair, but it was much too hard for her comfort.  She then tried the next chair, but the cushion was too soft for her comfort.  Finally, she sat down in the rocking chair and started rocking back and forth.  Yes, it seemed just right.
…..After about ten minutes of rocking back and forth in the small rocking chair, Goldilocks began to feel sleepy so she went into the master bedroom and found two beds.  She lay down in the first bed which was pretty large, but the mattress was too hard and firm.  She went to the other bed and lay down, but the mattress was much too soft.  Then she went into the adjoining bedroom and found baby bear’s bed, (who wasn’t really a baby anymore on account that he was already 13 and bar-mitzvahed).  She lay down on the bed and she felt that it was just right.  Soon, she fell fast asleep.
…..In the meanwhile, Papa bear, Mama Bear, and Baby bear (who wasn’t a baby anymore since he was already 13 and bar-mitzvahed) returned home from shopping.  They saw that the door was already open a jar, so Papa Bear said;
……”Honey, did you forget to lock the door again?”
….. “Oi Vey” responded Mama Bear, “Seems like I am getting to be a bit absent minded these days, my bad!”
…..”That’s OK” replied Papa Bear, “We don’t have anything worth stealing anyway.”
…..So the three BEARkowitz bears entered and Mama Bear put the groceries on the kitchen table for the Sabbath Eve dinner.  It was then that Papa Bear noticed the bowls of porridge on the table.
…..”Someone has been eating my porridge!” said Papa bear a little annoyed.
…..Mama Bear went over to the table and looked at her bowl of porridge and exclaimed;
…..”Oi, someone has been eating from my bowl of porridge too!”
…..The baby Bear (who wasn’t such a baby anymore since….well…you know)  went over to his bowl of porridge and cried out;
…..”Someone ate all of my porridge, and I am really hungry now!”
…..”Do you suppose that someone came in here while we were out shopping?” asked Mama Bear a bit surprised.
…..”Well”, replied Papa Bear, “you did leave the door unlocked didn’t you? We’ll just look around and see.  If someone is here, we’ll soon find out.”
…..So the three bears went into the living room and went over to their chairs.
…..”Someone has been sitting in my chair” exclaimed Papa Bear, noticing that his chair had been moved slightly.
…..”Someone has been sitting in my chair too” exclaimed Mama Bear, noticing that the cushion had been moved.  Then Baby Bear (who wasn’t a baby…..you know the rest) went over to his rocking chair and said;
…..”Someone has been rocking in my chair, look, my comic book that was on my chair is on the floor!” and he went over and placed the comic book on the rocking chair seat again.
…..”Good observation son” replied Papa Bear, nodding his head. “we’re getting closer to the truth of the matter, let’s check out the bedrooms.”
…..So the BEARkowitz bears went into the master bedroom.  Papa Bear noticed that the bedspreads were a bit out of place.
…..”Someone has been sleeping in my bed” he exclaimed, shaking his head!’
…..”Someone has also been sleeping in my bed” replied Mama bear, noticing that the sheets were pulled back a bit.
…..”Mama, Papa” cried out Baby (well, you know the story) Bear, “someone is sleeping in my bed, and here she is!”
…..Mama and Papa Bear rushed into their son’s bedroom and were very much surprised to see the young girl asleep in the bed.  For a minute, they just stood there staring at Goldilocks.
…..”Is she a friend of yours son?” asked Papa Bear.
…..”Never seen her in my life Papa!” replied (well, we have call baby Bear something else).
…..Then Mama Bear, very gently, reached over and shook Goldilocks’ feet.
…..”wake up, wake up little girl” she said softly.
…..Goldilocks stirred a little and awoke from her sleep.  She rubbed her eyes a bit and sat up.  When she opened her eyes and saw the three bears standing at her bedside, out of her mouth came..
…..Ayyyyy! Yahhh, Yahhhh, yahhh…. screaming at the top of her lungs, terrified to see the bears.
…..”Oi, little girl, stop screaming so, you act as though we’re going to eat you alive” responded Mama Bear, a little surprised to see the girl act so.
…..”Well Bears are bad, and evil” replied Goldilocks still a little distraught, “They attack and eat people and tear them limb from limb!”
…..”I think wolves do that” said baby bear, “it was a big bad wolf that ate little Red Riding Hood’s grannie!”
…..”Oi Vey” groaned Papa Bear shaking his head, “She must have gotten a hold of last month’s Field and Stream magazine, you know, the one that had the article about the hikers in the Rockies getting attacked by a grizzly.”
…..Mama Bear just smiled at Goldilocks and sat down in the bed beside her.  “Not all bears are bad dear” she said, trying to calm the young girl, “but grizzlies, well, they’re bears with an attitude”
…..”So what kind of bears are you?” asked Goldilocks, now a bit more composed.
…..”Well” began Papa Bear, “To be perfectly honest, we do have some grizzlies in our family.  My great, great aunt and uncle; Sasha and Tatyana BEARkovich lived in the forests of Siberia near Yakutsk.  Now those were two bears with an attitude, why they took on 4 Cossacks at once and tore them apart.  But the Cossacks were the ones looking for trouble mind you!”
…..”Yeah, but they’re probably a pair of rugs now in the Tsar’s palace” responded Baby (but not so baby any more) Bear, a little excited to join the conversation.
…..”Son” growled Papa Bear, “what did I tell you about saying that kind of thing. They aren’t rugs, they just…well… vanished one day.
…..”sorry” sighed baby Bear, a little embarrassed now, especially in front of this unexpected visitor.
…..”Well dear” replied Mama Bear, remembering the question, “What kind of bears are we? Well? We’re…ah…”Brooklyn bears!” Mama bear didn’t quite know what else to say.
…..”Yeah” added baby Bear, “like the Brooklyn Dodgers”
…..Goldilocks just looked at the three bears wide eyed, just looking for a chance to escape.  She still had her back pack on and she slowly got off the bed.  “Weeell” she began, “I’m not really into baseball, I’m a tennis fan…soooo….gotta go now…bye…” and she quickly headed toward the bedroom door.  Papa bear, though, moved quickly in front of her.
…..”Just a minute young lady, you haven’t told us why you’re here” he said, standing in front of the door, blocking Goldilock’s getaway.  Goldilocks stopped, threw the backpack on the bed and sat down again.
…..”First of all, my name is Goldilocks, and well…this is how it went.”  So she told the story of how she left her apartment and headed towards grandma “Zaide” Sarah’s place, fell asleep on the bus, got off at the wrong stop, ran out of bus tokens, head back to grandma’s place, took a short cut through the park and then…ended up at the Bear’s house.  Now, the Bear family’s interest was really sparked,
…..”So you see sir” continued Goldilocks.
…..”I’m Mr. BEARkowitz, and this is my family” interrupted Papa bear.
…..”OK, nice to meet you…as I was saying…I came across your house, the door was open a crack, I came in, I was a bit hungry and I still am, and well…I saw your porridge and well…you know the rest.”  Goldilocks stopped talking and waited for the Bear’s response.
…..”So you say you’re on your way back to your grandma’s place near 9th and 7th Street, right?”
Asked Papa Bear.  “what’s her name if I may ask?”
…..”Sarah” answered Goldilocks, “Zaide” Sarah.
…..”Grandma “Zaide” Sarah is YOUR grandmother?” questioned papa Bear a bit surprised. “Zaide” Sarah Goldstein?”
…..”You know her?” questioned Goldilocks, wondering how in the world he could know her grandma.
…..”Why everyone around here knows Grandma “Zaide” Sarah Goldstein”  replied Mama Bear, “She is so friendly, always comes to the park, feeds the birds, the squirrels, tells the children in the park Bible stories, why, we just saw her today when we were on our way home from shopping.  She was at Temple Beth Shalom.  I believe that Rabbi Stein and his wife invited her to their place to spend Sabbath Eve, such a nice old lady” smiled Mama Bear looking at Goldilocks with all serenity.
…..”You mean to tell me that I came all this way and she isn’t even home!? Answered Goldilocks, quite annoyed now, upon hearing this unexpected news.
…..”Well, you could have called her on the phone” replied Mama Bear quietly.
…..”She never answers the stupid phone” cried Goldilocks,  “and mama baked this Challah especially for her!” she added, taking the paper wrapped loaf of Challah bread out of her backpack, showing it to the bears.
…..”The challah” cried out Mama Bear, slapping herself on the side of her head.  “That’s what we forgot dear husband, the Challah bread at Aaron’s bakery!”
…..Papa bear just stood there, stroking his chin, deep in thought.  “You know” he began, “This is a very interesting situation.  We have a Sabbath Eve chicken dinner in the oven, and Goldilocks here has the Challah.  Young lady, how would you like to be our Sabbath Eve dinner guest this evening?”
…..”Yes” added Mama Bear, “it would be an honor to have you!”
…..Goldilocks didn’t quite know how to respond.  Then she smiled a big smile, and nodded
“Thank you so much, I accept, I’m as hungry as a bear….Oh…sorry, no pun intended, my bad.”
…..”Well” replied Mama Bear,  “It’s settled, let’s go into the dining room and wash up, the Sabbath is almost upon us”.  So the three bears and Goldilocks left baby bear’s bedroom and went into the dining room.
…..”Now, you two go to the sink and wash your hands and don’t forget the hand washing blessing. Papa bear and I will get the dinner on the table, and get the candles and wine out to greet the Sabbath.
…..So baby bear and Goldilocks washed their hands, recited the blessing, and went over to the dining room table.
…..”Goldilocks, you sit over there” said Mama Bear, pointing to one of the chairs, “and Baby bear, you sit next to Goldilocks.”
…..”Come on Mama” cried out baby bear, “Cut it out with the ‘baby bear bit’ I’m already 13 years old, remember my Bar mitzvah last month?”
…..”Well” began Mama Bear, “You know how the story goes, the author named you…”
…..”I know, I know” interrupted baby bear, “but you can change my name…Pleeeeeaase!! He cried.
…..”Go ahead, change the name” responded Papa Bear, as he set the candles in place on the table.
…..”How about, YOUNG BEAR?” asked Mama, looking inquisitively at her son.
…..”Sounds native American” replied her son bluntly.
…..”I like it” replied Goldilocks, smiling from ear to ear.
…..”YES” shouted Young Bear, pumping his fist in the air, “Young Bear, Young Bear, Yes, Yes!”
…..”OK, it’s settled, YOUNG BEAR, you sit with Goldilocks, the Sabbath is almost among us” replied Mama Bear as she put on her white scarf.  Papa Bear put the roast chicken, mashed potatoes and corn in the middle of the table. The table already had a beautiful white linen table cloth, especially for the Sabbath.   He poured some wine in the four wine glasses which was in front of each family member and the surprise visitor.  He then set the Challah bread next to the chicken and sprinkled some salt on it.  Papa put on his Yarmulke and looked at his wife and nodded to her to begin.
…..Mama bear lit the candles and waved her hands, as if drawing in the light of the Sabbath candles, then recited the prayer;
…..”Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam……..”  Then Papa Bear took the Challah and cut it, and recited the Sabbath prayer for the bread, then gave a piece of Challah to those at the table.  Then came the blessing over the wine, and the wine was shared as well.
…..After all had partaken of the bread and the wine, Papa Bear said, “Aumein” and the rest responded,  “Aumein”
…..”OK, so let’s eat” replied Mama Bear, as she served the chicken, the mashed potatoes and the corn to everyone at the table.
…..”Gut Shabbos everyone” said Papa Bear, nodding at Goldilocks.
…..”Gut Shabbos” replied Goldilocks, “Gut Shabbos to all of you and thank you.”
…..”You are so welcome young lady” said Mama Bear, very happy to have a Shabbos guest.
…..Goldilocks was really enjoying the BEARkowitz’s Shabbos meal, and then she noticed that “Young Bear” was looking at her, and seemed to have something on his mind.  He finally got enough nerve and lifted up his voice saying;
“…..Uh…uh…Goldilocks?…uh…I wanted to, kinda, like, ask you something?”
…..”Yeah, what?” replied Goldilocks, a bit curious as to the nature of the question.
…..Young bear swallowed a piece of chicken with a bit more wine and then responded;
…..”OK, are you…well…kinda like…uh…going with someone? I mean…do you…like have a boyfriend?”
…..Goldilocks just smiled and rolled her eyes; “Oi” she said, “what next?”

Now it came to pass that an old rabbi with a long white beard, a bekishe, and a black hat just happened to come across this story written on several sheets of lined notebook paper.  He just happened to be walking in Prospect park in early Spring.  He sat down on one of the park benches to meditate on the creation of HaShem.  He looked and saw the 5 pieces of notebook paper stapled together and folded.  They were right at the end of the bench weighted down by a small rock.
He read through the story, smiled and said within himself; ‘Yes, this would be perfect for next Sabbath’s message.’  So, the rabbi went home and made some notes with the help of the rebbetzin.
Upon the arrival of the next Sabbath, the rabbi went up to the Bema and began his discourse.
“God has given us all the spirit of curiosity, began the rebbe, We are curious about new things, new situations, our nature is to be inquisitive, so we venture off-course a bit to explore new terrains.  What lies behind closed doors you might ask? Sometimes, the doors are open just a bit to invite you to ‘push it open and take a look inside.’
Life is full of new experiences and opportunities that we might wish to tackle.  Some of them might be just “too hot” to handle.  We might not be prepared just yet.  Other tasks may be, in our opinion, “too cold” “too bland” or just “too boring” for us to handle, or accept.  However, if there is a job that needs to be done, a “mitzvah” needing to be performed, a person in need of your help, no matter how “bland” or “how boring” it may seem to you, God has put you there for a reason.  Never think that a “mitzvah” is beneath your dignity, God will bless and reward many “humble floor sweepers.”
Then there are the situations and “mitzvoth” that seem “just right” right up your alley you may think.  “This is just what I was hoping for.”  Or “expecting” or “waiting for.”  Then there is “sit down” time, “down time” a time for a rest, a personal “shabos” time.  You may rest in an easy chair, or take a long snooze in a “b.b.b.” (baby-bear bed).
Many will take their long-awaited summer vacation, some will just be satisfied with a weekend Sabbath rest.  Some will take a yearlong “sabbatical” that is if it can be afforded.  God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh.  He worked and then rested.  We should take his example.  There is a time for work, to do mitzvoth (good deeds), and a time for rest.  There is a time and a season for everything and everything has its time and its season.
There is a time and a season to repent of wrong doing, a time for teshuvah, to get right with God, that time is now.  There is a time, a place, a season just right for you.  Take advantage of it, because there is no promise of tomorrow.  As the Prophet Isaiah said; “Seek the L-RD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near!” (55:6)

By Rabbi Jacob Ben Avraham,  re-printed by permission.

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Are YOU lukewarm?

The Christians of the world are going seriously astray, but worst of all,  either do not see that they are falling off the path of righteousness, or are being told there is no path to walk!  The wolves are in the fold everywhere, with their sheepsuits on, pretending to have the word of G-d.  And those of us who are attempting to stick to the basic straight and narrow way have trouble even getting a hearing with these deluded people.

They do not want to hear a message of repentance and obedience, they want to sing and dance and enjoy themselves without any real recognition of G-d.  They worship their worship, and not G-d, and turn away at the first mention of a serious subject in the sermon that currently lightly discusses how to be happy in a worldly way with no attempt at or acknowledgement of the obedience they owe to G-d.

“I’m not a Jew!”

They say they are not Jews, and want their Easter and Christmas celebrations of the most pagan things of the old Roman church under Constantine.  They don’t seem to be aware except in the most superficial manner that YHVH is the one that gave the New Covenant that we are partakers in through Yeshua, and that he also is the G-d that the Jews worship.  They turn away from the Saturday Sabbath because Sunday is what everyone else does, and are thus obeying the changing of times and seasons of the Roman Catholic Church under Constantine!

Romans 2:26-29 (CJB)
26  Therefore, if an uncircumcised man keeps the righteous requirements of the Torah, won’t his uncircumcision be counted as circumcision?
27  Indeed, the man who is physically uncircumcised but obeys the Torah will stand as a judgment on you who have had a b’rit-milah and have Torah written out but violate it!
28  For the real Jew is not merely Jewish outwardly: true circumcision is not only external and physical.
29  On the contrary, the real Jew is one inwardly; and true circumcision is of the heart, spiritual not literal; so that his praise comes not from other people but from God.

Granted, they are not Jews, but they are Israelites, grafted into Yeshua, the vine of Judaic faith, and need to stop acting like Greco-Romans!  Christmas is Pagan, and Easter is Pagan, and they need to stop celebrating the wrong things, even if they do not want to leave their Pagan ways behind, because commandments are just that…commandments. They might not want to prevent themselves from killing people, particularly evil people, but they obey the commandment because it is a commandment!

Sooner or later, they need to begin celebrating the true Shabbat and the true Festivals of G-d in their own un-Jewish way, and begin to obey G-d in the ways that are taught by the Apostles, and by Yeshua, and not by their so-called Pastor.  There is no need to act Jewishly, but the Festivals are Prophetic, and they are shadows of the Messiah, and if you ignore the Shabbats of G-d and the Appointed Times of G-d YHVH might accept it, but he might also feel as he isn’t being loved very much, and indeed, is being hurt by their lack of interest in what he wants.

Matthew 7:21-27 (KJV)
21  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.
22  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?
23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Acting out our obedience to G-d is our worship, however quietly and discreetly we may act it out so as to not disturb others, yet that does disturb the Paganized Christians I know, although they say they accept this odd behavior in me while thinking me a bit insane to be so Biblical.  However, I think one day it will not be acceptable to the interfaith Churchianity that is looming out there on the horizon and I think that keeping a Saturday Shabbat and the Moedim is going to become a real problem to the AntiChrist one day, just like anyone who doesn’t take the Mark will be.

Even though we Messianic Believers dont follow Torah in any uniform or traditional way, most of us follow the original Acts 15 decree, and the New Covenant as Yeshua taught with no particular set of traditions or rules.  But just the fact that we are not doing what is important to the world will soon cause offense to Churchianity because what we are doing doesn’t fit in their world.

To them, we are looking suspiciously like Jews in some ways (Shabbat, Moedim, avoiding Lashon haRa, Kosher Lite), and that is not easy or popular, and might one day be dangerous.  And that keeps people in Pagan Churches, because it is uncomfortable to be obedient to G-d sometimes.  Yeshua warned that he had come to bring the sword of division between family members, and friends, and it will happen.  The point is always, who do you love more, Abba, or your comfortable relationships with family and friends?

That doesn’t apply to me!

My friends and everyone I interact with regularly are all Believers in Yeshua, but are resting in Grace PLUS their general awareness of Yeshua’s desires as stated in the Brit Chadashah, and their following of that awareness.  And yet, they do not keep the Moedim…Shabbat, and the Festivals of G-d.  They do not follow the Acts 15 commandments.  They say the Moedim that G-d enacted as part of the Mosaic Covenant does not exist in the New Covenant, and does not apply to them, even though the New Covenant is that part of the Mosaic Covenant that was once written on stone that is to be carved into their hearts and minds by the Holy Spirit.  They also say that they avoid all the things in the Acts 15 decree, so what is the problem?

There is no blatant, obvious sin in their lives, and most of them have withdrawn to one degree or another from Churchianity simply out of disgust, but they are not in the least bit interested in what the Bible says outside of their original teaching in the Christian churches either.  They look upon those attempting the following of the commandments as odd because they are uninterested being different from the world they are happy in, and they think there is no penalty for disobedience to G-d because Yeshua took the sin of the world on his shoulders.  Yeshua did exactly that for those who repent of their sins, and turn away from them…repent from not doing what he commands, and turn away from lawlessness.

But these many Believers in Yeshua cannot seem to connect the idea of lawlessness with themselves and their behavior.  Even if I mention that Yeshua is soon to come, as in their lifetime and mine, they nod, and agree, but do not seem to take anything about that fact as a reason to try and improve their walk.  Their walk, to them at least, is just fine, and I need to stop bothering them about my silly ideas of what the Bible really says!

At most I get a vague interest in the End Times and in prophecy from a few people, and how it is playing out on the ground from those who have never been previously interested in prophecy, which is, other than our personal example, about all there is to talk about with people who are not attempting Torah obedience to the minimal extent the Acts 15 Decree mandates.  And oddly, they do not seem much interested in helping anyone else to a saving knowledge of Yeshua either, except in a general, positively affirming kind of way.  Still, those interested in prophecy are not seeing what I do in the Bible, and a lot of others like me.

They are not uninterested exactly, but they are not overly concerned either, so my mentioning what I see in the Acts 15 Decree, and in Yeshua’s many descriptions of how to follow the commandments that discuss loving G-d and loving one another, cannot be used to interest them in the future consequences of their lack of action.  And the weird church behavior that is showing everywhere they are aware of, and pretty much agree with me that it is terrible, but do not see what there is to be done about it.  They also think that those horribly fake Churchians are very wrong and different from themselves, yet they do little that is different from the people they disapprove of openly, except avoid the wacky churches.

Pagan is as Pagan does!

The Christians that I know well and love dearly are also somewhat aware of the pagan behavior of the Western World and the various Christian denominations, but more or less gently accept it, and partake of it to the social degree necessary in the society around them to keep others from being uncomfortable.  They just do not wish to do anything about it.

So what can we do, who are worried about their friends and families future status in the Kingdom of G-d run into the fact that those around us can tolerate that we think a different way, and see different things in the Scriptures, and thus act differently, but do not want to join us?  It often seems that we can do nothing because they are simply not interested in what we have to say, and see no reason to be interested in doing anything about it.

Some amongst the more Non-Pagan Believers out there in the world are beginning to say that those who do not do as they do are not saved.  We are almost all the way back to having Believers in Yeshua who are not able to accept those that do not do as they do in regard to the commandments Gentiles are supposed to follow, even though they are only Torah Observant in a very limited, un-Orthodox, un-Rabbinical way.  Some Torah Obedient Beleivers in Yeshua are flat-out saying that everyone is wrong except them…which is not a matter of simple disagreement over non-salvation matters as is usually the case between denominations, but ex-communication or dis-fellowship.

Some of those Believers that value Easter and Xmas over the Acts 15 Decree instead of thinking them idolatrous also eat blood, pork and shellfish even though they know Abba doesn’t like it, continue to not marry their lovers, and also fellowship closely with other Paganized Christians and even Unbelievers.  They do this, because they say they are not Jewish.  They say that was what they were brought up with, and it was never wrong to anyone they know.  They want to keep their pagan stuff because of their understanding of the Acts 15 decree as saying they need do nothing but avoid Idolatry, avoid Temple Prostitution, avoid eating blood, and avoid foods sacrificed to Idols.  They are so uninterested in anything Biblical that one might call them Christianizers, if in a non-Orthodox, non-Catholic way.  But being a Disciple of Yeshua is not about mere avoidance!

Avoidance is not Obedience

Avoiding Idolatry means worshiping G-d the Father in the ways he wants to be worshipped, which we can know because it is written down in the Scriptures, and it is plain that Abba likes the Saturday Sabbath and his Festivals celebrated.   They are celebrations and are meant to be enjoyed even as we learn from them about Yeshua.

Avoiding fornication is the avoidance of close, intimate friendship with those people in Pagan faiths as much as it is about being chaste, and avoiding what were orgies at the local Temple of Diana.  It means withdrawing a way from those you love that are not willing to be obedient to G-d.

Avoiding the eating of blood and of eating foods not sacrificed to Idols means eating Biblically clean foods, and at the least washing/brining/salting your meat before you cook it unless you can afford Kosher meat which is kashered already, because from Noah onward, clean animals were separated out for food, and killing them kindly, and draining the blood from them fully was important from the beginning.

They were lied to and they BELIEVE the lie.

Still, I am gravely afraid that there is no reasonable way to broach the matter as being of importance to those Pagan Christians that are tolerant of the idea that I honor Shabbat and the Feast Days when they are also firm in their trust in Yeshua for their salvation, and are actively walking out their understanding of the New Testament.

They do not see that they are doing anything wrong when they are not doing what Yeshua did and spoke about in the simplest, scripturally stated, non-pagan, non-Jewish manner that they can. They don’t see that Yeshua spoke constantly about Shabbat and explained about how not to tie people up in rules.  They don’t see that Yeshua celebrated every Festival, and also spoke about how to walk in the path of righteousness created by following the Ten Commandments in great detail!  They don’t see that Sha’ul kept all the commandments, and that his freedom from the ‘law’ was freedom from the Phaisaic traditions of the Sages and the Elders.  It wasn’t about freedom from the Mosaic Covenant, because the New Covenant is the Mosaic one written on the heart, and not on tablets of stone.

The people I know are all Gentiles, and sincerely believe that they are not required to be anything but circumcised in their hearts.  They do not see that circumcision of the heart is created by being willing to do all that the Ruach haKodesh shows them is right, and that part of what is righteous is written down in the Acts 15 Decree, and in all the teachings of the Apostles, as well as every word that dropped from Yeshua’s lips.

They have been wrongly taught, and they understand only that they are under ‘Grace’, and think that good intent and good will are enough to please G-d.   They want a simple faith, like they were brought up with, and don’t want all these new ideas…the ideas that are written in their Bible.  They are law-abiding in the civil sense, but they walk in the ways of the Pagans as much as they walk after Yeshua.  I do not know how to dispute that without being offensive until something is being done against those that keep Shabbat, and the Festivals in the Western World, except to write about it here, and elsewhere, and pray that someone will read it that needs to understand more about their relationship with Yeshua than their initial redemption and salvation through faith.

They Don’t Know That Obedience IS WORSHIP!

Salvation is through faith in Yeshua’s action on the stake, but pleasing G-d takes a bit more than mental assent!  You would almost think that they don’t want to be blessed by G-d, because a lot of them seem to be doing everything in their power to keep away from YHVH, except to be generally kind and decent to all.  They don’t do much in the way of worshiping G-d, except praise him and thank him for Yeshua, which is only a good beginning of worship, because they don’t understand that obedience is our worship…the valuing of what G-d wants, as stated in the Scriptures.

That frustrates and saddens me, and worries me for their well-being, because I do not see a way to reach people that LOVE Yeshua in these matters until the AntiChrist is fully revealed, and makes it plain what worship he wants, and until the Two Witnesses are available to say with authority what it is that G-d wants from all of us.

I am not particularly good, nor do I walk all that much in righteousness, and I don’t follow the commandments as stated in the Acts 15 Decree and as described and performed by Yeshua in the New Testament as well as I want to, but I do try to follow them, and I do honor them.  Most of those Christians that trust in Yeshua for their Salvation do not.  They see and hear what has been told them for so long…almost 1800 years…that they do not even read their Bibles to see if what they are told is true, because the half-truths taught them are enough to cause them to lose their reward from G-d, presuming they are faithful enough in Yeshua’s eyes to get into the Kingdom by the grace they are counting on.

John 14:21 (CJB)
21  Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me, and the one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.”

The Truth is Coming Soon to the Temple in Jerusalem

I also see that this is a big portion of why there will be a Temple, and the Two Witnesses and the AntiChrist stomping all over Jerusalem. There is no other way to reach those that are obedient in their own eyes to YHVH, and who are walking the narrow way that they see before them in the Lukewarm version of a good walk…unless of course, we flat-out tell them they are being Lukewarm, and thus push ourselves over the edge of a cliff of non-fellowship. From their point of view, we are simply being unreasonable, uncivil, and repetitive.  We have no standing, and no authority, and they are unwilling to see if what we say is true, because they might have to do something about it.

If we push ideas at them to the edge of offense without something to point to as being indisputable, like the AntiChrist and the Two Witnesses showing them the time is NOW, are we not going to lose them anyway? How do we truly imperfect followers of Yeshua tell them, who are walking in Yeshua to the best of their knowledge that they don’t know as much as they thought, and that it is time to come up higher, and return to their first love of Yeshua, when anything he wanted was a pleasure to attempt to do.

We can tell them that they are not following the Acts 15 commandments, and know that at least we are telling them an unpleasant truth…that we do not know who the 5 Bridesmaids without oil are, but they might want to re-read their Bible with the question in their mind as they ask for discernment on the matter.

And those of us unwilling to offend those we love need to ask, ”Abba, am I  being lukewarm?”

How do you ‘Calculate the Days’ to Messiah?

It is not easy to wrap the mind around calendar shennanigans, and dealing with the transfer from the Western mindset to the Eastern on exactly when the day changes is a real problem.  In the Roman West, the day changes at Midnight.  Our literature speaks of the late watches of the night, and the early dawn of day, but in the Eastern Judaic mindset the days run from sunset to sunset.  This crucial detail is what tangles me up everytime I try to beat the Sunset on Erev Shabbat, and get my cooking done before dark on Friday so that the Sabbath can be said to begin.  I am neither Jewish, nor all that observant, but the Holy Spirit asked me years back to ‘Consider keeping the Sabbath, and so I do, and for a Westerner, the shift in timing is difficult.  This same problem tangled up the Romans when they wrote of Yeshua’s death years after the fact, and most Westerners still do not know why it is important what day of the week the Last Supper was on, or what exact day of the week Yeshua died on.  Can it be so important?

Well, no one can figure out just how the prophecy in Daniel was carried out in reality except with calendars and much difficulty, but I keep trying to explain it in sufficient detail to be accurate without confusing people.  I do not think I succeed very well.  I have a long article here about the matter that is continually under revision as the Ruach ha Kodesh gives me more information, and as other people write new discoveries about the same items.  No one except G-d has all the answers explaining Daniel, and no one should claim to get it exactly right until Yeshua comes, and tells us who is right, but one does have to get into the sticky details to prove that this prophecy is fulfilled.

Calculating the Days of Messiah

Only by fulfilled prophecy, and by the witness of that fulfillment can anything about G-d be proved.  Nothing can be proved about Yeshua ben Notsri except by the fulfillment of prophecy, and the witnesses given of that fulfillment and all of the circumstances and systematic proofs that correlate that fulfillment.  The fact that the days of Yeshua’s advent on earth, his death, and resurrection is proved by prophecy, and that there are witnesses of those who saw it fulfilled is a given to Christians and Messianic Jews and Gentiles, but is not proven to the satisfaction of non-believers.  And yet, when you consider all the other details that had to be in place to ensure that we would know that Yeshua ben Notsri was haMashiach ben Yosef, and thus we could believe him when he said he would return as Mashiach ben David, you have only one day, one year, one man, and all his historically recorded details of circumstance and prophetic fulfillment to consider.  Prophecy is not simply a guess…it is YHVH Elohim telling someone exactly what happened, and when, before it comes to pass.

Understanding this week in history, and all the details of several prophecies that were fulfilled in this specific week,  is crucial to proving how G-d ensured his initial statement in Genesis would be carried out.  The exact fulfillment of the prophecies contained in the foreshadowing of the Jewish Festival of Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the Feast of First Fruits can only be understood alongside the fulfillment of the many other prophecies given in the Tanakh.

The many conditions of all the prophecies relating to Mashiach ben Yosef had to be met in one series of actions that were prefigured in the Spring Festivals.   These conditions were fulfilled by Yeshua’s entry into Jerusalem just prior to his death, while the specific details of the Levitical commandments of Passover as they were kept on the exact days required is noted in the Apostolic Writings, and are witnessed to by the world, but can only be fully understood with the evidence on  three different calendars.  All three are necessary because of the Solar-Lunar nature of the Israeli Calendar.

The Israeli Calendar is to our Western minds, half a day off.  It is maddening to those humans brought up to think that Dawn is the beginning of the day, when from the Beginning, it was written that the Evening, and the Morning were one day.  Consequently, the Israelites kept track of the days from moon to moon, and from sunset to sunset.  Consequently, you have to be able to look at a calendar converter on the internet to see the different calendars compared to another.  I use the calendar at CalendarHome.com.  It may be different from other calendar converters, and from home calculations, and consequently give slightly different dates than other writers.

The three different calendars necessary to understand how the prophecies were fulfilled by Yeshua during the week that Yeshua died are the Julian Calendar in effect in the West in the 1st Century; the Gregorian Calendar; and the Israeli Calendar.  With modern Astronomy, computers, and the recently planted mirrors on the moon, it is possible to calculate the exact times of moonrise in Jerusalem on any date in time.  Israeli Calendars are calculated on the Solar-Lunar method, and correlated with the Solar Calendars of the West with a good computer program.  I have used the free calendar at http://www.CalendarHome.Com.

There are many prophecies concerning the Messiah to be found in the Hebrew Scriptures, and the majority of them are the glorious kingly and priestly prophecies which Yeshua haNotsri did not fulfill when he was on earth some two thousand years ago.  Rabbinical Jews typically point to this fact as proof that Yeshua ha Notsri is not the Messiah.  However, people that refuse to look outside the box of their assumptions often do not see that the answer to their questions is outside of the box.  All Jews, to the best of our knowledge, did not ever think that the two roles of the Suffering Messiah, and the Conquering Messiah could be fulfilled in one person’s identity until Yeshua demonstrated how it was going to be done.

In fact, the only way that one person could fulfill both these roles was for that person to die a mortal death, yet having the eternal, Creative Soul, resurrect that mortal body, and change it to a perfect, incorruptible Human Being.  That person is G-d, leaving behind his power in one dimension, and focusing his Self into a mortal body in our dimension, while ensuring that events took their planned course with the help of his Pneuma, his breath, the Ruach haKodesh (AKA the Holy Spirit).  One Essence, three (or more) described persons, all playing their part in a drama enacted on our planet for the edification of another race of beings (the Angels), but to our ultimate benefit, for we get the grand prize of Sonship for participating in the education of the Angels.  Thus G-d makes events fit the prophecies he gave to other men in earlier times.

Now, whether the other race of beings, the Angels is also participating in our story or just viewing it is not relevant to us, although the possibilities presented there are hinted at or referenced in Genesis, Job, and the other, non-canonical books of Enoch.

The Prophecy in Isaiah

Those of us, who believe Yeshua haNotsri is alive and returning, believe that he will fulfill the remainder of all of these glorious prophecies when he returns. But there are a few Messianic prophecies that are not glorious and indicate that the Messiah would suffer. Isaiah 53 is probably the most notable of them.

Isaiah 53:1-12 (CJB)
 Who believes our report?  To whom is the arm of Adonai revealed?
 For before him he grew up like a young plant,  like a root out of dry ground.  He was not well-formed or especially handsome;  we saw him, but his appearance did not attract us.
 People despised and avoided him,  a man of pains, well acquainted with illness.  Like someone from whom people turn their faces,  he was despised; we did not value him.
 In fact, it was our diseases he bore,  our pains from which he suffered;  yet we regarded him as punished,  stricken and afflicted by God.
 But he was wounded because of our crimes,  crushed because of our sins;  the disciplining that makes us whole fell on him,  and by his bruises we are healed.
6  We all, like sheep, went astray;  we turned, each one, to his own way;  yet Adonai laid on him  the guilt of all of us.
7  Though mistreated, he was submissive—  he did not open his mouth.  Like a lamb led to be slaughtered,  like a sheep silent before its shearers,  he did not open his mouth.
 After forcible arrest and sentencing,  he was taken away;  and none of his generation protested  his being cut off from the land of the living  for the crimes of my people,  who deserved the punishment themselves.
 He was given a grave among the wicked;  in his death he was with a rich man.  Although he had done no violence  and had said nothing deceptive,
10  yet it pleased Adonai to crush him with illness,  to see if he would present himself as a guilt offering.  If he does, he will see his offspring;  and he will prolong his days;  and at his hand Adonai’s desire  will be accomplished.
11  After this ordeal, he will see satisfaction.  “By his knowing [pain and sacrifice],  my righteous servant makes many righteous;  it is for their sins that he suffers.
12  Therefore I will assign him a share with the great,  he will divide the spoil with the mighty,  for having exposed himself to death  and being counted among the sinners,  while actually bearing the sin of many  and interceding for the offenders.”

On the occasions when Jewish teachers try to address this prophecy we are told that the suffering servant is Israel as a nation and not prophetic of Yeshua haNotsri. We are told that Israel is suffering for its own sins in this passage. But there are several things wrong with this picture.

The first is Isaiah’s use of the term “cut off“, which means killed or executed. This understanding is evident in that the one “cut off” was removed from “the land of the living”. Israel as a nation of people has never ceased to exist and continues to exist, even though it is hated by many.

Secondly is the idea that Israel is suffering for its own sins, when this prophecy clearly indicates that someone other than “My people” (Israel) is suffering on Israel’s behalf.

Thirdly, is the picture in the prophecy that this suffering person had done nothing wrong and was guiltless.

How could this possibly be speaking of Israel as a nation? Are we really to believe that Israel is his own guiltless sufferer who is suffering for his own sins? The Jewish picture caves-in on itself.  The interpretation simply doesn’t fit the passage, and it should be apparent that Jewish teachers are desperately trying to discover some interpretation other than the obvious.

The Prophecy in Daniel

Another prophecy concerning Messiah’s suffering comes from the book of Daniel. The angel Gabriel appeared to Daniel and gave him a prophecy concerning when the Messiah would come and what would happen to him. Before it can be interpreted, there are important details in this prophecy that need to be understood.

Daniel 9:24-27 (CJB)
24  “Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and for your holy city for putting an end to the transgression, for making an end of sin, for forgiving iniquity, for bringing in everlasting justice, for setting the seal on vision and prophet, and for anointing the Especially Holy Place.
25  Know, therefore, and discern that seven weeks [of years] will elapse between the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Yerushalayim until an anointed prince comes. It will remain built for sixty-two weeks [of years], with open spaces and moats; but these will be troubled times.
26  Then, after the sixty-two weeks, Mashiach will be cut off and have nothing. The people of a prince yet to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary, but his end will come with a flood, and desolations are decreed until the war is over.
27  He will make a strong covenant with leaders for one week [of years]. For half of the week he will put a stop to the sacrifice and the grain offering. On the wing of detestable things the desolator will come and continue until the already decreed destruction is poured out on the desolator.”

Here again it is prophesied that the Messiah would be executed, and again, that not for himself!  This prophecy is impossible to avoid and I have yet to hear an argument as to how this could be in reference to anyone or anything other than Yeshua haNotsri.  A large number of Jews have become Messianic believers in Yeshua haNotsri on the basis of this prophecy alone. But not only does this prophecy predict the execution of the Messiah, it predicts when he would come.

The term “week” in this prophecy is generally accepted to be a shavua, which is a Hebrew term for a period of 7 years.  One of the most important keys to unlocking its interpretation is to remember that this prophecy focuses on the city of Jerusalem. Nearly all expositors seem to lose track of this fact before reaching the end of the prophecy.

Gabriel said that at the end of the 490-year period would come the end of Jerusalem’s troubles.  Everlasting righteousness would come, and the Holy of Holies in the temple would once again be anointed with the presence of God.  This is the very thing Daniel was praying for at the time the Angel Gabriel visited him in Babylon, and gave him the Prophecy.  The picture Gabriel paints of the time immediately following the fulfillment of the 70 weeks is a description of the Messianic age.  But understanding the time frames given by Gabriel has been a bit of a nightmare for scholars.

The full time frame of 490 years is plainly divided into three parts.

They are:

7 weeks of years…49 years,

62 weeks of years…434 years,

1 week of years…7 years, divided into two halves of which only one is described.

The first two parts are evidently consecutive, because they describe a known period of history in which the Israelites were returning to Jerusalem after the Babylonian Exile, and together add up to 483 years.

Then there is a gap or span of time between the end of the 483 years and the last 7 years, which is then further described.  But the first 483 years of this prophecy is the total amount of time that would elapse between two specific events.  That event is the, “…issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem”, and the consummation of this 483 year period was to be when Mashiach will be cut off” in Jerusalem, which also had to be prior to the destruction of the 2nd Temple.

How do we KNOW that Yeshua fulfilled the Prophecies?

There have been a number of theories advanced by Christian scholars as to what events in history fulfilled these prophecies and how the time span between them adds up to 483 years.  I have researched several of the more respected theories and noticed that each of them have excellent arguments that prove the other theories must be in error!  Consequently, none of them work.

Instead of trying to make historical events fit the 483 year time frame, it is best to approach it from a different angle and start by looking at the prophecy to establish which events best fit the description of the prophecy.

Which Prophecy?

The first event is the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem. There were two decrees issued 13 years apart by Artaxerxes, King of Persia.

Many believe the first decree as recorded in Ezra 7 is the fulfillment of the first part of this prophecy. Here, Ezra gives a year and month in which Artaxerxes, King of Persia, issued a decree to go and rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. It was in the fifth month of the seventh year of the king’s reign.  The problem with this decree is that it concerns rebuilding the temple, and has nothing to do with the city of Jerusalem.

Remember, the prophecy in Daniel that is about Messiah the Prince is the one that concerns the City of Jerusalem being rebuilt.  The time that Messiah would come is calculated from that point.

 WHICH decree Matters???

It is the second decree of Artaxerxes that came 13 years later that specifically concerns the city.  This decree is recorded in Nehemiah 2 where it says the decree went out in the Hebrew month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes.  This date  would have been anywhere from mid-March to late April in the year 445 B.C on the Gregorian calendar., which is known as the 446th year B.C. on the Julian Calendar which is used to establish the date of the going out of the decree from Babylon to rebuild the City of Jerusalem…rather than the decree to rebuild the Temple that most of the scholarly people in the past have used, and then reject as the kick-off date because 483 solar years later takes us to 38 A.D Gregorian.  This is at least 6 years too late to reconcile with any event during Yeshua haNotsri’s time

“…from the going forth of the command to restore and rebuild Jerusalem…

“…until Messiah the Prince…” When Messiah the Prince comes into Jerusalem as the Messiah. This is where many scholars miss it.  The prophecy applies to both the people of Israel, and the City of Jerusalem at one and the same time.  The timing therefore relates to when Messiah is in Jerusalem fulfilling the other prophecies that relate to the Feast of Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the First Fruit offering to G-d.

And then, there is the Donkey!

The central figures throughout the prophecy are the Messiah and Jerusalem together. There is only one event in the life of Yeshua haNotsri that can fit this prophecy. Interestingly enough, this event has a parallel prophecy.

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!  Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.”  Zechariah 9:9

A Donkey?

I know…this sounds off track, but it’s really important, and people often dismiss it.  This is a prophecy of Yeshua’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  In the record of this event found in Luke 19:28-44, Yeshua haNotsri also said something interesting as he was riding the colt toward the city.

Then, as he was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying; “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” And some of the Pharisees called to him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” But he answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” Now as he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace…” Luke 19:37-42a 

This day was no ordinary day.  It was apparently so special, had not the disciples praised Yeshua haNotsri as the Messiah, the stones apparently would have done the job for them. And Yeshua said to Jerusalem, “this is your day“ !

What day?

The very day the prophecies from Daniel and Zechariah were fulfilled.  Some people believe that this prophecy points to the Baptism of Yeshua, but that is all wrong for the prophecies, and the prophecy states the coming of Mashiach as being on a particular day, in a particular year, while other prophecies describe what happens on that day.

There is only ONE day in ONE year that works for everything in the combined prophecies. 

On the Gregorian calendar it would have been described as having fallen on Saturday March 30, 30 AD, which is known as April 2, 30 AD Julian calendar, and is also known as Nissan 10**, 3790 Israeli Calendar.  This is four days before Erev Passover on Wednesday afternoon of the following week, when Yeshua was crucified, with Passover beginning later that same day after sunset, the 15th day of Nissan.

**The western world’s Calendar year for the time period in which the Advent of Mashiach took place would catch up to the Israeli Calendar 8 months later, consequently from the Greco-Roman point of view, it was still AD 30.

Important Note :

3/30/30 AD Gregorian, in the calculations of gematria is 3/3/3…a trinity of trinities.

Part of the confusion about calendars and dates are which years and which days are which, and for accuracy, you have to check the words in Hebrew, not Greek.  (The Romans really blew it, but with the different calendars, and different legal Sabbaths, along with no interest in anything Jewish, how could they have known the mistakes they were making?)

**Please remember that computer calendar converters do not subtract the half day known as Erev on any day from the Western calendars that begin at midnight of the following day  In America, which is about 8 hours difference in New York, and 11 hours in SoCal..

Consequently, Saturday the 10th of Nissan didn’t begin until Midnight of Sunday for Westerners (Making it Palm SundayBUT was actually Shabbat haGadol, the Sabbath before Passover, and the actual day of the month (10 Nisan) one chooses a lamb for sacrifice on Passover, as you examine its perfections, tie it near your home for 4 days, get real cuddly with it, while the kids name it, so that it really hurts when you have to kill it.…or so goes the rational of these matters.

Fulfillment of Prophecy is never a minor thing!

Riding a donkey is only permitted on Shabbat if it has not ever been ridden before, and then only by the King of Israel!

By riding a donkey on the Sabbath Yeshua was making a specific point that He was Mashiach, the anointed One, and King of Kings…..because, according to the Rabbis, only a donkey that had never been ridden before could legally be ridden on the Sabbath…and to do so was indicative of kingship.

A Donkey…for a King?

Zechariah 9.9 prophesied:

Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, lowly, and sitting on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.’

This prophecy is referred to in Matthew, and is complicated by the Law in Exodus:

Yeshua said .., ‘Go into the village opposite you, and  you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her.  Loose them and bring them to Me.’…All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophet.  Matthew 21.1-5

Exodus 23:12  Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may rest

God’s instructions in the Torah are specific that even ‘your donkey’ must rest on the Sabbath. So, Yeshua‘s decision to enter Jerusalem sitting on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey must have happened on the Sabbath, because for it to have happened on any other day would have had NO significance.

It establishes that Yeshua was a humble man, certainly, but riding anything on Shabbat is a crime punishable by death  Presumably if Yeshua had not said he was going to be seated on the right hand of the Father, they could have killed him just for rising the donkey.

By riding a donkey on the Sabbath Yeshua was making a specific point that he was Messiah, the anointed One, and King of Kings…..because, according to the Rabbis, only a donkey that had never been ridden before could legally be ridden on the Sabbath (as it had never been worked, and thus needed no rest)…and to do so was indicative of the rights of kingship, and was fulfillment of the prophecy.

Pinning the Saturday Sabbath to the Messianic Entry into Jerusalem ties the day of the week to the Feast of Passover of a particular year that doesn’t happen very often.  It cannot be a first-of-the-month Monthly Sabbath, and thus always the first day of the month; nor could it be the kind of Shabbat that is a ‘High Sabbath’, as would be the day of rest specified on the first and last days of both the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the Feast of Succot, which both float freely on the solar/lunar calendar.

Only the weekly Shabbat is on a particular day of the week, Saturday, and thus pins Messiah’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a Saturday that occurs 4 days prior to Erev Passover, on which it is required that the Israelites kill the sacrifice of the lamb prior to sunset on Erev Passover.  And, by pinning the day of the weekly Shabbat to the calender date of the yearly presentation of the lamb for sacrifice also settles the Priestly versus Pharisaic quarrel over the feast of First Fruits always being on the first day of the week, because Yeshua had to be dead for at least 3 full days…a full 72 hours, to be accounted truly dead, with his soul gone from his body, as is stated in the Gospels, literally announcing freedom to the captives in Sheol.

Why so many details?

The accuracy of the fulfillment of the prophecy given by the Angel Gabriel to Daniel is extreme.  The only way that anyone could be really sure that Yeshua haNotsri and Yeshua haNotsri ALONE had fulfilled the combination of the relevant prophecies was to place enough clues in the prophecies long in advance of the event prophesied, and seed the time markers and prophetic shadows of Yeshua’s life in the Jewish feast days…the Moedim.  The only person who could arrange this fulfillment was G-d.

This ensured that the prophecies all together could only be fulfilled under one set of circumstances.  When these circumstances were combined with the signs of healing such as people being healed of blindness and deafness from birth defects, creative miracles never performed by anyone before that time; and added to the fulfillment of the prophecy Yeshua made about the temple of his own body being destroyed and raised up in three days was ensured only because Yeshua was G-d.  The simplistic ideas of the Sages and Rabbis that there would be two Mashiach’s, rather than one Mashiach that came back from the dead, then go to the Father, and long after come back in power when it was G-d’s timing cannot be given credence any longer.  YHVH told the Sages and the Rabbis in detail about Yeshua in the prophecies, and played out Yeshua’s entire ministry on earth in both advents in the festivals.  The Sages and Rabbi’s mostly did not understand, and many still refuse to look at what can be proven.

No Room for Error

Just look at the Gregorian calendar date for Yeshua’s entry into Jerusalem…the 30th of March in 30 AD.   The year 28 AD on the Gregorian Calendar, which is the commonly used Western Calendar of BC/AD, has the exact same configuration of Days of the Week for that year, but is not the right gematria of three 3’s that you find in 30 A.D..  Once this is known, it is easy to discern which of the two possible years surrounding any annointed leader in Judea will fit the prophecy.  The fact that the Temple was destroyed exactly 40 years later, which is G-d’s well known time of testing, makes it sure.

Only if all the details match is anyone able to be sure that a prophecy is accurate.  The days of the week never changed regardless of the calendar date,  and the Gregorian Calendar was not even thought of at the time of the fulfillment of the prophecy…the Julian Calendar was in use in the West from 46 BC to 1582 AD.

Yeshua’s Last Days

Yeshua, after throwing the money changer’s tables around at the entrance to the Outer Court of the Temple then taught for a while apparently without much problem on the day before the eve of Passover, and then went to Lazarus’s house in Bethany for the night.  He was not arrested for his behavior, which really was extreme for an average Jew of the time period.  The Sanhedrin didn’t dare touch him yet…it was not permitted of G-d.  Then, the following day, the day of the preparation for Passover, called Erev Passover,  which was Wednesday in 30 AD.,  Yeshua hosted a Dinner celebrating a time of rigorous application of Torah study by having the ‘Last Supper’ with his Talmudim because the Fast of the First born began on Erev Passover on  Tuesday Night/ Erev Wednesday the 14th of Nissan in AD 30.

Which Part of the Day is Important?

Please recall that the evening of a day is still the same next day in the Israeli tradition, so Yeshua and other first born sons  within his Talmudim were supposed to Fast all of the day of preparation prior to Passover, from sunset to sunset.  If they did not choose to keep the Fast of the First Born Sons because not all of their household or discplefold were first born sons, they could give themselves a special holiday, and feast instead of fasting as a reward for diligent study, beginning the evening before the day of preparation for Passover…in this case Erev Wednesday, which we call Tuesday Evening.

For a group so close to their Lord, there would have been others at the last Supper that were first born sons…perhaps Peter, or James ben Zebedee, and possibly Judas Iscariot, but in that group of Twelve there were younger brothers, including Yeshua’s brothers.  For some to keep a fast, and some to eat as usual was not always the most practical means of dealing with dinner in extended families, with lots of cousins, uncles and grandparents.

As a way around what was have been an all too common problem the Rabbis were not without merit in getting around detailed laws that are too confining for mankind when meeting with rarely seen extended family at Passover. The Rabbis instituted a reward dinner instead of keeping the Fast of the First born, if they, the First Born, had completed a difficult schedule of Torah Study prior to the Fast of the First Born. These complicated families with several generations meeting in Jerusalem at Passover was very common, just as this case of brothers and followers of a Rabbi who was a First born son would necessitate a Feast.

With Yeshua, one can be sure, the study was deep, and difficult to understand, and that he would have had to explain again and again how all the prophecies of the Tanakh about the Messiah were to be concluded in him, in two separate states of existence, but as the same person.  Consequently, after explaining this yet again to his 1st Century disciples, they then celebrated the Fast of the Firstborn Son by feasting!

People have trouble to this day difficulty wrapping their minds around this concept, and Yeshua had to be very sure that the Disciples made it through the next three days by impressing on them the fact that he had been born a specially designed mortal man with YHVH’s soul attached to that perfectly designed Y Chromosome that the Ruach haKodesh made possible in Miriam’s womb, along with the other excellent Davidic genes Yeshua received from Miriam making for a very unusual mortal child…another Adam, Yeshua ben Yoseph ben Eli, who is Miriam’s Father, born of the Davidic Line only through Miriam.

Miriam’s genealogy was perfect, and when you consider that anyone from the Davidic bloodline can be chosen as the Mashiach by G-d, and that Yeshua was entirely made of Miriam’s DNA even though the sex was altered, you have a fully Davidic King.

Looking at Passover Week

Yeshua got himself arrested, condemned and executed during Twilight on Passover EVE, which is what we in the West would call Wednesday ( after dark on what we normally in the West consider to be Tuesday night) even though the Israelis would call it Wednesday as soon as sunset fell.

The timeline of the ‘Three Days in the Grave’ is like this in Western times.

Tuesday – Mid Afternoon.  Yeshua tells everyone that they will not see him again, unless they  learn to say, “Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.”

Tuesday Night – Yeshua eats a festive celebration on the Fast of the Firstborn Son to celebrate the intensive study period they had just completed, prays in the garden on Mount Olivet, is arrested, tried, being found guilty of Blasphemy for proclimging himself the Mashiach, and turned over to the Romans for sentencing.

Wednesday –  Yeshua is sentenced, flogged, and crucified, dying in the hours just before dusk, commonly described as ‘between the evenings’.  Yeshua was buried before Sunset on Wednesday.

Thursday – Yeshua’s body was in the Grave, while his Soul was in one of the realms of what is termed ‘Paradise’, figuratively described as being ‘under the Throne.’

Friday – Yeshua’s body was still in the Grave, while his Soul was still in one of the realms of what is termed ‘Paradise’, figuratively described as being ‘under the Throne.’

Saturday – Yeshua ressurects himself at any time from just before sunset on Shabbat to well after Sunset, having spent a full three nights and three days in the grave…a full 72 hours, beyond the time that the soul was considered to have been in the body after death.  Any time after Sunset, Yeshua would be able to ascend to Throne of G-d, presenting himself as the First Fruits of the Resurrection.

Sunday – in the dawns early light, Miriam goes to the tomb, and finds Yeshua in the garden just prior to his Ascension to the Throne as the First Fruits of the Ressurection.

The last fulfillment of the Passover Story is Yeshua resurrecting himself on Erev Sunday, which we call Saturday EVENING after sunset, which is considered ‘very early in the day’.  This is the Feast of First Fruits.

However, anyone trying to figure all this out in the first try need not try so hard…YHVH wanted us to really be puzzled by the change of calendars and how one is supposed to count the hours of the day, and what to call different parts of the day, or what the names of the days were, because this was not supposed to be figured out easily, nor until just before Yeshua’s return in the end of days.

This fits perfectly with the picture given in Daniel’s prophecy.

Gabriel said that after the 69 weeks and the Messiah entered Jerusalem “Messiah shall be cut off“. Again, this is a well-understood Hebrew phrase meaning “executed.”

But now there appears to be a  problem as the math doesn’t work out…does it?

From 446 B.C. to 31 A.D. is only 476 years. (Note. If you are doing the math, remember, there is no “0” year.)

The total of 476 years is 7 years short of 483 calendar years on all calendars in existence then and now.  The days were the same, and had the same names of the week as now, allowing for different countries and languages, of course.

The KEY to the Riddle

The confirmation of the key to solving this puzzle can be found in Revelation chapter 12, and is matched almost word for word in Daniel.

In Revelation Chapter 12, verse 6, there is mention of a time period of 1,260 days. Later, in verse 14, this same period of time is referred to as 3.5 years in the encrypted phrase, “a time, and times, and half a time”.

The Jews in Daniel’s time knew this.

We know that the Persian Astrologers/Sorcerers/Mages were looking for Mashiach long before he arrived, and Daniel’s writings are proved to be at least 200 years old by the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery.  The Babylonians no doubt had a copy, (See Matthew chapter 2.) and perhaps a few of the scholars of the time were keeping track…like the Prophets in Bethlehem…(Luke 2:25-36 – Simeon and Hannah)

So, if we keep to God’s original, perfect, Edenic Year, we divide 1,260 by 3.5 years and we get 360-day years!

God does not see a year as 365.25 days as we do when describing things for prophetic purposes.  He counts 360 days as a year.  Our planet is sadly off track its orbit, and getting more so with each solar wind triggered earthquake.   This fact can also be deduced from the account of the flood in Genesis 7:11,24 8:3,and 4 where five months are equal to 150 days. This means there were once 30 day lunar months as opposed to our current 28 to 29 day lunar month in the time of the flood.

Proven: God’s original, perfect, Edenic Year

12 months of 30 days each makes a 360-day year!

Presumably, before the flood, our clock (both solar and lunar) was in perfect sync with God’s clock in heaven.  But due to astronomical events that would be responsible for the physics of the flood, and the breaking of the mantle of the earth’s crust into plates floating on magma, our earth was slowed in its track around the sun so that it now takes an extra 5.25 days for it to complete its cycle.   It  still apparent from the books of Genesis and Revelation that God sees a year as 360 days because otherwise the prophecy in Daniel 9:24 would not predict exactly the Passover week that Yeshua road into Jerusalem.

To prove what I am going to say, go to http://calendarhome.com/calculate/convert-a-date and take a look.

Type in March 30, AD 30 at 0:00 hour on the Gregorian calendar line…and  take a look as I spell out the mathematics.

Let’s take the dates I have given for the beginning and end of the prophecy and rework them with this piece of data. We only have a specific month to work with for a beginning of the 483-year prophecy of 360 day years (Nisan), but we have an exact date for the fulfillment of the prophecy… Nisan 10, 3790 / March 30, AD 30 Gregorian, April1, 30 Julian.

First we convert the 483 Prophetic Lunar Years into Days.  483 times 360 equal 173,880 days.

Now we convert those days to Solar Years.  173,880 divided by 365.25 equals 476 years, 21 days.

Take the year 30/30/3790 and subtract 476 years and 21 days.

You end up with Julian 3/26/446 BC, Gregorian 3/26/445 BC, Nisan 2 3315

The Word went out from Artaxerxes in Nisan, 3115.

It is the second decree of Artaxerxes that came 13 years later that specifically concerns the city.  This decree is recorded in Nehemiah 2 where it says the decree went out in the Hebrew month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes.  This date  would have been anywhere from mid-March to late April in the year 445 B.C on the Gregorian calendar., which is known as the 446th year B.C. on the Julian Calendar which is used to establish the date of the going out of the decree from Babylon to rebuild the City of Jerusalem

Can We Talk About Sex?

Yes, why not…everyone else does, and no one is much saying what the Scriptures say about sex.  It apparently is too delicate a subject for many Believers to discuss, or it may simply make them uncomfortable to be open about what is obviously a problem for every human being.

G-d is in favor of sex.  He is in favor of human sexuality to the point that he reminds me to remind you that he invented it.  G-d, however, also invented how and why human sexuality was to be enjoyed.

Humans are not animals and cannot ‘hookup’ in an emotionally healthy way with multiple, casual partners with the careless abandon of a wild stallion, or a feline in heat.   Humans are not animals, and our souls do bond in a way designed by G-d to make a permanent social linkage in a man and woman for the safety and preservation of the young who would be brought into the world as a natural consequence of ‘knowing’ another human being.  It is only now that the young are being casually aborted just as easily as people once threw newborns into the fires of Molech that sex is more common between strangers than a hand shake.

It is true that the purveyors of digital content have slowly desensitized the Western world to casual, open sexuality of the most debased kinds, and it is what is being pushed as the most fun thing to do with your time and attention, regardless of the negative effect it is having on people.  I remember free and easy sexual conduct or representation of sexual content being called pornea once, but only if you studied Greek, and then only in a negative way.  Apparently the West is now a replica of Pagan Rome during the time of the Caesars, and is just as debauched, while pornea is served up with your breakfast commercials and news shows.

The Greek words “pornea” (often translated “fornication”) and “akatharsia” (often translated “uncleanness”) or the Hebrew words  “na’ayuf ” and “tum’ah”  for the same definitions in English are not popular these days, any more than their definitions are, because people do not want to speak of sexual activity of any kind as being negative.  But sexual behavior in the current age is a battlefield full of land mines, and the way through the landscape needs to be taught carefully and clearly.

No one in the Western world is supposed to be opposed to anything that someone else does sexually if it is privately done and not against civil law in America, but at the date of this writing everything including sexual congress with young children is being approved of in some circles, and of course, with non-heterosexual actions being not only approved of, but mandated in America regardless of age concerns, there are some rules to be laid down for those people that are disciples of Yeshua.

Those who follow Yeshua, and worship YHVH do not partake of any but heterosexual relations within a marital relationship of one man and one woman.  If you are doing otherwise, you are not walking in the straight and narrow path.  And while there are those who wish to walk in the broad and winding way of the world, that open highway is not for Believers in YHVH.

Sexual activity outside of this narrow definition is to be avoided if you wish to please YHVH, and to maintain a loving walk as a disciple of Yeshua.  It doesn’t matter how you parse the text in any translation of the Scriptures…fornication means sexual congress outside of marriage; and uncleanness, when used in a way not denoting ritual purity, also means sexual congress outside of marriage.  If you are married, sexual congress is approved of, and to be thoroughly enjoyed as frequently as it is convenient to you both, for progeny and for pleasure and closeness.

That narrow definition of approved, heterosexual marital relations excludes everything else sexual, in thought or in deed, so you will need to avoid movies with sexual scenes in them; songs that contain sexual references; books, magazines or graphic novels that describe sexual activity, and lewd or vulgar jokes and discussions.

No self-gratification is allowed either, no matter how silly that might sound to the more secularly trained person, but as Abba explained it to me once, it was tantamount to a homosexual experience with yourself, not to mention self-indulgent in the extreme.  Curiosity about the human body as it matures is to be expected,  and should be explained frankly prior to coming of age sexually in order to avoid problems in that area, for it is easier to not begin than it is to stop once you have begun.

Homosexuality and masturbation are not approved of by YHVH, partially because these indulgences are designed by the Adversary to prevent a normal family relationship from developing in the life of the affected individual.  These activities are to be avoided merely to remain in control of one’s own body, which if you have given it to Yeshua, is not yours anymore, and must be treated as the Temple of G-d it has become.  Your body is holy unto Adonai, and is to be treated so, and so is that of the person you wish to be close to emotionally, and one day marry.

No exceptions, no excuses, and no adultery.  And if you have already blown it, as most of us in this very worldly place we are living in these days have, particularly if you were not raised in a Believing household as I was not, ask G-d for forgiveness, and ask him to help you rein in what is obviously out of control.  The more you avoid exposure to inflammatory material in pictures, words, and imagination, the better off you will be.

And if you question the seeming oddity of a life without sexual gratification when unmarried, as if it were merely food that you eat rather than a set of actions designed for the procreation of the human race, and for bonding with your spouse, you will know that you have been raised in a hedonistic secular society.  Our current society is openly stating that your sensual appetites are to be satisfied just as if you are scratching an itch.  However, not being an animal, you are supposed to acquire self-discipline as you grow in your faith, if only to prevent harm to yourself and to others.

Is living a life holy unto G-d…separated unto Yeshua easy in this way?  Oddly, once you get past the idea that you are supposed to be self-indulgent in this area, you will find it a relief to not be always wondering what you must give to others for simple human kindness, or in the first flush of attraction to a stranger.  Free and easy sexual experiences may appear to be expected of you in this secular world, but you do not need to comply, nor satisfy the prurient expectations of the secular world.

You are not secular…you are a child of the Most High G-d.

 

 

So, what about the Torah?

Are we supposed to keep the commandments?

Yes, we are, if they have anything to do with love.  And Yeshua told us the two greatest commandments were to love G-d and love one another.

But there is more than just figuring out how the over 1050 statements in the Brit Chadashah that relate to how to keep the commandments in the Tanakh, particularly when they support every moral law, and all the civil ones in the Mosaic Covenant.

The cultural, Jewish customs were and are not the point, except in making outsiders seem to be adhering to the Torah as they were supposed to if they wanted to be accepted in the Jewish community as non-Pagans.  The Gentiles would always be known as non-Israelites, but would be somewhat accepted amongst them for their love of YHVH.

Even if a Gentile converted to Judaism formally, and was keeping all of the Torah blamelessly under the watchful eyes of their community, Converts were not quickly accepted, and it took many generations for marriages being approved of for descendants of Gentiles to Israelites, particularly the Levites and Cohanim.  In Temple times, not all Levitical laws that would pertain to a man or woman who was an Israelite, pertained to a Convert as they could not say certain prayers that were about the Ancestors of the Israelites, or eat of certain sacrifices, and so forth…the laws in the Mishnah are quite complex and limiting for Converts. 1

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (CJB) 
 (A:vi, S: v) “Sh’ma, Yisra’el! Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad [Hear, Isra’el! Adonai our God, Adonai is one];
 and you are to love Adonai your God with all your heart, all your being and all your resources.

Love is the concept that underlies all of the commandments in the Torah.  If one loves G-d, you do what he wishes.  If you love Yeshua, you do as he commands and teaches.  If you love your neighbor, you do all those things in Torah that pertain to you in this time of the Diaspora, not being in Israel, not having a Temple, and not having all of the instructions in the Torah applying to everyone anyways.  Some of the Torah is only for the King, for the Priests, for the Levites, for Men and for Women, so there is not just one list of things to do for everyone.

Yeshua also told the Apostles, when he gave the Great Commission to make disciples of out of all the nations, which to the Jews of that time was an astonishing idea.  The Jews did not understand the idea of Gentiles becoming Talmidim to Jewish Rabbi’s, nor for those Gentiles to conform to their Rabbi Yeshua without said Gentiles first converting to Judaism through ritual circumcision, and the complete disassociation from their former life.

Gentiles were to be avoided, many Jews of the 1st Century period thought, and were considered forbidden to be in contact with for Ritual Purity reasons, so most Jews had as little contact with the Gentiles around them that their business would permit.  It wasn’t always prejudice, though there was some of that, so much as it was fear of contamination by mingling with idolaters, and thus becoming ritually unclean by even casual contact. Gentiles were but tolerated in Judea unless known to be G-d Fearers. The few G-d Fearing Gentiles in Israel in Yeshua’s time were well known to be righteous…at least as far as Gentiles were required to be in that time unless converting to Judaism.

Matthew 28:18-20 (CJB) 
18  Yeshua came and talked with them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19  Therefore, go and make people from all nations into talmidim, immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Ruach HaKodesh,
20  and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember! I will be with you always, yes, even until the end of the age.”

 

Make people from all nations into talmidim.

This must have shocked his hearers, who surely thought that the Messiah was only, or at least primarily, for Jews. Today the situation is reversed, for many Christians think it wrong to evangelize Jews. But their position is inconsistent; for if they really respect Yeshua they should obey his command to make people from all nations, including the Jewish nation, into talmidim.   Jewish New Testament Commentary.

Talmidim (plural; singular talmid), “disciples.” The English word “disciple” fails to convey the richness of the relationship between a rabbi and his talmidim in the first century C.E. Teachers, both itinerant like Yeshua and settled ones, attracted followers who wholeheartedly gave themselves over to their teachers (though not in a mindless way, as happens today in some cults). The essence of the relationship was one of trust in every area of living, and its goal was to make the talmid like his rabbi in knowledge, wisdom and ethical behavior (compare 10:24-25, and see the JNT glossary entry on talmid).  Jewish New Testament Commentary.

 

Christians in the West have the strange idea that they have but to assent to Yeshua as their ‘Lord’, and that from that point onward, everything is done for them by the Holy Spirit, at least in conjunction with hearing the Scriptures taught, and perhaps even reading the Scriptures themselves. Grace is considered to cover all failings and constant and continuing sin.

Yeshua wanted far more from those who would follow after him as their Rabbi that mere acceptance of his rule as Mashiach.

Matthew 28:18-20 (CJB) 
18  Yeshua came and talked with them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19  Therefore, go and make people from all nations into talmidim, immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Ruach HaKodesh,
20  and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember! I will be with you always, yes, even until the end of the age.”

 

On Rabbis and Talmidim

A few (very few) of the most outstanding (secondary school) Beth Midrash students sought permission to study with a famous rabbi often leaving home to travel with him for a lengthy period of time. These students were called talmidim (talmid, s.) in Hebrew, which is translated disciple.

There is much more to a talmid than what we call student. A student wants to know what the teacher knows for the grade, to complete the class or the degree or even out of respect for the teacher. A talmid wants to be like the teacher that is to become what the teacher is. That meant that students were passionately devoted to their rabbi and noted everything he did or said. This meant the rabbi-talmid relationship was a very intense and personal system of education. As the rabbi lived and taught his understanding of the Scripture his students (talmidim) listened and watched and imitated so as to become like him. Eventually they would become teachers passing on a lifestyle to their talmidim. …

 The Disciples as Talmidim

The decision to follow a rabbi as a talmid meant total commitment in the first century as it does today. Since a talmid was totally devoted to becoming like the rabbi he would have spent his entire time listening and observing the teacher to know how to understand the Scripture and how to put it into practice. Jesus describes his relationship to his disciples in exactly this way (Matt. 10:24-25; Luke 6:40)   He chose them to be with him (Mark 3:13-19) so they could be like him (John 13:15).

Most students sought out the rabbis they wished to follow. This happened to Jesus on occasion (Mark 5:19; Luke 9:57). There were a few exceptional rabbis who were famous for seeking out their own students. If a student wanted to study with a rabbi he would ask if he might “follow” the rabbi. The rabbi would consider the students potential to become like him and whether he would make the commitment necessary. It is likely most students were turned away.

Some of course were invited to “follow me”. This indicated the rabbi believed the potential talmid had the ability and commitment to become like him. It would be a remarkable affirmation of the confidence the teacher had in the student. In that light, consider whether the disciples of Jesus were talmidim as understood by the people of his time. They were to be “with” him Mark 3:13-19; to follow him Mark 1:16-20; to live by his teaching John 8:31; were to imitate his actions John 13:13-15; were to make everything else secondary to their learning from the rabbi Luke 14:26.

Ray Vander Laan   Rabbi and Talmidim      https://www.thattheworldmayknow.com/rabbi-and-talmidim

 

 

Trusting Yeshua as your Redeemer is only the beginning of life long change!

It is not enough to believe that Yeshua is the Son of G-d…the demons believe that.  Asking Yeshua into your life will get you saved, so long as you permit the reading of the Word and the influence of the Ruach haKodesh to change you into a G-dly person, acting as G-d would have you act.  That does not mean slavish, Orthodox Jewish adherence to manmade traditions, but it does mean honoring G-d’s will for your life, and becoming like Yeshua in all that you do.  But after that, Yeshua wants us all to pick up our own stake, and follow him.  Mostly that means not doing as the world does, and that can be very painful, if not anything near to crucifixion, but we are supposed to do that, and we do it by acting as Yeshua did.

 

 

1The Stranger within your Gates, Gary G. Porton; Chapter 2; Converts and Conversion in Mishnah, page 16,   1994 The University of Chicago Press

You’re Still Talking About Law…Aren’t You?

Not in the way you mean ‘Law’.  You are asking about Legalism, and behaving Jewishly in the Orthodox manner.  You are talking about the Levitical regulations that come with Temple observance when we don’t have a Temple, and don’t live in Israel….or at least, most Messianic Believers of all stripes do not live in Israel, although the population there is growing fast now that the declaration of the Day of Jacob’s Trouble was publically announced by a joint commission of Rabbis in Israel in 2001, and has been re-announced every year since. 1

I am talking about loving G-d and loving one another.  There are instructions in the Scriptures about how to do that…613 in the Tanakh, and 1050 in the Brit Chadashah.2

Many of the ‘Commandments’ given by G-d in the Tanakh to Moshe are binding on everyone, because they are about doing Love.  Doing love is what we are supposed to be doing.  They are not ‘works’, or a set of things to be checked off every day in order to be righteous.  Humans are not righteous, and don’t ever become righteous…except in Yeshua, because he gave us the covering of his righteousness.  However, after coming to faith in Yeshua, and receiving the Ruach haKodesh, you should WANT to do things that please G-d.

Doing love when you begin your walk with Yeshua is basically obeying the Ten Commandments, and a few other things that fill out the doing of the Ten Commandments, but they are not required for your salvation.  However, you will not stay saved if you continue to do what you did before you came to faith in Yeshua, because your actions will grieve the Ruach haKodesh, and he will leave you in your sins.  Granted, it takes a lot, as Abba has the habit of giving everyone all the rope they need to hang themselves, but it can happen.  All you have to do is walk in the ways of the world, and you will find you have walked away from the narrow path.

Why did you think it was called a narrow path?  Most people don’t want to consider G-d’s wishes ahead of their own, and consequently do as they please, assuring and re-assuring themselves that ‘grace’ is enough.  Well, grace is enough to get you in the door of the Kingdom of G-d, but as Yeshua said,

Luke 13:22-28 (CJB)
22  Yeshua continued traveling through town after town and village after village, teaching and making his way toward Yerushalayim.
23  Someone asked him, “Are only a few people being saved?”
24  He answered, “Struggle to get in through the narrow door, because — I’m telling you! — many will be demanding to get in and won’t be able to,
25  once the owner of the house has gotten up and shut the door. You will stand outside, knocking at the door and saying, ‘Lord! Open up for us!’ But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from!’
26  Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you! you taught in our streets!’
27  and he will tell you, ‘I don’t know where you’re from. Get away from me, all you workers of wickedness!’
28  You will cry and grind your teeth when you see Avraham, Yitz’chak, Ya‘akov and all the prophets inside the Kingdom of God, but yourselves thrown outside.

Matthew 7:21-23 (CJB)
21  “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, only those who do what my Father in heaven wants.
22  On that Day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we expel demons in your name? Didn’t we perform many miracles in your name?’
23  Then I will tell them to their faces, ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!’

Lawlessness is deliberate disobedience, and deliberate disobedience is what gets people eternally dead.  Can you say that Yeshua covers murdering people?  Yes, if it was prior to your coming to faith, and repented of, and turned away from.  Once repentance is undertaken, you receive grace from G-d, because Yeshua took your death penalty for you. But if you keep on murdering, you will not be under grace anymore, for lawlessness drives the Holy Spirit away.

Think of all the people ‘living in sin’…rather than marrying…are they going to be blessed in the end?  No.  Yeshua said to the woman caught in adultery,

John 8:3-11 (CJB)
3  The Torah-teachers and the P’rushim brought in a woman who had been caught committing adultery and made her stand in the center of the group.
4  Then they said to him, “Rabbi, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.
5  Now in our Torah, Moshe commanded that such a woman be stoned to death. What do you say about it?”
6  They said this to trap him, so that they might have ground for bringing charges against him; but Yeshua bent down and began writing in the dust with his finger.
7  When they kept questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “The one of you who is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
8  Then he bent down and wrote in the dust again.
9  On hearing this, they began to leave, one by one, the older ones first, until he was left alone, with the woman still there.
10  Standing up, Yeshua said to her, “Where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11  She said, “No one, sir.” Yeshua said, “Neither do I condemn you. Now go, and don’t sin any more.”

And it doesn’t matter if it is legal and just ‘fornicating’!  Fornicating is one of the few things that Gentiles are forbidden to do, whether it is spiritual fornication (idolatry) or physical fornication.  Both are putting your desires above those of G-d…which is idolizing yourself!  Grace is not about continuing to sin, and love of G-d is about obedience.  If sex is that important, get married…otherwise, just be romantic friends!  People have done that for millennia! How else do you show Abba that you care for him and for what he thinks is good?  Praising G-d is wonderful, and saying thank you a lot, and blessing Adonai by saying b’rachas is not about anything but staying in touch with our Beloved, and reminding ourselves how blessed we are to be saved from our old way of doing things, and the horrible person that we once were.  It is the doing of love that is important to G-d.

How do you know what G-d considers ‘doing love’?  Well, he is quite plain about the fact that he wants people to keep to the ‘straight and narrow path’, and stray ‘neither to the right or the left of it’.  And that is why there are commandments and instructions all through the Holy Writings.  The commandments that one can realistically do, one should do, as quickly as you learn to do them, with the help of the Ruach haKodesh.  Books and mentors are terrific, but it is you that has to stand before Yeshua.  And if you refuse Yeshua, you still stand before the judgement seat when all the dead are raised that have ever lived once the Millenium that is spoken of by all Believers in YHVH is completed.  Then you can tell the Judge that you didn’t need to do anything but suit yourself.

Oh, but what about the Sabbath?  That’s a Jewish thing!

No, it’s a G-d thing.  So are the feast days…they are all appointments with G-d, on his calendar, to take note of what he wants us to do to be like him, and to express the exact shape of Yeshua’s ministry as he carried out the pantomime of the Feast Days in the flesh.  In the beginning, when G-d created this universe, he used up 6 days…very long, long days, I imagine, at least from mankind’s point of view, but until the universe was completed and man was set on the planet, and able to distinguish time passing, no one cared how long a day was.  When it got to the 24 hour variety of day, just after G-d created Adam (plural, not singular, as in mankind), he saw that what he had done was good, tov, and he blessed that day, and sanctified it…which means to set it apart as something better than the other 6 days of the week.

Keeping Shabbat, in the instructions G-d gave to the Israelites before he gave the Mosaic Covenant was about resting one day of each seven days.  Yes, it certainly separated out those who were following Abba from all the rest of the world who were not, but what’s wrong with that?  It’s inconvenient?  To whom?  Your family, who wants you to do what they do, whatever that is?  To your friends, who like to party on Friday nights?  To your Church who says that Sunday is the day of rest…because the Catholic Church said so, and people have rationalized that ever since?  Shabbat is a gift from G-d, like grace, and hard to keep hold of if you prefer what others say about how you live.

It isn’t that you have to act Jewishly, and light candles, and keep all the legal things that the Rabbinic Jews put together to keep the state of Israel Jewish, even when they were not in Israel.  I don’t agree with what the Rabbi’s say I have to do…because I don’t think they had the authority to make those rules mandatory for anyone.  They do have the authority that their Jewish Congregants have let them take over the last 2000 years or so, and it is the Congregants that need to review the necessity, and helpfulness of their ‘traditions’.  They may want to keep their traditions, but they should study the Five Books of Moshe first, and make sure nothing conflicts with what G-d has commanded.

I go by what the Scriptures say I should do, not what the Rabbi’s say I should do, or Priest, or a Pastor,  because adding to the Scriptures is not a lawful thing to do, and telling people that you must do anything that isn’t actually in the Written Torah is against G-d’s rules.  But the Rabbi’s do have the right to inform their communities what is a good way to behave in order to stay a cohesive unit, and to stay Jewish, but the Rabbi’s will stand before G-d and have to explain exactly what they taught people to do!  I don’t live in Israel, and I don’t live with other Jews of any sect, so the commandments that apply to me are the ones that make sense if I am to obey the ‘Great Commandments’…which is essentially a rephrasing of what we know as the Golden Rule.

Matthew 22:33-40 (CJB)
33  When the crowds heard how he taught, they were astounded;
34  but when the P’rushim learned that he had silenced the Tz’dukim, they got together,
35  and one of them who was a Torah expert asked a sh’eilah to trap him:
36  “Rabbi, which of the mitzvot in the Torah is the most important?”
37  He told him, “‘You are to love Adonai your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.’
38  This is the greatest and most important mitzvah.
39  And a second is similar to it, ‘You are to love your neighbor as yourself.’
40  All of the Torah and the Prophets are dependent on these two mitzvot.”

Yeshua certainly thought that such a minor thing as washing your hands in a ritual manner before eating was not going to defile a person, and he didn’t tell his disciples to do that.  He disagreed with the other Pharisees, for he was one himself, on other things as well.  It is one thing to strive to make sure you never break any of the commandments so that you can maintain a high level of Levitical purity due to living in Temple times as Jews under the Covenant, and it is quite another to tell beginners from other nations not under the Mosaic Covenant how to be a good Gentile Believer in Yeshua.  In my opinion Yeshua did not like what the Pharisee’s were doing because he saw they were laying an unnecessary burden on their own people just so they could feel as if they were doing all that was right and good…in their eyes, and to do what looked good and made them seem especially pious to other people.  Yeshua also seemed to think they did not bother to follow the actual Torah, but only their special rules.

Matthew 23:2-10 (KJV)
2  Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:
3  All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
4  For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
5  But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6  And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7  And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
8  But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
9  And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
10  Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

When an Appointed Judge, Scribe or Rabbi, like the Sanhedrin used to be in when the Temple still stood, sits in Moshe’s seat in the Synagogue it is to read and expound on Scripture, and to judge between men on the breaking of Torah…the written Torah, which was also their civil law, not just their religious law, and customs and traditions did come into it.  Abba did tell Moshe how things were to be done in some ways, or Moshe himself decided what would be done in the beginning after he consulted Abba as he molded a multitude of rebellious slaves that did not want to change into the People of Israel, with one set of laws and customs.  Thus Yeshua bid the Israelites to obey the Pharisees in what they said to do, but not to copy their behavior, their customs and traditions, as they themselves did not obey all of the written Torah in their effort to look and sound righteous.

 Matthew 23:2-3 (KJV)
2  Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:
3  All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

Other rules and regulations in the Five Books of Moshe are about how to be SEPARATE…holy, as a separate people within all the other nations of the world.  Now, the fact that many of them are archaic Jewish identity markers is suddenly relevant, because Non-Jewish Messianic Believers are being grafted into Israel, and thus, in my opinion, are becoming Jews.

Gentiles may not wish to act Jewishly, or to add on those commandments that we are not instructed in by an Orthodox Messianic Rabbi, like laying Tefillen, or davening, or repeating prayers and B’rachas we don’t understand the use of, and that are not about our ancestors.  Adding on a yarmulke, wearing a tallit katan and Tsit Tsit, and also donning a tallit gadol looks very nice and respectful in some ways, and you would be showing off your adherence to Rabbinical ordinances, but if you are not in the process of learning to act and think Jewishly with the help of an Messianic Rabbi, it might be better not to make a fool of yourself, and insult the Jews in your vicinity by playing dress-up.

It is perfectly true, however, that no commandment in the Tanakh is specifically aimed at Gentiles as a matter of necessity to be saved in Yeshua…but there are 1,050 commandments in the New Testament to follow to keep the ‘Royal Law of Love’ as it was termed at one point, which gives us all plenty to do, and still cannot gain us salvation by doing them.  Our obedience is done out of love for G-d…even the mitzvot in the Tanakh, where they apply to us.  However,  the Acts 15 Council listed only a few matters that Believers were to begin with, as began their walk with G-d.

Acts 15:22-29 (CJB)

22  Then the emissaries and the elders, together with the whole Messianic community, decided to select men from among themselves to send to Antioch with Sha’ul and Bar-Nabba. They sent Y’hudah, called Bar-Sabba, and Sila, both leading men among the brothers,
23  with the following letter:

From:The emissaries and the elders, your brothers

To:The brothers from among the Gentiles throughout Antioch, Syria and Cilicia:  Greetings!

24  We have heard that some people went out from among us without our authorization, and that they have upset you with their talk, unsettling your minds.
25  So we have decided unanimously to select men and send them to you with our dear friends Bar-Nabba and Sha’ul,
26  who have dedicated their lives to upholding the name of our Lord, Yeshua the Messiah.
27  So we have sent Y’hudah and Sila, and they will confirm in person what we are writing.

28  For it seemed good to the Ruach HaKodesh and to us not to lay any heavier burden on you than the following requirements:
29  1 to abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, 2 from blood,  3from things strangled, 4and from fornication. If you keep yourselves from these, you will be doing the right thing.  Shalom!

It is such a simple decree that many Christians forget that all of the Gentiles that were ‘beginning to turn to G-d’ were dispensed from the Mosaic Covenant obligations to be circumcised because they were having the Torah itself circumcise their hearts.  It wasn’t considered important by the Jerusalem Council and the Ruach haKodesh that Gentiles newly coming to faith take on the burden of the Mosaic Covenant, which was very difficult to do if you were not in proximity to the Temple in Jerusalem.  In addition, taking on the Mosaic Covenant after receiving grace through Yeshua is pretty much like throwing his grace back in his teeth, and saying ,”Thank you, but I will be perfectly righteous on my own now.”  Consequently, The Jerusalem Coucil, consisting of the original Disciples, headed by Ya’akov the Righteous, Kephas, and Yochonan, had said, as they were deliberating about the matter, just before they wrote the letter to the Asian Churches,

Acts 15:19-21 (CJB)
19  “Therefore, my opinion is that we should not put obstacles in the way of the Goyim who are turning to God.
20  Instead, we should write them a letter telling them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from fornication, from what is strangled and from blood.
21  For from the earliest times, Moshe has had in every city those who proclaim him, with his words being read in the synagogues every Shabbat.”

They were, however, talking about those beginning to turn to YHVH though Yeshua, and how they should sit under the reading of the Torah every Shabbat, and learn all that they should do. They were saying that those G-dfearers who wanted to come unto YHVH should not be prevented, but given a place to begin, and then listen to the Torah being read in the Synagogue, and gradually come closer to their fellow Believers, adding on a commandment here, and a commandment there until there was little difference between them, except perhaps the style in which they were completed.  Even then, Sha’ul taught that circumcision itself was unnecessary for salvation, and the Jerusalem Council agreed.

But the reason they even decided on such a limited beginning point for non-Jews was that Peter, and the six brethren he took with him as witnesses, told them about the granting of the Ruach haKodesh to Gentiles in Judea without even being baptized…just because they loved and feared G-d, and listened to the Torah being read in the Synagogue, where they also heard about Yeshua.

Acts 11:4-18 (CJB)
4  In reply, Kefa began explaining in detail what had actually happened:
5  “I was in the city of Yafo, praying; and in a trance I had a vision. I saw something like a large sheet being lowered by its four corners from heaven, and it came down to me.
6  I looked inside and saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, crawling creatures and wild birds.
7  Then I heard a voice telling me, ‘Get up, Kefa, slaughter and eat!’
8  I said, ‘No, sir! Absolutely not! Nothing unclean or treif has ever entered my mouth!’
9  But the voice spoke again from heaven: ‘Stop treating as unclean what God has made clean.’
10  This happened three times, and then everything was pulled back up into heaven.
11  “At that very moment, three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea arrived at the house where I was staying;
12  and the Spirit told me to have no misgivings about going back with them. These six brothers also came with me, and we went into the man’s house.
13  He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, ‘Send to Yafo and bring back Shim‘on, known as Kefa.
14  He has a message for you which will enable you and your whole household to be saved.’
15  “But I had hardly begun speaking when the Ruach HaKodesh fell on them, just as on us at the beginning!
16  And I remembered that the Lord had said, ‘Yochanan used to immerse people in water, but you will be immersed in the Ruach HaKodesh.’
17  Therefore, if God gave them the same gift as he gave us after we had come to put our trust in the Lord Yeshua the Messiah, who was I to stand in God’s way?”
18  On hearing these things, they stopped objecting and began to praise God, saying, “This means that God has enabled the Goyim as well to do t’shuvah and have life!”

G-dfearers of that time could not learn anything about YHVH without attending the readings of the Torah each Shabbat. No one, Jew or Gentile, could have learned to love and fear G-d if they were not listening to the Torah being read…hardly anyone had their own copy of the Tanakh!  And the Disciples taught first in every Synagogue in Judea wherever they went, and only afterwards went to the streets and market places, and outside the villages with their message about Yeshua, showing the people where every detail about Yeshua’s first advent was proven in the Torah.

Acts 15:7-18 (CJB)
7  After lengthy debate, Kefa got up and said to them, “Brothers, you yourselves know that a good while back, God chose me from among you to be the one by whose mouth the Goyim should hear the message of the Good News and come to trust.
8  And God, who knows the heart, bore them witness by giving the Ruach HaKodesh to them, just as he did to us;
9  that is, he made no distinction between us and them, but cleansed their heart by trust.
10  So why are you putting God to the test now by placing a yoke on the neck of the talmidim which neither our fathers nor we have had the strength to bear?
11  No, it is through the love and kindness of the Lord Yeshua that we trust and are delivered — and it’s the same with them.”
12  Then the whole assembly kept still as they listened to Bar-Nabba and Sha’ul tell what signs and miracles God had done through them among the Gentiles.
13  Ya‘akov broke the silence to reply. “Brothers,” he said, “hear what I have to say.
14  Shim‘on has told in detail what God did when he first began to show his concern for taking from among the Goyim a people to bear his name.
15  And the words of the Prophets are in complete harmony with this for it is written,
16  ‘“After this, I will return;  and I will rebuild the fallen tent of David.  I will rebuild its ruins,  I will restore it,
17  so that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord,  that is, all the Goyim who have been called by my name,”
18  says Adonai, who is doing these things.’ All this has been known for ages.

So, it is obvious that listening to the Torah is important, and although the internet is great, a real Messianic Rabbi in a Synagogue is what I would like most, and what all of us should seek, where possible.  Whether you are likely to go to a Synagogue depends on whether one is nearby you that is Messianic and thus allows questions about Yeshua.

Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Karaite Synagogues will think you insulting and rude in the extreme, and missionizing if you come to them about Yeshua, because they refuse to consider him as Mashiach…at least for now.

So all Believers in Yeshua must walk in love, and the more you learn about the Torah,  and how it influenced the civilization that has grown up around it, and also read the Brit Chadahshah, the more you need to begin thinking about, “What can I do that I am not doing to walk the narrow path, and to show love to G-d and to my brothers in Yeshua.  I have appended the list of the 1050 commandments in the New Testament for you to begin considering, and also set them separately as their own post for easy access.

Read all of the Bible, and consider what is most important to do first, and when you have learned to do those first things well, add on more acts of obedience, more acts that show your love for G-d, for Yeshua, and for your neighbors.

Referance and Appendix

Orthodox and Hassidic Rabbonim Declare “Time of Jacob’s Trouble”

http://www.hebroots.org/hebrootsarchive/0104/0104a.html

Subject: Orthodox and Hassidic Rabbonim Declare “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” … Chodesh Nisan, (the first day of Nisan), since the first day of Nisan actually falls on Sunday. … the rabbis have added the designation as “a time of Jacob’s trouble.

2.   1,050 New Testament Commands | Christian Assemblies International

https://www.cai.org/bible-studies/1050-new-testament-commands

Many people only know the 10 commandments, but there are actually 1050 commandments in the New Testament for Christians! Study this file to learn what …

 

   1,050 New Testament Commands

There are 1,050 commands in the New Testament for Christians to obey. Due to repetitions we can classify them under 69 headings. They cover every phase of man’s life in his relationship to God and his fellowmen, now and hereafter. If obeyed, they will bring rich rewards here and forever; if disobeyed, they will bring condemnation and eternal punishment.

Seven “Abstains” – Abstain from :

  1. Idols (ACTS 15:20)
  2. Fornication (ACTS 15:20,291 THESSALONIANS 4:2-3)
  3. Strangled meats (ACTS 15:20)
  4. Eating blood (ACTS 15:20)
  5. Meats offered to idols (ACTS 15:29)
  6. All appearance of evil (1 THESSALONIANS 5:22)
  7. Fleshly lusts (1 PETER 2:11)

Seven Things to Avoid:

  1. Troublemakers (ROMANS 16:17)
  2. Profane and vain babblings (1 TIMOTHY 6:20)
  3. False science (1 TIMOTHY 6:20)
  4. Unlearned questions (2 TIMOTHY 2:23)
  5. Foolish questions (TITUS 3:9)
  6. Genealogies (TITUS 3:9)
  7. Arguments about the law (TITUS 3:9)

Three “Asks”:

  1. Ask and ye shall receive (MATTHEW 7:7)
  2. Ask no return of goods (LUKE 6:30)
  3. Ask life for backsliders (1 JOHN 5:16)

Two Things to Awake to: 

  1. Awake to righteousness (1 CORINTHIANS 15:34)
  2. Awake to life (EPHESIANS 5:14)

Seventy-four “Be’s”:

  1. Be exceeding glad (MATTHEW 5:12)
  2. Be reconciled to a brother (MATTHEW 5:24)
  3. Be perfect (MATTHEW 5:482 CORINTHIANS 13:11)
  4. Be wise as serpents (MATTHEW 10:16)
  5. Be harmless as doves (MATTHEW 10:16)
  6. Be ready for Christ’s coming (MATTHEW 24:44LUKE 12:40)
  7. Be content with your wages (LUKE 3:14)
  8. Be merciful as God (LUKE 6:36)
  9. Be like faithful servants (LUKE 12:36)
  10. Be thankful (COLOSSIANS 3:15)
  11. Be at peace among selves (1 THESSALONIANS 5:13)
  12. Be patient toward all people (1 THESSALONIANS 5:142 TIMOTHY 2:24)
  13. Be no partaker of sin (1 TIMOTHY 5:22)
  14. Be sober and hope (1 PETER 1:13)
  15. Be sober and pray (1 PETER 4:7)
  16. Be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, charity, and patience (aged men, TITUS 2:2)
  17. Be sober, love husbands and children (young women, TITUS 2:4)
  18. Be sober minded (young men, TITUS 2:6)
  19. Be in behaviour as becoming to saints (aged women, TITUS 2:3)
  20. Be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient (young women, TITUS 2:5)
  21. Be ready to give an answer of the hope that is in you (1 PETER 3:15)
  22. Be of good cheer (JOHN 16:33)
  23. Be baptized (ACTS 2:38)
  24. Be converted (ACTS 3:19)
  25. Be transformed (ROMANS 12:2)
  26. Be kind in brotherly love one to another (ROMANS 12:10EPHESIANS 4:32)
  27. Be fervent in spirit (ROMANS 12:11)
  28. Be patient in tribulation (ROMANS 12:12)
  29. Be given to hospitality (ROMANS 12:13)
  30. Be afraid, if lawless (ROMANS 13:4)
  31. Be no idolater (1 CORINTHIANS 10:7)
  32. Be followers of Paul as he followed Christ (1 CORINTHIANS 11:1PHILIPPIANS 3:17)
  33. Be followers of God (EPHESIANS 5:1)
  34. Be followers of the faithful and patient (HEBREWS 6:12)
  35. Be children in malice (1 CORINTHIANS 14:20)
  36. Be men in understanding (1 CORINTHIANS 14:20)
  37. Be steadfast (1 CORINTHIANS 15:58)
  38. Be unmoveable (1 CORINTHIANS 15:58)
  39. Be always abounding in God’s work (1 CORINTHIANS 15:58)
  40. Be strong in the Lord (1 CORINTHIANS 16:13EPHESIANS 6:102 TIMOTHY 2:1)
  41. Be of good comfort (2 CORINTHIANS 13:11)
  42. Be of one mind (ROMANS 12:162 CORINTHIANS 13:11PHILIPPIANS 2:21 PETER 3:8)
  43. Be separate from the unclean (2 CORINTHIANS 6:17)
  44. Be renewed in spirit (EPHESIANS 4:23)
  45. Be angry and sin not (EPHESIANS 4:26)
  46. Be tender-hearted one to another (EPHESIANS 4:32)
  47. Be filled with the Spirit (EPHESIANS 5:18)
  48. Be likeminded (PHILIPPIANS 2:2)
  49. Be one of accord (PHILIPPIANS 2:2)
  50. Be anxious for nothing (PHILIPPIANS 4:6)
  51. Be an example to believers in word, conversation, charity, spirit, faith, and purity (1 TIMOTHY 4:12)
  52. Be a partaker of Christian sufferings (2 TIMOTHY 1:8; cp. 1 PETER 4:1)
  53. 53. Be gentle to all people (2 TIMOTHY 2:24)
  54. 54. Be apt to teach (2 TIMOTHY 2:24)
  55. 55. Be instant in season, out of season (2 TIMOTHY 4:2)
  56. Be careful to maintain good works (TITUS 3:8,14; cp. MATTHEW 5:16)
  57. Be content with what you have (HEBREWS 13:5)
  58. Be doers of the Word (JAMES 1:22)
  59. Be afflicted and mourn (JAMES 4:9)
  60. Be patient till Christ comes (JAMES 5:7-8)
  61. Be holy in conversation (behaviour) (1 PETER 1:15-16)
  62. Be pitiful (1 PETER 3:8)
  63. Be courteous (1 PETER 3:8)
  64. Be examples of the flock of God, not lord over it (1 PETER 5:3)
  65. Be subject one to another (1 PETER 5:5)
  66. Be clothed with humility (1 PETER 5:5)
  67. Be sober (1 PETER 5:8)
  68. Be vigilant (1 PETER 5:8)
  69. Be mindful of prophecies and command­ments (2 PETER 3:2)
  70. Be diligent to be found in peace (2 PETER 3:14)
  71. Be diligent to be without spot, and blameless (2 PETER 3:14)
  72. Be faithful to death (REVELATION 2:10)
  73. Be watchful, strengthen self (REVELATION 3:2)
  74. Be zealous and repent (REVELATION 3:19)

Thirty “Be Not’s”:

  1. Be not like the hypocrites in prayer (MATTHEW 6:5)
  2. Be not like the heathen in prayer (MATTHEW 6:8)
  3. Be not as hypocrites in fasting (MATTHEW 6:16)
  4. Be not called “Rabbi” (MATTHEW 23:8)
  5. Be not called “Master” (MATTHEW 23:9)
  6. Be not afraid of man (LUKE 12:4)
  7. Be not of doubtful mind (LUKE 12:29)
  8. Be not many teachers (JAMES 3:1)
  9. Be not afraid of terror (1 PETER 3:14)
  10. Be not troubled (1 PETER 3:14)
  11. Be not ignorant of time with God (2 PETER 3:8; cp. ISAIAH 57:15)
  12. Be not deceived: 10 classes not to inherit the kingdom (1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10)
  13. Be not conformed to world (ROMANS 12:2)
  14. Be not slothful in business (ROMANS 12:11)
  15. Be not conceited (ROMANS 12:16)
  16. Be not overcome of evil (ROMANS 12:21)
  17. Be not mere servants of men (1 CORINTHIANS 7:23)
  18. Be not children in understanding (1 CORINTHIANS 14:20)
  19. Be not deceived by evil companions (1 CORINTHIANS 15:33)
  20. Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers (2 CORINTHIANS 6:14-15)
  21. Be not entangled again with keeping the law (GALATIANS 5:1. See ‘Eighty-five Old and New Covenant Contrasts’)
  22. Be not deceived: man will reap what he sows (GALATIANS 6:7-8)
  23. Be not partakers with sinners (EPHESIANS 5:7)
  24. Be not unwise about God’s will (EPHESIANS 5:17)
  25. Be not drunk with wine (EPHESIANS 5:18)
  26. Be not weary in well doing (2 THESSALONIANS 3:13)
  27. Be not ashamed of God (2 TIMOTHY 1:8)
  28. Be not slothful (HEBREWS 6:12)
  29. Be not forgetful of strangers (HEBREWS 13:2)
  30. Be not carried about with different strange doctrines (HEBREWS 13:9)

Fourteen “Beware’s”:

  1. Beware of false prophets (MATTHEW 7:15)
  2. Beware of people (MATTHEW 10:17)
  3. Beware of leaven (doctrine) of Pharisees (MATTHEW 16:6-12)
  4. Beware of leaven (doctrine) of Herod (MARK 8:15)
  5. Beware of hypocrisy (LUKE 12:1)
  6. Beware of covetousness (LUKE 12:15)
  7. Beware of scribes (MARK 12:38LUKE 20:46)
  8. Beware of lest you despise God and perish (ACTS 13:40-41)
  9. Beware of dogs (false teachers, PHILIPPIANS 3:2ISAIAH 56:10)
  10. Beware of evil workers (PHILIPPIANS 3:2)
  11. Beware of the concision (Jews, PHILIPPIANS 3:2)
  12. Beware of being spoiled through philosophy (COLOSSIANS 2:8)
  13. Beware of being spoiled through vain deceit (COLOSSIANS 2:8)
  14. Beware of backsliding (2 PETER 3:17)

Four Things to Believe:

  1. The gospel (MARK 1:15)
  2. God’s existence (HEBREWS 11:6)
  3. On Jesus Christ (1 JOHN 3:23)
  4. God rewards diligent seeking (HEBREWS 11:6)

One Thing Not to Believe:

  1. Believe not every spirit (1 JOHN 4:1)

Two Classes to Bless:

  1. Those who curse you (MATTHEW 5:44LUKE 6:28)
  2. Persecutors (ROMANS 12:14)

Three Things to Cast Out or Away:

  1. The beam out of own eyes (MATTHEW 7:5LUKE 6:42)
  2. Devils (MATTHEW 10:8)
  3. All your cares upon God (1 PETER 5:7)

Two Classes to Comfort:

  1. One another-fellow Christians (1 THESSALONIANS 4:181 THESSALONIANS 5:11)
  2. The feeble-minded (1 THESSALONIANS 5:14)

Six Classes to Honour:

  1. Fathers (MATTHEW 19:19MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20EPHESIANS 6:2)
  2. Mothers (MATTHEW 19:19MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20EPHESIANS 6:2)
  3. Others (ROMANS 12:10)
  4. Widows indeed (1 TIMOTHY 5:3)
  5. All people (1 PETER 2:17)
  6. Kings – rulers (1 PETER 2:17)

Five Things to Charge:

  1. Men to be blameless (1 TIMOTHY 5:7)
  2. The rich to be humble (1 TIMOTHY 6:17)
  3. The rich to trust in God (1 TIMOTHY 6:17)
  4. The rich to do good works (1 TIMOTHY 6:18)
  5. The rich to lay hold on eternal life (1 TIMOTHY 6:19)

Five Things to Consider:

  1. The ravens (LUKE 12:24)
  2. The lilies (LUKE 12:27-28)
  3. Truth (2 TIMOTHY 2:7)
  4. That you are capable of falling (GALATIANS 6:1)
  5. Christ (HEBREWS 3:1HEBREWS 12:3)

Three Things to Continue in:

  1. Love (JOHN 15:9)
  2. Prayer (ROMANS 12:12COLOSSIANS 4:2)
  3. Truth (2 TIMOTHY 3:14)

Two Things to Covet:

  1. The best gifts (1 CORINTHIANS 12:31)
  2. To prophesy (1 CORINTHIANS 14:39); cp. things not to covet (EXODUS 20:17DEUTERONOMY 5:21)

One Thing Not to Cast Away:

  1. Your confidence in God (HEBREWS 10:35)

Two Things to Endure:

  1. Hardness (2 TIMOTHY 2:3)
  2. Sufferings (2 TIMOTHY 4:5)

Whom to Fear:

  1. God (MATTHEW 10:28LUKE 12:51 PETER 2:17REVELATION 14:7)

Three Things Not to Fear:

  1. Man (MATTHEW 10:28LUKE 12:5)
  2. Persecutors (MATTHEW 10:26)
  3. No lack of provision (MATTHEW 10:31MARK 6:8-9LUKE 12:7)

Five Things to Feed:

  1. Enemies (ROMANS 12:20)
  2. Lambs (JOHN 21:15)
  3. Sheep (JOHN 21:16,17)
  4. Flock of God (1 PETER 5:2)
  5. The church (ACTS 20:28)

Four Things to Flee From:

  1. Fornication (1 CORINTHIANS 6:18)
  2. Idolatry (1 CORINTHIANS 10:14)
  3. Hurtful lusts (1 TIMOTHY 6:9-11)
  4. Youthful lusts (2 TIMOTHY 2:22)

Ten “Do’s”:

  1. Do good to them that hate you (MATTHEW 5:44LUKE 6:27)
  2. Do to others what you expect of them (MATTHEW 7:12LUKE 6:31)
  3. Do violence to no man (LUKE 3:14)
  4. Do good (LUKE 6:35ROMANS 13:3)
  5. Do this (put God first) and live (LUKE 10:28)
  6. Do all to God’s glory (1 CORINTHIANS 10:31COLOSSIANS 3:17,23)
  7. Do all things without murmuring and disputing (PHILIPPIANS 2:14)
  8. Do those things, which were seen and heard in me (Paul, PHILIPPIANS 4:9)
  9. Do your own business (1 THESSALONIANS 4:11)
  10. Do the work of an evangelist (2 TIMOTHY 4:5)

Ten “Do Not’s”:

  1. Do not alms before people (MATTHEW 6:1)
  2. Do not sound trumpet before you when giving alms (MATTHEW 6:2)
  3. Do not do works of Pharisees (MATTHEW 23:3-33)
  4. Do not love in word only (1 JOHN 3:18)
  5. Do not give heed to fables (1 TIMOTHY 1:4)
  6. Do not give heed to genealogies (1 TIMOTHY 1:4)
  7. Do not err (JAMES 1:16)
  8. Do not commit adultery (JAMES 2:11)
  9. Do not kill (JAMES 2:11)
  10. Do not fashion self according to former lusts (1 PETER 1:14)

Ten Things to Follow:

  1. Christ (MATTHEW 4:19MATTHEW 8:22MATTHEW 16:24MARK 8:34MARK 10:21LUKE 9:23JOHN 21:19)
  2. Love (1 CORINTHIANS 14:11 TIMOTHY 6:112 TIMOTHY 2:22)
  3. Good (1 THESSALONIANS 5:153 JOHN 11)
  4. Righteousness (1 TIMOTHY 6:112 TIMOTHY 2:22)
  5. Godliness (1 TIMOTHY 6:11)
  6. Faith (1 TIMOTHY 6:112 TIMOTHY 2:22)
  7. Patience (1 TIMOTHY 6:11)
  8. Meekness (1 TIMOTHY 6:11)
  9. Peace (2 TIMOTHY 2:22HEBREWS 12:14)
  10. Holiness (HEBREWS 12:14)

Seven Things About Giving:

  1. Commanded: give (LUKE 6:38)
  2. Whom to give to:
    • Him that asks (MATTHEW 5:42LUKE 6:30)
    • Needy saints (ROMANS 12:13)
    • God (COLOSSIANS 3:17REVELATION 14:7)
  3. Whom not to give to:
    • Give not holy things to rebels (MATTHEW 7:6)
    • Give no place to Satan (EPHESIANS 4:27)
  4. What to give:
    • Holy things (MATTHEW 7:6MATTHEW 10:8)
    • Give thanks (EPHESIANS 5:20PHILIPPIANS 4:6COLOSSIANS 3:171 THESSALONIANS 5:18)
    • Give time to reading, exhortation, doctrine (1 TIMOTHY 4:13)
    • Give self wholly (1 TIMOTHY 4:15)
    • Give glory to God (REVELATION 14:7)
  5. What not to give:
    • Give no offence (1 CORINTHIANS 10:32)
    • Give no heed of fables and command­ments of human beings (TITUS 1:14)
  6. How to give:
    • Freely (MATTHEW 10:82 CORINTHIANS 9:6)
    • Good measure (LUKE 6:38)
    • As God has prospered (1 CORINTHIANS 16:2)
    • Willingly (2 CORINTHIANS 8:12)
    • With purpose (2 CORINTHIANS 9:7)
    • Cheerfully (2 CORINTHIANS 9:7)
  7. Blessings promised for giving:
    • Returns on the basis of giving (LUKE 6:382 CORINTHIANS 9:6)
    • Reward (MATTHEW 10:42)
    • All grace abounding (2 CORINTHIANS 9:8)
    • All sufficiency (2 CORINTHIANS 9:8)
    • Eternal righteousness (2 CORINTHIANS 9:9)
    • Increased fruits (2 CORINTHIANS 9:10)
    • Enrichment in all things (2 CORINTHIANS 9:11)

Six Things to Lay Aside:

  1. Wickedness (JAMES 1:21)
  2. All malice (1 PETER 2:1)
  3. All guile (1 PETER 2:1)
  4. All hypocrisies (1 PETER 2:1)
  5. All envies (1 PETER 2:1)
  6. All evil speakings (1 PETER 2:1)

Seven Things to Keep:

  1. Keep commandments (MATTHEW 19:17JOHN 14:15)
  2. Keep no company with the 6 classes of professed Christians of 1 CORINTHIANS 5:11
  3. Keep yourself pure (1 TIMOTHY 5:22)
  4. Keep the gospel commandments until Christ comes (1 TIMOTHY 6:14)
  5. Keep the good entrusted you (2 TIMOTHY 1:14)
  6. Keep yourself from idols (1 JOHN 5:21)
  7. Keep yourself in God’s love (JUDE 21)

Five “Go’s”:

  1. Go two miles (MATTHEW 5:41)
  2. Go teach (MATTHEW 28:19-20)
  3. Go preach (MARK 16:15)
  4. Go not from house to house (LUKE 10:7)
  5. Go and do likewise (LUKE 10:37)

Seven “Have’s”:

  1. Have faith (MARK 11:22ROMANS 14:22-23)
  2. Have no fellowship with darkness (EPHESIANS 5:11)
  3. Have no respect of persons (1 TIMOTHY 5:21JAMES 2:1-10)
  4. Have honest conversation (1 PETER 2:12)
  5. Have compassion (1 PETER 3:8JUDE 22)
  6. Have a good conscience (1 PETER 3:16)
  7. Have fervent love (1 PETER 4:8)

Fourteen “Hold’s”:

  1. Hold forth Word of life (PHILIPPIANS 2:16)
  2. Hold fast to the good (1 THESSALONIANS 5:21)
  3. Hold Christian traditions (2 THESSALONIANS 2:152 THESSALONIANS 3:6)
  4. Hold faith (1 TIMOTHY 1:191 TIMOTHY 3:9)
  5. Hold a good conscience (1 TIMOTHY 1:19)
  6. Hold fast sound doctrine (2 TIMOTHY 1:13)
  7. Hold fast till Christ comes (REVELATION 2:25)
  8. Hold fast what you have (REVELATION 3:11)
  9. Hold your crown (REVELATION 3:11)
  10. Hold reputation of ministers (PHILIPPIANS 2:29)
  11. Hold eternal life (1 TIMOTHY 6:12,19)
  12. Hold hope (HEBREWS 6:18)
  13. Hold confidence (HEBREWS 3:6,14)
  14. Hold what is heard and received (REVELATION 3:3)

One Hundred “Let’s”:

  1. Let your light shine (MATTHEW 5:16LUKE 12:35)
  2. Let your conversation be yea, nay (MATTHEW 5:37JAMES 5:12)
  3. Let your enemy have your cloak (MATTHEW 5:40LUKE 6:29)
  4. Let blind leaders alone (MATTHEW 15:14)
  5. Let everyone deny themselves (MATTHEW 16:24MARK 8:34LUKE 9:23)
  6. Let him take up cross (MATTHEW 16:24MARK 8:34MARK 10:21LUKE 9:23)
  7. Let him hear (MARK 4:23LUKE 14:35)
  8. Let him share with the needy (LUKE 3:11)
  9. Let your loins be girded (LUKE 12:35)
  10. Let everyone take your purse and script (LUKE 22:36)
  11. Let him sell his garment, buy sword (LUKE 22:36)
  12. Let your love be genuine (ROMANS 12:9)
  13. Let everyone obey the civil laws (ROMANS 13:1)
  14. Let everyone choose his own sabbath day (ROMANS 14:5-7COLOSSIANS 2:14-17)
  15. Let everyone take heed how he builds upon Christ (1 CORINTHIANS 3:10)
  16. Let no man deceive himself (1 CORINTHIANS 3:18)
  17. Let every man have his own wife (1 CORINTHIANS 7:2)
  18. Let every woman her own husband (1 CORINTHIANS 7:2)
  19. Let spouses satisfy each other in sexual relations (1 CORINTHIANS 7:4-5)
  20. Let them who cannot restrain marry (1 CORINTHIANS 7:9)
  21. Let husbands and wives remain unmarried if they separate or, be reconciled (1 CORINTHIANS 7:11)
  22. Let the unbelieving ones depart who refuse to remain (1 CORINTHIANS 7:15)
  23. Let every man abide in his calling (1 CORINTHIANS 7:17-24)
  24. Let no one seek to erase circumcision (1 CORINTHIANS 7:18)
  25. Let no one be circumcised (as a religious rite, 1 CORINTHIANS 7:18)
  26. Let a father give his daughter in marriage if she desires it (1 CORINTHIANS 7:36-38)
  27. Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall (1 CORINTHIANS 10:12)
  28. Let no man seek wealth selfishly (1 CORINTHIANS 10:24)
  29. Let the woman cut her hair if her head is uncovered (1 CORINTHIANS 11:6)
  30. Let the woman wear a covering if cutting and shaving the hair be a shame (1 CORINTHIANS 11:6)
  31. Let everyone examine self when taking the Lord’s Supper (1 CORINTHIANS 11:28)
  32. Let the hungry eat at home, not at the Lord’s Supper (1 CORINTHIANS 11:34)
  33. Let the speaker in tongues pray for the inter­pretation (1 CORINTHIANS 14:13)
  34. Let all things be done to edifying (1 CORINTHIANS 14:26)
  35. Let no more than 3 messages in tongues be given in one service (1 CORINTHIANS 14:27)
  36. Let one interpret (1 CORINTHIANS 14:27)
  37. Let the mind of Christ be in you (PHILIPPIANS 2:5)
  38. Let your moderation be known (PHILIPPIANS 4:5)
  39. Let your requests be known to God (PHILIPPIANS 4:6)
  40. Let no one judge you with regard to meats, drinks, holy days, new moons, and sabbath days (COLOSSIANS 2:14-17ROMANS 14:5-7)
  41. Let no one rob you of your reward by some vain religion (COLOSSIANS 2:18)
  42. Let peace rule the heart (COLOSSIANS 3:15)
  43. Let the Word dwell in you (COLOSSIANS 3:16)
  44. Let speech be with grace (COLOSSIANS 4:6)
  45. Let no one deceive you about the day of Christ being at hand (2 THESSALONIANS 2:3)
  46. Let no man despise youth (1 TIMOTHY 4:12)
  47. Let the speaker in tongues keep silent in church speaking to himself and God if no interpreter present (1 CORINTHIANS 14:28)
  48. Let the prophets speak two or three mes­sages and let others judge (1 CORINTHIANS 14:29)
  49. Let times be shared in revelation (1 CORINTHIANS 14:30)
  50. Let women learn quietly in church or at home (1 CORINTHIANS 14:34-351 TIMOTHY 2:11)
  51. Let everyone acknowledge regulation of spiri­tual gifts to be commandments of God (1 CORINTHIANS 14:37)
  52. Let rebels to truth remain ignorant (1 CORINTHIANS 14:38)
  53. Let all things be done in decent order (1 CORINTHIANS 16:2)
  54. Let everyone give as God prospers (1 CORINTHIANS 16:2)
  55. Let all things be done in love (1 CORINTHIANS 16:14)
  56. Let everyone give cheerfully (2 CORINTHIANS 9:7)
  57. Let rebels to truth be accursed (1 CORINTHIANS 16:22GALATIANS 1:8-9)
  58. Let everyone prove their own work (GALATIANS 6:4)
  59. Let those taught support the teacher (GALATIANS 6:6)
  60. Let the thief steal no more (EPHESIANS 4:28)
  61. Let the thief labour instead of stealing to have to give to others (EPHESIANS 4:28)
  62. Let no corrupt conversation come from your mouth (EPHESIANS 4:29)
  63. Let bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, evil speaking, and malice be put away (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  64. Let no man deceive you with vain words (EPHESIANS 5:6)
  65. Let the wives be subject to their husbands (EPHESIANS 5:22,24COLOSSIANS 3:181 PETER 3:1-6)
  66. Let the husbands love their wives (EPHESIANS 5:25,28,33COLOSSIANS 3:191 PETER 3:7)
  67. Let the wives reverence their husbands (EPHESIANS 5:33)
  68. Let your conversation (behaviour) be becom­ing of the gospel (PHILIPPIANS 1:27)
  69. Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory (PHILIPPIANS 2:3)
  70. Let each esteem other better than himself (PHILIPPIANS 2:3)
  71. Let worthy elders be doubly honoured (paid) (1 TIMOTHY 5:17)
  72. Let servants honour masters (1 TIMOTHY 6:1)
  73. Let masters respect servants (1 TIMOTHY 6:2)
  74. Let every Christian depart from iniquity (2 TIMOTHY 2:19)
  75. Let no man despise you (TITUS 2:15)
  76. Let brotherly love continue (HEBREWS 13:1)
  77. Let conversation be without covetousness (HEBREWS 13:5)
  78. Let patience work perfectly (JAMES 1:4)
  79. Let one who lacks, ask for wisdom (JAMES 1:5)
  80. Let him ask in faith (JAMES 1:6)
  81. Let the exalted rejoice (JAMES 1:9)
  82. Let the humble rejoice (JAMES 1:10)
  83. Let no man lay temptation to God (JAMES 1:13)
  84. Let everyone be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath (JAMES 1:19)
  85. Let the wise demonstrate wisdom and knowledge (JAMES 3:13)
  86. Let the light-hearted sinners become remorse­ful (JAMES 4:9)
  87. Let the afflicted pray (JAMES 5:13)
  88. Let the merry sing psalms (JAMES 5:13)
  89. Let the sick call elders (JAMES 5:14)
  90. Let elders pray for sick, anointing with oil (JAMES 5:14-15; cp. MARK 6:13)
  91. Let adorning be more inward than outward (1 PETER 3:3-41 TIMOTHY 2:9-10)
  92. Let everyone refrain tongue from evil, and lips from guile (1 PETER 3:10)
  93. Let everyone shun evil, do good, seek peace and pursue it (1 PETER 3:11)
  94. Let ministers speak for God (1 PETER 4:11)
  95. Let no one suffer as a murderer, thief, evildoer, or busybody (1 PETER 4:15)
  96. Let no one be ashamed to suffer as a Chris­tian, but be thankful (1 PETER 4:16)
  97. Let Christian sufferers commit their souls to God (1 PETER 4:19)
  98. Let eternal life abide in you (1 JOHN 2:24-25)
  99. Let no man deceive you about being right­eous (1 JOHN 3:7)
  100. Let him that hath an ear, hear (REVELATION 2:7,11,17,29REVELATION 3:6,13,22)

Twelve “Let Not’s”:

  1. Let not your left hand know what the right hand does (MATTHEW 6:3)
  2. Let not man sever those who are married (MATTHEW 19:6)
  3. Let not good be evil spoken of (ROMANS 14:16)
  4. Let not sin reign in the body (ROMANS 6:12)
  5. Let not him that eateth despise him that does not (ROMANS 14:3)
  6. Let not him that eateth not judge him that does (ROMANS 14:3)
  7. Let not the wife depart from her husband (1 CORINTHIANS 7:10)
  8. Let not the husband put away his wife (1 CORINTHIANS 7:11)
  9. Let not the Christian put away the unsaved companion who wishes to remain (1 CORINTHIANS 7:12,13)
  10. Let not the sun go down on wrath (EPHESIANS 4:26)
  11. Let not fornication, uncleanness, covetousness, filthiness, foolish talking, and jesting be mentioned among you as becometh saints (EPHESIANS 5:3-4)
  12. Let not unworthy widows be supported by the church (1 TIMOTHY 5:9-16)

Forty-two “Let us’s”:

  1. Let us walk honestly (ROMANS 13:13)
  2. Let us cast off works of darkness (ROMANS 13:12)
  3. Let us put on armour of light (ROMANS 13:12)
  4. Let us follow things of peace (ROMANS 14:19)
  5. Let us follow things that edify (ROMANS 14:19)
  6. Let us please neighbour for good (ROMANS 15:2-3)
  7. Let us be sincere (1 CORINTHIANS 5:8)
  8. Let us not commit fornication (1 CORINTHIANS 10:8)
  9. Let us not tempt Christ (1 CORINTHIANS 10:9)
  10. Let us not murmur (1 CORINTHIANS 10:10)
  11. Let us cleanse ourselves from the filthiness of body and spirit (2 CORINTHIANS 7:1)
  12. Let us perfect holiness (2 CORINTHIANS 7:1)
  13. Let us walk in the Spirit (GALATIANS 5:25)
  14. Let us not desire vain glory (GALATIANS 5:26)
  15. Let us not provoke one another (GALATIANS 5:26)
  16. Let us not envy one another (GALATIANS 5:26)
  17. Let us not be weary in well doing (GALATIANS 6:9)
  18. Let us do good to all people (GALATIANS 6:10)
  19. Let us do good especially to fellow Christians (GALATIANS 6:10)
  20. Let us who are mature press forward toward the mark (PHILIPPIANS 3:14-15)
  21. Let us walk by the same rule (PHILIPPIANS 3:16)
  22. Let us mind the same thing (PHILIPPIANS 3:16)
  23. Let us not sleep spiritually (1 THESSALONIANS 5:6)
  24. Let us watch and be sober (1 THESSALONIANS 5:6,8)
  25. Let us be content with food and raiment (1 TIMOTHY 6:8)
  26. Let us fear losing the soul (HEBREWS 4:1-2)
  27. Let us labour to be saved (HEBREWS 4:11)
  28. Let us hold fast our profession (HEBREWS 10:23)
  29. Let us come boldly to the throne of grace (HEBREWS 4:16HEBREWS 10:19-23)
  30. Let us go on to perfection (HEBREWS 6:1)
  31. Let us draw near to God (HEBREWS 10:22)
  32. Let us provoke to love and good works (HEBREWS 10:24)
  33. Let us not forsake assembling together in worship (HEBREWS 10:25)
  34. Let us exhort one another (HEBREWS 10:25)
  35. Let us lay aside every weight (HEBREWS 12:1)
  36. Let us lay aside besetting sin (HEBREWS 12:1)
  37. Let us run race with patience (HEBREWS 12:1)
  38. Let us look to Jesus (HEBREWS 12:2)
  39. Let us have grace to serve God (HEBREWS 12:28)
  40. Let us bear Christ’s reproach (HEBREWS 13:13)
  41. Let us offer our sacrifice of praise to God continually (HEBREWS 13:15)
  42. Let us love one another (1 JOHN 4:7,11)

Eight “Let Us Not’s”:

  1. Let us not walk in rioting (ROMANS 13:13)
  2. Let us not walk in drunkenness (ROMANS 13:13)
  3. Let us not walk in chambering (ROMANS 13:13)
  4. Let us not walk in wantonness (ROMANS 13:13)
  5. Let us not walk in strife (ROMANS 13:13)
  6. Let us not walk in envying (ROMANS 13:13)
  7. Let us not judge one another in doubtful things (ROMANS 14:13)
  8. Let us not cause others to stumble (ROMANS 14:13)

Three Ways to Live:

  1. Live peacefully (ROMANS 12:182 CORINTHIANS 13:11)
  2. Live free from anxiety and undue care (1 CORINTHIANS 7:28-35)
  3. Live no longer in lusts of sin (1 PETER 4:2)

Four Commands to “Love”:

  1. Love your enemies (MATTHEW 5:44LUKE 6:27,35)
  2. Love your fellow Christians (JOHN 13:34JOHN 15:12,17GALATIANS 5:141 PETER 2:171 JOHN 3:232 JOHN 1:5)
  3. Love the brotherhood (1 PETER 2:17)
  4. Love your brother (1 JOHN 4:21)

Two Things Not to Love:

  1. The world (1 JOHN 2:15)
  2. Things in the world (1 JOHN 2:15)

Three Ways to Love:

  1. Fervently (1 PETER 2:22)
  2. With a pure heart (1 PETER 2:22)
  3. As brethren (1 PETER 3:8)

One Person to Pray to:

Pray to thy Father (MATTHEW 6:6MATTHEW 6:9JOHN 16:23-26)

Three Things to Pray for:

  1. Your persecutors (MATTHEW 5:44LUKE 6:28)
  2. For labourers (MATTHEW 9:38LUKE 10:2)
  3. For one another (JAMES 5:16)

Two Ways Not to Pray:

  1. Use not vain repetitions like the heathen (MATTHEW 6:7)
  2. Do not pray as hypocrites (MATTHEW 6:5)

Three Ways to Pray:

  1. After this manner pray (MATTHEW 6:9-13)
  2. Ask, seek, knock (MATTHEW 7:7-11)
  3. Pray in the Spirit (JUDE 20)

Four Things to Prove:

  1. Prove yourself (2 CORINTHIANS 13:5)
  2. Prove what is acceptable to God (EPHESIANS 5:10)
  3. Prove all things (1 THESSALONIANS 5:21)
  4. Prove accusations against elders (1 TIMOTHY 5:19)

Two Commands to Rejoice:

  1. Rejoice (MATTHEW 5:12ROMANS 15:10)
  2. Rejoice evermore (1 THESSALONIANS 5:16)

Eight “Put Away’s”:

  1. Put away wicked people from the congregation (1 CORINTHIANS 5:13)
  2. Put away lying (EPHESIANS 4:25)
  3. Put away all bitterness (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  4. Put away wrath (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  5. Put away anger (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  6. Put away clamour (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  7. Put away evil speaking (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  8. Put away all malice (EPHESIANS 4:31)

Six “Put Off’s”:

  1. Put off the old man (EPHESIANS 4:22COLOSSIANS 3:9)
  2. Put off anger (COLOSSIANS 3:8)
  3. Put off wrath (COLOSSIANS 3:8)
  4. Put off malice (COLOSSIANS 3:8)
  5. Put off blasphemy (COLOSSIANS 3:8)
  6. Put off filthy conversation (COLOSSIANS 3:8)

Twelve “Put On’s”:

  1. Put on Christ (ROMANS 13:14)
  2. Put on the armour of light (ROMANS 13:12)
  3. Put on the new man (EPHESIANS 4:24COLOSSIANS 3:10)
  4. Put on the whole armour of God (EPHESIANS 6:11,13)
  5. Put on the bowels of mercy (COLOSSIANS 3:12)
  6. Put on kindness (COLOSSIANS 3:12)
  7. Put on humility (COLOSSIANS 3:12)
  8. Put on meekness (COLOSSIANS 3:12)
  9. Put on longsuffering (COLOSSIANS 3:13)
  10. Put on love (COLOSSIANS 3:14)
  11. Put on the breastplate of faith and love (1 THESSALONIANS 5:8)
  12. Put on the hope of salvation (1 THESSALONIANS 5:8)

One Class Not to Rebuke:

Elders (1 TIMOTHY 5:1)

Three Things to Rebuke:

  1. Certain sinners (1 TIMOTHY 5:20)
  2. Rebels (TITUS 1:13)
  3. Works of darkness (EPHESIANS 5:11)

Two Ways to Rebuke:

  1. With all authority (TITUS 2:15)
  2. With all longsuffering (2 TIMOTHY 4:2)

Four Things to Rejoice in:

  1. Hope (ROMANS 12:12)
  2. Blessings of others (ROMANS 12:15)
  3. The Lord (PHILIPPIANS 3:1PHILIPPIANS 4:4)
  4. Suffering for Christ (1 PETER 4:13)

Five Things to Remember:

  1. What you are saved from (EPHESIANS 2:11-12)
  2. Those who suffer (HEBREWS 13:3)
  3. Those who lead you (HEBREWS 13:7)
  4. Truth (JUDE 17,18REVELATION 3:3)
  5. Backsliding, and repent (REVELATION 2:5)

Four Things to Seek:

  1. God’s kingdom first (MATTHEW 6:33LUKE 12:31)
  2. God in prayer (MATTHEW 7:7)
  3. To edify the church (1 CORINTHIANS 14:12)
  4. Things above (COLOSSIANS 3:1)

One Command to Stand Fast:

  1. Stand fast, and hold Christian traditions (2 THESSALONIANS 2:15)

Three Things to Stand Fast With:

  1. Loins girt about with truth
  2. Breastplate of righteousness
  3. Feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace (EPHESIANS 6:14-15)

Five Things to Stand in:

  1. Faith (1 CORINTHIANS 16:13)
  2. Liberty (GALATIANS 5:1)
  3. One spirit (PHILIPPIANS 1:27)
  4. One mind (PHILIPPIANS 1:27)
  5. The Lord (PHILIPPIANS 4:1)

Eight Things to Think on:

  1. Things about your true self (ROMANS 12:31 CORINTHIANS 3:18)
  2. Things true
  3. Things honest
  4. Things just
  5. Things pure
  6. Things lovely
  7. Things of good report
  8. Things of virtue (PHILIPPIANS 4:8)

One Way to Think:

Think soberly (ROMANS 12:3)

Five Commands to “Submit”:

  1. Submit one to another (EPHESIANS 5:21)
  2. Submit to God (JAMES 4:7)
  3. Submit to every ordinance of man (1 PETER 2:13-14ROMANS 13:1-8)
  4. Younger ones are to submit to their elders (1 PETER 5:5)
  5. Wives must submit to their husbands (EPHESIANS 5:22COLOSSIANS 3:181 PETER 3:1-6)

Twelve “Take’s”:

  1. Take no anxious thought for necessities of life (MATTHEW 6:25,31LUKE 12:22-30)
  2. Take no anxious thought of tomorrow (MATTHEW 6:34)
  3. Take no anxious thought of defence (MATTHEW 10:19MARK 13:9-11LUKE 12:11-12LUKE 21:14)
  4. Take my yoke upon you (MATTHEW 11:29)
  5. Take advantage of freedom (1 CORINTHIANS 7:21)
  6. Take the Lord’s Supper in remembrance of Christ (1 CORINTHIANS 11:24-26)
  7. Take the shield of faith (EPHESIANS 6:16)
  8. Take the helmet of salvation (EPHESIANS 6:17)
  9. Take the sword of the Spirit (EPHESIANS 6:17)
  10. Take oversight of the flock willingly (1 PETER 5:2)
  11. Take oversight of the flock without thought of personal gain (1 PETER 5:2)
  12. Take a humble seat (LUKE 14:8)

Eighteen “Take Heed’s”:

  1. Take heed that you do not alms to be seen by people (MATTHEW 6:1)
  2. Take heed not to despise little ones (MATTHEW 18:10)
  3. Take heed not to be deceived (MATTHEW 24:4MARK 13:5LUKE 21:8)
  4. Take heed what you hear (MARK 4:24)
  5. Take heed how you hear (LUKE 8:18)
  6. Take heed to walk in the light (LUKE 11:35)
  7. Take heed to rebuke and forgive (LUKE 17:3)
  8. Take heed not to get drunk (LUKE 21:34)
  9. Take heed not to surfeit (LUKE 21:34)
  10. Take heed not to be overcome with cares (LUKE 21:34)
  11. Take heed to yourselves (MARK 13:9LUKE 17:3LUKE 21:34ACTS 20:28)
  12. Take heed to the flock of God (ACTS 20:28)
  13. Take heed lest you misuse your liberty (1 CORINTHIANS 8:9)
  14. Take heed lest you fall (1 CORINTHIANS 10:12ROMANS 11:21)
  15. Take heed to your ministry (COLOSSIANS 4:17)
  16. Take heed that you destroy not one another (GALATIANS 5:15)
  17. Take heed to yourself and your doctrine (1 TIMOTHY 4:16)
  18. Take heed not to backslide (HEBREWS 3:12)

Two Ways Not to Walk on:

  1. As Sinners (EPHESIANS 4:17)
  2. As fools (EPHESIANS 5:15)

Four “Thou Shalt’s”:

  1. Thou shalt worship God only (MATTHEW 4:10LUKE 4:8)
  2. Thou shalt serve God only (MATTHEW 4:10LUKE 4:8)
  3. Thou shalt love neighbours as yourself (MATTHEW 5:43MATTHEW 19:19MATTHEW 22:39MARK 12:31LUKE 10:27ROMANS 13:9GALATIANS 5:14)
  4. Thou shalt love God wholeheartedly (MATTHEW 22:37MARK 12:30LUKE 10:27)

Seven Things to Walk in:

  1. The Spirit (GALATIANS 5:16)
  2. Love (EPHESIANS 5:2)
  3. The light (EPHESIANS 5:8-91 JOHN 1:7)
  4. Watchfulness (EPHESIANS 6:18)
  5. Christ (COLOSSIANS 2:6-72 CORINTHIANS 5:17)
  6. Wisdom (COLOSSIANS 4:5)
  7. Honesty (1 THESSALONIANS 4:12)

Eight “Thou Shalt Not’s”:

  1. Thou shalt not tempt the Lord (MATTHEW 4:7LUKE 4:12)
  2. Thou shalt not kill (MATTHEW 5:21MATTHEW 19:18MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20ROMANS 13:9)
  3. Thou shalt not commit adultery (MATTHEW 5:27-28MATTHEW 19:18LUKE 18:20ROMANS 13:9)
  4. Thou shalt not pray to be seen by people (MATTHEW 6:5)
  5. Thou shalt not steal (MATTHEW 19:18MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20ROMANS 13:9)
  6. Thou shalt not bear false witness (MATTHEW 19:18MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20ROMANS 13:9)
  7. Thou shalt not covet (ROMANS 13:9)
  8. Thou shalt not muzzle the ox treading corn (1 CORINTHIANS 9:91 TIMOTHY 5:18)

200 Miscellaneous Commands:

  1. Abhor what is evil (ROMANS 12:9)
  2. A bishop must be (see characteristics of, 1 TIMOTHY 3:2-7TITUS 1:6-9)
  3. Abide in Christ (JOHN 15:4)
  4. Abide with worthy ones (MATTHEW 10:11-13MARK 6:10LUKE 9:4LUKE 10:5-8)
  5. Accuse none falsely (LUKE 3:14)
  6. Add to Christian graces (2 PETER 1:5-7)
  7. Admit your own unprofitableness (LUKE 17:10)
  8. Admonish one another (COLOSSIANS 3:16)
  9. Admonish the unruly (2 THESSALONIANS 3:15)
  10. Agree with your adversary (MATTHEW 5:25)
  11. Allow no liberty to ensnare you to commit sin (1 CORINTHIANS 10:25-30)
  12. Allow no lust of evil in the your body (1 THESSALONIANS 4:5)
  13. Allow no cursing and blessing from the same mouth (JAMES 3:10)
  14. Anoint your head and wash face when fast­ing (MATTHEW 6:17)
  15. Arm your self with a mind to suffer for Christ (1 PETER 4:1)
  16. Avenge not yourself (ROMANS 12:19)
  17. Awake from death to light (EPHESIANS 5:14)
  18. Bear one another’s burdens (GALATIANS 6:2)
  19. Behave like men (1 CORINTHIANS 16:13)
  20. Bid no false teacher “Godspeed” (2 JOHN 10-11)
  21. Bring proof of your repentance (MATTHEW 3:8LUKE 3:8)
  22. Bring your children up in the Lord (EPHESIANS 6:4)
  23. Build up your faith (JUDE 20)
  24. Call the poor to your feast (LUKE 14:13)
  25. Children, obey your parents (EPHESIANS 6:1COLOSSIANS 3:20)
  26. Cleanse the lepers (MATTHEW 10:8)
  27. Cleanse your hands you sinners (JAMES 4:8)
  28. Cleave to good (ROMANS 12:9)
  29. Collect just dues only (LUKE 3:13)
  30. Come out from among them (2 CORINTHIANS 6:17)
  31. Command and teach these things (1 TIMOTHY 4:111 TIMOTHY 6:2)
  32. Commit the truth to faithful teachers (2 TIMOTHY 2:2)
  33. Confess your faults one to another (JAMES 5:16)
  34. Count it joy when you are tempted (JAMES 1:2)
  35. Cut off offending members (MATTHEW 5:29-30MATTHEW 18:8,9)
  36. Deacons must be (see 1 TIMOTHY 3:8-12)
  37. Defraud not (MARK 10:19)
  38. Desire spiritual gifts (1 CORINTHIANS 14:1)
  39. Desire the milk of the Word (1 PETER 2:2)
  40. Despise not prophesyings (1 THESSALONIANS 5:20)
  41. Destroy none with non-essentials (ROMANS 14:151 CORINTHIANS 8:13)
  42. Draw near to God (JAMES 4:8)
  43. Eat your own bread in quietness (2 THESSALONIANS 3:12)
  44. Earnestly contend for faith (JUDE 3)
  45. Edify yourselves with singing (EPHESIANS 5:19)
  46. Edify one another (1 THESSALONIANS 5:11)
  47. Enter the straight (narrow) gate (MATTHEW 7:13LUKE 13:24)
  48. Examine yourself as to faith (2 CORINTHIANS 13:5)
  49. Exercise in godliness (1 TIMOTHY 4:7-8)
  50. Exhort servants to obey (TITUS 2:9-10)
  51. Exhort one another daily (HEBREWS 3:13)
  52. Fear not (LUKE 12:32)!
  53. Fight the good fight of faith (1 TIMOTHY 6:12)
  54. Follow peace and holiness (HEBREWS 12:14)
  55. Forbear one another (COLOSSIANS 3:13)
  56. Forbid not children (MATTHEW 19:14MARK 10:14LUKE 18:16)
  57. Forbid not tongues (1 CORINTHIANS 14:39)
  58. Forget not to share (HEBREWS 13:16)
  59. Forgive 490 times (MATTHEW 18:22)
  60. Forgive (MARK 11:25-26LUKE 6:37EPHESIANS 4:32COLOSSIANS 3:13)
  61. Fret not in servitude (2 CORINTHIANS 7:21)
  62. Gird up loins of mind (1 PETER 1:13)
  63. Give place to wrath (ROMANS 12:19)
  64. Give your enemy a drink of water (ROMANS 12:20)
  65. Give no occasion to the adversary (1 TIMOTHY 5:14)
  66. Glorify God in your body and spirit (1 CORINTHIANS 6:20; cp. ROMANS 12:1-2)
  67. Grieve not the Holy Spirit (EPHESIANS 4:30)
  68. Grow in grace and knowledge (2 PETER 3:18)
  69. Grudge not against another (JAMES 5:9)
  70. Harden not your hearts (HEBREWS 3:8-15)
  71. Hate flesh-spotted garments (JUDE 23)
  72. Have no respect of persons (partiality, preju­dice) (1 TIMOTHY 5:21)
  73. Have the same love (PHILIPPIANS 2:2)
  74. Have no fellowship with works of darkness (EPHESIANS 5:11)
  75. Heal the sick (MATTHEW 10:8LUKE 10:9)
  76. Help propagate truth (3 JOHN 8)
  77. Humble yourselves (JAMES 4:101 PETER 5:6)
  78. Husbands, love your wives (EPHESIANS 5:25,28COLOSSIANS 3:191 PETER 3:7)
  79. Husbands, be not bitter against your wives (COLOSSIANS 3:19)
  80. Instruct rebels in meekness (2 TIMOTHY 2:25)
  81. Intreat others according to 1 TIMOTHY 5:1-2.
  82. Judge not (MATTHEW 7:1LUKE 6:37)
  83. Have faith before God for things not con­demned in Scripture (ROMANS 14:22-23)
  84. Know how to control your body (1 THESSALONIANS 4:4)
  85. Lay not up your treasures on earth (MATTHEW 6:19)
  86. Lay up your treasures in heaven (MATTHEW 6:20LUKE 12:33-34)
  87. Lay hold on eternal life (1 TIMOTHY 6:12)
  88. Leave your parents and cleave to your wife (MATTHEW 19:5MARK 10:7EPHESIANS 5:31)
  89. Lend, hoping for nothing back (LUKE 6:35)
  90. Lie not (COLOSSIANS 3:9)
  91. Lift up hands that hang down (HEBREWS 12:12)
  92. Look not everyone on your own things only (PHILIPPIANS 2:4)
  93. Look diligently not to fail of grace (HEBREWS 12:15)
  94. Look diligently lest any root of bitterness defile (HEBREWS 12:15)
  95. Look diligently lest any be a fornicator (HEBREWS 12:16-17)
  96. Look to yourselves not to lose reward (2 JOHN 8)
  97. Look for mercy unto eternal life (JUDE 21)
  98. Lust not after evil things (1 CORINTHIANS 10:6)
  99. Make a tree good or corrupt (MATTHEW 12:33)
  100. Make no provision for lusts (ROMANS 13:14)
  101. Make full proof of ministry (2 TIMOTHY 4:5)
  102. Make straight paths (HEBREWS 12:13)
  103. Mark troublemakers (ROMANS 16:17PHILIPPIANS 3:17)
  104. Mark the unruly (2 THESSALONIANS 3:14)
  105. Marvel not if you are hated by the world (1 JOHN 3:13)
  106. Masters, be good to servants (EPHESIANS 6:9COLOSSIANS 4:1)
  107. Meditate upon things of 1 TIMOTHY 4:15.
  108. Mind not the high things (ROMANS 12:16)
  109. Minister as good stewards (1 PETER 4:10)
  110. Mortify offending physical members (COLOSSIANS 3:5ROMANS 8:12-13)
  111. Neither be of doubtful mind (LUKE 12:29)
  112. No man is to defraud his brother (1 THESSALONIANS 4:6)
  113. Neglect not spiritual gifts (1 TIMOTHY 4:14; cp. 2 TIMOTHY 1:6)
  114. Obey your leaders (HEBREWS 13:17)
  115. Offer the other cheek (MATTHEW 5:39LUKE 6:29)
  116. Ordain no one in a hurry (1 TIMOTHY 5:22)
  117. Owe nothing but love (ROMANS 13:8)
  118. Overcome evil with good (ROMANS 12:21)
  119. Pass the time in fear (1 PETER 1:17)
  120. Pay your taxes (ROMANS 13:6)
  121. Pay just dues (ROMANS 13:7)
  122. Praise the Lord (ROMANS 15:11)
  123. Preach (MATTHEW 10:7,27MARK 16:152 TIMOTHY 4:2)
  124. Present your body to God (ROMANS 12:1)
  125. Provide things honestly (ROMANS 12:17)
  126. Provoke not your children to wrath (EPHESIANS 6:4COLOSSIANS 3:21)
  127. Purge out the old leaven (evil influence) (1 CORINTHIANS 5:7)
  128. Purify your hearts of doubt (JAMES 4:8)
  129. Put others in remembrance of the essentials (2 TIMOTHY 2:14)
  130. Quench not the Spirit (1 THESSALONIANS 5:19)
  131. Raise the dead (MATTHEW 10:8)
  132. Receive (accept) weak brethren (ROMANS 14:1)
  133. Receive one another (ROMANS 15:7)
  134. Receive the Word with meekness (JAMES 1:21)
  135. Reckon yourself as dead to sin (ROMANS 6:11)
  136. Reckon yourself as alive to God (ROMANS 6:11)
  137. Recognize the truth (1 CORINTHIANS 10:15)
  138. Redeem the time (EPHESIANS 5:16COLOSSIANS 4:5)
  139. Reject heretics (TITUS 3:10)
  140. Refuse to support young widows from church funds (1 TIMOTHY 5:11)
  141. Remind people of the seven things of TITUS 3:1-2.
  142. Render no evil for evil (1 PETER 3:9ROMANS 12:17)
  143. Repent (MATTHEW 3:2MATTHEW 4:17MARK 1:15ACTS 2:38ACTS 3:19REVELATION 2:16REVELATION 3:19)
  144. Resist not evil (MATTHEW 5:38-39)
  145. Resist the devil (JAMES 4:71 PETER 5:9)
  146. Restore backslider in meekness, considering your own life (GALATIANS 6:1)
  147. Run to obtain (1 CORINTHIANS 9:24)
  148. Salute none by the way (LUKE 10:4)
  149. Salute your leaders (HEBREWS 13:24)
  150. Sanctify God in your heart (1 PETER 3:15)
  151. Save some with fear (JUDE 23)
  152. Search the Scriptures (JOHN 5:39)
  153. Seek not eats and drinks (LUKE 12:29)
  154. Sell to help the needy (LUKE 12:33)
  155. Serve the Lord (ROMANS 12:1)
  156. Servants, obey masters (EPHESIANS 6:5-8COLOSSIANS 3:22-251 PETER 2:18)
  157. Set the least to judge (1 CORINTHIANS 6:4)
  158. Set your affections above (COLOSSIANS 3:2)
  159. Shake off the dust of your feet (MATTHEW 10:14MARK 6:11LUKE 9:5LUKE 10:10-11)
  160. Show charity to other ministers (LUKE 9:49-50)
  161. Show yourself as a pattern (TITUS 2:7)
  162. Show four things of TITUS 2:7-8.
  163. Sin not (1 CORINTHIANS 15:34)
  164. Sing with grace in heart (COLOSSIANS 3:16)
  165. Shun vain babblings (2 TIMOTHY 2:16)
  166. Speak and do things in view of the judgment day (JAMES 2:12)
  167. Speak truth (EPHESIANS 4:25)
  168. Speak sound doctrine (TITUS 2:1)
  169. Speak no evil of your brethren (JAMES 4:11)
  170. Stablish your hearts (JAMES 5:8)
  171. Strengthen your feeble knees (HEBREWS 12:12)
  172. Strive together for the gospel faith (PHILEMON 27)
  173. Study to be quiet (1 THESSALONIANS 4:11)
  174. Study (be diligent) to show yourself approved (2 TIMOTHY 2:15)
  175. Support the weak (1 THESSALONIANS 5:14)
  176. See that no one renders evil for evil (1 THESSALONIANS 5:15)
  177. Swear not (JAMES 5:12MATTHEW 5:33-36)
  178. Tarry one for another (1 CORINTHIANS 11:33)
  179. Tarry for power (LUKE 24:49ACTS 1:4-8)
  180. Teach one another (COLOSSIANS 3:16)
  181. Teach no other doctrine that the truth (1 TIMOTHY 1:3)
  182. Tell your brother his fault alone first (MATTHEW 18:15-17)
  183. Trust God for your needs as you work (MATTHEW 10:9LUKE 9:3LUKE 10:4)
  184. Understand the will of God (EPHESIANS 5:17)
  185. Use not your liberty as an occasion to sin (GALATIANS 5:131 PETER 1:16)
  186. Use hospitality without grudging (1 PETER 4:9)
  187. Warn the unruly (1 THESSALONIANS 5:14)
  188. Watch and pray (MATTHEW 24:42MATTHEW 25:13MARK 13:33,35MARK 14:38LUKE 21:36EPHESIANS 6:18COLOSSIANS 4:2)
  189. Watch in all things (2 TIMOTHY 4:51 CORINTHIANS 16:13)
  190. Weep with others (ROMANS 12:15)
  191. Withdraw from disorderly brethren (2 THESSALONIANS 3:6,14)
  192. Withdraw from evil people (1 TIMOTHY 6:3-6)
  193. Wives of deacons must be (see 1 TIMOTHY 3:11)
  194. Wives, submit to your husbands (EPHESIANS 5:22COLOSSIANS 3:181 PETER 3:1-6)
  195. Work with your own hands (1 THESSALONIANS 4:11)
  196. Work, or do not eat (2 THESSALONIANS 3:10-11)
  197. Work out own salvation (PHILIPPIANS 2:12)
  198. Yield not your members to sin (ROMANS 6:13)
  199. Yield yourself to God (ROMANS 6:13)
  200. Yield your members to righteousness (ROMANS 6:13)

Two Eternal Rights of the Redeemed:

  1. Right to the tree of life
  2. Right to enter the New Jerusalem

Source: ‘Dake’s Study Notes’ by Finis Jennings Dake

Referance and Appendix

Orthodox and Hassidic Rabbonim Declare “Time of Jacob’s Trouble”

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Subject: Orthodox and Hassidic Rabbonim Declare “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” … Chodesh Nisan, (the first day of Nisan), since the first day of Nisan actually falls on Sunday. … the rabbis have added the designation as “a time of Jacob’s trouble.

2.   1,050 New Testament Commands | Christian Assemblies International

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   1,050 New Testament Commands

There are 1,050 commands in the New Testament for Christians to obey. Due to repetitions we can classify them under 69 headings. They cover every phase of man’s life in his relationship to God and his fellowmen, now and hereafter. If obeyed, they will bring rich rewards here and forever; if disobeyed, they will bring condemnation and eternal punishment.

Seven “Abstains” – Abstain from :

  1. Idols (ACTS 15:20)
  2. Fornication (ACTS 15:20,291 THESSALONIANS 4:2-3)
  3. Strangled meats (ACTS 15:20)
  4. Eating blood (ACTS 15:20)
  5. Meats offered to idols (ACTS 15:29)
  6. All appearance of evil (1 THESSALONIANS 5:22)
  7. Fleshly lusts (1 PETER 2:11)

Seven Things to Avoid:

  1. Troublemakers (ROMANS 16:17)
  2. Profane and vain babblings (1 TIMOTHY 6:20)
  3. False science (1 TIMOTHY 6:20)
  4. Unlearned questions (2 TIMOTHY 2:23)
  5. Foolish questions (TITUS 3:9)
  6. Genealogies (TITUS 3:9)
  7. Arguments about the law (TITUS 3:9)

Three “Asks”:

  1. Ask and ye shall receive (MATTHEW 7:7)
  2. Ask no return of goods (LUKE 6:30)
  3. Ask life for backsliders (1 JOHN 5:16)

Two Things to Awake to: 

  1. Awake to righteousness (1 CORINTHIANS 15:34)
  2. Awake to life (EPHESIANS 5:14)

Seventy-four “Be’s”:

  1. Be exceeding glad (MATTHEW 5:12)
  2. Be reconciled to a brother (MATTHEW 5:24)
  3. Be perfect (MATTHEW 5:482 CORINTHIANS 13:11)
  4. Be wise as serpents (MATTHEW 10:16)
  5. Be harmless as doves (MATTHEW 10:16)
  6. Be ready for Christ’s coming (MATTHEW 24:44LUKE 12:40)
  7. Be content with your wages (LUKE 3:14)
  8. Be merciful as God (LUKE 6:36)
  9. Be like faithful servants (LUKE 12:36)
  10. Be thankful (COLOSSIANS 3:15)
  11. Be at peace among selves (1 THESSALONIANS 5:13)
  12. Be patient toward all people (1 THESSALONIANS 5:142 TIMOTHY 2:24)
  13. Be no partaker of sin (1 TIMOTHY 5:22)
  14. Be sober and hope (1 PETER 1:13)
  15. Be sober and pray (1 PETER 4:7)
  16. Be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, charity, and patience (aged men, TITUS 2:2)
  17. Be sober, love husbands and children (young women, TITUS 2:4)
  18. Be sober minded (young men, TITUS 2:6)
  19. Be in behaviour as becoming to saints (aged women, TITUS 2:3)
  20. Be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient (young women, TITUS 2:5)
  21. Be ready to give an answer of the hope that is in you (1 PETER 3:15)
  22. Be of good cheer (JOHN 16:33)
  23. Be baptized (ACTS 2:38)
  24. Be converted (ACTS 3:19)
  25. Be transformed (ROMANS 12:2)
  26. Be kind of brotherly love one to another (ROMANS 12:10EPHESIANS 4:32)
  27. Be fervent in spirit (ROMANS 12:11)
  28. Be patient in tribulation (ROMANS 12:12)
  29. Be given to hospitality (ROMANS 12:13)
  30. Be afraid, if lawless (ROMANS 13:4)
  31. Be no idolater (1 CORINTHIANS 10:7)
  32. Be followers of Paul as he followed Christ (1 CORINTHIANS 11:1PHILIPPIANS 3:17)
  33. Be followers of God (EPHESIANS 5:1)
  34. Be followers of the faithful and patient (HEBREWS 6:12)
  35. Be children in malice (1 CORINTHIANS 14:20)
  36. Be men in understanding (1 CORINTHIANS 14:20)
  37. Be steadfast (1 CORINTHIANS 15:58)
  38. Be unmoveable (1 CORINTHIANS 15:58)
  39. Be always abounding in God’s work (1 CORINTHIANS 15:58)
  40. Be strong in the Lord (1 CORINTHIANS 16:13EPHESIANS 6:102 TIMOTHY 2:1)
  41. Be of good comfort (2 CORINTHIANS 13:11)
  42. Be of one mind (ROMANS 12:162 CORINTHIANS 13:11PHILIPPIANS 2:21 PETER 3:8)
  43. Be separate from the unclean (2 CORINTHIANS 6:17)
  44. Be renewed in spirit (EPHESIANS 4:23)
  45. Be angry and sin not (EPHESIANS 4:26)
  46. Be tender-hearted one to another (EPHESIANS 4:32)
  47. Be filled with the Spirit (EPHESIANS 5:18)
  48. Be likeminded (PHILIPPIANS 2:2)
  49. Be one of accord (PHILIPPIANS 2:2)
  50. Be anxious for nothing (PHILIPPIANS 4:6)
  51. Be an example to believers in word, conversation, charity, spirit, faith, and purity (1 TIMOTHY 4:12)
  52. Be a partaker of Christian sufferings (2 TIMOTHY 1:8; cp. 1 PETER 4:1)
  53. 53. Be gentle to all people (2 TIMOTHY 2:24)
  54. 54. Be apt to teach (2 TIMOTHY 2:24)
  55. 55. Be instant in season, out of season (2 TIMOTHY 4:2)
  56. Be careful to maintain good works (TITUS 3:8,14; cp. MATTHEW 5:16)
  57. Be content with what you have (HEBREWS 13:5)
  58. Be doers of the Word (JAMES 1:22)
  59. Be afflicted and mourn (JAMES 4:9)
  60. Be patient till Christ comes (JAMES 5:7-8)
  61. Be holy in conversation (behaviour) (1 PETER 1:15-16)
  62. Be pitiful (1 PETER 3:8)
  63. Be courteous (1 PETER 3:8)
  64. Be examples of the flock of God, not lord over it (1 PETER 5:3)
  65. Be subject one to another (1 PETER 5:5)
  66. Be clothed with humility (1 PETER 5:5)
  67. Be sober (1 PETER 5:8)
  68. Be vigilant (1 PETER 5:8)
  69. Be mindful of prophecies and command­ments (2 PETER 3:2)
  70. Be diligent to be found in peace (2 PETER 3:14)
  71. Be diligent to be without spot, and blameless (2 PETER 3:14)
  72. Be faithful to death (REVELATION 2:10)
  73. Be watchful, strengthen self (REVELATION 3:2)
  74. Be zealous and repent (REVELATION 3:19)

Thirty “Be Not’s”:

  1. Be not like the hypocrites in prayer (MATTHEW 6:5)
  2. Be not like the heathen in prayer (MATTHEW 6:8)
  3. Be not as hypocrites in fasting (MATTHEW 6:16)
  4. Be not called “Rabbi” (MATTHEW 23:8)
  5. Be not called “Master” (MATTHEW 23:9)
  6. Be not afraid of man (LUKE 12:4)
  7. Be not of doubtful mind (LUKE 12:29)
  8. Be not many teachers (JAMES 3:1)
  9. Be not afraid of terror (1 PETER 3:14)
  10. Be not troubled (1 PETER 3:14)
  11. Be not ignorant of time with God (2 PETER 3:8; cp. ISAIAH 57:15)
  12. Be not deceived: 10 classes not to inherit the kingdom (1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10)
  13. Be not conformed to world (ROMANS 12:2)
  14. Be not slothful in business (ROMANS 12:11)
  15. Be not conceited (ROMANS 12:16)
  16. Be not overcome of evil (ROMANS 12:21)
  17. Be not mere servants of men (1 CORINTHIANS 7:23)
  18. Be not children in understanding (1 CORINTHIANS 14:20)
  19. Be not deceived by evil companions (1 CORINTHIANS 15:33)
  20. Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers (2 CORINTHIANS 6:14-15)
  21. Be not entangled again with keeping the law (GALATIANS 5:1. See ‘Eighty-five Old and New Covenant Contrasts’)
  22. Be not deceived: man will reap what he sows (GALATIANS 6:7-8)
  23. Be not partakers with sinners (EPHESIANS 5:7)
  24. Be not unwise about God’s will (EPHESIANS 5:17)
  25. Be not drunk with wine (EPHESIANS 5:18)
  26. Be not weary in well doing (2 THESSALONIANS 3:13)
  27. Be not ashamed of God (2 TIMOTHY 1:8)
  28. Be not slothful (HEBREWS 6:12)
  29. Be not forgetful of strangers (HEBREWS 13:2)
  30. Be not carried about with different strange doctrines (HEBREWS 13:9)

Fourteen “Beware’s”:

  1. Beware of false prophets (MATTHEW 7:15)
  2. Beware of people (MATTHEW 10:17)
  3. Beware of leaven (doctrine) of Pharisees (MATTHEW 16:6-12)
  4. Beware of leaven (doctrine) of Herod (MARK 8:15)
  5. Beware of hypocrisy (LUKE 12:1)
  6. Beware of covetousness (LUKE 12:15)
  7. Beware of scribes (MARK 12:38LUKE 20:46)
  8. Beware of lest you despise God and perish (ACTS 13:40-41)
  9. Beware of dogs (false teachers, PHILIPPIANS 3:2ISAIAH 56:10)
  10. Beware of evil workers (PHILIPPIANS 3:2)
  11. Beware of the concision (Jews, PHILIPPIANS 3:2)
  12. Beware of being spoiled through philosophy (COLOSSIANS 2:8)
  13. Beware of being spoiled through vain deceit (COLOSSIANS 2:8)
  14. Beware of backsliding (2 PETER 3:17)

Four Things to Believe:

  1. The gospel (MARK 1:15)
  2. God’s existence (HEBREWS 11:6)
  3. On Jesus Christ (1 JOHN 3:23)
  4. God rewards diligent seeking (HEBREWS 11:6)

One Thing Not to Believe:

  1. Believe not every spirit (1 JOHN 4:1)

Two Classes to Bless:

  1. Those who curse you (MATTHEW 5:44LUKE 6:28)
  2. Persecutors (ROMANS 12:14)

Three Things to Cast Out or Away:

  1. The beam out of own eyes (MATTHEW 7:5LUKE 6:42)
  2. Devils (MATTHEW 10:8)
  3. All your cares upon God (1 PETER 5:7)

Two Classes to Comfort:

  1. One another-fellow Christians (1 THESSALONIANS 4:181 THESSALONIANS 5:11)
  2. The feeble-minded (1 THESSALONIANS 5:14)

Six Classes to Honour:

  1. Fathers (MATTHEW 19:19MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20EPHESIANS 6:2)
  2. Mothers (MATTHEW 19:19MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20EPHESIANS 6:2)
  3. Others (ROMANS 12:10)
  4. Widows indeed (1 TIMOTHY 5:3)
  5. All people (1 PETER 2:17)
  6. Kings – rulers (1 PETER 2:17)

Five Things to Charge:

  1. Men to be blameless (1 TIMOTHY 5:7)
  2. The rich to be humble (1 TIMOTHY 6:17)
  3. The rich to trust in God (1 TIMOTHY 6:17)
  4. The rich to do good works (1 TIMOTHY 6:18)
  5. The rich to lay hold on eternal life (1 TIMOTHY 6:19)

Five Things to Consider:

  1. The ravens (LUKE 12:24)
  2. The lilies (LUKE 12:27-28)
  3. Truth (2 TIMOTHY 2:7)
  4. That you are capable of falling (GALATIANS 6:1)
  5. Christ (HEBREWS 3:1HEBREWS 12:3)

Three Things to Continue in:

  1. Love (JOHN 15:9)
  2. Prayer (ROMANS 12:12COLOSSIANS 4:2)
  3. Truth (2 TIMOTHY 3:14)

Two Things to Covet:

  1. The best gifts (1 CORINTHIANS 12:31)
  2. To prophesy (1 CORINTHIANS 14:39); cp. things not to covet (EXODUS 20:17DEUTERONOMY 5:21)

One Thing Not to Cast Away:

  1. Your confidence in God (HEBREWS 10:35)

Two Things to Endure:

  1. Hardness (2 TIMOTHY 2:3)
  2. Sufferings (2 TIMOTHY 4:5)

Whom to Fear:

  1. God (MATTHEW 10:28LUKE 12:51 PETER 2:17REVELATION 14:7)

Three Things Not to Fear:

  1. Man (MATTHEW 10:28LUKE 12:5)
  2. Persecutors (MATTHEW 10:26)
  3. No lack of provision (MATTHEW 10:31MARK 6:8-9LUKE 12:7)

Five Things to Feed:

  1. Enemies (ROMANS 12:20)
  2. Lambs (JOHN 21:15)
  3. Sheep (JOHN 21:16,17)
  4. Flock of God (1 PETER 5:2)
  5. The church (ACTS 20:28)

Four Things to Flee From:

  1. Fornication (1 CORINTHIANS 6:18)
  2. Idolatry (1 CORINTHIANS 10:14)
  3. Hurtful lusts (1 TIMOTHY 6:9-11)
  4. Youthful lusts (2 TIMOTHY 2:22)

Ten “Do’s”:

  1. Do good to them that hate you (MATTHEW 5:44LUKE 6:27)
  2. Do to others what you expect of them (MATTHEW 7:12LUKE 6:31)
  3. Do violence to no man (LUKE 3:14)
  4. Do good (LUKE 6:35ROMANS 13:3)
  5. Do this (put God first) and live (LUKE 10:28)
  6. Do all to God’s glory (1 CORINTHIANS 10:31COLOSSIANS 3:17,23)
  7. Do all things without murmuring and disputing (PHILIPPIANS 2:14)
  8. Do those things, which were seen and heard in me (Paul, PHILIPPIANS 4:9)
  9. Do your own business (1 THESSALONIANS 4:11)
  10. Do the work of an evangelist (2 TIMOTHY 4:5)

Ten “Do Not’s”:

  1. Do not alms before people (MATTHEW 6:1)
  2. Do not sound trumpet before you when giving alms (MATTHEW 6:2)
  3. Do not do works of Pharisees (MATTHEW 23:3-33)
  4. Do not love in word only (1 JOHN 3:18)
  5. Do not give heed to fables (1 TIMOTHY 1:4)
  6. Do not give heed to genealogies (1 TIMOTHY 1:4)
  7. Do not err (JAMES 1:16)
  8. Do not commit adultery (JAMES 2:11)
  9. Do not kill (JAMES 2:11)
  10. Do not fashion self according to former lusts (1 PETER 1:14)

Ten Things to Follow:

  1. Christ (MATTHEW 4:19MATTHEW 8:22MATTHEW 16:24MARK 8:34MARK 10:21LUKE 9:23JOHN 21:19)
  2. Love (1 CORINTHIANS 14:11 TIMOTHY 6:112 TIMOTHY 2:22)
  3. Good (1 THESSALONIANS 5:153 JOHN 11)
  4. Righteousness (1 TIMOTHY 6:112 TIMOTHY 2:22)
  5. Godliness (1 TIMOTHY 6:11)
  6. Faith (1 TIMOTHY 6:112 TIMOTHY 2:22)
  7. Patience (1 TIMOTHY 6:11)
  8. Meekness (1 TIMOTHY 6:11)
  9. Peace (2 TIMOTHY 2:22HEBREWS 12:14)
  10. Holiness (HEBREWS 12:14)

Seven Things About Giving:

  1. Commanded: give (LUKE 6:38)
  2. Whom to give to:
    • Him that asks (MATTHEW 5:42LUKE 6:30)
    • Needy saints (ROMANS 12:13)
    • God (COLOSSIANS 3:17REVELATION 14:7)
  3. Whom not to give to:
    • Give not holy things to rebels (MATTHEW 7:6)
    • Give no place to Satan (EPHESIANS 4:27)
  4. What to give:
    • Holy things (MATTHEW 7:6MATTHEW 10:8)
    • Give thanks (EPHESIANS 5:20PHILIPPIANS 4:6COLOSSIANS 3:171 THESSALONIANS 5:18)
    • Give time to reading, exhortation, doctrine (1 TIMOTHY 4:13)
    • Give self wholly (1 TIMOTHY 4:15)
    • Give glory to God (REVELATION 14:7)
  5. What not to give:
    • Give no offence (1 CORINTHIANS 10:32)
    • Give no heed of fables and command­ments of human beings (TITUS 1:14)
  6. How to give:
    • Freely (MATTHEW 10:82 CORINTHIANS 9:6)
    • Good measure (LUKE 6:38)
    • As God has prospered (1 CORINTHIANS 16:2)
    • Willingly (2 CORINTHIANS 8:12)
    • With purpose (2 CORINTHIANS 9:7)
    • Cheerfully (2 CORINTHIANS 9:7)
  7. Blessings promised for giving:
    • Returns on the basis of giving (LUKE 6:382 CORINTHIANS 9:6)
    • Reward (MATTHEW 10:42)
    • All grace abounding (2 CORINTHIANS 9:8)
    • All sufficiency (2 CORINTHIANS 9:8)
    • Eternal righteousness (2 CORINTHIANS 9:9)
    • Increased fruits (2 CORINTHIANS 9:10)
    • Enrichment in all things (2 CORINTHIANS 9:11)

Six Things to Lay Aside:

  1. Wickedness (JAMES 1:21)
  2. All malice (1 PETER 2:1)
  3. All guile (1 PETER 2:1)
  4. All hypocrisies (1 PETER 2:1)
  5. All envies (1 PETER 2:1)
  6. All evil speakings (1 PETER 2:1)

Seven Things to Keep:

  1. Keep commandments (MATTHEW 19:17JOHN 14:15)
  2. Keep no company with the 6 classes of professed Christians of 1 CORINTHIANS 5:11
  3. Keep yourself pure (1 TIMOTHY 5:22)
  4. Keep the gospel commandments until Christ comes (1 TIMOTHY 6:14)
  5. Keep the good entrusted you (2 TIMOTHY 1:14)
  6. Keep yourself from idols (1 JOHN 5:21)
  7. Keep yourself in God’s love (JUDE 21)

Five “Go’s”:

  1. Go two miles (MATTHEW 5:41)
  2. Go teach (MATTHEW 28:19-20)
  3. Go preach (MARK 16:15)
  4. Go not from house to house (LUKE 10:7)
  5. Go and do likewise (LUKE 10:37)

Seven “Have’s”:

  1. Have faith (MARK 11:22ROMANS 14:22-23)
  2. Have no fellowship with darkness (EPHESIANS 5:11)
  3. Have no respect of persons (1 TIMOTHY 5:21JAMES 2:1-10)
  4. Have honest conversation (1 PETER 2:12)
  5. Have compassion (1 PETER 3:8JUDE 22)
  6. Have a good conscience (1 PETER 3:16)
  7. Have fervent love (1 PETER 4:8)

Fourteen “Hold’s”:

  1. Hold forth Word of life (PHILIPPIANS 2:16)
  2. Hold fast to the good (1 THESSALONIANS 5:21)
  3. Hold Christian traditions (2 THESSALONIANS 2:152 THESSALONIANS 3:6)
  4. Hold faith (1 TIMOTHY 1:191 TIMOTHY 3:9)
  5. Hold a good conscience (1 TIMOTHY 1:19)
  6. Hold fast sound doctrine (2 TIMOTHY 1:13)
  7. Hold fast till Christ comes (REVELATION 2:25)
  8. Hold fast what you have (REVELATION 3:11)
  9. Hold your crown (REVELATION 3:11)
  10. Hold reputation of ministers (PHILIPPIANS 2:29)
  11. Hold eternal life (1 TIMOTHY 6:12,19)
  12. Hold hope (HEBREWS 6:18)
  13. Hold confidence (HEBREWS 3:6,14)
  14. Hold what is heard and received (REVELATION 3:3)

One Hundred “Let’s”:

  1. Let your light shine (MATTHEW 5:16LUKE 12:35)
  2. Let your conversation be yea, nay (MATTHEW 5:37JAMES 5:12)
  3. Let your enemy have your cloak (MATTHEW 5:40LUKE 6:29)
  4. Let blind leaders alone (MATTHEW 15:14)
  5. Let everyone deny themselves (MATTHEW 16:24MARK 8:34LUKE 9:23)
  6. Let him take up cross (MATTHEW 16:24MARK 8:34MARK 10:21LUKE 9:23)
  7. Let him hear (MARK 4:23LUKE 14:35)
  8. Let him share with the needy (LUKE 3:11)
  9. Let your loins be girded (LUKE 12:35)
  10. Let everyone take your purse and script (LUKE 22:36)
  11. Let him sell his garment, buy sword (LUKE 22:36)
  12. Let your love be genuine (ROMANS 12:9)
  13. Let everyone obey the civil laws (ROMANS 13:1)
  14. Let everyone choose his own sabbath day (ROMANS 14:5-7COLOSSIANS 2:14-17)
  15. Let everyone take heed how he builds upon Christ (1 CORINTHIANS 3:10)
  16. Let no man deceive himself (1 CORINTHIANS 3:18)
  17. Let every man have his own wife (1 CORINTHIANS 7:2)
  18. Let every woman her own husband (1 CORINTHIANS 7:2)
  19. Let spouses satisfy each other in sexual relations (1 CORINTHIANS 7:4-5)
  20. Let them who cannot restrain marry (1 CORINTHIANS 7:9)
  21. Let husbands and wives remain unmarried if they separate or, be reconciled (1 CORINTHIANS 7:11)
  22. Let the unbelieving ones depart who refuse to remain (1 CORINTHIANS 7:15)
  23. Let every man abide in his calling (1 CORINTHIANS 7:17-24)
  24. Let no one seek to erase circumcision (1 CORINTHIANS 7:18)
  25. Let no one be circumcised (as a religious rite, 1 CORINTHIANS 7:18)
  26. Let a father give his daughter in marriage if she desires it (1 CORINTHIANS 7:36-38)
  27. Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall (1 CORINTHIANS 10:12)
  28. Let no man seek wealth selfishly (1 CORINTHIANS 10:24)
  29. Let the woman cut her hair if her head is uncovered (1 CORINTHIANS 11:6)
  30. Let the woman wear a covering if cutting and shaving the hair be a shame (1 CORINTHIANS 11:6)
  31. Let everyone examine self when taking the Lord’s Supper (1 CORINTHIANS 11:28)
  32. Let the hungry eat at home, not at the Lord’s Supper (1 CORINTHIANS 11:34)
  33. Let the speaker in tongues pray for the inter­pretation (1 CORINTHIANS 14:13)
  34. Let all things be done to edifying (1 CORINTHIANS 14:26)
  35. Let no more than 3 messages in tongues be given in one service (1 CORINTHIANS 14:27)
  36. Let one interpret (1 CORINTHIANS 14:27)
  37. Let the mind of Christ be in you (PHILIPPIANS 2:5)
  38. Let your moderation be known (PHILIPPIANS 4:5)
  39. Let your requests be known to God (PHILIPPIANS 4:6)
  40. Let no one judge you with regard to meats, drinks, holy days, new moons, and sabbath days (COLOSSIANS 2:14-17ROMANS 14:5-7)
  41. Let no one rob you of your reward by some vain religion (COLOSSIANS 2:18)
  42. Let peace rule the heart (COLOSSIANS 3:15)
  43. Let the Word dwell in you (COLOSSIANS 3:16)
  44. Let speech be with grace (COLOSSIANS 4:6)
  45. Let no one deceive you about the day of Christ being at hand (2 THESSALONIANS 2:3)
  46. Let no man despise youth (1 TIMOTHY 4:12)
  47. Let the speaker in tongues keep silent in church speaking to himself and God if no interpreter present (1 CORINTHIANS 14:28)
  48. Let the prophets speak two or three mes­sages and let others judge (1 CORINTHIANS 14:29)
  49. Let times be shared in revelation (1 CORINTHIANS 14:30)
  50. Let women learn quietly in church or at home (1 CORINTHIANS 14:34-351 TIMOTHY 2:11)
  51. Let everyone acknowledge regulation of spiri­tual gifts to be commandments of God (1 CORINTHIANS 14:37)
  52. Let rebels to truth remain ignorant (1 CORINTHIANS 14:38)
  53. Let all things be done in decent order (1 CORINTHIANS 16:2)
  54. Let everyone give as God prospers (1 CORINTHIANS 16:2)
  55. Let all things be done in love (1 CORINTHIANS 16:14)
  56. Let everyone give cheerfully (2 CORINTHIANS 9:7)
  57. Let rebels to truth be accursed (1 CORINTHIANS 16:22GALATIANS 1:8-9)
  58. Let everyone prove their own work (GALATIANS 6:4)
  59. Let those taught support the teacher (GALATIANS 6:6)
  60. Let the thief steal no more (EPHESIANS 4:28)
  61. Let the thief labour instead of stealing to have to give to others (EPHESIANS 4:28)
  62. Let no corrupt conversation come from your mouth (EPHESIANS 4:29)
  63. Let bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, evil speaking, and malice be put away (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  64. Let no man deceive you with vain words (EPHESIANS 5:6)
  65. Let the wives be subject to their husbands (EPHESIANS 5:22,24COLOSSIANS 3:181 PETER 3:1-6)
  66. Let the husbands love their wives (EPHESIANS 5:25,28,33COLOSSIANS 3:191 PETER 3:7)
  67. Let the wives reverence their husbands (EPHESIANS 5:33)
  68. Let your conversation (behaviour) be becom­ing of the gospel (PHILIPPIANS 1:27)
  69. Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory (PHILIPPIANS 2:3)
  70. Let each esteem other better than himself (PHILIPPIANS 2:3)
  71. Let worthy elders be doubly honoured (paid) (1 TIMOTHY 5:17)
  72. Let servants honour masters (1 TIMOTHY 6:1)
  73. Let masters respect servants (1 TIMOTHY 6:2)
  74. Let every Christian depart from iniquity (2 TIMOTHY 2:19)
  75. Let no man despise you (TITUS 2:15)
  76. Let brotherly love continue (HEBREWS 13:1)
  77. Let conversation be without covetousness (HEBREWS 13:5)
  78. Let patience work perfectly (JAMES 1:4)
  79. Let one who lacks, ask for wisdom (JAMES 1:5)
  80. Let him ask in faith (JAMES 1:6)
  81. Let the exalted rejoice (JAMES 1:9)
  82. Let the humble rejoice (JAMES 1:10)
  83. Let no man lay temptation to God (JAMES 1:13)
  84. Let everyone be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath (JAMES 1:19)
  85. Let the wise demonstrate wisdom and knowledge (JAMES 3:13)
  86. Let the light-hearted sinners become remorse­ful (JAMES 4:9)
  87. Let the afflicted pray (JAMES 5:13)
  88. Let the merry sing psalms (JAMES 5:13)
  89. Let the sick call elders (JAMES 5:14)
  90. Let elders pray for sick, anointing with oil (JAMES 5:14-15; cp. MARK 6:13)
  91. Let adorning be more inward than outward (1 PETER 3:3-41 TIMOTHY 2:9-10)
  92. Let everyone refrain tongue from evil, and lips from guile (1 PETER 3:10)
  93. Let everyone shun evil, do good, seek peace and pursue it (1 PETER 3:11)
  94. Let ministers speak for God (1 PETER 4:11)
  95. Let no one suffer as a murderer, thief, evildoer, or busybody (1 PETER 4:15)
  96. Let no one be ashamed to suffer as a Chris­tian, but be thankful (1 PETER 4:16)
  97. Let Christian sufferers commit their souls to God (1 PETER 4:19)
  98. Let eternal life abide in you (1 JOHN 2:24-25)
  99. Let no man deceive you about being right­eous (1 JOHN 3:7)
  100. Let him that hath an ear, hear (REVELATION 2:7,11,17,29REVELATION 3:6,13,22)

Twelve “Let Not’s”:

  1. Let not your left hand know what the right hand does (MATTHEW 6:3)
  2. Let not man sever those who are married (MATTHEW 19:6)
  3. Let not good be evil spoken of (ROMANS 14:16)
  4. Let not sin reign in the body (ROMANS 6:12)
  5. Let not him that eateth despise him that does not (ROMANS 14:3)
  6. Let not him that eateth not judge him that does (ROMANS 14:3)
  7. Let not the wife depart from her husband (1 CORINTHIANS 7:10)
  8. Let not the husband put away his wife (1 CORINTHIANS 7:11)
  9. Let not the Christian put away the unsaved companion who wishes to remain (1 CORINTHIANS 7:12,13)
  10. Let not the sun go down on wrath (EPHESIANS 4:26)
  11. Let not fornication, uncleanness, covetousness, filthiness, foolish talking, and jesting be mentioned among you as becometh saints (EPHESIANS 5:3-4)
  12. Let not unworthy widows be supported by the church (1 TIMOTHY 5:9-16)

Forty-two “Let us’s”:

  1. Let us walk honestly (ROMANS 13:13)
  2. Let us cast off works of darkness (ROMANS 13:12)
  3. Let us put on armour of light (ROMANS 13:12)
  4. Let us follow things of peace (ROMANS 14:19)
  5. Let us follow things that edify (ROMANS 14:19)
  6. Let us please neighbour for good (ROMANS 15:2-3)
  7. Let us be sincere (1 CORINTHIANS 5:8)
  8. Let us not commit fornication (1 CORINTHIANS 10:8)
  9. Let us not tempt Christ (1 CORINTHIANS 10:9)
  10. Let us not murmur (1 CORINTHIANS 10:10)
  11. Let us cleanse ourselves from the filthiness of body and spirit (2 CORINTHIANS 7:1)
  12. Let us perfect holiness (2 CORINTHIANS 7:1)
  13. Let us walk in the Spirit (GALATIANS 5:25)
  14. Let us not desire vain glory (GALATIANS 5:26)
  15. Let us not provoke one another (GALATIANS 5:26)
  16. Let us not envy one another (GALATIANS 5:26)
  17. Let us not be weary in well doing (GALATIANS 6:9)
  18. Let us do good to all people (GALATIANS 6:10)
  19. Let us do good especially to fellow Christians (GALATIANS 6:10)
  20. Let us who are mature press forward toward the mark (PHILIPPIANS 3:14-15)
  21. Let us walk by the same rule (PHILIPPIANS 3:16)
  22. Let us mind the same thing (PHILIPPIANS 3:16)
  23. Let us not sleep spiritually (1 THESSALONIANS 5:6)
  24. Let us watch and be sober (1 THESSALONIANS 5:6,8)
  25. Let us be content with food and raiment (1 TIMOTHY 6:8)
  26. Let us fear losing the soul (HEBREWS 4:1-2)
  27. Let us labour to be saved (HEBREWS 4:11)
  28. Let us hold fast our profession (HEBREWS 10:23)
  29. Let us come boldly to the throne of grace (HEBREWS 4:16HEBREWS 10:19-23)
  30. Let us go on to perfection (HEBREWS 6:1)
  31. Let us draw near to God (HEBREWS 10:22)
  32. Let us provoke to love and good works (HEBREWS 10:24)
  33. Let us not forsake assembling together in worship (HEBREWS 10:25)
  34. Let us exhort one another (HEBREWS 10:25)
  35. Let us lay aside every weight (HEBREWS 12:1)
  36. Let us lay aside besetting sin (HEBREWS 12:1)
  37. Let us run race with patience (HEBREWS 12:1)
  38. Let us look to Jesus (HEBREWS 12:2)
  39. Let us have grace to serve God (HEBREWS 12:28)
  40. Let us bear Christ’s reproach (HEBREWS 13:13)
  41. Let us offer our sacrifice of praise to God continually (HEBREWS 13:15)
  42. Let us love one another (1 JOHN 4:7,11)

Eight “Let Us Not’s”:

  1. Let us not walk in rioting (ROMANS 13:13)
  2. Let us not walk in drunkenness (ROMANS 13:13)
  3. Let us not walk in chambering (ROMANS 13:13)
  4. Let us not walk in wantonness (ROMANS 13:13)
  5. Let us not walk in strife (ROMANS 13:13)
  6. Let us not walk in envying (ROMANS 13:13)
  7. Let us not judge one another in doubtful things (ROMANS 14:13)
  8. Let us not cause others to stumble (ROMANS 14:13)

Three Ways to Live:

  1. Live peacefully (ROMANS 12:182 CORINTHIANS 13:11)
  2. Live free from anxiety and undue care (1 CORINTHIANS 7:28-35)
  3. Live no longer in lusts of sin (1 PETER 4:2)

Four Commands to “Love”:

  1. Love your enemies (MATTHEW 5:44LUKE 6:27,35)
  2. Love your fellow Christians (JOHN 13:34JOHN 15:12,17GALATIANS 5:141 PETER 2:171 JOHN 3:232 JOHN 1:5)
  3. Love the brotherhood (1 PETER 2:17)
  4. Love your brother (1 JOHN 4:21)

Two Things Not to Love:

  1. The world (1 JOHN 2:15)
  2. Things in the world (1 JOHN 2:15)

Three Ways to Love:

  1. Fervently (1 PETER 2:22)
  2. With a pure heart (1 PETER 2:22)
  3. As brethren (1 PETER 3:8)

One Person to Pray to:

Pray to thy Father (MATTHEW 6:6MATTHEW 6:9JOHN 16:23-26)

Three Things to Pray for:

  1. Your persecutors (MATTHEW 5:44LUKE 6:28)
  2. For labourers (MATTHEW 9:38LUKE 10:2)
  3. For one another (JAMES 5:16)

Two Ways Not to Pray:

  1. Use not vain repetitions like the heathen (MATTHEW 6:7)
  2. Do not pray as hypocrites (MATTHEW 6:5)

Three Ways to Pray:

  1. After this manner pray (MATTHEW 6:9-13)
  2. Ask, seek, knock (MATTHEW 7:7-11)
  3. Pray in the Spirit (JUDE 20)

Four Things to Prove:

  1. Prove yourself (2 CORINTHIANS 13:5)
  2. Prove what is acceptable to God (EPHESIANS 5:10)
  3. Prove all things (1 THESSALONIANS 5:21)
  4. Prove accusations against elders (1 TIMOTHY 5:19)

Two Commands to Rejoice:

  1. Rejoice (MATTHEW 5:12ROMANS 15:10)
  2. Rejoice evermore (1 THESSALONIANS 5:16)

Eight “Put Away’s”:

  1. Put away wicked people from the congregation (1 CORINTHIANS 5:13)
  2. Put away lying (EPHESIANS 4:25)
  3. Put away all bitterness (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  4. Put away wrath (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  5. Put away anger (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  6. Put away clamour (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  7. Put away evil speaking (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  8. Put away all malice (EPHESIANS 4:31)

Six “Put Off’s”:

  1. Put off the old man (EPHESIANS 4:22COLOSSIANS 3:9)
  2. Put off anger (COLOSSIANS 3:8)
  3. Put off wrath (COLOSSIANS 3:8)
  4. Put off malice (COLOSSIANS 3:8)
  5. Put off blasphemy (COLOSSIANS 3:8)
  6. Put off filthy conversation (COLOSSIANS 3:8)

Twelve “Put On’s”:

  1. Put on Christ (ROMANS 13:14)
  2. Put on the armour of light (ROMANS 13:12)
  3. Put on the new man (EPHESIANS 4:24COLOSSIANS 3:10)
  4. Put on the whole armour of God (EPHESIANS 6:11,13)
  5. Put on the bowels of mercy (COLOSSIANS 3:12)
  6. Put on kindness (COLOSSIANS 3:12)
  7. Put on humility (COLOSSIANS 3:12)
  8. Put on meekness (COLOSSIANS 3:12)
  9. Put on longsuffering (COLOSSIANS 3:13)
  10. Put on love (COLOSSIANS 3:14)
  11. Put on the breastplate of faith and love (1 THESSALONIANS 5:8)
  12. Put on the hope of salvation (1 THESSALONIANS 5:8)

One Class Not to Rebuke:

Elders (1 TIMOTHY 5:1)

Three Things to Rebuke:

  1. Certain sinners (1 TIMOTHY 5:20)
  2. Rebels (TITUS 1:13)
  3. Works of darkness (EPHESIANS 5:11)

Two Ways to Rebuke:

  1. With all authority (TITUS 2:15)
  2. With all longsuffering (2 TIMOTHY 4:2)

Four Things to Rejoice in:

  1. Hope (ROMANS 12:12)
  2. Blessings of others (ROMANS 12:15)
  3. The Lord (PHILIPPIANS 3:1PHILIPPIANS 4:4)
  4. Suffering for Christ (1 PETER 4:13)

Five Things to Remember:

  1. What you are saved from (EPHESIANS 2:11-12)
  2. Those who suffer (HEBREWS 13:3)
  3. Those who lead you (HEBREWS 13:7)
  4. Truth (JUDE 17,18REVELATION 3:3)
  5. Backsliding, and repent (REVELATION 2:5)

Four Things to Seek:

  1. God’s kingdom first (MATTHEW 6:33LUKE 12:31)
  2. God in prayer (MATTHEW 7:7)
  3. To edify the church (1 CORINTHIANS 14:12)
  4. Things above (COLOSSIANS 3:1)

One Command to Stand Fast:

  1. Stand fast, and hold Christian traditions (2 THESSALONIANS 2:15)

Three Things to Stand Fast With:

  1. Loins girt about with truth
  2. Breastplate of righteousness
  3. Feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace (EPHESIANS 6:14-15)

Five Things to Stand in:

  1. Faith (1 CORINTHIANS 16:13)
  2. Liberty (GALATIANS 5:1)
  3. One spirit (PHILIPPIANS 1:27)
  4. One mind (PHILIPPIANS 1:27)
  5. The Lord (PHILIPPIANS 4:1)

Eight Things to Think on:

  1. Things about your true self (ROMANS 12:31 CORINTHIANS 3:18)
  2. Things true
  3. Things honest
  4. Things just
  5. Things pure
  6. Things lovely
  7. Things of good report
  8. Things of virtue (PHILIPPIANS 4:8)

One Way to Think:

Think soberly (ROMANS 12:3)

Five Commands to “Submit”:

  1. Submit one to another (EPHESIANS 5:21)
  2. Submit to God (JAMES 4:7)
  3. Submit to every ordinance of man (1 PETER 2:13-14ROMANS 13:1-8)
  4. Younger ones are to submit to their elders (1 PETER 5:5)
  5. Wives must submit to their husbands (EPHESIANS 5:22COLOSSIANS 3:181 PETER 3:1-6)

Twelve “Take’s”:

  1. Take no anxious thought for necessities of life (MATTHEW 6:25,31LUKE 12:22-30)
  2. Take no anxious thought of tomorrow (MATTHEW 6:34)
  3. Take no anxious thought of defence (MATTHEW 10:19MARK 13:9-11LUKE 12:11-12LUKE 21:14)
  4. Take my yoke upon you (MATTHEW 11:29)
  5. Take advantage of freedom (1 CORINTHIANS 7:21)
  6. Take the Lord’s Supper in remembrance of Christ (1 CORINTHIANS 11:24-26)
  7. Take the shield of faith (EPHESIANS 6:16)
  8. Take the helmet of salvation (EPHESIANS 6:17)
  9. Take the sword of the Spirit (EPHESIANS 6:17)
  10. Take oversight of the flock willingly (1 PETER 5:2)
  11. Take oversight of the flock without thought of personal gain (1 PETER 5:2)
  12. Take a humble seat (LUKE 14:8)

Eighteen “Take Heed’s”:

  1. Take heed that you do not alms to be seen by people (MATTHEW 6:1)
  2. Take heed not to despise little ones (MATTHEW 18:10)
  3. Take heed not to be deceived (MATTHEW 24:4MARK 13:5LUKE 21:8)
  4. Take heed what you hear (MARK 4:24)
  5. Take heed how you hear (LUKE 8:18)
  6. Take heed to walk in the light (LUKE 11:35)
  7. Take heed to rebuke and forgive (LUKE 17:3)
  8. Take heed not to get drunk (LUKE 21:34)
  9. Take heed not to surfeit (LUKE 21:34)
  10. Take heed not to be overcome with cares (LUKE 21:34)
  11. Take heed to yourselves (MARK 13:9LUKE 17:3LUKE 21:34ACTS 20:28)
  12. Take heed to the flock of God (ACTS 20:28)
  13. Take heed lest you misuse your liberty (1 CORINTHIANS 8:9)
  14. Take heed lest you fall (1 CORINTHIANS 10:12ROMANS 11:21)
  15. Take heed to your ministry (COLOSSIANS 4:17)
  16. Take heed that you destroy not one another (GALATIANS 5:15)
  17. Take heed to yourself and your doctrine (1 TIMOTHY 4:16)
  18. Take heed not to backslide (HEBREWS 3:12)

Two Ways Not to Walk on:

  1. As Sinners (EPHESIANS 4:17)
  2. As fools (EPHESIANS 5:15)

Four “Thou Shalt’s”:

  1. Thou shalt worship God only (MATTHEW 4:10LUKE 4:8)
  2. Thou shalt serve God only (MATTHEW 4:10LUKE 4:8)
  3. Thou shalt love neighbours as yourself (MATTHEW 5:43MATTHEW 19:19MATTHEW 22:39MARK 12:31LUKE 10:27ROMANS 13:9GALATIANS 5:14)
  4. Thou shalt love God wholeheartedly (MATTHEW 22:37MARK 12:30LUKE 10:27)

Seven Things to Walk in:

  1. The Spirit (GALATIANS 5:16)
  2. Love (EPHESIANS 5:2)
  3. The light (EPHESIANS 5:8-91 JOHN 1:7)
  4. Watchfulness (EPHESIANS 6:18)
  5. Christ (COLOSSIANS 2:6-72 CORINTHIANS 5:17)
  6. Wisdom (COLOSSIANS 4:5)
  7. Honesty (1 THESSALONIANS 4:12)

Eight “Thou Shalt Not’s”:

  1. Thou shalt not tempt the Lord (MATTHEW 4:7LUKE 4:12)
  2. Thou shalt not kill (MATTHEW 5:21MATTHEW 19:18MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20ROMANS 13:9)
  3. Thou shalt not commit adultery (MATTHEW 5:27-28MATTHEW 19:18LUKE 18:20ROMANS 13:9)
  4. Thou shalt not pray to be seen by people (MATTHEW 6:5)
  5. Thou shalt not steal (MATTHEW 19:18MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20ROMANS 13:9)
  6. Thou shalt not bear false witness (MATTHEW 19:18MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20ROMANS 13:9)
  7. Thou shalt not covet (ROMANS 13:9)
  8. Thou shalt not muzzle the ox treading corn (1 CORINTHIANS 9:91 TIMOTHY 5:18)

200 Miscellaneous Commands:

  1. Abhor what is evil (ROMANS 12:9)
  2. A bishop must be (see characteristics of, 1 TIMOTHY 3:2-7TITUS 1:6-9)
  3. Abide in Christ (JOHN 15:4)
  4. Abide with worthy ones (MATTHEW 10:11-13MARK 6:10LUKE 9:4LUKE 10:5-8)
  5. Accuse none falsely (LUKE 3:14)
  6. Add to Christian graces (2 PETER 1:5-7)
  7. Admit your own unprofitableness (LUKE 17:10)
  8. Admonish one another (COLOSSIANS 3:16)
  9. Admonish the unruly (2 THESSALONIANS 3:15)
  10. Agree with your adversary (MATTHEW 5:25)
  11. Allow no liberty to ensnare you to commit sin (1 CORINTHIANS 10:25-30)
  12. Allow no lust of evil in the your body (1 THESSALONIANS 4:5)
  13. Allow no cursing and blessing from the same mouth (JAMES 3:10)
  14. Anoint your head and wash face when fast­ing (MATTHEW 6:17)
  15. Arm your self with a mind to suffer for Christ (1 PETER 4:1)
  16. Avenge not yourself (ROMANS 12:19)
  17. Awake from death to light (EPHESIANS 5:14)
  18. Bear one another’s burdens (GALATIANS 6:2)
  19. Behave like men (1 CORINTHIANS 16:13)
  20. Bid no false teacher “Godspeed” (2 JOHN 10-11)
  21. Bring proof of your repentance (MATTHEW 3:8LUKE 3:8)
  22. Bring your children up in the Lord (EPHESIANS 6:4)
  23. Build up your faith (JUDE 20)
  24. Call the poor to your feast (LUKE 14:13)
  25. Children, obey your parents (EPHESIANS 6:1COLOSSIANS 3:20)
  26. Cleanse the lepers (MATTHEW 10:8)
  27. Cleanse your hands you sinners (JAMES 4:8)
  28. Cleave to good (ROMANS 12:9)
  29. Collect just dues only (LUKE 3:13)
  30. Come out from among them (2 CORINTHIANS 6:17)
  31. Command and teach these things (1 TIMOTHY 4:111 TIMOTHY 6:2)
  32. Commit the truth to faithful teachers (2 TIMOTHY 2:2)
  33. Confess your faults one to another (JAMES 5:16)
  34. Count it joy when you are tempted (JAMES 1:2)
  35. Cut off offending members (MATTHEW 5:29-30MATTHEW 18:8,9)
  36. Deacons must be (see 1 TIMOTHY 3:8-12)
  37. Defraud not (MARK 10:19)
  38. Desire spiritual gifts (1 CORINTHIANS 14:1)
  39. Desire the milk of the Word (1 PETER 2:2)
  40. Despise not prophesyings (1 THESSALONIANS 5:20)
  41. Destroy none with non-essentials (ROMANS 14:151 CORINTHIANS 8:13)
  42. Draw near to God (JAMES 4:8)
  43. Eat your own bread in quietness (2 THESSALONIANS 3:12)
  44. Earnestly contend for faith (JUDE 3)
  45. Edify yourselves with singing (EPHESIANS 5:19)
  46. Edify one another (1 THESSALONIANS 5:11)
  47. Enter the straight (narrow) gate (MATTHEW 7:13LUKE 13:24)
  48. Examine yourself as to faith (2 CORINTHIANS 13:5)
  49. Exercise in godliness (1 TIMOTHY 4:7-8)
  50. Exhort servants to obey (TITUS 2:9-10)
  51. Exhort one another daily (HEBREWS 3:13)
  52. Fear not (LUKE 12:32)!
  53. Fight the good fight of faith (1 TIMOTHY 6:12)
  54. Follow peace and holiness (HEBREWS 12:14)
  55. Forbear one another (COLOSSIANS 3:13)
  56. Forbid not children (MATTHEW 19:14MARK 10:14LUKE 18:16)
  57. Forbid not tongues (1 CORINTHIANS 14:39)
  58. Forget not to share (HEBREWS 13:16)
  59. Forgive 490 times (MATTHEW 18:22)
  60. Forgive (MARK 11:25-26LUKE 6:37EPHESIANS 4:32COLOSSIANS 3:13)
  61. Fret not in servitude (2 CORINTHIANS 7:21)
  62. Gird up loins of mind (1 PETER 1:13)
  63. Give place to wrath (ROMANS 12:19)
  64. Give your enemy a drink of water (ROMANS 12:20)
  65. Give no occasion to the adversary (1 TIMOTHY 5:14)
  66. Glorify God in your body and spirit (1 CORINTHIANS 6:20; cp. ROMANS 12:1-2)
  67. Grieve not the Holy Spirit (EPHESIANS 4:30)
  68. Grow in grace and knowledge (2 PETER 3:18)
  69. Grudge not against another (JAMES 5:9)
  70. Harden not your hearts (HEBREWS 3:8-15)
  71. Hate flesh-spotted garments (JUDE 23)
  72. Have no respect of persons (partiality, preju­dice) (1 TIMOTHY 5:21)
  73. Have the same love (PHILIPPIANS 2:2)
  74. Have no fellowship with works of darkness (EPHESIANS 5:11)
  75. Heal the sick (MATTHEW 10:8LUKE 10:9)
  76. Help propagate truth (3 JOHN 8)
  77. Humble yourselves (JAMES 4:101 PETER 5:6)
  78. Husbands, love your wives (EPHESIANS 5:25,28COLOSSIANS 3:191 PETER 3:7)
  79. Husbands, be not bitter against your wives (COLOSSIANS 3:19)
  80. Instruct rebels in meekness (2 TIMOTHY 2:25)
  81. Intreat others according to 1 TIMOTHY 5:1-2.
  82. Judge not (MATTHEW 7:1LUKE 6:37)
  83. Have faith before God for things not con­demned in Scripture (ROMANS 14:22-23)
  84. Know how to control your body (1 THESSALONIANS 4:4)
  85. Lay not up your treasures on earth (MATTHEW 6:19)
  86. Lay up your treasures in heaven (MATTHEW 6:20LUKE 12:33-34)
  87. Lay hold on eternal life (1 TIMOTHY 6:12)
  88. Leave your parents and cleave to your wife (MATTHEW 19:5MARK 10:7EPHESIANS 5:31)
  89. Lend, hoping for nothing back (LUKE 6:35)
  90. Lie not (COLOSSIANS 3:9)
  91. Lift up hands that hang down (HEBREWS 12:12)
  92. Look not everyone on your own things only (PHILIPPIANS 2:4)
  93. Look diligently not to fail of grace (HEBREWS 12:15)
  94. Look diligently lest any root of bitterness defile (HEBREWS 12:15)
  95. Look diligently lest any be a fornicator (HEBREWS 12:16-17)
  96. Look to yourselves not to lose reward (2 JOHN 8)
  97. Look for mercy unto eternal life (JUDE 21)
  98. Lust not after evil things (1 CORINTHIANS 10:6)
  99. Make a tree good or corrupt (MATTHEW 12:33)
  100. Make no provision for lusts (ROMANS 13:14)
  101. Make full proof of ministry (2 TIMOTHY 4:5)
  102. Make straight paths (HEBREWS 12:13)
  103. Mark troublemakers (ROMANS 16:17PHILIPPIANS 3:17)
  104. Mark the unruly (2 THESSALONIANS 3:14)
  105. Marvel not if you are hated by the world (1 JOHN 3:13)
  106. Masters, be good to servants (EPHESIANS 6:9COLOSSIANS 4:1)
  107. Meditate upon things of 1 TIMOTHY 4:15.
  108. Mind not the high things (ROMANS 12:16)
  109. Minister as good stewards (1 PETER 4:10)
  110. Mortify offending physical members (COLOSSIANS 3:5ROMANS 8:12-13)
  111. Neither be of doubtful mind (LUKE 12:29)
  112. No man is to defraud his brother (1 THESSALONIANS 4:6)
  113. Neglect not spiritual gifts (1 TIMOTHY 4:14; cp. 2 TIMOTHY 1:6)
  114. Obey your leaders (HEBREWS 13:17)
  115. Offer the other cheek (MATTHEW 5:39LUKE 6:29)
  116. Ordain no one in a hurry (1 TIMOTHY 5:22)
  117. Owe nothing but love (ROMANS 13:8)
  118. Overcome evil with good (ROMANS 12:21)
  119. Pass the time in fear (1 PETER 1:17)
  120. Pay your taxes (ROMANS 13:6)
  121. Pay just dues (ROMANS 13:7)
  122. Praise the Lord (ROMANS 15:11)
  123. Preach (MATTHEW 10:7,27MARK 16:152 TIMOTHY 4:2)
  124. Present your body to God (ROMANS 12:1)
  125. Provide things honestly (ROMANS 12:17)
  126. Provoke not your children to wrath (EPHESIANS 6:4COLOSSIANS 3:21)
  127. Purge out the old leaven (evil influence) (1 CORINTHIANS 5:7)
  128. Purify your hearts of doubt (JAMES 4:8)
  129. Put others in remembrance of the essentials (2 TIMOTHY 2:14)
  130. Quench not the Spirit (1 THESSALONIANS 5:19)
  131. Raise the dead (MATTHEW 10:8)
  132. Receive (accept) weak brethren (ROMANS 14:1)
  133. Receive one another (ROMANS 15:7)
  134. Receive the Word with meekness (JAMES 1:21)
  135. Reckon yourself as dead to sin (ROMANS 6:11)
  136. Reckon yourself as alive to God (ROMANS 6:11)
  137. Recognize the truth (1 CORINTHIANS 10:15)
  138. Redeem the time (EPHESIANS 5:16COLOSSIANS 4:5)
  139. Reject heretics (TITUS 3:10)
  140. Refuse to support young widows from church funds (1 TIMOTHY 5:11)
  141. Remind people of the seven things of TITUS 3:1-2.
  142. Render no evil for evil (1 PETER 3:9ROMANS 12:17)
  143. Repent (MATTHEW 3:2MATTHEW 4:17MARK 1:15ACTS 2:38ACTS 3:19REVELATION 2:16REVELATION 3:19)
  144. Resist not evil (MATTHEW 5:38-39)
  145. Resist the devil (JAMES 4:71 PETER 5:9)
  146. Restore backslider in meekness, considering your own life (GALATIANS 6:1)
  147. Run to obtain (1 CORINTHIANS 9:24)
  148. Salute none by the way (LUKE 10:4)
  149. Salute your leaders (HEBREWS 13:24)
  150. Sanctify God in your heart (1 PETER 3:15)
  151. Save some with fear (JUDE 23)
  152. Search the Scriptures (JOHN 5:39)
  153. Seek not eats and drinks (LUKE 12:29)
  154. Sell to help the needy (LUKE 12:33)
  155. Serve the Lord (ROMANS 12:1)
  156. Servants, obey masters (EPHESIANS 6:5-8COLOSSIANS 3:22-251 PETER 2:18)
  157. Set the least to judge (1 CORINTHIANS 6:4)
  158. Set your affections above (COLOSSIANS 3:2)
  159. Shake off the dust of your feet (MATTHEW 10:14MARK 6:11LUKE 9:5LUKE 10:10-11)
  160. Show charity to other ministers (LUKE 9:49-50)
  161. Show yourself as a pattern (TITUS 2:7)
  162. Show four things of TITUS 2:7-8.
  163. Sin not (1 CORINTHIANS 15:34)
  164. Sing with grace in heart (COLOSSIANS 3:16)
  165. Shun vain babblings (2 TIMOTHY 2:16)
  166. Speak and do things in view of the judgment day (JAMES 2:12)
  167. Speak truth (EPHESIANS 4:25)
  168. Speak sound doctrine (TITUS 2:1)
  169. Speak no evil of your brethren (JAMES 4:11)
  170. Stablish your hearts (JAMES 5:8)
  171. Strengthen your feeble knees (HEBREWS 12:12)
  172. Strive together for the gospel faith (PHILEMON 27)
  173. Study to be quiet (1 THESSALONIANS 4:11)
  174. Study (be diligent) to show yourself approved (2 TIMOTHY 2:15)
  175. Support the weak (1 THESSALONIANS 5:14)
  176. See that no one renders evil for evil (1 THESSALONIANS 5:15)
  177. Swear not (JAMES 5:12MATTHEW 5:33-36)
  178. Tarry one for another (1 CORINTHIANS 11:33)
  179. Tarry for power (LUKE 24:49ACTS 1:4-8)
  180. Teach one another (COLOSSIANS 3:16)
  181. Teach no other doctrine that the truth (1 TIMOTHY 1:3)
  182. Tell your brother his fault alone first (MATTHEW 18:15-17)
  183. Trust God for your needs as you work (MATTHEW 10:9LUKE 9:3LUKE 10:4)
  184. Understand the will of God (EPHESIANS 5:17)
  185. Use not your liberty as an occasion to sin (GALATIANS 5:131 PETER 1:16)
  186. Use hospitality without grudging (1 PETER 4:9)
  187. Warn the unruly (1 THESSALONIANS 5:14)
  188. Watch and pray (MATTHEW 24:42MATTHEW 25:13MARK 13:33,35MARK 14:38LUKE 21:36EPHESIANS 6:18COLOSSIANS 4:2)
  189. Watch in all things (2 TIMOTHY 4:51 CORINTHIANS 16:13)
  190. Weep with others (ROMANS 12:15)
  191. Withdraw from disorderly brethren (2 THESSALONIANS 3:6,14)
  192. Withdraw from evil people (1 TIMOTHY 6:3-6)
  193. Wives of deacons must be (see 1 TIMOTHY 3:11)
  194. Wives, submit to your husbands (EPHESIANS 5:22COLOSSIANS 3:181 PETER 3:1-6)
  195. Work with your own hands (1 THESSALONIANS 4:11)
  196. Work, or do not eat (2 THESSALONIANS 3:10-11)
  197. Work out own salvation (PHILIPPIANS 2:12)
  198. Yield not your members to sin (ROMANS 6:13)
  199. Yield yourself to God (ROMANS 6:13)
  200. Yield your members to righteousness (ROMANS 6:13)

Two Eternal Rights of the Redeemed:

  1. Right to the tree of life
  2. Right to enter the New Jerusalem

Source: ‘Dake’s Study Notes’ by Finis Jennings Dake

What Commandments are in the New Testament?

This list of New Testament Commandments I found illuminating, and wanted to have on site as a reference tool.  Enjoy finding out what you are supposed to be doing as you learn to live and walk the straight and narrow path!  One reminder, you do not need to learn all of this the first time you see it, nor do it perfectly the first time you attempt it…you merely keep practicing these new behaviors until you find that you have changed, the Holy Spirit has helped, and you are a much more loving person.

Many people only know the 10 commandments, but there are actually 1050 commandments in the New Testament for Christians! Study this file to learn what …

 1,050 New Testament Commands

There are 1,050 commands in the New Testament for Christians to obey. Due to repetitions we can classify them under 69 headings. They cover every phase of man’s life in his relationship to God and his fellowmen, now and hereafter. If obeyed, they will bring rich rewards here and forever; if disobeyed, they will bring condemnation and eternal punishment.

Seven “Abstains” – Abstain from :

  1. Idols (ACTS 15:20)
  2. Fornication (ACTS 15:20,291 THESSALONIANS 4:2-3)
  3. Strangled meats (ACTS 15:20)
  4. Eating blood (ACTS 15:20)
  5. Meats offered to idols (ACTS 15:29)
  6. All appearance of evil (1 THESSALONIANS 5:22)
  7. Fleshly lusts (1 PETER 2:11)

Seven Things to Avoid:

  1. Troublemakers (ROMANS 16:17)
  2. Profane and vain babblings (1 TIMOTHY 6:20)
  3. False science (1 TIMOTHY 6:20)
  4. Unlearned questions (2 TIMOTHY 2:23)
  5. Foolish questions (TITUS 3:9)
  6. Genealogies (TITUS 3:9)
  7. Arguments about the law (TITUS 3:9)

Three “Asks”:

  1. Ask and ye shall receive (MATTHEW 7:7)
  2. Ask no return of goods (LUKE 6:30)
  3. Ask life for backsliders (1 JOHN 5:16)

Two Things to Awake to: 

  1. Awake to righteousness (1 CORINTHIANS 15:34)
  2. Awake to life (EPHESIANS 5:14)

Seventy-four “Be’s”:

  1. Be exceeding glad (MATTHEW 5:12)
  2. Be reconciled to a brother (MATTHEW 5:24)
  3. Be perfect (MATTHEW 5:482 CORINTHIANS 13:11)
  4. Be wise as serpents (MATTHEW 10:16)
  5. Be harmless as doves (MATTHEW 10:16)
  6. Be ready for Christ’s coming (MATTHEW 24:44LUKE 12:40)
  7. Be content with your wages (LUKE 3:14)
  8. Be merciful as God (LUKE 6:36)
  9. Be like faithful servants (LUKE 12:36)
  10. Be thankful (COLOSSIANS 3:15)
  11. Be at peace among selves (1 THESSALONIANS 5:13)
  12. Be patient toward all people (1 THESSALONIANS 5:142 TIMOTHY 2:24)
  13. Be no partaker of sin (1 TIMOTHY 5:22)
  14. Be sober and hope (1 PETER 1:13)
  15. Be sober and pray (1 PETER 4:7)
  16. Be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, charity, and patience (aged men, TITUS 2:2)
  17. Be sober, love husbands and children (young women, TITUS 2:4)
  18. Be sober minded (young men, TITUS 2:6)
  19. Be in behaviour as becoming to saints (aged women, TITUS 2:3)
  20. Be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient (young women, TITUS 2:5)
  21. Be ready to give an answer of the hope that is in you (1 PETER 3:15)
  22. Be of good cheer (JOHN 16:33)
  23. Be baptized (ACTS 2:38)
  24. Be converted (ACTS 3:19)
  25. Be transformed (ROMANS 12:2)
  26. Be kind of brotherly love one to another (ROMANS 12:10EPHESIANS 4:32)
  27. Be fervent in spirit (ROMANS 12:11)
  28. Be patient in tribulation (ROMANS 12:12)
  29. Be given to hospitality (ROMANS 12:13)
  30. Be afraid, if lawless (ROMANS 13:4)
  31. Be no idolater (1 CORINTHIANS 10:7)
  32. Be followers of Paul as he followed Christ (1 CORINTHIANS 11:1PHILIPPIANS 3:17)
  33. Be followers of God (EPHESIANS 5:1)
  34. Be followers of the faithful and patient (HEBREWS 6:12)
  35. Be children in malice (1 CORINTHIANS 14:20)
  36. Be men in understanding (1 CORINTHIANS 14:20)
  37. Be steadfast (1 CORINTHIANS 15:58)
  38. Be unmoveable (1 CORINTHIANS 15:58)
  39. Be always abounding in God’s work (1 CORINTHIANS 15:58)
  40. Be strong in the Lord (1 CORINTHIANS 16:13EPHESIANS 6:102 TIMOTHY 2:1)
  41. Be of good comfort (2 CORINTHIANS 13:11)
  42. Be of one mind (ROMANS 12:162 CORINTHIANS 13:11PHILIPPIANS 2:21 PETER 3:8)
  43. Be separate from the unclean (2 CORINTHIANS 6:17)
  44. Be renewed in spirit (EPHESIANS 4:23)
  45. Be angry and sin not (EPHESIANS 4:26)
  46. Be tender-hearted one to another (EPHESIANS 4:32)
  47. Be filled with the Spirit (EPHESIANS 5:18)
  48. Be likeminded (PHILIPPIANS 2:2)
  49. Be one of accord (PHILIPPIANS 2:2)
  50. Be anxious for nothing (PHILIPPIANS 4:6)
  51. Be an example to believers in word, conversation, charity, spirit, faith, and purity (1 TIMOTHY 4:12)
  52. Be a partaker of Christian sufferings (2 TIMOTHY 1:8; cp. 1 PETER 4:1)
  53. 53. Be gentle to all people (2 TIMOTHY 2:24)
  54. 54. Be apt to teach (2 TIMOTHY 2:24)
  55. 55. Be instant in season, out of season (2 TIMOTHY 4:2)
  56. Be careful to maintain good works (TITUS 3:8,14; cp. MATTHEW 5:16)
  57. Be content with what you have (HEBREWS 13:5)
  58. Be doers of the Word (JAMES 1:22)
  59. Be afflicted and mourn (JAMES 4:9)
  60. Be patient till Christ comes (JAMES 5:7-8)
  61. Be holy in conversation (behaviour) (1 PETER 1:15-16)
  62. Be pitiful (1 PETER 3:8)
  63. Be courteous (1 PETER 3:8)
  64. Be examples of the flock of God, not lord over it (1 PETER 5:3)
  65. Be subject one to another (1 PETER 5:5)
  66. Be clothed with humility (1 PETER 5:5)
  67. Be sober (1 PETER 5:8)
  68. Be vigilant (1 PETER 5:8)
  69. Be mindful of prophecies and command­ments (2 PETER 3:2)
  70. Be diligent to be found in peace (2 PETER 3:14)
  71. Be diligent to be without spot, and blameless (2 PETER 3:14)
  72. Be faithful to death (REVELATION 2:10)
  73. Be watchful, strengthen self (REVELATION 3:2)
  74. Be zealous and repent (REVELATION 3:19)

Thirty “Be Not’s”:

  1. Be not like the hypocrites in prayer (MATTHEW 6:5)
  2. Be not like the heathen in prayer (MATTHEW 6:8)
  3. Be not as hypocrites in fasting (MATTHEW 6:16)
  4. Be not called “Rabbi” (MATTHEW 23:8)
  5. Be not called “Master” (MATTHEW 23:9)
  6. Be not afraid of man (LUKE 12:4)
  7. Be not of doubtful mind (LUKE 12:29)
  8. Be not many teachers (JAMES 3:1)
  9. Be not afraid of terror (1 PETER 3:14)
  10. Be not troubled (1 PETER 3:14)
  11. Be not ignorant of time with God (2 PETER 3:8; cp. ISAIAH 57:15)
  12. Be not deceived: 10 classes not to inherit the kingdom (1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10)
  13. Be not conformed to world (ROMANS 12:2)
  14. Be not slothful in business (ROMANS 12:11)
  15. Be not conceited (ROMANS 12:16)
  16. Be not overcome of evil (ROMANS 12:21)
  17. Be not mere servants of men (1 CORINTHIANS 7:23)
  18. Be not children in understanding (1 CORINTHIANS 14:20)
  19. Be not deceived by evil companions (1 CORINTHIANS 15:33)
  20. Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers (2 CORINTHIANS 6:14-15)
  21. Be not entangled again with keeping the law (GALATIANS 5:1. See ‘Eighty-five Old and New Covenant Contrasts’)
  22. Be not deceived: man will reap what he sows (GALATIANS 6:7-8)
  23. Be not partakers with sinners (EPHESIANS 5:7)
  24. Be not unwise about God’s will (EPHESIANS 5:17)
  25. Be not drunk with wine (EPHESIANS 5:18)
  26. Be not weary in well doing (2 THESSALONIANS 3:13)
  27. Be not ashamed of God (2 TIMOTHY 1:8)
  28. Be not slothful (HEBREWS 6:12)
  29. Be not forgetful of strangers (HEBREWS 13:2)
  30. Be not carried about with different strange doctrines (HEBREWS 13:9)

Fourteen “Beware’s”:

  1. Beware of false prophets (MATTHEW 7:15)
  2. Beware of people (MATTHEW 10:17)
  3. Beware of leaven (doctrine) of Pharisees (MATTHEW 16:6-12)
  4. Beware of leaven (doctrine) of Herod (MARK 8:15)
  5. Beware of hypocrisy (LUKE 12:1)
  6. Beware of covetousness (LUKE 12:15)
  7. Beware of scribes (MARK 12:38LUKE 20:46)
  8. Beware of lest you despise God and perish (ACTS 13:40-41)
  9. Beware of dogs (false teachers, PHILIPPIANS 3:2ISAIAH 56:10)
  10. Beware of evil workers (PHILIPPIANS 3:2)
  11. Beware of the concision (Jews, PHILIPPIANS 3:2)
  12. Beware of being spoiled through philosophy (COLOSSIANS 2:8)
  13. Beware of being spoiled through vain deceit (COLOSSIANS 2:8)
  14. Beware of backsliding (2 PETER 3:17)

Four Things to Believe:

  1. The gospel (MARK 1:15)
  2. God’s existence (HEBREWS 11:6)
  3. On Jesus Christ (1 JOHN 3:23)
  4. God rewards diligent seeking (HEBREWS 11:6)

One Thing Not to Believe:

  1. Believe not every spirit (1 JOHN 4:1)

Two Classes to Bless:

  1. Those who curse you (MATTHEW 5:44LUKE 6:28)
  2. Persecutors (ROMANS 12:14)

Three Things to Cast Out or Away:

  1. The beam out of own eyes (MATTHEW 7:5LUKE 6:42)
  2. Devils (MATTHEW 10:8)
  3. All your cares upon God (1 PETER 5:7)

Two Classes to Comfort:

  1. One another-fellow Christians (1 THESSALONIANS 4:181 THESSALONIANS 5:11)
  2. The feeble-minded (1 THESSALONIANS 5:14)

Six Classes to Honour:

  1. Fathers (MATTHEW 19:19MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20EPHESIANS 6:2)
  2. Mothers (MATTHEW 19:19MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20EPHESIANS 6:2)
  3. Others (ROMANS 12:10)
  4. Widows indeed (1 TIMOTHY 5:3)
  5. All people (1 PETER 2:17)
  6. Kings – rulers (1 PETER 2:17)

Five Things to Charge:

  1. Men to be blameless (1 TIMOTHY 5:7)
  2. The rich to be humble (1 TIMOTHY 6:17)
  3. The rich to trust in God (1 TIMOTHY 6:17)
  4. The rich to do good works (1 TIMOTHY 6:18)
  5. The rich to lay hold on eternal life (1 TIMOTHY 6:19)

Five Things to Consider:

  1. The ravens (LUKE 12:24)
  2. The lilies (LUKE 12:27-28)
  3. Truth (2 TIMOTHY 2:7)
  4. That you are capable of falling (GALATIANS 6:1)
  5. Christ (HEBREWS 3:1HEBREWS 12:3)

Three Things to Continue in:

  1. Love (JOHN 15:9)
  2. Prayer (ROMANS 12:12COLOSSIANS 4:2)
  3. Truth (2 TIMOTHY 3:14)

Two Things to Covet:

  1. The best gifts (1 CORINTHIANS 12:31)
  2. To prophesy (1 CORINTHIANS 14:39); cp. things not to covet (EXODUS 20:17DEUTERONOMY 5:21)

One Thing Not to Cast Away:

  1. Your confidence in God (HEBREWS 10:35)

Two Things to Endure:

  1. Hardness (2 TIMOTHY 2:3)
  2. Sufferings (2 TIMOTHY 4:5)

Whom to Fear:

  1. God (MATTHEW 10:28LUKE 12:51 PETER 2:17REVELATION 14:7)

Three Things Not to Fear:

  1. Man (MATTHEW 10:28LUKE 12:5)
  2. Persecutors (MATTHEW 10:26)
  3. No lack of provision (MATTHEW 10:31MARK 6:8-9LUKE 12:7)

Five Things to Feed:

  1. Enemies (ROMANS 12:20)
  2. Lambs (JOHN 21:15)
  3. Sheep (JOHN 21:16,17)
  4. Flock of God (1 PETER 5:2)
  5. The church (ACTS 20:28)

Four Things to Flee From:

  1. Fornication (1 CORINTHIANS 6:18)
  2. Idolatry (1 CORINTHIANS 10:14)
  3. Hurtful lusts (1 TIMOTHY 6:9-11)
  4. Youthful lusts (2 TIMOTHY 2:22)

Ten “Do’s”:

  1. Do good to them that hate you (MATTHEW 5:44LUKE 6:27)
  2. Do to others what you expect of them (MATTHEW 7:12LUKE 6:31)
  3. Do violence to no man (LUKE 3:14)
  4. Do good (LUKE 6:35ROMANS 13:3)
  5. Do this (put God first) and live (LUKE 10:28)
  6. Do all to God’s glory (1 CORINTHIANS 10:31COLOSSIANS 3:17,23)
  7. Do all things without murmuring and disputing (PHILIPPIANS 2:14)
  8. Do those things, which were seen and heard in me (Paul, PHILIPPIANS 4:9)
  9. Do your own business (1 THESSALONIANS 4:11)
  10. Do the work of an evangelist (2 TIMOTHY 4:5)

Ten “Do Not’s”:

  1. Do not alms before people (MATTHEW 6:1)
  2. Do not sound trumpet before you when giving alms (MATTHEW 6:2)
  3. Do not do works of Pharisees (MATTHEW 23:3-33)
  4. Do not love in word only (1 JOHN 3:18)
  5. Do not give heed to fables (1 TIMOTHY 1:4)
  6. Do not give heed to genealogies (1 TIMOTHY 1:4)
  7. Do not err (JAMES 1:16)
  8. Do not commit adultery (JAMES 2:11)
  9. Do not kill (JAMES 2:11)
  10. Do not fashion self according to former lusts (1 PETER 1:14)

Ten Things to Follow:

  1. Christ (MATTHEW 4:19MATTHEW 8:22MATTHEW 16:24MARK 8:34MARK 10:21LUKE 9:23JOHN 21:19)
  2. Love (1 CORINTHIANS 14:11 TIMOTHY 6:112 TIMOTHY 2:22)
  3. Good (1 THESSALONIANS 5:153 JOHN 11)
  4. Righteousness (1 TIMOTHY 6:112 TIMOTHY 2:22)
  5. Godliness (1 TIMOTHY 6:11)
  6. Faith (1 TIMOTHY 6:112 TIMOTHY 2:22)
  7. Patience (1 TIMOTHY 6:11)
  8. Meekness (1 TIMOTHY 6:11)
  9. Peace (2 TIMOTHY 2:22HEBREWS 12:14)
  10. Holiness (HEBREWS 12:14)

Seven Things About Giving:

  1. Commanded: give (LUKE 6:38)
  2. Whom to give to:
    • Him that asks (MATTHEW 5:42LUKE 6:30)
    • Needy saints (ROMANS 12:13)
    • God (COLOSSIANS 3:17REVELATION 14:7)
  3. Whom not to give to:
    • Give not holy things to rebels (MATTHEW 7:6)
    • Give no place to Satan (EPHESIANS 4:27)
  4. What to give:
    • Holy things (MATTHEW 7:6MATTHEW 10:8)
    • Give thanks (EPHESIANS 5:20PHILIPPIANS 4:6COLOSSIANS 3:171 THESSALONIANS 5:18)
    • Give time to reading, exhortation, doctrine (1 TIMOTHY 4:13)
    • Give self wholly (1 TIMOTHY 4:15)
    • Give glory to God (REVELATION 14:7)
  5. What not to give:
    • Give no offence (1 CORINTHIANS 10:32)
    • Give no heed of fables and command­ments of human beings (TITUS 1:14)
  6. How to give:
    • Freely (MATTHEW 10:82 CORINTHIANS 9:6)
    • Good measure (LUKE 6:38)
    • As God has prospered (1 CORINTHIANS 16:2)
    • Willingly (2 CORINTHIANS 8:12)
    • With purpose (2 CORINTHIANS 9:7)
    • Cheerfully (2 CORINTHIANS 9:7)
  7. Blessings promised for giving:
    • Returns on the basis of giving (LUKE 6:382 CORINTHIANS 9:6)
    • Reward (MATTHEW 10:42)
    • All grace abounding (2 CORINTHIANS 9:8)
    • All sufficiency (2 CORINTHIANS 9:8)
    • Eternal righteousness (2 CORINTHIANS 9:9)
    • Increased fruits (2 CORINTHIANS 9:10)
    • Enrichment in all things (2 CORINTHIANS 9:11)

Six Things to Lay Aside:

  1. Wickedness (JAMES 1:21)
  2. All malice (1 PETER 2:1)
  3. All guile (1 PETER 2:1)
  4. All hypocrisies (1 PETER 2:1)
  5. All envies (1 PETER 2:1)
  6. All evil speakings (1 PETER 2:1)

Seven Things to Keep:

  1. Keep commandments (MATTHEW 19:17JOHN 14:15)
  2. Keep no company with the 6 classes of professed Christians of 1 CORINTHIANS 5:11
  3. Keep yourself pure (1 TIMOTHY 5:22)
  4. Keep the gospel commandments until Christ comes (1 TIMOTHY 6:14)
  5. Keep the good entrusted you (2 TIMOTHY 1:14)
  6. Keep yourself from idols (1 JOHN 5:21)
  7. Keep yourself in God’s love (JUDE 21)

Five “Go’s”:

  1. Go two miles (MATTHEW 5:41)
  2. Go teach (MATTHEW 28:19-20)
  3. Go preach (MARK 16:15)
  4. Go not from house to house (LUKE 10:7)
  5. Go and do likewise (LUKE 10:37)

Seven “Have’s”:

  1. Have faith (MARK 11:22ROMANS 14:22-23)
  2. Have no fellowship with darkness (EPHESIANS 5:11)
  3. Have no respect of persons (1 TIMOTHY 5:21JAMES 2:1-10)
  4. Have honest conversation (1 PETER 2:12)
  5. Have compassion (1 PETER 3:8JUDE 22)
  6. Have a good conscience (1 PETER 3:16)
  7. Have fervent love (1 PETER 4:8)

Fourteen “Hold’s”:

  1. Hold forth Word of life (PHILIPPIANS 2:16)
  2. Hold fast to the good (1 THESSALONIANS 5:21)
  3. Hold Christian traditions (2 THESSALONIANS 2:152 THESSALONIANS 3:6)
  4. Hold faith (1 TIMOTHY 1:191 TIMOTHY 3:9)
  5. Hold a good conscience (1 TIMOTHY 1:19)
  6. Hold fast sound doctrine (2 TIMOTHY 1:13)
  7. Hold fast till Christ comes (REVELATION 2:25)
  8. Hold fast what you have (REVELATION 3:11)
  9. Hold your crown (REVELATION 3:11)
  10. Hold reputation of ministers (PHILIPPIANS 2:29)
  11. Hold eternal life (1 TIMOTHY 6:12,19)
  12. Hold hope (HEBREWS 6:18)
  13. Hold confidence (HEBREWS 3:6,14)
  14. Hold what is heard and received (REVELATION 3:3)

One Hundred “Let’s”:

  1. Let your light shine (MATTHEW 5:16LUKE 12:35)
  2. Let your conversation be yea, nay (MATTHEW 5:37JAMES 5:12)
  3. Let your enemy have your cloak (MATTHEW 5:40LUKE 6:29)
  4. Let blind leaders alone (MATTHEW 15:14)
  5. Let everyone deny themselves (MATTHEW 16:24MARK 8:34LUKE 9:23)
  6. Let him take up cross (MATTHEW 16:24MARK 8:34MARK 10:21LUKE 9:23)
  7. Let him hear (MARK 4:23LUKE 14:35)
  8. Let him share with the needy (LUKE 3:11)
  9. Let your loins be girded (LUKE 12:35)
  10. Let everyone take your purse and script (LUKE 22:36)
  11. Let him sell his garment, buy sword (LUKE 22:36)
  12. Let your love be genuine (ROMANS 12:9)
  13. Let everyone obey the civil laws (ROMANS 13:1)
  14. Let everyone choose his own sabbath day (ROMANS 14:5-7COLOSSIANS 2:14-17)
  15. Let everyone take heed how he builds upon Christ (1 CORINTHIANS 3:10)
  16. Let no man deceive himself (1 CORINTHIANS 3:18)
  17. Let every man have his own wife (1 CORINTHIANS 7:2)
  18. Let every woman her own husband (1 CORINTHIANS 7:2)
  19. Let spouses satisfy each other in sexual relations (1 CORINTHIANS 7:4-5)
  20. Let them who cannot restrain marry (1 CORINTHIANS 7:9)
  21. Let husbands and wives remain unmarried if they separate or, be reconciled (1 CORINTHIANS 7:11)
  22. Let the unbelieving ones depart who refuse to remain (1 CORINTHIANS 7:15)
  23. Let every man abide in his calling (1 CORINTHIANS 7:17-24)
  24. Let no one seek to erase circumcision (1 CORINTHIANS 7:18)
  25. Let no one be circumcised (as a religious rite, 1 CORINTHIANS 7:18)
  26. Let a father give his daughter in marriage if she desires it (1 CORINTHIANS 7:36-38)
  27. Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall (1 CORINTHIANS 10:12)
  28. Let no man seek wealth selfishly (1 CORINTHIANS 10:24)
  29. Let the woman cut her hair if her head is uncovered (1 CORINTHIANS 11:6)
  30. Let the woman wear a covering if cutting and shaving the hair be a shame (1 CORINTHIANS 11:6)
  31. Let everyone examine self when taking the Lord’s Supper (1 CORINTHIANS 11:28)
  32. Let the hungry eat at home, not at the Lord’s Supper (1 CORINTHIANS 11:34)
  33. Let the speaker in tongues pray for the inter­pretation (1 CORINTHIANS 14:13)
  34. Let all things be done to edifying (1 CORINTHIANS 14:26)
  35. Let no more than 3 messages in tongues be given in one service (1 CORINTHIANS 14:27)
  36. Let one interpret (1 CORINTHIANS 14:27)
  37. Let the mind of Christ be in you (PHILIPPIANS 2:5)
  38. Let your moderation be known (PHILIPPIANS 4:5)
  39. Let your requests be known to God (PHILIPPIANS 4:6)
  40. Let no one judge you with regard to meats, drinks, holy days, new moons, and sabbath days (COLOSSIANS 2:14-17ROMANS 14:5-7)
  41. Let no one rob you of your reward by some vain religion (COLOSSIANS 2:18)
  42. Let peace rule the heart (COLOSSIANS 3:15)
  43. Let the Word dwell in you (COLOSSIANS 3:16)
  44. Let speech be with grace (COLOSSIANS 4:6)
  45. Let no one deceive you about the day of Christ being at hand (2 THESSALONIANS 2:3)
  46. Let no man despise youth (1 TIMOTHY 4:12)
  47. Let the speaker in tongues keep silent in church speaking to himself and God if no interpreter present (1 CORINTHIANS 14:28)
  48. Let the prophets speak two or three mes­sages and let others judge (1 CORINTHIANS 14:29)
  49. Let times be shared in revelation (1 CORINTHIANS 14:30)
  50. Let women learn quietly in church or at home (1 CORINTHIANS 14:34-351 TIMOTHY 2:11)
  51. Let everyone acknowledge regulation of spiri­tual gifts to be commandments of God (1 CORINTHIANS 14:37)
  52. Let rebels to truth remain ignorant (1 CORINTHIANS 14:38)
  53. Let all things be done in decent order (1 CORINTHIANS 16:2)
  54. Let everyone give as God prospers (1 CORINTHIANS 16:2)
  55. Let all things be done in love (1 CORINTHIANS 16:14)
  56. Let everyone give cheerfully (2 CORINTHIANS 9:7)
  57. Let rebels to truth be accursed (1 CORINTHIANS 16:22GALATIANS 1:8-9)
  58. Let everyone prove their own work (GALATIANS 6:4)
  59. Let those taught support the teacher (GALATIANS 6:6)
  60. Let the thief steal no more (EPHESIANS 4:28)
  61. Let the thief labour instead of stealing to have to give to others (EPHESIANS 4:28)
  62. Let no corrupt conversation come from your mouth (EPHESIANS 4:29)
  63. Let bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, evil speaking, and malice be put away (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  64. Let no man deceive you with vain words (EPHESIANS 5:6)
  65. Let the wives be subject to their husbands (EPHESIANS 5:22,24COLOSSIANS 3:181 PETER 3:1-6)
  66. Let the husbands love their wives (EPHESIANS 5:25,28,33COLOSSIANS 3:191 PETER 3:7)
  67. Let the wives reverence their husbands (EPHESIANS 5:33)
  68. Let your conversation (behaviour) be becom­ing of the gospel (PHILIPPIANS 1:27)
  69. Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory (PHILIPPIANS 2:3)
  70. Let each esteem other better than himself (PHILIPPIANS 2:3)
  71. Let worthy elders be doubly honoured (paid) (1 TIMOTHY 5:17)
  72. Let servants honour masters (1 TIMOTHY 6:1)
  73. Let masters respect servants (1 TIMOTHY 6:2)
  74. Let every Christian depart from iniquity (2 TIMOTHY 2:19)
  75. Let no man despise you (TITUS 2:15)
  76. Let brotherly love continue (HEBREWS 13:1)
  77. Let conversation be without covetousness (HEBREWS 13:5)
  78. Let patience work perfectly (JAMES 1:4)
  79. Let one who lacks, ask for wisdom (JAMES 1:5)
  80. Let him ask in faith (JAMES 1:6)
  81. Let the exalted rejoice (JAMES 1:9)
  82. Let the humble rejoice (JAMES 1:10)
  83. Let no man lay temptation to God (JAMES 1:13)
  84. Let everyone be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath (JAMES 1:19)
  85. Let the wise demonstrate wisdom and knowledge (JAMES 3:13)
  86. Let the light-hearted sinners become remorse­ful (JAMES 4:9)
  87. Let the afflicted pray (JAMES 5:13)
  88. Let the merry sing psalms (JAMES 5:13)
  89. Let the sick call elders (JAMES 5:14)
  90. Let elders pray for sick, anointing with oil (JAMES 5:14-15; cp. MARK 6:13)
  91. Let adorning be more inward than outward (1 PETER 3:3-41 TIMOTHY 2:9-10)
  92. Let everyone refrain tongue from evil, and lips from guile (1 PETER 3:10)
  93. Let everyone shun evil, do good, seek peace and pursue it (1 PETER 3:11)
  94. Let ministers speak for God (1 PETER 4:11)
  95. Let no one suffer as a murderer, thief, evildoer, or busybody (1 PETER 4:15)
  96. Let no one be ashamed to suffer as a Chris­tian, but be thankful (1 PETER 4:16)
  97. Let Christian sufferers commit their souls to God (1 PETER 4:19)
  98. Let eternal life abide in you (1 JOHN 2:24-25)
  99. Let no man deceive you about being right­eous (1 JOHN 3:7)
  100. Let him that hath an ear, hear (REVELATION 2:7,11,17,29REVELATION 3:6,13,22)

Twelve “Let Not’s”:

  1. Let not your left hand know what the right hand does (MATTHEW 6:3)
  2. Let not man sever those who are married (MATTHEW 19:6)
  3. Let not good be evil spoken of (ROMANS 14:16)
  4. Let not sin reign in the body (ROMANS 6:12)
  5. Let not him that eateth despise him that does not (ROMANS 14:3)
  6. Let not him that eateth not judge him that does (ROMANS 14:3)
  7. Let not the wife depart from her husband (1 CORINTHIANS 7:10)
  8. Let not the husband put away his wife (1 CORINTHIANS 7:11)
  9. Let not the Christian put away the unsaved companion who wishes to remain (1 CORINTHIANS 7:12,13)
  10. Let not the sun go down on wrath (EPHESIANS 4:26)
  11. Let not fornication, uncleanness, covetousness, filthiness, foolish talking, and jesting be mentioned among you as becometh saints (EPHESIANS 5:3-4)
  12. Let not unworthy widows be supported by the church (1 TIMOTHY 5:9-16)

Forty-two “Let us’s”:

  1. Let us walk honestly (ROMANS 13:13)
  2. Let us cast off works of darkness (ROMANS 13:12)
  3. Let us put on armour of light (ROMANS 13:12)
  4. Let us follow things of peace (ROMANS 14:19)
  5. Let us follow things that edify (ROMANS 14:19)
  6. Let us please neighbour for good (ROMANS 15:2-3)
  7. Let us be sincere (1 CORINTHIANS 5:8)
  8. Let us not commit fornication (1 CORINTHIANS 10:8)
  9. Let us not tempt Christ (1 CORINTHIANS 10:9)
  10. Let us not murmur (1 CORINTHIANS 10:10)
  11. Let us cleanse ourselves from the filthiness of body and spirit (2 CORINTHIANS 7:1)
  12. Let us perfect holiness (2 CORINTHIANS 7:1)
  13. Let us walk in the Spirit (GALATIANS 5:25)
  14. Let us not desire vain glory (GALATIANS 5:26)
  15. Let us not provoke one another (GALATIANS 5:26)
  16. Let us not envy one another (GALATIANS 5:26)
  17. Let us not be weary in well doing (GALATIANS 6:9)
  18. Let us do good to all people (GALATIANS 6:10)
  19. Let us do good especially to fellow Christians (GALATIANS 6:10)
  20. Let us who are mature press forward toward the mark (PHILIPPIANS 3:14-15)
  21. Let us walk by the same rule (PHILIPPIANS 3:16)
  22. Let us mind the same thing (PHILIPPIANS 3:16)
  23. Let us not sleep spiritually (1 THESSALONIANS 5:6)
  24. Let us watch and be sober (1 THESSALONIANS 5:6,8)
  25. Let us be content with food and raiment (1 TIMOTHY 6:8)
  26. Let us fear losing the soul (HEBREWS 4:1-2)
  27. Let us labour to be saved (HEBREWS 4:11)
  28. Let us hold fast our profession (HEBREWS 10:23)
  29. Let us come boldly to the throne of grace (HEBREWS 4:16HEBREWS 10:19-23)
  30. Let us go on to perfection (HEBREWS 6:1)
  31. Let us draw near to God (HEBREWS 10:22)
  32. Let us provoke to love and good works (HEBREWS 10:24)
  33. Let us not forsake assembling together in worship (HEBREWS 10:25)
  34. Let us exhort one another (HEBREWS 10:25)
  35. Let us lay aside every weight (HEBREWS 12:1)
  36. Let us lay aside besetting sin (HEBREWS 12:1)
  37. Let us run race with patience (HEBREWS 12:1)
  38. Let us look to Jesus (HEBREWS 12:2)
  39. Let us have grace to serve God (HEBREWS 12:28)
  40. Let us bear Christ’s reproach (HEBREWS 13:13)
  41. Let us offer our sacrifice of praise to God continually (HEBREWS 13:15)
  42. Let us love one another (1 JOHN 4:7,11)

Eight “Let Us Not’s”:

  1. Let us not walk in rioting (ROMANS 13:13)
  2. Let us not walk in drunkenness (ROMANS 13:13)
  3. Let us not walk in chambering (ROMANS 13:13)
  4. Let us not walk in wantonness (ROMANS 13:13)
  5. Let us not walk in strife (ROMANS 13:13)
  6. Let us not walk in envying (ROMANS 13:13)
  7. Let us not judge one another in doubtful things (ROMANS 14:13)
  8. Let us not cause others to stumble (ROMANS 14:13)

Three Ways to Live:

  1. Live peacefully (ROMANS 12:182 CORINTHIANS 13:11)
  2. Live free from anxiety and undue care (1 CORINTHIANS 7:28-35)
  3. Live no longer in lusts of sin (1 PETER 4:2)

Four Commands to “Love”:

  1. Love your enemies (MATTHEW 5:44LUKE 6:27,35)
  2. Love your fellow Christians (JOHN 13:34JOHN 15:12,17GALATIANS 5:141 PETER 2:171 JOHN 3:232 JOHN 1:5)
  3. Love the brotherhood (1 PETER 2:17)
  4. Love your brother (1 JOHN 4:21)

Two Things Not to Love:

  1. The world (1 JOHN 2:15)
  2. Things in the world (1 JOHN 2:15)

Three Ways to Love:

  1. Fervently (1 PETER 2:22)
  2. With a pure heart (1 PETER 2:22)
  3. As brethren (1 PETER 3:8)

One Person to Pray to:

Pray to thy Father (MATTHEW 6:6MATTHEW 6:9JOHN 16:23-26)

Three Things to Pray for:

  1. Your persecutors (MATTHEW 5:44LUKE 6:28)
  2. For labourers (MATTHEW 9:38LUKE 10:2)
  3. For one another (JAMES 5:16)

Two Ways Not to Pray:

  1. Use not vain repetitions like the heathen (MATTHEW 6:7)
  2. Do not pray as hypocrites (MATTHEW 6:5)

Three Ways to Pray:

  1. After this manner pray (MATTHEW 6:9-13)
  2. Ask, seek, knock (MATTHEW 7:7-11)
  3. Pray in the Spirit (JUDE 20)

Four Things to Prove:

  1. Prove yourself (2 CORINTHIANS 13:5)
  2. Prove what is acceptable to God (EPHESIANS 5:10)
  3. Prove all things (1 THESSALONIANS 5:21)
  4. Prove accusations against elders (1 TIMOTHY 5:19)

Two Commands to Rejoice:

  1. Rejoice (MATTHEW 5:12ROMANS 15:10)
  2. Rejoice evermore (1 THESSALONIANS 5:16)

Eight “Put Away’s”:

  1. Put away wicked people from the congregation (1 CORINTHIANS 5:13)
  2. Put away lying (EPHESIANS 4:25)
  3. Put away all bitterness (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  4. Put away wrath (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  5. Put away anger (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  6. Put away clamour (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  7. Put away evil speaking (EPHESIANS 4:31)
  8. Put away all malice (EPHESIANS 4:31)

Six “Put Off’s”:

  1. Put off the old man (EPHESIANS 4:22COLOSSIANS 3:9)
  2. Put off anger (COLOSSIANS 3:8)
  3. Put off wrath (COLOSSIANS 3:8)
  4. Put off malice (COLOSSIANS 3:8)
  5. Put off blasphemy (COLOSSIANS 3:8)
  6. Put off filthy conversation (COLOSSIANS 3:8)

Twelve “Put On’s”:

  1. Put on Christ (ROMANS 13:14)
  2. Put on the armour of light (ROMANS 13:12)
  3. Put on the new man (EPHESIANS 4:24COLOSSIANS 3:10)
  4. Put on the whole armour of God (EPHESIANS 6:11,13)
  5. Put on the bowels of mercy (COLOSSIANS 3:12)
  6. Put on kindness (COLOSSIANS 3:12)
  7. Put on humility (COLOSSIANS 3:12)
  8. Put on meekness (COLOSSIANS 3:12)
  9. Put on longsuffering (COLOSSIANS 3:13)
  10. Put on love (COLOSSIANS 3:14)
  11. Put on the breastplate of faith and love (1 THESSALONIANS 5:8)
  12. Put on the hope of salvation (1 THESSALONIANS 5:8)

One Class Not to Rebuke:

Elders (1 TIMOTHY 5:1)

Three Things to Rebuke:

  1. Certain sinners (1 TIMOTHY 5:20)
  2. Rebels (TITUS 1:13)
  3. Works of darkness (EPHESIANS 5:11)

Two Ways to Rebuke:

  1. With all authority (TITUS 2:15)
  2. With all longsuffering (2 TIMOTHY 4:2)

Four Things to Rejoice in:

  1. Hope (ROMANS 12:12)
  2. Blessings of others (ROMANS 12:15)
  3. The Lord (PHILIPPIANS 3:1PHILIPPIANS 4:4)
  4. Suffering for Christ (1 PETER 4:13)

Five Things to Remember:

  1. What you are saved from (EPHESIANS 2:11-12)
  2. Those who suffer (HEBREWS 13:3)
  3. Those who lead you (HEBREWS 13:7)
  4. Truth (JUDE 17,18REVELATION 3:3)
  5. Backsliding, and repent (REVELATION 2:5)

Four Things to Seek:

  1. God’s kingdom first (MATTHEW 6:33LUKE 12:31)
  2. God in prayer (MATTHEW 7:7)
  3. To edify the church (1 CORINTHIANS 14:12)
  4. Things above (COLOSSIANS 3:1)

One Command to Stand Fast:

  1. Stand fast, and hold Christian traditions (2 THESSALONIANS 2:15)

Three Things to Stand Fast With:

  1. Loins girt about with truth
  2. Breastplate of righteousness
  3. Feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace (EPHESIANS 6:14-15)

Five Things to Stand in:

  1. Faith (1 CORINTHIANS 16:13)
  2. Liberty (GALATIANS 5:1)
  3. One spirit (PHILIPPIANS 1:27)
  4. One mind (PHILIPPIANS 1:27)
  5. The Lord (PHILIPPIANS 4:1)

Eight Things to Think on:

  1. Things about your true self (ROMANS 12:31 CORINTHIANS 3:18)
  2. Things true
  3. Things honest
  4. Things just
  5. Things pure
  6. Things lovely
  7. Things of good report
  8. Things of virtue (PHILIPPIANS 4:8)

One Way to Think:

Think soberly (ROMANS 12:3)

Five Commands to “Submit”:

  1. Submit one to another (EPHESIANS 5:21)
  2. Submit to God (JAMES 4:7)
  3. Submit to every ordinance of man (1 PETER 2:13-14ROMANS 13:1-8)
  4. Younger ones are to submit to their elders (1 PETER 5:5)
  5. Wives must submit to their husbands (EPHESIANS 5:22COLOSSIANS 3:181 PETER 3:1-6)

Twelve “Take’s”:

  1. Take no anxious thought for necessities of life (MATTHEW 6:25,31LUKE 12:22-30)
  2. Take no anxious thought of tomorrow (MATTHEW 6:34)
  3. Take no anxious thought of defence (MATTHEW 10:19MARK 13:9-11LUKE 12:11-12LUKE 21:14)
  4. Take my yoke upon you (MATTHEW 11:29)
  5. Take advantage of freedom (1 CORINTHIANS 7:21)
  6. Take the Lord’s Supper in remembrance of Christ (1 CORINTHIANS 11:24-26)
  7. Take the shield of faith (EPHESIANS 6:16)
  8. Take the helmet of salvation (EPHESIANS 6:17)
  9. Take the sword of the Spirit (EPHESIANS 6:17)
  10. Take oversight of the flock willingly (1 PETER 5:2)
  11. Take oversight of the flock without thought of personal gain (1 PETER 5:2)
  12. Take a humble seat (LUKE 14:8)

Eighteen “Take Heed’s”:

  1. Take heed that you do not alms to be seen by people (MATTHEW 6:1)
  2. Take heed not to despise little ones (MATTHEW 18:10)
  3. Take heed not to be deceived (MATTHEW 24:4MARK 13:5LUKE 21:8)
  4. Take heed what you hear (MARK 4:24)
  5. Take heed how you hear (LUKE 8:18)
  6. Take heed to walk in the light (LUKE 11:35)
  7. Take heed to rebuke and forgive (LUKE 17:3)
  8. Take heed not to get drunk (LUKE 21:34)
  9. Take heed not to surfeit (LUKE 21:34)
  10. Take heed not to be overcome with cares (LUKE 21:34)
  11. Take heed to yourselves (MARK 13:9LUKE 17:3LUKE 21:34ACTS 20:28)
  12. Take heed to the flock of God (ACTS 20:28)
  13. Take heed lest you misuse your liberty (1 CORINTHIANS 8:9)
  14. Take heed lest you fall (1 CORINTHIANS 10:12ROMANS 11:21)
  15. Take heed to your ministry (COLOSSIANS 4:17)
  16. Take heed that you destroy not one another (GALATIANS 5:15)
  17. Take heed to yourself and your doctrine (1 TIMOTHY 4:16)
  18. Take heed not to backslide (HEBREWS 3:12)

Two Ways Not to Walk on:

  1. As Sinners (EPHESIANS 4:17)
  2. As fools (EPHESIANS 5:15)

Four “Thou Shalt’s”:

  1. Thou shalt worship God only (MATTHEW 4:10LUKE 4:8)
  2. Thou shalt serve God only (MATTHEW 4:10LUKE 4:8)
  3. Thou shalt love neighbours as yourself (MATTHEW 5:43MATTHEW 19:19MATTHEW 22:39MARK 12:31LUKE 10:27ROMANS 13:9GALATIANS 5:14)
  4. Thou shalt love God wholeheartedly (MATTHEW 22:37MARK 12:30LUKE 10:27)

Seven Things to Walk in:

  1. The Spirit (GALATIANS 5:16)
  2. Love (EPHESIANS 5:2)
  3. The light (EPHESIANS 5:8-91 JOHN 1:7)
  4. Watchfulness (EPHESIANS 6:18)
  5. Christ (COLOSSIANS 2:6-72 CORINTHIANS 5:17)
  6. Wisdom (COLOSSIANS 4:5)
  7. Honesty (1 THESSALONIANS 4:12)

Eight “Thou Shalt Not’s”:

  1. Thou shalt not tempt the Lord (MATTHEW 4:7LUKE 4:12)
  2. Thou shalt not kill (MATTHEW 5:21MATTHEW 19:18MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20ROMANS 13:9)
  3. Thou shalt not commit adultery (MATTHEW 5:27-28MATTHEW 19:18LUKE 18:20ROMANS 13:9)
  4. Thou shalt not pray to be seen by people (MATTHEW 6:5)
  5. Thou shalt not steal (MATTHEW 19:18MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20ROMANS 13:9)
  6. Thou shalt not bear false witness (MATTHEW 19:18MARK 10:19LUKE 18:20ROMANS 13:9)
  7. Thou shalt not covet (ROMANS 13:9)
  8. Thou shalt not muzzle the ox treading corn (1 CORINTHIANS 9:91 TIMOTHY 5:18)

200 Miscellaneous Commands:

  1. Abhor what is evil (ROMANS 12:9)
  2. A bishop must be (see characteristics of, 1 TIMOTHY 3:2-7TITUS 1:6-9)
  3. Abide in Christ (JOHN 15:4)
  4. Abide with worthy ones (MATTHEW 10:11-13MARK 6:10LUKE 9:4LUKE 10:5-8)
  5. Accuse none falsely (LUKE 3:14)
  6. Add to Christian graces (2 PETER 1:5-7)
  7. Admit your own unprofitableness (LUKE 17:10)
  8. Admonish one another (COLOSSIANS 3:16)
  9. Admonish the unruly (2 THESSALONIANS 3:15)
  10. Agree with your adversary (MATTHEW 5:25)
  11. Allow no liberty to ensnare you to commit sin (1 CORINTHIANS 10:25-30)
  12. Allow no lust of evil in the your body (1 THESSALONIANS 4:5)
  13. Allow no cursing and blessing from the same mouth (JAMES 3:10)
  14. Anoint your head and wash face when fast­ing (MATTHEW 6:17)
  15. Arm your self with a mind to suffer for Christ (1 PETER 4:1)
  16. Avenge not yourself (ROMANS 12:19)
  17. Awake from death to light (EPHESIANS 5:14)
  18. Bear one another’s burdens (GALATIANS 6:2)
  19. Behave like men (1 CORINTHIANS 16:13)
  20. Bid no false teacher “Godspeed” (2 JOHN 10-11)
  21. Bring proof of your repentance (MATTHEW 3:8LUKE 3:8)
  22. Bring your children up in the Lord (EPHESIANS 6:4)
  23. Build up your faith (JUDE 20)
  24. Call the poor to your feast (LUKE 14:13)
  25. Children, obey your parents (EPHESIANS 6:1COLOSSIANS 3:20)
  26. Cleanse the lepers (MATTHEW 10:8)
  27. Cleanse your hands you sinners (JAMES 4:8)
  28. Cleave to good (ROMANS 12:9)
  29. Collect just dues only (LUKE 3:13)
  30. Come out from among them (2 CORINTHIANS 6:17)
  31. Command and teach these things (1 TIMOTHY 4:111 TIMOTHY 6:2)
  32. Commit the truth to faithful teachers (2 TIMOTHY 2:2)
  33. Confess your faults one to another (JAMES 5:16)
  34. Count it joy when you are tempted (JAMES 1:2)
  35. Cut off offending members (MATTHEW 5:29-30MATTHEW 18:8,9)
  36. Deacons must be (see 1 TIMOTHY 3:8-12)
  37. Defraud not (MARK 10:19)
  38. Desire spiritual gifts (1 CORINTHIANS 14:1)
  39. Desire the milk of the Word (1 PETER 2:2)
  40. Despise not prophesyings (1 THESSALONIANS 5:20)
  41. Destroy none with non-essentials (ROMANS 14:151 CORINTHIANS 8:13)
  42. Draw near to God (JAMES 4:8)
  43. Eat your own bread in quietness (2 THESSALONIANS 3:12)
  44. Earnestly contend for faith (JUDE 3)
  45. Edify yourselves with singing (EPHESIANS 5:19)
  46. Edify one another (1 THESSALONIANS 5:11)
  47. Enter the straight (narrow) gate (MATTHEW 7:13LUKE 13:24)
  48. Examine yourself as to faith (2 CORINTHIANS 13:5)
  49. Exercise in godliness (1 TIMOTHY 4:7-8)
  50. Exhort servants to obey (TITUS 2:9-10)
  51. Exhort one another daily (HEBREWS 3:13)
  52. Fear not (LUKE 12:32)!
  53. Fight the good fight of faith (1 TIMOTHY 6:12)
  54. Follow peace and holiness (HEBREWS 12:14)
  55. Forbear one another (COLOSSIANS 3:13)
  56. Forbid not children (MATTHEW 19:14MARK 10:14LUKE 18:16)
  57. Forbid not tongues (1 CORINTHIANS 14:39)
  58. Forget not to share (HEBREWS 13:16)
  59. Forgive 490 times (MATTHEW 18:22)
  60. Forgive (MARK 11:25-26LUKE 6:37EPHESIANS 4:32COLOSSIANS 3:13)
  61. Fret not in servitude (2 CORINTHIANS 7:21)
  62. Gird up loins of mind (1 PETER 1:13)
  63. Give place to wrath (ROMANS 12:19)
  64. Give your enemy a drink of water (ROMANS 12:20)
  65. Give no occasion to the adversary (1 TIMOTHY 5:14)
  66. Glorify God in your body and spirit (1 CORINTHIANS 6:20; cp. ROMANS 12:1-2)
  67. Grieve not the Holy Spirit (EPHESIANS 4:30)
  68. Grow in grace and knowledge (2 PETER 3:18)
  69. Grudge not against another (JAMES 5:9)
  70. Harden not your hearts (HEBREWS 3:8-15)
  71. Hate flesh-spotted garments (JUDE 23)
  72. Have no respect of persons (partiality, preju­dice) (1 TIMOTHY 5:21)
  73. Have the same love (PHILIPPIANS 2:2)
  74. Have no fellowship with works of darkness (EPHESIANS 5:11)
  75. Heal the sick (MATTHEW 10:8LUKE 10:9)
  76. Help propagate truth (3 JOHN 8)
  77. Humble yourselves (JAMES 4:101 PETER 5:6)
  78. Husbands, love your wives (EPHESIANS 5:25,28COLOSSIANS 3:191 PETER 3:7)
  79. Husbands, be not bitter against your wives (COLOSSIANS 3:19)
  80. Instruct rebels in meekness (2 TIMOTHY 2:25)
  81. Intreat others according to 1 TIMOTHY 5:1-2.
  82. Judge not (MATTHEW 7:1LUKE 6:37)
  83. Have faith before God for things not con­demned in Scripture (ROMANS 14:22-23)
  84. Know how to control your body (1 THESSALONIANS 4:4)
  85. Lay not up your treasures on earth (MATTHEW 6:19)
  86. Lay up your treasures in heaven (MATTHEW 6:20LUKE 12:33-34)
  87. Lay hold on eternal life (1 TIMOTHY 6:12)
  88. Leave your parents and cleave to your wife (MATTHEW 19:5MARK 10:7EPHESIANS 5:31)
  89. Lend, hoping for nothing back (LUKE 6:35)
  90. Lie not (COLOSSIANS 3:9)
  91. Lift up hands that hang down (HEBREWS 12:12)
  92. Look not everyone on your own things only (PHILIPPIANS 2:4)
  93. Look diligently not to fail of grace (HEBREWS 12:15)
  94. Look diligently lest any root of bitterness defile (HEBREWS 12:15)
  95. Look diligently lest any be a fornicator (HEBREWS 12:16-17)
  96. Look to yourselves not to lose reward (2 JOHN 8)
  97. Look for mercy unto eternal life (JUDE 21)
  98. Lust not after evil things (1 CORINTHIANS 10:6)
  99. Make a tree good or corrupt (MATTHEW 12:33)
  100. Make no provision for lusts (ROMANS 13:14)
  101. Make full proof of ministry (2 TIMOTHY 4:5)
  102. Make straight paths (HEBREWS 12:13)
  103. Mark troublemakers (ROMANS 16:17PHILIPPIANS 3:17)
  104. Mark the unruly (2 THESSALONIANS 3:14)
  105. Marvel not if you are hated by the world (1 JOHN 3:13)
  106. Masters, be good to servants (EPHESIANS 6:9COLOSSIANS 4:1)
  107. Meditate upon things of 1 TIMOTHY 4:15.
  108. Mind not the high things (ROMANS 12:16)
  109. Minister as good stewards (1 PETER 4:10)
  110. Mortify offending physical members (COLOSSIANS 3:5ROMANS 8:12-13)
  111. Neither be of doubtful mind (LUKE 12:29)
  112. No man is to defraud his brother (1 THESSALONIANS 4:6)
  113. Neglect not spiritual gifts (1 TIMOTHY 4:14; cp. 2 TIMOTHY 1:6)
  114. Obey your leaders (HEBREWS 13:17)
  115. Offer the other cheek (MATTHEW 5:39LUKE 6:29)
  116. Ordain no one in a hurry (1 TIMOTHY 5:22)
  117. Owe nothing but love (ROMANS 13:8)
  118. Overcome evil with good (ROMANS 12:21)
  119. Pass the time in fear (1 PETER 1:17)
  120. Pay your taxes (ROMANS 13:6)
  121. Pay just dues (ROMANS 13:7)
  122. Praise the Lord (ROMANS 15:11)
  123. Preach (MATTHEW 10:7,27MARK 16:152 TIMOTHY 4:2)
  124. Present your body to God (ROMANS 12:1)
  125. Provide things honestly (ROMANS 12:17)
  126. Provoke not your children to wrath (EPHESIANS 6:4COLOSSIANS 3:21)
  127. Purge out the old leaven (evil influence) (1 CORINTHIANS 5:7)
  128. Purify your hearts of doubt (JAMES 4:8)
  129. Put others in remembrance of the essentials (2 TIMOTHY 2:14)
  130. Quench not the Spirit (1 THESSALONIANS 5:19)
  131. Raise the dead (MATTHEW 10:8)
  132. Receive (accept) weak brethren (ROMANS 14:1)
  133. Receive one another (ROMANS 15:7)
  134. Receive the Word with meekness (JAMES 1:21)
  135. Reckon yourself as dead to sin (ROMANS 6:11)
  136. Reckon yourself as alive to God (ROMANS 6:11)
  137. Recognize the truth (1 CORINTHIANS 10:15)
  138. Redeem the time (EPHESIANS 5:16COLOSSIANS 4:5)
  139. Reject heretics (TITUS 3:10)
  140. Refuse to support young widows from church funds (1 TIMOTHY 5:11)
  141. Remind people of the seven things of TITUS 3:1-2.
  142. Render no evil for evil (1 PETER 3:9ROMANS 12:17)
  143. Repent (MATTHEW 3:2MATTHEW 4:17MARK 1:15ACTS 2:38ACTS 3:19REVELATION 2:16REVELATION 3:19)
  144. Resist not evil (MATTHEW 5:38-39)
  145. Resist the devil (JAMES 4:71 PETER 5:9)
  146. Restore backslider in meekness, considering your own life (GALATIANS 6:1)
  147. Run to obtain (1 CORINTHIANS 9:24)
  148. Salute none by the way (LUKE 10:4)
  149. Salute your leaders (HEBREWS 13:24)
  150. Sanctify God in your heart (1 PETER 3:15)
  151. Save some with fear (JUDE 23)
  152. Search the Scriptures (JOHN 5:39)
  153. Seek not eats and drinks (LUKE 12:29)
  154. Sell to help the needy (LUKE 12:33)
  155. Serve the Lord (ROMANS 12:1)
  156. Servants, obey masters (EPHESIANS 6:5-8COLOSSIANS 3:22-251 PETER 2:18)
  157. Set the least to judge (1 CORINTHIANS 6:4)
  158. Set your affections above (COLOSSIANS 3:2)
  159. Shake off the dust of your feet (MATTHEW 10:14MARK 6:11LUKE 9:5LUKE 10:10-11)
  160. Show charity to other ministers (LUKE 9:49-50)
  161. Show yourself as a pattern (TITUS 2:7)
  162. Show four things of TITUS 2:7-8.
  163. Sin not (1 CORINTHIANS 15:34)
  164. Sing with grace in heart (COLOSSIANS 3:16)
  165. Shun vain babblings (2 TIMOTHY 2:16)
  166. Speak and do things in view of the judgment day (JAMES 2:12)
  167. Speak truth (EPHESIANS 4:25)
  168. Speak sound doctrine (TITUS 2:1)
  169. Speak no evil of your brethren (JAMES 4:11)
  170. Stablish your hearts (JAMES 5:8)
  171. Strengthen your feeble knees (HEBREWS 12:12)
  172. Strive together for the gospel faith (PHILEMON 27)
  173. Study to be quiet (1 THESSALONIANS 4:11)
  174. Study (be diligent) to show yourself approved (2 TIMOTHY 2:15)
  175. Support the weak (1 THESSALONIANS 5:14)
  176. See that no one renders evil for evil (1 THESSALONIANS 5:15)
  177. Swear not (JAMES 5:12MATTHEW 5:33-36)
  178. Tarry one for another (1 CORINTHIANS 11:33)
  179. Tarry for power (LUKE 24:49ACTS 1:4-8)
  180. Teach one another (COLOSSIANS 3:16)
  181. Teach no other doctrine that the truth (1 TIMOTHY 1:3)
  182. Tell your brother his fault alone first (MATTHEW 18:15-17)
  183. Trust God for your needs as you work (MATTHEW 10:9LUKE 9:3LUKE 10:4)
  184. Understand the will of God (EPHESIANS 5:17)
  185. Use not your liberty as an occasion to sin (GALATIANS 5:131 PETER 1:16)
  186. Use hospitality without grudging (1 PETER 4:9)
  187. Warn the unruly (1 THESSALONIANS 5:14)
  188. Watch and pray (MATTHEW 24:42MATTHEW 25:13MARK 13:33,35MARK 14:38LUKE 21:36EPHESIANS 6:18COLOSSIANS 4:2)
  189. Watch in all things (2 TIMOTHY 4:51 CORINTHIANS 16:13)
  190. Weep with others (ROMANS 12:15)
  191. Withdraw from disorderly brethren (2 THESSALONIANS 3:6,14)
  192. Withdraw from evil people (1 TIMOTHY 6:3-6)
  193. Wives of deacons must be (see 1 TIMOTHY 3:11)
  194. Wives, submit to your husbands (EPHESIANS 5:22COLOSSIANS 3:181 PETER 3:1-6)
  195. Work with your own hands (1 THESSALONIANS 4:11)
  196. Work, or do not eat (2 THESSALONIANS 3:10-11)
  197. Work out own salvation (PHILIPPIANS 2:12)
  198. Yield not your members to sin (ROMANS 6:13)
  199. Yield yourself to God (ROMANS 6:13)
  200. Yield your members to righteousness (ROMANS 6:13)

Two Eternal Rights of the Redeemed:

  1. Right to the tree of life
  2. Right to enter the New Jerusalem

Source: ‘Dake’s Study Notes’ by Finis Jennings Dake

  1. https://www.cai.org/bible-studies/1050-new-testament-commands