Our Righteous Father in Heaven

This is my first entry on Truth of Scripture and like my brother Will, it is my hope that this site will be of encouragement to others and be honoring to The Word of God/YHWH.  My desire is to bring to others the importance of searching The Scriptures daily and allowing all truth to be revealed through His Word.

I believe His Word is to be our guide on how we should live our lives right, an instruction manual, if you like. 

Our loving Father in Heaven wants us to love Him with all our heart, mind and strength.  He wants us to trust Him and obey Him.  His Word declares…

John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments

We can know we love the Father, because we keep His commandments and they are not grievous.

1 John 5:1-3 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

The adversary earnestly wants us to believe the commandments of God are grievous and are hard to do.  But you only have to read His Word to know that He wants His people to come out of the world and be set apart.  It is not the keeping of His commandments that saves us, but it is what sets us apart.  God wants a people to call His own.  Who are these people?  According to Scripture He is the God of Israel. (Emphasis is mine)

Mark 12:28-31 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Matthew 15:31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

Who did Jesus say he was sent to?

Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Who did Jesus say the Apostles should go to?

Matthew 10:5,6  These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

What else does Scripture have to say?

Acts 13:23-26 Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus: When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose. Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

Romans 11:26-28 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.

Hebrews 8:8,9 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

Acts 1:6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

Matthew 2:6  And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

Revelation 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

What we now need to take a look at is what did God ask Israel to keep for ever.

Exodus 31:16, 17  Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

This is not all that God asked for Israel to keep for ever.

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