Category Archives: Commandments
Gen.1:26-27 “Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign… So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (emphasis added).
Jesus says in John 8:28 “…. I do nothing on my own but say only what the Father taught me.” Jesus is the express image of the invisible God. Guess what? We are also created in His image. I want you to do an exercise today, stand in front of the mirror and lift up your right hand. Read the rest of this entry
John 5:9-10 “Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up his sleeping mat and began walking! But this miracle happened on the Sabbath, so the Jewish leaders objected. They said to the man who was cured, “You can’t work on the Sabbath! The law doesn’t allow you to carry that sleeping mat!”
When the Bible says this miracle was done on the sabbath, you know that there is trouble coming. Telling the man that, “The law doesn’t allow you to carry that sleeping mat!” was a lie. It was actually a Pharisaic oral law, not the Mosaic Law. Read the rest of this entry
Luke 18:18 (NIV, with emphasis) “A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
The scriptures describe this man as young, rich, healthy, and in my opinion, full of vitality and he was a ruler. It is possible to be rich and be sick, or be rich and not have authority. But he was young, he was rich and he was a ruler. He was recognized in the community. Read the rest of this entry
Matt.5: 27 “You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart” [with emphasis].
The world is putting a lot of people under pressure to ascertain “compatibility” before marriage. And the test for compatibility is the joining of bodies outside of marriage.
Matt.5:22 “But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell” [with emphasis].
Every time Jesus says, “You have heard that but I say this”, He is about to take you deeper in God. Jesus is saying to you and I, “murder” is a spectrum Read the rest of this entry
Ex. 20:12 (VOICE) “You are to honour your father and mother. If you do, you and your children will live long and well in the land the Eternal your God has promised to give you.” [with emphasis]
Obeying this commandment is provoking and securing wellness for you and your children. The reason a lot of people keep struggling is because they are dishonouring their parents.
1 John 3:1 [NIV] “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are…”
My advice to parents is to do your best to be impartial in your dealings with your children. I applaud the parents that claim not to have a favourite child and I think it is really commendable.
Traditionally, the Sabbath day falls on a Saturday. This is the reason the Jews still go to the synagogue on Saturday. But the early church moved their day of worship to Sunday in honour of Christ’s resurrection and the headship of Jesus.
Luke 11:2 (VOICE) “Here’s how to pray: Father [in heaven], may Your name be revered. May Your kingdom come. [May Your will be accomplished on earth as it is in heaven.]
Today’s devotion will take a slightly different pattern. Today, like Jesus, we will begin and end with prayer. So, say out loud to God: “Father, here I am before You Lord.