Saturday, March 6, 2010

The DO's and DON'Ts of BELIEVERs In CHRIST


The Torah has 613 Laws and Regulations for the Jews. There are 127 New Testament commands for the Believer, as compiled by Dr Harold Willmington (Willmington's Guide to the Bible, pp 878-879).

The Jews of old were under the 613 Mosaic Laws (the Torah), which represented an ethical code given by GOD to Israel to govern the nation until the coming of Messiah YESHUA. All believers in CHRIST today (whether Jews or Gentiles) are under grace...AMAZING GRACE...the unearned, unmerited favor of GOD.

JESUS said, Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

JESUS summed up all the Law and Prophets, even the 127 Do's and Don'ts of Believers -- 'You shall love the LORD your GOD with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,' and 'your neighbor as yourself.' (Luke 10:27)

The 127 DO's and DON'Ts of Believers In CHRIST JESUS:

1. Abstain from all appearances of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:22)
2. Abstain from all fleshly lusts. (1 Peter 2:11)
3. Avoid troublemakers. (Romans 16:17)
4. Avoid profane and vain babblings. (1 Timothy 6:20)
5. Avoid false science. (1 Timothy 6:20)
6. Avoid foolish questions. (Titus 3:9)
7. Avoid arguments about the law (Titus 3:9)
8. Be reconciled to a brother. (Matthew 5:24)
9. Be wise as serpents. (Matthew 10:16)
10. Be harmless as doves. (Matthew 10:16)
11. Be thankful. (Colossians 3:15)
12. Be patient toward all men. (1 Thess 5:14; 2 Timothy 2:24)
13. Be ready to give an answer of the hope that is in you.
(1 Peter 3:15)
14. Be transformed. (Romans 12:2)
15. Be patient in tribulation. (Romans 12:12)
16. Be children in (avoiding) malice. (1 Corinthians 14:20)
17. Be men in understanding. (1 Corinthians 14:20)
18. Be steadfast. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
19. Be unmovable. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
20. Be always abounding in GOD's work. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
21. Be of one mind. (Romans 12:16)
22. Be separate from the unclean. (2 Corinthians 6:17)
23. Be angry and sin not. (Ephesians 4:26)
24. Be filled with the SPIRIT. (Ephesians 5:18)
25. Be anxious for nothing. (Philippians 4:6)
26. Be an example to other believers. (1 Timothy 4:12)
27. Be gentle to all men. (2 Timothy 2:24)
28. Be ready to teach. (2 Timothy 2:24)
29. Be content with what you have. (Hebrews 13:5)
30. Be vigilant. (1 Peters 5:8)
31. Do not be like the hypocrites in prayer. (Matthew 6:5)
32. Do not be afraid of men. (Luke 12:4)
33. Do not be conformed to this world. (Romans 12:2)
34. Do not be children in understanding. (1 Corinthians 14:20)
35. Do not be deceived by evil companions. (1 Corinthians 15:33)
36. Do not be unequally yoked by unbelievers. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
37. Do not be drunk with wine. (Ephesians 5:18)
38. Do not be weary in well-doing. (2 Thessalonians 3:13)
39. Do not be slothful. (Hebrews 6:12)
40. Do not be influenced by strange doctrines. (Hebrews 13:9)
41. Beware of false prophets. (Matthew 7:15; Philippians 3:2)
42. Beware of evil men. (Matthew 10:17)
43. Beware of covetousness. (Luke 12:15)
44. Beware of backsliding. (2 Peter 3:17)
45. Do not bid false teachers GODspeed. (2 John 10, 11)
46. Bring up children in the LORD. (Ephesians 6:4)
47. Cast your cares upon GOD. (1 Peter 5:7)
48. Have confidence in GOD. (Hebrews 10:35)
49. Come out from among the world. (2 Corinthians 6:17)
50. Count it joy when you are tempted (tested). (James 1:2)
51. Treat others as you expect to be treated. (Matthew 7:12)
52. Desire the milk of the Word. (1 Peter 2:2)
53. Do all for GOD's glory. (1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:17, 23)
54. Do all things without murmuring or disputing. (Philippians 2:14)
55. Earnestly contend for the faith. (Jude 3)
56. Give no place to satan. (Ephesians 4:27)
57. Give thanks. (Ephesians 5:20; Philippians 4:6)
58. Give time to reading. (1 Timothy 4:13)
59. Give no offence. (1 Corinthians 10:32)
60. Give freely. (2 Corinthians 9:6, 7)
61. Give as GOD has prospered. (1 Corinthians 16:2)
62. Give willingly. (2 Corinthians 8:12)
63. Give purposely. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
64. Do not grieve the Holy SPIRIT. (Ephesians 4:30)
65. Grow in grace. (2 Peter 3:18)
66. Have no fellowship in darkness. (Ephesians 5:11)

67. Have compassion. (Jude 23)
68. Have a good conscience. (1 Peter 3:16)
69. Hold forth the Word of life. (Philippians 2:16)
70. Hold fast sound words. (2 Timothy 1:13)
71. Honor fathers. (Ephesians 6:2)
72. Honor mothers. (Matthew 19:19)
73. Honor widows. (1 Timothy 5:3)
74. Honor rulers. (1 Peter 2:17)
75. Lay aside all envy. (1 Peter 2:1)
76. Lay aside all evil speaking. (1 Peter 2:1)
77. Do not lay up treasures on earth. (Matthew 6:19)
78. Let your light shine. (Matthew 5:16)
79. Let everyone deny himself. (Matthew 16:24)
80. Let him share with the needy. (Luke 3:11)
81. Let everyone obey civil laws. (Romans 13:1)
82. Let no man deceive himself. (1 Corinthians 3:18)
83. Let everyone examine himself at communion. (1 Cor 11:28)
84. Let your requests be made known to GOD. (Philippians 4:6)
85. Let your speech be with grace. (Colossians 4:6)
86. Do all things in decent order.
87. Let those who are taught support the teacher. (Galatians 6:6)
88. Let wives submit to their husbands. (Eph 5:22; Colossians 3:18)
89. Let husbands love their wives. (Ephesians 5:25)
90. Let wives reverence their husbands. (Ephesians 5:33)
91. Let everyone be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. (James 1:19)
92. Let the afflicted pray. (James 5:13)
93. Let the adorning of women be more inward than outward.
(1 Peter 3:3, 4)
94. Don't let the left hand know what the right hand is doing. (Matthew 6:3)
95. Do not let sin reign in the body. (Romans 6:12)
96. Do not let the sun go down on your wrath. (Ephesians 4:26)
97. Follow things that edify. (Romans 14:19)
98. Walk in the SPIRIT. (Galatians 5:25)
99. Do not provoke one another. (Galatians 5:26)
100. Do not be weary in well doing. (Galatians 6:9)
101. Come boldly to the throne of grace. (Hebrew 4:16; 10:19-23)
102. Do not forsake assembling together in worship. (Hebrews 10:25)
103. Exhort one another. (Hebrews 10:25)
104. Lay aside every weight. (Hebrews 12:1)
105. Run with patience the race before us. (Hebrews 12:1)
106. Look to JESUS. (Hebrews 12:2)
107. Offer the sacrifice of praise to GOD continually. (Hebrews 13:15)
108. Do not judge one another in doubtful things. (Romans 14:1)
109. Do not cause others to stumble. (Romans 14:13)
110. Mark troublemakers. (Romans 16:17; Philippians 3:17)
111. Pray for your persecutors. (Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:28)
112. Pray for laborers. (Matthew 9:38; Luke 10:2)
113. Present your body to GOD. (Romans 12:1)
114. Put on the new man. (Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:10)
115. Put on the whole armor of GOD. (Ephesians 6:11, 13)
116. Do not quench the SPIRIT. (1 Thessalonians 5:19)
117. Consider yourself dead to sin. (Romans 6:11)
118. Redeem the time. (Ephesians 5:16)
119. Resist the devil. (James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:9)
120. Restore backsliders in meekness. (Galatians 6:1)
121. Strengthen feeble knees. (Hebrews 12:12)
122. Study to show yourself approved to GOD. (2 Timothy 2:15)
123. Take no anxious thought of tomorrow. (Matthew 6:34)
124. Take the LORD's supper. (1 Corinthians 11:24-26)
125. Be careful not to despise little ones. (Matthew 18:10)
126. Be aware of yourself and your doctrine. (1 Timothy 4:16)
127. Withdraw from disorderly people. (2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14)

Those not In CHRIST, though they examine these sayings as written in the Bible, will not truly understand the depth, yet utter simplicity, of these teachings. One must have the indwelling presence of the SPIRIT of GOD in his heart, for He teaches the believer into all truth regarding the Word of GOD.

The word of GOD is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

If you've just read this and feel the SPIRIT of GOD speaking to your conscience -- stop and listen, for our Father in Heaven is drawing you to Himself, to His Son. JESUS CHRIST, even now, is knocking at the door of your heart. Through JESUS, you may have forgiveness of all your sins and peace between you and GOD. By receiving CHRIST as Savior and LORD of your life, you are given the Holy SPIRIT, Who then imparts to you the righteousness and Truth of JESUS and empowers you to do the above, one day at a time.

Then the priceless wisdom of the Word of GOD, the Bible, will be unlocked for you. JESUS Himself is the key -- for He is the True Way to the knowledge of GOD, to regeneration, and to the door to eternal Life!

2 comments:

  1. GOT PROBLEM? NO PROBLEM---WHEN you GOT JESUS!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete