As i look back on all my years of study and reading the Bible, including being brought up in the Catholic Church/family as a child, i have seen for quite a long time now that we have been and many are, still being lead away from the Old Testament. It simply is not studied enough or mentioned enough. Religions push the New Testament because it is “easier” more “friendly”.
My wife and i have been studying the Old Testament once again in detail and we are enjoying it extremely and excited by its contents.
What contents? The so severely direct, clear and precise direction, which Jehovah God gives to us in the Old Testament.
We then were discussing the notion that many people have of… when Jesus came He basically made the Old testament obsolete. Well, i am hoping to show you here quite simply and directly how Jesus Himself states very much the opposite. So i decided to also read the New Testament once again while i am also studying the commandments in the Old Testament and i struck pay dirt! Again, reading the Bible yourself, each time you read it, the more you read it, and meditate (think deeply) on it, you will get more and more from it… Thanks Be To Jehovah God’s Holy Spirit releasing it to you. It is simply how HE works.
In the New testament, in Matthew 5:17-19, we find Jesus talking and stating something extremely grand and of life-saving importance! Why is it life-saving? Because it tells us to concentrate on God‘s Laws. Here is what it says, BUT PLEASE…go get your Bible or any Bible you can find and read it for yourself as there is great power, comfort and warmth in you reading what God has gifted to us all yourself. His Bible, HIS Words.
So here, in Matthew 5:17-19 Jesus has gathered His disciples and is teaching them and states:
17. “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writing of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. 18. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. 19. So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s Laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.”
And further to His disciples, Jesus warns in verse 20: “But i warn you – unless your righteousness is better than the righteousness of the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven!”
So, you can see Jesus is pointing to the law of Moses, the commandments (Old Testament) given to Moses from God Himself and what is written. (btw, there are wayyyy more then ten commandments!) In fact, Jesus points to God most of the time, giving the Glory to Him, the credit to Him, Jehovah God, as we all should. His commandments in the Old Testament tell us how to live, how to treat each other (including the poor), what not to do and how to act in and conduct business including farming the land and selling its produce (including options for the poor) and when not to work the land. If we simply followed these commands, this would be an entirely more pleasant world to live in and satans hold would be far weaker then it is now. I am not saying it would be easy but as God states in the Bible, His Commands are not too difficult, not beyond reach… you can see where He states this in Deuteronomy 30:11. Please look it up and also read Deuteronomy 29:29. Its awesome :-))!
Yehovah, Jehovah or Yahweh as God Almighty is called, sent Jesus because we as a people were not listening to Him and HIS commands. Yes, back then and today still, right to this very moment that you yourself are reading this. He sent Jesus to atone for our sins yes. But that does not mean it is a free ticket, automatic, no not at all. We must take action, we must be accountable for our actions or lack of. We must follow Jesus’s example and obey Jehovah God’s commands. Period. Jehovah God promises if we do that, we will live a happy life. Here and now.
God’s commands are all found in great detail, maybe not easy to swallow if you only want what you want, when you want it, but none the less, if we all follow them, HIS commands are life-saving and i mean for even right here on this earth, right now at this very moment in time, literally.
Yehovah, Jehovah, Yahweh, the God Almighty brought Jesus Christ to us in order to do what HE did so many times in the Old Testament before Jesus’s time……. To Prove HE alone is The One and ONLY TRUE GOD. Sheesh! Talk about patience! You and i would have destroyed this place by now!
Please, pick up a Bible and read some today, right now if you are able.
I am praying right now that Jehovah God shows you His commands and imparts to you His comfort and warmth as you read HIS Word and that HE shares with you HIS secrets of a Happy Life, right here, right now. I pray HE shows you that you do not have to wait until you have died to have a Happy Life. Read on Him, study on Him, i Pray HE shows you. In Jesus’s name i Thank you Jehovah God for this time and this gift. Thank You for blessing this reader and for sharing your words with him and her. Thank You Jehovah, in Jesus’s name. Amen