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The True Test For Knowing If You Are In Christ Jesus
Days Pass, The Lord Reigns
Do you know the True test?
Days Pass, The earth is in turmoi
Thus, it is expected of you to know this.
Days Pass, Once again I ‘am reminded,
The Lord Omnipotent Reigneth.
He rules in the heart of men.
In the heart of those who have received His Love.
So you have received, so ye must walk.
This is the True Test, revealing you are in Christ.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
The true test for knowing that you are in Christ Jesus is not a mystery. As a matter of fact, 280 verses of scripture talk about the main ingredient to pass this test. So today, As you pass throughout the day, look to the Lord. You see, there are many troubling situations in the world today. Many reasons to fear. But we can have hope. The one who Loves us, rules in our hearts. We hold His Word as truth. We bear his name. He is coming for us, to redeem us from the world and its corruption. We were bought with a price. That price was the blood of His only Son, Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ in English).
Moreover, as you walk the path of your destiny, listen to his voice. The sheep know the shepherd’s voice. Don’t let the world Drown out your inner listening post. Listen to his voice. Follow His Word. The test of all of the Lord’s Own is this: “
Keep the Commandments of the Lord”
Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
John 14:15 ¶If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
1 John 2:3 ¶And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
1 John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
When we say commandments, many think of the law. This is not, I repeat not, what we are talking about. Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) said that
“I came not to destroy the law, but fulfill it”. This fulfillment was the bringing in of the ‘Law of faith’. Whereby, men are saved by faith in the Name of Messiah Yeshua. The test, however, for knowing whether we truly Love the Lord is simply to keep his commandments. His commandments are not grievous or hard to bear like the Old Testament law was. We are saved by faith, through Grace, not of ourselves. This is the Work of God. Your work is to believe on Messiah Yeshua and Him who sent the Savior. The fulfillment of the work we are to do is follow his commands. What are they? Which do we keep? The highest commandment, in which, all others are based. The true commandment that is the one you need to do and follow is this.
Mark 12:30 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.
Mark 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
John 14:31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Romans 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
1 John 3:23 ¶And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
1 John 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
2 John 1:5 ¶And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
2 John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
We must walk in love. Allow God’s love for all people to flow through us. This means to love our God with all our hearts and our neighbor as our self. We are to love. Give to those who ask of us. Pray for those who despitefully use you (even though it hurts to do so). Love your enemies, do good to those who abuse you. Allow this love to flow as a river from the Lord through you to others. This Love is what God uses to bring people to him. He first Loved us, and redeemed us. It is this Love, Agape, a true, selfless love which reaches out to others.
As a true believer walking in love, we are also to reprove, rebuke, with all longsuffering. To put on the whole armor of God. To endure hardness (attacks against us) as a good soldier in Christ. To walk as a disciple through the turmoil of attacks, heartaches, persecutions, and endure all for the Lords’ sake. To walk this path is not easy in your self. You must reach out to him. He will work in you, empower you, transform you. He can do this only if you allow him. He will not force himself on you.
Thus the true test for really knowing if you are a disciple or not is this. I am I walking in Love as Christ would have me to do. This could mean praying for that neighbor who abuses you and causes you trouble. Being nice to him or her no matter what. Enduring what trouble he or she causes you in the daily grind of life. Putting up with that character at the office, who is always bringing you trouble. This is letting the face of Christ Shine through. This does not mean, however, you have to put up with godless ways and practices. It does not mean you have to put up with the porno movies or other things that people want you to do. It means being a believer who walks in love, and keeping one self unspotted from the worlds lusts.
James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Test yourself today and see if you really are walking in love. Don’t follow the path many church members take today. They go to church regularly. They are busy for the Lord. But they cannot get passed their own denomination’s rules, regulations, and traditions to really love someone of another church. Many church members don’t even visit those who come to the church. They are distant, righteously going to church, but sadly lacking in the basic love rule of compassion. It is a compassion that drives people together in the Lord. To help those who need it. To bring a message of hope or a message of rebuke as the Word of the Lord dictates. We can stand on the Word of God, being separate from the things that defile us and still walk in love. Remember the old Christian adage “I love the sinner, but not the sin”. This is the truth. We can love that person, no matter what they do. We can disagree with them. We can shake our heads at their actions. We can tell them their actions are wrong according to scripture. We cannot, however, hate them. We cannot follow jealousy, pride, hate, separation, and spread lies. We must walk in love.
This is the true test. When Christ Jesus, (Messiah Yeshua) comes, the first thing he will ask is this.
Do you love me? Then why did you not keep my commandments? The one which all commandments hang is this. To walk in Love. Why did you not walk in Love? You say you have faith. You cannot have faith without Love. For faith is the outcome of love. Out of love proceeds actions by faith to help others, love thy God, and follow his ways. Why did you not Love, as I have Loved you?
John 21:15 ¶So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Take time today to start this path. Walk in love today. Make a difference. It is a standard by which the Lord expects us to walk. It is a directive of his. Ours is to Love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, and soul. This Love, so strong, will then carry us to love our neighbors as ourselves. I hope you will proceed directly to do this. God speed on your quest. Love, this is the True Test to really know that you are in Christ Jesus. Have you passed this test?
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Dana G Smith is a Writer, Author of the Book D Day for America http://www.wingswatchman.org He writes news, inspiration,research,and freelance articles. Email .
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