Jesus said: “If you love me, you will keep My Commandments.” What Commandments and how?

Jesus said in John 14:15: “If you love me, you will keep My Commandments.” What Commandments and how?

The one who has entered into covenant relationship with God the Father by faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord believing that Jesus died to pay their sin-debt does not practice lawlessness nor are they obligated to rules, laws, mandates, days, ceremonies, but they are redeemed, they are forgiven, they are declared “not guilty” by covenant promise (Hebrews 8:12) and have received the indwelling Holy Spirit as Guarantor of that Covenant; a better Covenant (Hebrews 8:7-13)…NOT one etched in stone or scratched upon parchment or mutilation of the flesh but a Covenant of Grace through Faith that changes the heart and reunites man and God in love with intimacy and peace (Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 5:1).

When Jesus tells you that those who love Him keep “MY” Commandments, Jesus is not speaking of the inferior Law Covenant of sin and death (Romans 8:2) that only defines your sin absent atonement (Romans 3:20) but Jesus is speaking of HIS Commands articulated within HIS ministry upon this Earth. These Commands are administered and arbitrated by the indwelling Holy Spirit in the New Covenant and it is the Holy Spirit via sanctification that teaches them, implements them with patience, grace, mercy, compassion, through the conscience as the Spirit prepares those in Jesus for service in the New Jerusalem (Galatians 5:16; John 14:26).

Through the Spirit’s teaching, leadership, anointing, with tact and compassion, there is peace with God knowing that the redeemed are forgiven and that they are loved beyond human comprehension by the God of the Universe; in this, there is intimacy, peace, joy, contentment, in our relationship with God, forever (Romans 5:1). The Law Covenant could NEVER provide this relationship of intimacy with eternal purpose and contentment but only the faithfulness of Jesus and the Holy Spirit make this intimacy with God possible (John 14:27; Hebrews 8:7).

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