Commandment Keeping and the Apostle John, what’s up with that?

The Apostle John’s emphasis on Commandment Keeping, what’s up with that? 1 John 5:3

If one desires to honor the Commandments, they must walk in the Spirit, daily, via the conscience via sanctification thereby producing the “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16-23). Walking in the Spirit is only possible by first entering into covenant relationship with the Father by faith in the Son, Jesus Christ and receiving the indwelling Holy Spirit as Guarantor of that covenant (Ephesians 1:13-14).

The New Covenant has very little to do with Laws-ordinances-edicts of the Old Covenant e.g. the Torah, the Decalogue, and everything to do with the anointing of the Holy Spirit indwelling the faithful in Jesus and methodically walking them in the Father’s will as the Spirit intercedes in every minute decision life throws their way; this work of the Spirit being infinitely superior to chasing letters that kill and condemn via a sin-nature that could never please God or provide life through atonement (2 Corinthians 3:6).

You believe the Torah and Moses possess the words of LIFE when they simply provided a precursor to the Gospel of Messiah Jesus which proclaims LIFE by Grace through Faith not letters (John 3; 2 Corinthians 3:6). You represent a spiritual illness that cripples Judaism as a religion of works and futility, a religion that will result in an overwhelming number of Jacob’s children perishing in the “second death” in Hell due to unbelief in their Messiah, Yeshua; a spiritual and physical death resulting from a futile pursuit of self-righteousness through Law as opposed to grace through faith in Yeshua (Hebrews 8:7; Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27; Romans 10).

This same spiritual and physiological “second death” will manifest in the lives of far too many “Messianic” Jews and Israelite’s who profess a belief in Yeshua but depend upon their obedience to the Torah to justify them as opposed to faith in Yeshua as Messiah, alone (Galatians 3:1-3; Romans 3:20; Romans 10; Galatians 2:16).

In the Epistles of John and others, the Commandments are the subject of obedience as these were integral to a Covenant of Law provided specifically to Jacob’s children and sojourners with them, a Law Covenant that the audience to whom most of these Epistle were directed were intimately familiar but the substance and reality of obedience in the New Covenant is the indwelling Holy Spirit (Ezekiel 36:27) working through the conscience which is not only an infinitely superior form of behavioral modification but a form of angelic and human behavioral control that existed before Time as an arbiter of free will (Romans 2:14-15)…the natural-moral law within us that has now, in the New Covenant, been bolstered by the Spirit’s indwelling presence (Ephesians 1:13-14) matted with, combined with, the “new creation” in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17); this spiritual catalyst produces a superior form of obedience, behavioral modification, to that of a failed Law Covenant that pursued letters which condemned Israel’s children, including all of humanity residing in a defiled World pursuing gratification of the flesh as opposed to obedience to the Father’s will; the Father’s will is this: “to believe in the One He has sent” into the World to provide mediation, atonement, for our sin (John 6:29).

Hebrew Roots, Rabbinical Judaism and other such work cults or religions stubbornly kick against the goads in Rabbinical self-endowed spiritual arrogance and stubbornness and spiritual death and physiological death in Hell subsequent Judgment are the assured resultant.

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