John 14:23-24

How to Automatically Keep the Commandments

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John 14:23-24 Jesus answered and said to him if anyone loves Me he will keep My word and My Father will love him and We will come to him and make Our abode with him he who does not love Me does not keep My words and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me you know most people when they hear that scripture they feel condemned because they say I don’t keep His word I can think of 3 things right now that He said that I don’t do and so I’m going to try harder to keep His word because I don’t want to be found in that place where I’m not loving Jesus because He said if you love me you’ll keep my word and if I’m not keeping His word then obviously I don’t love Him so therefore I got to try harder to keep His word to prove that I love Him that is exactly the opposite of what He said and that is absolutely a set up for failure here’s what Yeshua actually said it’s an ‘if then’ clause an ‘if then’ statement if you do this this automatically happens you can’t stop it from happening it would be like this I live in Denver Colorado which is sort of near Denver in a center of our country United States I could say if I get on an airplane that flies west I will not arrive in New York why because new York is to the east if I want to go to New York I have to get in an airplane that is flying east so I could say this if you board an airplane flying to San Francisco you will not arrive in New York if you board an airplane flying to San Francisco you will arrive in San Francisco why, because that’s just what happens here’s what Yeshua is saying if you love me you will keep my word it’s impossible not to you can’t not keep my word if you love me that’s a powerful powerful revelation to get that how do you keep His word by loving Him love Him with all your heart when I fell in love with Him it was way back in 1972 I gave Him my life I said you get everything do you know what there were many things that stopped in my life I changed my language I didn’t use obscenity anymore I had before then there were habits that just completely fell away you know why? not because I tried so hard to change it I didn’t want to do those things anymore completely changed because I loved Him usually people teach it backwards if you want to prove that you love Jesus do what He said keep His commandments no that’s a certain road to failure why because it’s not possible for you to do that actually keeping His word is just an indicator of your degree of love if you love Him you will keep His commandments that’s exactly what He said and he who doesn’t love me isn’t going to be able to keep My word can’t keep My word so what’s the focus not keeping His word loving Him it’s automatic so keeping His word keeping His commandments just an indicator of your love and again we don’t fix indicators if a red light comes on in your car the idea is not bash out the red light or put a piece of tape over it check under the hood and disconnect the electrical wire so you don’t have to look at the red light no, the red light is not the problem it’s just an indicator keeping His word is not the problem or not keeping His word is not the problem it’s an indicator I need to intensify my love I need to come to you I need to know who you are because when I fall completely in love with You it’s going to be natural that I keep Your word so if you love Yeshua with all your heart you’re automatically going to keep His word that’s exactly what it says I say a lot love God with all your heart bless people and you will make a difference do you know that’s a sequence I didn’t say try to make a difference how are you going to do that do that by blessing other people no, no, no the focus is if you love God with all your heart it’s going to be natural that you keep His word it’s going to be natural that you bless other people the fruit of the spirit is naturally going to flow out of your life and you will make a difference that’s the consequence of what happens of loving Him loving God with all your heart so let this word be a revelation to you I encourage you meditate on it if you love me you will keep my word it’s just going to happen naturally you’re not going to be able to not keep His word when you love Him so that’s my prayer for you today that you would fall in love with Yeshua Jesus the Messiah in a more intense and deeper way than you ever have before this time in your life that that would begin to happen for you and you’ll see the manifestation coming forth in blessing other people in walking in His word and absolutely you’ll make a difference in your environment around you

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