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  • Writer's pictureGene Benjamin II

If You Love Me

Updated: Dec 28, 2023

Obedience to Yeshua is vitally important, but we can never forget that the Kingdom, the Gospel of the Kingdom, is all about Yeshua, our Messiah. We are now focused on Messiah, pleasing him, pleasing Yeshua as our Savior and Lord. Our relationship with our Master Yeshua is of utmost importance. Once this loving close relationship is in place in our lives, then we will obey Him from our seat with Messiah in Heaven. Ephesians 2:6, “Yehowah raised us up together with Messiah, and Yehowah made us sit together in the heavenly places in Messiah Yeshua.” Now, with Ruach HaKodesh living inside of us, we have the power to obey Yeshua, whatever his word or instructions today may ask of us. John 3:18, “He who believes in him is not condemned, but he who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of Yehowah.” Romans 6:14-15, “Do not allow sin to rule over you (Gen. 4:7). For you are not under the law (not condemned), but under grace. 15What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law (not condemned), but under grace? May it never be!”


John 14:15 was not the first or only time Yeshua said:


If you love Me, keep My commandments: Exodus 20:3-6, “You must have no other deities before me (2nd Commandment: No idolatry). 4You must not make for yourself a carved figure nor the likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water below; 5you must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, Yehowah your Divine One, am a jealous Almighty (El Qanna). I punish the ancestors’ wickedness by bringing punishment on the descendants, to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me. 6But I show covenant faithfulness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: Deuteronomy 5:8-10, “You will not make for yourself a carved figure nor any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water below. 9You will not bow down to them or serve them, for I, Yehowah your Divine One, am a jealous Almighty. I punish the ancestors’ wickedness by bringing punishment on the children, to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 10and showing covenant faithfulness to thousands, to those who love me and keep my commandments.”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: Deuteronomy 7:9-11, “Therefore, know that Yehowah your Divine One, he is Sovereign, the faithful Almighty, who keeps covenant and faithfulness for a thousand generations with those who love him and keep his commandments, 10but repays those who hate him to their face, to destroy them; he will not be lenient on whoever hates him; he will repay him to his face. 11You will therefore keep the commandments, the statutes, and the decrees that I command you today, so that you will do them.”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: Deuteronomy 10:12-13, “Now Israel, what does Yehowah your Divine One require of you, except to fear Yehowah your Divine One, to walk in all his Ways, to love him, and to worship Yehowah your Divine One with all your heart and with all your soul (Mat. 22:37; Mic. 6:8), 13to keep the commandments of Yehowah, and his statutes, which I am commanding you today for your own good?”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: Deuteronomy 11:1, “Therefore, you will love Yehowah your Divine One and always keep his instructions, his statutes, his decrees, and his commandments.”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: Deuteronomy 11:13-14, “It will happen, if you will listen diligently to my commandments that I command you today, to love Yehowah your Divine One and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14that I will give the rain of your land in its season, the autumn rain and the spring rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: Deuteronomy 11:22-23, “For if you diligently keep all these commandments that I am commanding you, so as to do them, to love Yehowah your Divine One, to walk in all his Ways, and to cling to him, 23then Yehowah will drive out all these ethnicities from before you, and you will dispossess ethnicities larger and mightier than yourselves.”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: Deuteronomy 19:8-9, “If Yehowah your Divine One enlarges your borders, as he has sworn to your ancestors to do, and gives you all the land that he promised to give to your ancestors; 9if you keep all these commandments to do them, which I am commanding you today, commandments to love Yehowah your Divine One and to always walk in his Ways, then you must add three more cities for yourself, besides these three.”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: Deuteronomy 30:16, “If you obey the decrees of Yehowah your Divine One, in which I am commanding you today to love Yehowah your Divine One, to walk in his Ways, and to keep his commandments, his regulations, and his statutes, you will live and multiply, and Yehowah your Divine One will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess.”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: Joshua 22:5, “Just be extremely careful to observe the commandments and the law that Moses the servant of Yehowah commanded you, to love Yehowah your Divine One, to walk in all his Ways, to keep his commandments, and to cling to him and worship him with all your heart and with all your soul.”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: Daniel 9:4, “I prayed to Yehowah my Divine One, and I made confession of our sins. I said, “Please, Lord, you are the great and awesome Almighty, you are the One who keeps the covenant and is faithful to love those who love you and keep your commandments.”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: Nehemiah 1:5-6, “Then I said, “You are Yehowah, Mighty One of Heaven, the Almighty who is great and awesome, who keeps the covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments. 6Listen to my prayer and open your eyes, so you may hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants. I am confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Both I and my father’s house have sinned.”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: John 14:15, “If you divinely selflessly love me, you will keep my commandments (Exo. 20:6).”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: John 14:21, “He who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who divinely selflessly loves me, and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and I will show myself to him.”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: 1 John 5:2-3, “Because of this, we know that we divinely selflessly love Yehowah’s children: When we love Yehowah and do his commandments. 3For this is love for Yehowah: That we keep his commandments (Exo. 20:6). And his commandments are not burdensome.”


If you love Me, keep My commandments: 2 John 1:6, “And this is divine selfless love, that we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, just as you heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.”


All Scriptures have been taken from the Son Of Man Bible, SOMB.

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