"(Matthew 26:69) when Peter denied Jesus three times, he denied the Son of God. Not acknowledging Jesus breaks the First, Second, and Third Commandments.
When a foreigner approaches you with the doctrine of quoting :“Mary is the mother of God”-- “No” we must say – “she is the mother of Jesus on the earth.” She has been exalted to high places which God did not intend for her. Leave her alone, for she has done her job and mission on the earth – let her rest in peace. Do not pray to her, nor any other dead saints – believers of Jesus – for He alone is the Lord-and the Lord alone-is our God.
We cannot assume whatsoever for our intercession, any dead saints – for they are now in their final resting place, they have completed their earthly tasks for God.
Jesus is the author of our faith, so the Scripture says: (Matthew 7:21) “Not everyone who calls Me “Lord, Lord” will enter the Kingdom of heaven but only those who do what My Father in heaven wants them to do.”
Which brings us to the Ten Commandments:
1.Commandment One- “You shall have no other gods before Me. (Exodus 20:3 to 17).
If you think that idolatry is a thing of the past because we aren’t dancing around golden idols, consider this; one form of idolatry today is worshipping ourselves, other people, and our material possessions instead of worshipping God.
To keep the first Commandment today, we must acknowledge Jesus Christ alone as the God whom we worship and serve, Jesus made an exclusive claim when He said, “I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life.” No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John14:6)
2. The Second Commandment –“You shall not make for yourself a carved image. Do not
bow down to any idol or worship it, for I am the Lord your God and I tolerate no rivals.
I bring punishment on those who hate Me and on their descendants down to the third and
fourth generation. But I show My love on thousands of generations of those who love Me.”
This means, don’t worship any idols like the Buddha statue or any images of false gods such as idols which stand representing false gods from other religious denominations.
3. The Third Commandment – “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.”
We keep this Commandment by not using fowl, language or cursing with God’s name in any way.
4. The Fourth Commandment – “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.”
Christians should dedicate one day out of seven as a day of worship and rest.
5. The Fifth Commandment—“Honour your father and mother, that your days may be long
upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”
This is a special Commandment with a blessing attached to it.
We all need to honour and respect our parents through our obedience to their requests – so that all goes well in our own lives and that of our children, by teaching them to respect honour and obey you too, if you have children of your own.
6. The Sixth Commandment – gets more serious – with “You shall not kill.”
We have never murdered anyone, but Jesus taught that if you hated anyone it was murderous thoughts from that hate that could lead to murder.
7. The Seventh Commandment – “You shall not commit adultery”. Jesus confronted this issue by teaching against the inward desires and the lustful thoughts which make a person guilty of adultery.
This means that the saying, “It’s, okay to look as long as I don’t touch,” is wrong.
8. The Eighth Commandment – “You shall not steal.
We are not to steal to acquire wealth, but to work for it. Work is a four letter word, but it’s not a bad thing.
9. The Ninth Commandment – “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.” This means not to tell any sorts of lies – no matter what colour, white or black lies.
10. The Tenth Commandment – “You shall not covet.”
Covet means wanting and desiring what’s not yours – being jealous.
Symptoms for this are –
-Experiencing a gnawing anxiety for what we don’t have.
-Being ungrateful, complaining because we don’t have what other people have.
-Abusing the use of credit cards in spite of growing financial debt.
-Hoarding what we own and not being generous.
All of these have been broken by us all at some point in our lives – but if that is so, I invite you all to repent just like Jesus instructed us in His last words to His disciples in Luke 24:46-47, “This is what is written, the Messiah must suffer and must rise from death on the third day, and in His Name the message of repentance and the forgiveness of sins must be preached to all nations.”
This is beneficial to all, and God loves us so much that “He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life!” (John 3:16).
I invite you now to make a commitment of faith –
1. *“Lord Jesus, I recognise that you are God and have the right to govern my life. I know that I have sinned against you in thought, word and deed.
Please Lord Jesus, turn me from my rebellious ways so that I can follow Your Way and have eternal life. I believe that through Your death on the cross, You have forgiven me, loved me, and accepted me. Amen!”
(Matthew 7:22-23) “When the Day of Judgement comes, many will say to Me, “Lord, Lord! In your name we spoke God’s message, by your name we drove out many demons and performed many miracles. Then I will say to them, “I never knew you, get away from Me you wicked people.”
(Matthew 22:37) “When asked by the Pharisees, “Which is the greatest commandment in the law?”
“Jesus answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the most important commandment. The second most important commandment is like it: “ Love your neighbour as you love yourself.”
“The whole Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets depend on these two commandments.”
We know from God the Father that Jesus alone is His Son from (Matthew 17:5) “This is My own dear Son, with whom I am pleased – listen to Him!”
And again in (Matthew 4:17) prior, we read of God’s affirmation that Jesus Christ is His Son as well as before, He spoke out from heaven, “This is My own dear Son, with whom I am pleased,” when He was being baptized by John the Baptist.
Jesus alone is the concurrent (Agreeing; attendant) author of our faith in all that we ask for, His name is above all names. So therefore, when we ask for anything in His name-Jesus, He grants it because He is the Lord Jesus over all the world. His authority, in heaven, and earth rules supreme. For our authority in Jesus’ name is given to us while we are alive on this earth in (Matthew 18:19-20) “I tell you more; whenever two of you on earth agree about anything you pray for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in My name, I am there with you.”
If any of us have accepted false doctrines contrary to Jesus’s teachings about His authority from using His name alone to pray and ask for His miracles and wonderments, then we should pray to Jesus and ask for His forgiveness for using His name in a way which did not honour Him to the Father’s glory:
*”Lord Jesus, I am truly sorry for abandoning your way of truth from Scriptures. I have denied you as Peter did. Please grant me the pardon from denying you as Peter was forgiven in his repentance, may I now be forgiven in Jesus’ name Father God for accepting false doctrines of faith in other deities apart from you, in worshipping the dead saints, including worshipping Mary as the mother of God, which I now deny as being true, for you alone Lord Jesus are the Lord-and the Lord alone- is our God.
I renounce all the programs I have entertained with praying to the dead saints, and passing those programs onto others, in Jesus’ name.
I now rededicate my life to serving you Lord Jesus, and in your precious name Jesus, I declare that I am set free by the blood you shed at Calvary for me which has atoned me back to the Father in my forgiveness for all my sins past and present.
I now ask you Jesus to come into my heart as the Lord of my life over all others.
I now ask you Jesus to wash and cleanse me of all unrighteousness with your precious blood, and to make me the kind of person you created for me to be in your purposeful ways, to be a blessing for you Jesus to the glory of God the Father, and in Jesus’ name I forgive and release myself and all others from the past and the present with whom I have objected, which you sent on my path to correct me from my misguided ways of false indoctrination.
Lord Jesus apart from you, I can do nothing, so I ask you to send to me the Holy Spirit to guide and lead me in the paths you have for me that, I may be all that you want me to be to the glory of God the Father, Amen! I am now born-again in Jesus’ name. So be it Lord Jesus do it. And I draw the bloodline of Jesus over the whole lot.”
With both prayers of repentance spoken, you can be sure of your salvation to date. But if any of you fall into sin’s hold again, please repent as disclosed herein with the first prayer said out aloud for your transgressions pardoned and washed with Jesus’ atoning blood, so that you can resume your service for His glory to the Father in Jesus’ name.
“THAT WHICH IS AN ABOMINATION TO GOD CANNOT BE PARDONED BY HIS GRACE ALONE, BUT THROUGH REPENTANCE: THEY SHALL BE CLEANED AND SET FREE FROM THE RAVAGES OF SIN’S HOLD IN THEIR LIVES – OF UNCLEANNESS AND SORROW-FILLED LIFESTYLES.”
(Read Matthew 15:1-14) then:
According to (NKJV) (Matthew 15:15-20)
v.15, “Then Peter answered and said to Him, “Explain this parable to us.”
v.16, “So Jesus said, “Are you also still without understanding?”
v.17, “Do you not understand that “whatever enters the mouth goes to the stomach and is eliminated?”
v.18, “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.”
v.19, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, theft, false witness, blasphemies.”
v.20, “These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”