(Sunday message for October 22nd 2017)
The law is God. Love it and keep* it. The law protects you.
(*Translation note: Alternatively, you can use ‘obey’ instead of ‘keep the law’ throughout the message.)
【Scriptures】 John 14:15
“If you love me, keep my commands.”
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword,
it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.
Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
Hallelujah! I bless you to be filled with the love of the eternal God, the peace of the Holy Son,
and the fiery love of the Holy Spirit.
And I bless you to be filled with the inspiration, movement, and working of the Word.
When ‘law’ is mentioned, ‘sin’ comes to mind.
But I hope that you will change your perception from this point on.
God first gave human beings ‘a condition’ through the law
and said that He would bless us if we kept that Word.
Spiritually speaking, it means that He will “give you blessings forever.”
Since that is the case, those laws are great, aren’t they?
On the other hand, He gives ‘a condition’ through the law
but if we don’t keep that Word, we will be repaid according to that.
People often say “The law is scary. The law limits freedom.”
However, ‘the law’ is not something that limits human freedom.
The law is something that keeps people from traveling the path of death and the path of judgment
and instead, lets them travel the path of life, the path of blessing.
The law is God, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Son. I want you to perceive this clearly.
Therefore, from now on, when ‘law’ is mentioned,
you have to think of God and you have to think of blessing.
The laws of God and the human laws of the world both are not ‘things that limit freedom’
but in reality, they are ‘things that protect you and guard you.’
The reason the net of the law and even a safety net is installed [there]
is because people keep going to a dangerous place and dying.
Yet, not knowing this, people complain saying,
“Why do they forbid access? Why do they limit freedom?
Why do they use the laws to control us and tie us down?”
The laws regarding traffic signals too, is not a restriction of freedom but ‘laws that protect [people].’
If laws regarding traffic signals are not instituted, traffic would become chaotic
and such a great number of people will get hurt or even die.
If you do not keep even the law of the [good] body posture on your own,
your back, pelvis, and knees will immediately hurt
and you won’t be able to endure because your legs will feel numb.
Therefore, you will realize it right away and correct your posture.
In this way, if you don’t keep the law you are unable to live properly
because there will be ‘repercussions’ of [breaking the law].
Washing and cleaning yourself every day is ‘keeping the law.’
Eating when you are hungry is ‘keeping the law.’
In this way, when you keep the law, things are great right away.
If you don’t keep them, you are immediately frustrated, angry and experience pain.
Just as you obey big laws, small laws and laws of daily life, you must obey ‘the laws of God.’
Once you deviate from the law, you know it right away because you immediately ‘pay the price.’
If you fall for the temptation once, your destiny changes.
Whoever you are, if you obey The laws of God, as a reward for that condition, you will receive the blessing.
As much as you have obeyed the law,
you will immediately travel ‘the path of receiving blessings.’
It will surely happen that way.
When you look at the Bible, there are thousands of types of laws of God.
Each and every situation is different and each path is different.
Since you can’t memorize every single one of them, you just need to memorize two types.
They are, ‘laws telling you to do [something] = laws you should keep’
and ‘laws telling you to not do [something].’
‘The words telling you to do [something],’ contain hundreds and thousands of types of laws
and ‘the words telling you to not do [something],’ contain hundreds and thousands of types of laws.
As for what you should do and what you should not do at each time,
first, your ‘conscience’ knows and discerns
and, second, you know because ‘the Word that the Lord gave’ comes to mind.
The laws in which God tells you to not do [something] are also ‘laws that Satan wants you to do.’
If you do something God tells you to not do,
then it means that Satan has come into your thoughts and mindset.
As for things God told you to not do, you must never do them.
If you do them, you will pay the price for that sin as a result.
Also, Satan ties up your hand, body, and heart on the spot,
label you as someone who disobeyed God’s Word, and lets other satans always see you.
The only way to be liberated from that at that time is ‘repentance.’
If you repent, you are immediately freed from the chains of sin.
After you repent, you have to set the condition that God spoke about.
If you do what God tells you to do, God, the Holy Spirit, and the angels will all work upon you
and your body, heart, thoughts, soul, and spirit will also draw closer to ‘the light.’
Depending on [how you] keep the laws of God,
the strength of your thoughts and mind become stronger,
the level of your thoughts and soul become higher,
your mission becomes bigger, and your spirit’s rank is raised higher.
Such people are like fully armed soldiers and thus, Satan avoids them.
I told you that in the end, you should look at The laws of God as two types.
The laws telling you to do [something] and the laws telling you to not do [something]
- I hope that you will discern with your conscience
and discern them by the Lord’s Word and keep them.
If you fail to keep [them], then I hope that you will keep challenging yourself
and make sure to keep them in the end.
You have to climb over that mountain and raise your level.
When you know it, you’ll see that the law is ‘the Word.’
In other words, [the law] is ‘God wish -what He wishes for human beings.’
Therefore, ‘the law = the Word’ is that great.
The law is ‘justice.’ It is ‘authority.’ It is ‘God.’
In the end, the one who is holding the law will rule.
Each of you should take ‘the law = the Word’ and with the authority of the law, the authority of the Word,
the authority of God, you should control Satan, control the world, control yourself,
control the people who do unrighteous deeds,
and also control those who don’t know by teaching them!
You must love and keep ‘the law of reason, God’s law of the time period‘ everyday.
Then you will receive blessings as a reward everyday.