The Commands of Jesus

(Peshitta) Joh 6:28 And they were saying to him, "What shall we do to work the service of God?"

(CEV) Jesus answered, "God wants you to have faith in the one he sent."

(KJV) Joh 6:28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 

(DRB) Jesus answered and said to them: This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he hath sent.

The Disciples asked Jesus what they had to do to serve God.  He replied that they had to believe in whom Jesus was which means you need to obey what He commanded as well as everything else The Bible says about Him.

Jesus gave the following commands to His disciples. If they do not apply to us it leads to the ridiculous scenario that we do not have to tell people about Jesus and all that He did was limited to his own generation. It also means we are at the mercy of demons and cannot be used by God to heal or show His power or to demonstrate that Jesus and The Kingdom of God are real! This makes Christianity a very dull religion indeed.

What follows are what Christians should be doing. It was commanded of all His followers and not just the Apostles. The verses are as follows:

“Mat 28:19-20 (AV) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: {teach?: or, make disciples, or, Christians of all nations} Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Mark 16:15-18 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Luke 22.19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. (Note this meal was to be remembered not a ritual based on a cup of wine and some bread)

Luke 24:46-47 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Jn15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

A summary of what His follower should do is as follows:

They will teach all Nations about Jesus and His Gospel

They will preach repentance and remission of sins in Jesus Name

They will witness to Jesus in all the world

They will baptise people in the Name of the Trinity

They will teach people what Jesus requires of them

Showing signs promised by Jesus to those whom had His delegated authority too (all His followers that were in the upper room and not just the apostles so there is no excuse):

They shall cast out demons

They shall speak in new tongues

They shall capture serpents and scorpions (demons)

They will drink poisons and these will not hurt them

They shall heal the sick

They will love others as Jesus loves them

They will fellowship together and remember what Jesus what Jesus did at Calvary when they eat together (have communion).

They will minister and be empowered by The Holy Spirit

These are the marks that should be a part of the Christian life. Any Christian not living them is not following Jesus and what He commanded unless they are teaching them, learning about them, learning how to put these things in to practice or resting from the battle..

Any fellowship, church or denomination not doing them is not doing what Jesus commanded.  If they deliberately do not do these things then they are not Christian as they are not obeying Jesus.

Modern Bibles imply some of these things are not from Jesus but from man’s writings so churches do not teach these things and so only do less than half of what Jesus commanded.  Unfortunately, modern bibles are based on Greek codices that are proven forgeries so should not be used for Bible study or any Christian teaching in view of how much they leave out or alter.  This is not told to people as there is too much prestige and money at stake if the truth comes out about the Greek texts.

You either follow Jesus or try to follow Him as Lord or you serving another master (yourself).  Jesus needs to be Lord of all of you do or think and not just of what you want to give Him.  If you keep wholeheartedly trying to make Him lord of all then that is all that He requires as it the attitude of the heart that Jesus looks at when you do things. You may not succeed but the important things it that you wholeheartedly tried to serve Jesus in the way He desires you too.