James 2:8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well;
9 but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.
11 For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.
12 So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty.
13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
Remember that Yahshua said, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)
Here we find that all of the commandments are encompassed by these two. So, if we commit murder, or adultery, which one of these two commandments have we broken?
It would seem that we did not love our neighbor as ourselves, if we have murdered, Amen?
If we bow down to idols, like money, or property, or a Christmas tree, have we loved God with all of our being? And if we violate His Ordained Sabbath day, is that because we love Him with all of our Heart? I think not, but instead we have shown the Creator our distain for Him. Surely, if we have transgressed one commandment, we are indeed guilty of all.
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.
11 For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. (Vs 8-11)
We need to understand the repercussions of violating God’s Royal Law! Having failed to love Him, or love our neighbor, will result in a judgment that will keep us from entering His Kingdom.
The Apostle John tells us citing Yahshua, “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. (Revelation 22:12-15)
He is saying that there’s a reward that is going to accompany the judgment of Yahshua Christ, that will be based on our works. He will come in a flash and that judgment will be upon us, and there will be no more time for repentance!
He says that those who have kept the Commandments of God will be invited to enter the Holy City, but those who have transgressed, will be kept out of the Kingdom of Heaven.
We are making a statement before a just and Holy God, when we break His Commandments, that we neither love Him, nor others. And because we are self-centered, we have made it evident that we belong together with “dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”
What lie is it that we have loved and believed?
Why it is the same lie that Satan has been telling us since Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden. That lie says,that we do not have to obey God. Have we loved that lie? And have we believed Satan? Absolutely!
We have done as we pleased, and ignored what God has said. We have led a lifetime of sin, because we didn’t take the Word of God seriously, and practiced Lawlessness.
Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. (1 John 3:4)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
Now He’s coming, and judgment is coming with Him. it will be upon us before we know it, and are we prepared to receive our King? Most of us are not!
He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. (Revelation 19:13)
That blood, is the blood of those who have transgressed His Law.
Yah help us to repent and change before this takes place.
Shalom my friends,