Our Text is found in 1 John 2:1-6
1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
Many Churches and people who claimed to be set, called, chosen, or Highly Anointed, never tell you that in order to lay claim to the Salvation of the Messiah you must “LOVE HIM, AND FOLLOW HIS COMMANDMENTS” why? Because even them, themselves don’t follow them, which means they are Liars, and the TRUTH is not in them.
They want you to believe that you are saved by grace which was a word that the Messiah never used, (Paul said that, not the Messiah) because grace alone will not save you. The Messiah gave explicit instructions throughout the New Testament how to Keep your Salvation, and they are not being taught. Because you think you are under grace.
So John reiterates what the Messiah said again, to remind us. As we look at the scriptures above, let’s look at this one also, in 1 John 14:15
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
Obviously, this is very important for us to receive and understand for our Salvation. How can you love the Messiah, and forsake His Commandments? The answer is plain and simple. You can’t! and you are lying to yourself and others.
We must READ OUR BIBLES, and stop listening to these Apostles, Bishops, Prophets, and Pastors, trying to make you feel good and tell you that you are under grace. You must know the TRUTH, so you can be set free from their bondage, I give the Messiah your all, and honor the Father who is in the Messiah.
Then and only then will you have true Salvation. To YAHWEH our ELOHIM be ALL the GLORY and HONOR.
Apostle Eric Townsend