Life Giving Commandments

93 I will never forget your commandments, for by them you give me life.
Psalm 119:93 (NLT)

Today, I want to write on God’s commandments. If you have been attending some religious churches, you will find this term to be very politically correct. You will not be accused of “prosperity gospel” or “cheap grace” when you fill your sentences with “God’s commandments”.

Therefore, writing on this topic should be very safe for me. The theologians and doctrine worshippers will not be angry with me because they may think I am singing the same tune as them. However, if you have known me for some time you will realize that I have no intention to please those heretics.

As far as I am concern, I am only interested in finding out the truth and use it for my prosperity. Let me assure you that the contents in this article will not be approved by any religious church.

Let us begin by exploring the term “commandment” in the Bible. What does that mean?

My first church was religious and infested with theology. When I was there, I thought of this term as things I must do as a Christian. If I fail to obey God’s commandments, God will either send me to hell or do some perverted things to me like giving me Aids. Once, I really thought I would not be able to go to heaven unless I join at least one mission trip. Thus, my life in this church was like a living hell.

I thank God because he has set me free from the lies of my first church. Today, I no longer think of the word “commandment” as a blackmail. This word is now a positive word to me. The above verse explains it.

As shown in the above verse, the writer told God that he will never forget God’s commandments because they were the instruments to give him life. He did not view God’s commandments as a blackmail. Instead, he saw them as something good that will improve his life on earth. This happens to be my view as well.

What does this supposed to mean?

First, you must reject the theological lies that you must obey God’s commandments at all cost or God will punish you. God is not a terrorist. He does not blackmail. Unlike the theologians, God has integrity.

Second, you must learn the truth that sets you free. The truth is, God designed his commandments with the intention of giving us good lives. In other words, God’s commandments are our tools for us to achieve prosperity in every area in our lives.

We should not feel threatened each time we come across this word. Instead we should rejoice because we have received another tool for our prosperity.

Third, always keep in mind that you have the choice and the right to reject any of God’s commandments. When you do that, God will still love you. He will never send you to hell or do any perverted things to you. As Christians, we have the right to disobey God and still go to heaven. Thus we are never threatened into obedience.

Forth, we must be aware that though God will never punish us for disobeying his commandments, there are still consequences of our disobedience.

Let me give you an example.

God wants you not to smoke. You can choose to disobey him and smoke as much as you want. If you keep doing it, your health may suffer and you might even get lung cancer. When that happens, you must realize that God is not the one who gave you that lung cancer. The lung cancer was caused by nicotine, not God. God is not nicotine and nicotine is not God.

God’s will for us is always for us to live better lives. God wants us to have more wealth (includes more money), better health, better relationships and greater prosperity in all things. Therefore, all his commandments were designed as tools for us to achieve greater prosperity in our lives. We use these tools by obeying them.

What if we choose to disobey them and even do the opposite? In this case, we will receive the opposite of “prosperity in every area of our lives”. When that happens, it is not the will of God for us to be poor. It is our will and we exercise it by no using the tools God has given us.

In conclusion, the choice is yours. Do you want to obey God’s commandments?

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