The great commission as defined by Scripture states the commands of Yeshua are to preach and testify that He is the One. The one who redeemed Yisrael, and the nations. The one who forgives sins. The one who judges ALL. He is the Judge and the Redeemer, He is come. He is alive, He is real, He is living within those the Father calls. And is proved by the Spirit living in us. The Spirit of Love. The Spirit of God. Given to all who ‘believe’ in this Truth. That the Messiah, the God of Yisrael has come and made a way for his people to be One with the Father, through Yeshua.
ALL are commanded to receive forgiveness & Spirit through Faith in Yeshua.
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them inthe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Teach all nations in the world as I have taught you.
Yeshua himself instructed the gentiles through the apostles to observe all that he had commanded.
What did he command?
Acts 1:1 In the first book, O 1Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began 2to do and teach, 2 until the day when 3he was taken up, after he 4had given commands 5through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.
Yeshua gave commands through the Spirit to the to the apostles.
Here is Peters statement of what he was commanded by Yeshua.
Acts 10:42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. 43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
He commanded the apostles to preach and testify that Yeshua is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.
Revelation 12:17 is self identifying, not two separate things. The command of God is to have faith in his Son, Yeshua. To have faith in Yeshua IS to keep the commands of God. As all Torah points and leads to faith in Yeshua.
The Father has commanded all, and is teaching all ….to listen to Yeshua. The Father has given all authority in heaven and earth to Yeshua. He is to be followed and observed. He is our righteousness. He sends the Spirit of God to his children. He remains with us forever more. He is our banner we are commanded to hold up to the nations.
"When you awake in the morning, learn something to inspire you and mediate upon it, then plunge forward full of light with which to illuminate the darkness." -Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
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