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Do it? Do what? Do what Jesus tells us to do. This command came not from God, the Father of Jesus, but from His mother Mary. This happened at the first public miracle Jesus performed. I repeat, ... public miracle. The power of a mother.

Mary, the mother of Jesus:
John 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

John 2:2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

John 2:3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

John 2:4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

John 2:5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

Mat 15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

Exo 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Note, the power of a mother. Jesus, with His answer seems to indicate that it wasn't time for Him to perform miracles in public. His mother didn't command Him, she commanded the servants. She knew Jesus would honor her wishes and she certainly knew of His miracle making capabilities.

God, the Father of Jesus, at the transfiguration:
Mat 17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

Mat 17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

Mat 17:3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

Mat 17:4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

God talking:
Mat 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased;
hear ye him.

John 2:5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

Here we have both the Father and mother of Jesus commanding us. God, the Father is telling us to hear his Son. Mary, His mother, is not only saying hear Him, but also do as He commands.

What Peter, James, and Paul said about doing:
1 Pet 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him
do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Rom 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Col 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

Heb 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Rom 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.

James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Works, (or doing), is very important.

Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Deu 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

Some do's from Jesus:
We have a saying today, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." This next verse is how it's stated in the Bible. Just a little something Jesus told us to do.

Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Now don't that just blow your hat in the creek? Did you ever think that God was kind to the unthankful and the evil?

Luke 6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

1 Cor 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

1 Cor 11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

1 Cor 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come.

Mark 6:11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Would you like to be kin to Jesus? This next verse tells us how that can be.

Mat 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Mat 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

John 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

1 Th 5:24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

Jesus is certainly a can-do type individual. How about us?

As important as it is for us to do what Jesus tells us to, it's equally important to obey when He tells us not to do something.

Some do nots:
Luke 6:37
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive[1], and ye shall be forgiven:

1 "FORGIVE": 630. apoluo, ap-ol-oo'-o; from G575 and G3089; to free fully, i.e. (lit.) relieve, release, dismiss (reflex. depart), or (fig.) let die, pardon, or (spec.) divorce:--(let) depart, dismiss, divorce, forgive, let go, loose, put (send) away, release, set at liberty.

John, on two occasions, is about to worship an angel:

Rev 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Rev 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things.

Rev 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

Mat 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

Mat 6:2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

For not doing what we're told:
For doing what we're told:

Mat 5:19
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

It seems that mankind can follow instructions from another person easier than they can from God and Jesus. The following is a sample of such.

The centurion:
Mat 8:5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

Mat 8:6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

Mat 8:7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

Mat 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

Mat 8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

Mat 8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith[1], no, not in Israel.

1 "FAITH": 4102. pistis, pis'-tis; from G3982; persuasion, i.e. credence; mor. conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), espec. reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstr. constancy in such profession; by extens. the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself:--assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity. .... WEBSTER'S: Fidelity: The quality or state of being faithful.

I guess if people can't use their five senses, (sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste), it's not real to them. If one gets into the Bible for themselves, and studies to show him or herself approved, they would begin to see, hear, feel, touch, and taste, in ways they never imagined. Spiritual things. The reality of Christianity. They would begin to see, hear, and feel things in a more real way than flesh can ever understand. This centurion knew the reality of Christ, His abilities, and power, for he said, "Just speak the word."

Just like the people under the centurion, we have people over us, which we obey. Employers, government officials, leaders of all sorts. When they say do it, we do it. Why not do likewise when it comes to Jesus.

Jesus did so much for us and asked very little in return.

Isa 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Again, God, the Father of Jesus:
Mat 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

Again, Mary, the mother of Jesus:
John 2:5 His
mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

Hear and Do! .... Do It!

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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