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150+ Commands of Jesus

1) I created the command headings for this list and I placed them in alphabetical order; 2) Assembling this list was a big challenge and it is not perfect. If you see an error, something missing from this list, or have an improvement suggestion, please leave a comment at the bottom of the page. Thanks and God bless!

01. Acknowledge Jesus before others

“I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.” Jesus – Luke 12:8

 

02. Ask Jesus to save you

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Jesus – Matthew 11:28

03. Ask God, seek God, knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Jesus – Matthew 7:7-8

04. Baptize people

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Jesus – Matthew 28:19. Note: In spite of what the above verse says, I suspect that Jesus desires for his disciples to baptize people just in his name only. Here’s why: 1) Some parts of the Bible have been tampered with and/or incorrectly translated. And, some people believe that Matthew 28:19 is one of those modifications; 2) Jesus commissioned his disciples to pray in his name, cast out demons in his name, and make disciples for him. I think it makes perfect sense that his disciples would also baptize new converts into his name. 3) Baptizing people into the name of The Father, Son and Holy Spirit sounds unspecific (except for the part about Holy Spirit). Especially when you consider the fact that Jesus identified two Fathers, in the scriptures. He said some people had the Father God as their Father, and he identified others as having Satan as their Father; 4) In the following three Bible examples, people were baptized in the name of Jesus: a) “Because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 8:16; b) “So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ…” Acts 10:48; c) “On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 19:5

05. Be a fisher of men (not a hunter)

“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Jesus – Matthew 4:19

06. Be a Peacemaker

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Jesus – Matthew 5:9

07. Be baptized 

“Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:13-17. 

08. Be Born Again 

“You must be born again.” Jesus – John 3:7. Note: To be born again (born from above) a person must have faith that Jesus is the Son of God, accept him as Lord and Saviour, and surrender to his Lordship.

09. Be careful how you listen

“Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them.” Jesus – Luke 8:18

10. Be faithful to Jesus

…Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Jesus – Matthew 25:23

11. Be faithful to sow Jesus’ Gospel

In Jesus’ Parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30), Jesus instructed his disciples to faithfully sow his Gospel. See also Matthew 20:6-7.

12. Be humble

“When you have done everything you were told to do, you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty’.” Jesus – Luke 17:10. Note: See also Matthew 23:12 and Luke 14:8.

13. Bear good fruit

“Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” Jesus – Matthew 7:17-20

14. Believe in Jesus / believe that Jesus is the Son of God

“When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.’” Matthew 16:13-17. Note: See also John 1:9-12.

15. Be meek (calm, gentle, not easily angered)

“Blessed are the meek.” Jesus – Matthew 5:5

16. Be merciful

“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” Jesus – Luke 6:36. Note: See also Matthew 5:7.

17. Be reconciled 

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.” Jesus – Matthew 5:23-24

18. Be righteous

“For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” Jesus – Matthew 5:20. Note: See also Revelation 22:11.

19. Be a trustworthy a wise servant

“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns.” Jesus – Matthew 24:45-46

20. Be wise & innocent

“Be as wise as snakes and as innocent as doves.” Jesus – Matthew 10:16

21. Be your brother’s keeper

“If your brother or sister [fellow disciple] sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.” Jesus – Matthew 18:15-17

22. Care for other disciples of Jesus  

“Feed my sheep…and lambs.” Jesus – John 21:15-17

23. Check yourself / Investigate yourself

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Jesus – Matthew 7:3-5

24. Consider carefully how you listen

“Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them.” Jesus – Luke 8:18

25. Consider the cost of following Jesus

“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.” Jesus – Luke 14:28-30

26. Die to self – every day 

“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Jesus – Luke 9:23. Note: See also Matthew 10:38-39.

27. Do God’s will / Surrender to God’s will

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Jesus – Matthew 7:21. Note: See also Matthew 16:21-23.

28. Do not ask Jesus for a sign

“The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven. He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Jesus then left them and went away.” Jesus – Matthew 16:4

29. Do not be afraid of man – but fear God

“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Jesus – Matthew 10:28

30. Do not be ashamed of Jesus

“Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” Jesus – Luke 9:26

31. Do not be a glutton

“Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you will go hungry.” Jesus – Luke 6:5

 

32. Do not be a hypocrite

“Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.” Jesus – Luke 12:1. Note: See also Matthew 23 and Matthew 15:7-8.

33. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid

“Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Jesus – John 14:27

34. Do not be angry 

“Anyone who is angry with a brother will be subject to judgment.” Jesus – Matthew 5:22

35. Do not be ashamed of Jesus

“Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” Jesus – Luke 9:26

36. Do not be called Rabbi, Teacher, Father, Instructor 

“But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called ‘instructors’, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah.” Jesus – Matthew 23:8-12. Note: I think this command includes the term Pastor (Pastor means “Shepherd”) since there is no biblical record of Jesus designating anyone as a Pastor.

37. Do not be drunk or weighed down

“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.” Jesus – Luke 21:34

38. Do not be sexually immoral

“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars — they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” Jesus — Revelation 21:8. Note: Leviticus 20:10-16 gives a detailed list of sexual immorality and it also outlines the former civil law penalty for these sins. Today, God desires that we not engage in these sins or seek to punish people for these sins (Jesus outlined in John 8:1-11 that no person is worthy to judge another human being) because God himself will judge people for these sins on Judgement Day.

39. Do not belittle anyone

“Anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca’, is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell” Jesus – Matthew 5:22. Note: According to biblehub.com, Raca is an Aramaic term of contempt which is equivalent to the word “stupid.” 

40. Do not betray Jesus 

“But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.” Jesus – Matthew 26:24. 

41. Do not be wasteful

When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” Jesus – John 6:12

42. Do not block little children from coming to Jesus

“People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.” Jesus – Mark 10:13-16

43. Do not cause anyone to stumble

“If anyone causes one of these little ones – those who believe in me – to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.” Jesus – Mark 9:42

44. Do not desire status, position, hierarchy

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Jesus – Matthew 18:1-5. Note: See also Matthew 23:8 and Mark 9:35.

45. Do not desire to be liked or accepted 

“Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. ‘Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets. Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.’” Jesus – Luke 6:22-23,26

46. Do not desire to be rich

“Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” Jesus – Matthew 19:23-24. Note: See also Luke 6:24.

47. Do not despise anyone 

“Do not despise one of these little ones.” Jesus – Matthew 18:10

48. Do not divorce (with only one exception)

“But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.” Jesus – Matthew 5:32. Note: See also Matthew 19:6.

49. Do not doubt Jesus  

“Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, why did you doubt?’” Jesus – Matthew 14:31

50. Do not fall away

“If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. “ Jesus — John 15:6

51. Do not fear man – but fear God

“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Jesus – Matthew 10:28

52. Do not fight anyone or go to war

“When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another.” Jesus – Matthew 10:23. Note: See also Matthew 26:52.

53. Do not give your pearls to pigs

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” Jesus – Matthew 7:6

54. Do not gloat 

“Do not rejoice that the spirits [demons] submit to you.” Jesus – Luke 10:20

55. Do not grumble

“Stop grumbling among yourselves.” Jesus – John 6:43

56. Do not judge by appearances

“Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.” Jesus – John 7:24

57. Do not judge or condemn

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Jesus – Luke 6:37. Note: See also Matthew 7:1-2.

58. Do not look back

“No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” Jesus – Luke 9:62. Note: See also Luke 17:32-33.

59. Do not lose your saltiness

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” Jesus – Matthew 5:13

60. Do not love anyone more than Jesus

“Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” Jesus – Matthew 10:37

61. Do not lust

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Jesus – Matthew 5:27-28

62. Do not practice Magic Arts / Sorcery

“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars — they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” Jesus — Revelation 21:8. Note: 1) I believe “magic arts” can include the use of demonic power, drugs, as well as visualization and meditation; 2) See my web page here for reasons why I do not practice meditation.

63. Do not put the Lord your God to the test

“Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” Jesus – Matthew 4:7

64. Do not speak against the Holy Spirit (this is the unpardonable sin)

“And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.” Jesus – Matthew 12:31-32. Note: Jesus said the above words in response to the Pharisees who said of Jesus “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.” It is important to never do this. Don’t haphazardly accuse anyone of operating in the power of Satan because if you’re wrong, you will end up in hell for blaspheming against the Holy Spirit. This is the unpardonable sin.

65. Do not speak carelessly

“But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.” Jesus – Matthew 12:36

66. Do not store up treasures on earth 

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth…But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.” Jesus – Matthew 6:19-20

67. Do not swear an oath

“Do not swear an oath at all…All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” Jesus – Matthew 5:34,37

68. Do not try to stop anyone from laboring for the Gospel

“’Teacher,’ said John, ‘we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.’ ‘Do not stop him,’ Jesus said. ‘For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me for whoever is not against us is for us.’” Jesus – Mark 9:38-40. Note: See also Matthew 15:12-14 and Matthew 13:30.

69. Do not turn the Father’s house into a market

“Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” Jesus – John 2:16. Note: When Jesus spoke the above words his Father’s house was Solomon’s Temple. Today, the Father’s House is the human bodies of Jesus’ disciples.

70. Do not work for food that spoils

“Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life.” Jesus – John 6:27

71. Do not worry about your life, things, or the future

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?…Do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Jesus – Matthew 6:25-27,31-34

72. Do the will of God

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Jesus – Matthew 7:21

73. Endure hardships (be enduring), for Jesus

“Stand firm, and you will win life.” Jesus – Luke 21:19. Note: See also Revelation 3:11.

74. Endure persecution, for Jesus

“Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Jesus – Mark 13:13. Note: See also Matthew 5:11-12, Matthew 10:23, Matthew 10:17, Revelation 2:10.

75. Enter heaven through Jesus

“Make every effort to enter through the narrow gate, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’” Jesus – Luke 13:24-25

76. Fast, in secret

“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting…But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Jesus – Matthew 6:16-18

77. Follow Jesus

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me” John 10:27. Note: See also Matthew 9:9, John 1:43, Mark 1:17.

78. Follow Jesus exclusively 

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” Jesus – Matthew 6:24

79. Forgive financial debts

“And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” Jesus – Matthew 6:12. Note: See also Matthew 18:23-35 and Luke 7:41-43.

80. Forgive people

“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Jesus – Mark 11:25. Note: See also Matthew 18:22 and Jesus’ Parable of the Unmerciful Servant in Matthew 18:21-35.

81. Freely give the Gospel, healing, etc.

“Freely you have received; freely give.” Jesus – Matthew 10:8

82. Gather with Jesus

“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Jesus – Matthew 12:30

83. Get rid of things that cause you to sin

“If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.” Jesus – Matthew 5:29-30

84. Give generously

“Give to the one who asks you.” Jesus – Matthew 5:42. Note: See also Mark 9:41 and Mark 12:42-44.

85. Give to the needy, in secret

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness acts in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Jesus – Matthew 6:1,3-4. Note: See also Luke 11:41 and Luke 14:12-14.

86. Give up your life for God
“Those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.” Jesus – Luke 14:33

87. Give your burdens to Jesus

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Jesus – Matthew 11: 28

88. Go and make disciples for Jesus

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.” Jesus – Matthew 28:19. Note: Many people mistake this command and make disciples for themselves, for an earthly institution, denomination, or another religious leader.

89. Go and preach the Gospel of Jesus to all people

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation [all people].” Jesus – Mark 16:15. Note: See also Acts 1:8.

90. Go the extra mile

“If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.” Jesus – Matthew 5:40-41

91. Greet everyone

“If you greet only your brother, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?” Jesus – Matthew 5:47

92. Guard your eyes

“Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.” Jesus – Luke 11:34-35

93. Hate the practices of the Nicolaitans 

“But you have this in your favor: You hate the work of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.” Jesus – Revelation 2:6. Note: 1) Jesus never said he hated the Nicolaitans. Nor did he encourage his disciples to hate the Nicolaitans; 2) I’m not exactly sure what “the work of the Nicolaitans” is. But so far, the best summary that I’ve read is from M. Merola, who said “Nicolaitans” comes from the Greek word, “Nikolaites” which means: “destruction of the people” and it also means “to conquer or dominate the people.” So this term might apply to a person and/or organization that attempts to conquer or dominate people.

94. Have a pure heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Jesus – Matthew 5:8. Note: See also Matthew 12:34-35 and Luke 8:15.

95. Have faith in Jesus 

“Stop doubting and believe.” Jesus – John 20:27

96. Have faith when you pray 

“Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Jesus – Mark 11:24. Note: See also Luke 17:16.

97. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse leprosy, drive our demons

“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse leprosy, drive out demons.” Jesus – Matthew 10:8

98. Honor Jesus

“Whoever does not honor the Son [Jesus] does not honor the Father.” Jesus – John 5:23

99. Humble yourself before God

“To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 18:9-14

100. Hunger & thirst for righteousness 

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Jesus – Matthew 5:6

101. Keep your lamps burning for God

“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.” Jesus – Luke 12:35-36

102. Lend without expecting to be repaid

“Love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.” Jesus – Luke 6:35. Note: See also Matthew 5:42.

103. Let your light shine before others

“Let your light shine before others.” Jesus – Matthew 5:16

104. Listen to Moses and the prophets

“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” Luke 16:31

105. Listen to the Holy Spirit

“Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” Jesus – Revelation 2:7

106. Live in peace

“Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Jesus – Luke 7:50

107. Live in peace with others

Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.” Jesus – Mark 9:50

108. Love people with unconditional love

“Love each other as I have loved you.” Jesus – John 15:12. Note: Our love shouldn’t resemble a light switch that clicks on and off. But Jesus talked about an endearing, constant love, which can only be described as unconditional love.

109. Love your enemies and do good to them

“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” Jesus – Luke 6:27. Note: 1) See also Matthew 5:44-46.

110. Make disciples for Jesus, and teach them the commands of Jesus

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them…and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Jesus – Matthew 28:19-20

111. Mourn

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Jesus – Matthew 5:4

112. Obey the commands of Jesus 

“Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me…” Jesus – John 14:21. Note: See also Matthew 7:24-27 and John 8:31-32.

113. Obey & teach the 10 Commandments

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Jesus – Matthew 5:17-19. Note: 1) See also Matthew 19:17. 2) You can find the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20:1-17.

114. Obey the two most important commands

“Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: ‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’ Jesus replied:  ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Jesus – Matthew 22:34-40

115. Open your eyes and look at the harvest

“I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” Jesus – John 4:35

116. Open your heart to Jesus

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” Jesus – Revelation 3:20

117. Pay any taxes owed

“Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. They came to him and said, ‘Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not? Should we pay or shouldn’t we?’ But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. ‘Why are you trying to trap me?’ he asked. ‘Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.’ They brought the coin, and he asked them, ‘Whose image is this? And whose inscription?’ ‘Caesar’s,’ they replied. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.’ And they were amazed at him.” Jesus – Mark 12:13-17

118. Persevere for Jesus

“I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.” Jesus – Revelation 2:19. Note: See also Luke 8:15, Luke 21:19, Revelation 3:11.

119. Pray for enemies 

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.” Jesus – Matthew 5:44-45

120. Pray from the heart 

“And when you pray, do not use vain long-winded repetitions like the pagans do, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Jesus – Matthew 6:7-8

121. Pray in secret

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Jesus – Matthew 6:5-6

122. Pray in the name of Jesus

“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” Jesus – John 14:13-14. Note: 1) See also John 16:23-24; 2) Jesus lived and prayed according to the Father’s will (John 5:19), and he desires for us to do the same.

123. Pray that God would send workers into his harvest field

“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Jesus – Luke 10:2

124. Pray that you would be spared

“Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” Jesus – Luke 21:36. Note: 1) The Scripture (above) directly applied to the Apostles right before Jesus was crucified when the “hour of trial” was at hand. Today, I believe that Jesus warns us through these same Scriptures, to pray and escape the 7-year Tribulation which will soon take place; 2) See also Luke 22:40,45-46.

125. Pray the Lord’s Prayer

“He said to them, ‘When you pray, say:  ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, may your kingdom come. May your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from the evil one.’” Jesus – Luke 11:2-4. Note: I pray an extended version of “the Lord’s Prayer.” My prayer is not necessarily meant to be your prayer, but since we’re on the topic, I’ll share it here: “Our Father God in heaven, holy and awesome is your name, I worship you. May your Kingdom come, may your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Please give us this day, our daily bread. And, forgive us of our trespasses, sins, and debts, as we forgive those who have trespasses, sins, and debts against us. Please help us to forgive quickly and completely. Please don’t allow us to be led into temptation, but deliver us from all evil. For yours is the kingdom, the power and all the glory, forever and ever, in the name of Jesus, thank you, God. So be it.”

126. Pray to God

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. ‘Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!'” Jesus – Matthew 7:7-11. Note: Never pray to Mary or any dead person, or anyone else, besides God.

127. Pray with faith

“Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Jesus – Mark 11:24

128. Pray with others, in agreement

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Jesus – Matthew 18:19

129. Pray with persistence

“And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?  I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Jesus – Luke 18:7-8. Note: Read the full scripture in Luke 18:1-8.

130. Preach repentance

“And repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in my name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” Jesus – Luke 24:47

131. Produce good fruit

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last” Jesus – John 15:16. Note: See also Luke 13:6-9, Matthew 7:17-23, John 15:4-6,8.

132. Proclaim the kingdom of God

“Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Jesus – Luke 9:60

133. Receive the Holy Spirit

“Receive the Holy Spirit.” Jesus – John 20:22. Note: 1) Read about the baptism of the Holy Spirit in Luke 24:48-49, John 14:16-18; John 14:26-27; Acts 2; 2) The Baptism of the Holy Spirit usually takes place after water baptism (see Matthew 3:16), but can happen before (see Acts 10:44-48).

134. Refer to Jesus as Teacher and Lord

“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am.” Jesus – John 13:13

135. Rejoice and be glad when you are insulted, persecuted and maligned for Jesus

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Jesus – Matthew 5:11-12

136. Rejoice when you are bound for heaven

Do not rejoice that the [evil] spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Jesus – Luke 10:20

137. Remember Jesus’ redemptive work

“After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, ‘Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.’ And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” Luke 22:17-20. Note: The bread that Jesus used in the scripture above, was unleavened bread (Exodus 13:6-10) from the Passover meal. Bread like this is baked without leaven (yeast) and therefore, symbolic of Jesus who is without sin. 

138. Repent and believe the Gospel of Jesus

“Repent and believe the Gospel!” Jesus – Mark 1:15. Note: See also Matthew 4:17 and Revelation 2:5.

139. Repay thefts

“Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house’” Luke 19:9. Note: Jesus said the above words in reply to Zacchaeus, who said: “If I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

140. Seek God and his righteousness

“Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.” Jesus – Matthew 6:33

141. Sell your possessions and give to the poor

“Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Jesus – Luke 12:33-34

142. Serve Jesus

“Whoever serves me must follow me…My Father will honor the one who serves me.” Jesus – John 12:26

143. Serve one another

“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your servant just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Jesus – Matthew 20:25-27. Note: See also Matthew 10:42, John 13:12-17, Mark 9:35, Mark 10:43-45.

144. Stand firm until the end

“You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Jesus – Matthew 10:22

145. Stop sinning

“Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” Jesus – John 5:14. Note: See also Matthew 7:21-23, John 8:11, Revelation 16:15.

146. Take Jesus’ yoke and learn from him

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Jesus – Matthew 11:29-30

147. Testify of God’s work in your life

“Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” Jesus – Mark 5:19

148. Tithe (and don’t neglect justice, mercy, faithfulness)

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices – mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law – justice, mercy, and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel” Jesus – Matthew 23:23-24. Note: 1) Tithing is the practice of giving 10% of our harvest/income to God; 2) It’s important to note that the tithe no longer goes to a temple treasury. When Jesus died on the cross, the curtain in the temple was torn from top to bottom, and in God’s eyes, there is no longer a priest and layman division. God’s temple/church is no longer a building, but it is the people of God. As such, I personally believe the tithe now belongs to the poor. 

149. Treat people the way you would want them to treat you

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Jesus – Matthew 7:12. Note: See also Matthew 25:35-40, and the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37).

150. Try to avoid lawsuits

“Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court.” Jesus – Matthew 5:25. Note: See also Matthew 5:40.

151. Turn the other cheek

“Do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” Jesus – Matthew 5:39

152. Use worldly wealth to gain friends

“I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.” Jesus – Luke 16:9. 

153. Watch for the Rapture & the Second Coming of Jesus

“Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. ‘Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back – whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ” Jesus – Mark 13:33-37. Note: See also Matthew 16:3, Matthew 25:13, Luke 12:35-48, Luke 19:41-44. 

154. Watch out for false Apostles

“I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false.” Jesus – Revelation 2:2. Note: Revelation 21:14 says there are only 12 Apostles (which as the original 11, plus Matthias).

155. Watch out for false prophets

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” Jesus – Matthew 7:15. Note: See also Luke 20:46-47 and Luke 21:8.

156. Watch out for greed

“Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Jesus – Luke 12:15

157. When traveling with the Gospel, stay in one house, and bless it

“Whatever town or village you enter, search there for some worthy person and stay at their house until you leave. As you enter the home, give it your greeting. If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet. Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.” Jesus – Matthew 10:11-15

158. Work with Jesus

“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Jesus – Luke 11:23

159. Worship God in Spirit and Truth

“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” Jesus – John 4:24

160. Worship the Lord your God and serve him only

“Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.” Jesus – Luke 4:8. Note: Worshipping Jesus is fine because he is the Son of God, as shown in this example: “And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’” Matthew 14:32-33.

If you see an error, something missing from this list, or have an improvement suggestion, please leave a comment below. Thanks & God bless, R.

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