Commands of the Apostles

1. Know why Yahushua is the Messiah and preach repentance and baptism in Yahushua’s name for the remission of sins so that Yahweh will give them the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2) Part 1

2. Do not regard the things you possess as your own, but practice radical giving to those in physical or spiritual need as Yahushua and the apostles did. (Acts 4:32-37): Part 2

3. To see mighty works of Yahweh being done through you, walk in faith, maintain humility and always give Yahweh the glory. (Acts 3:12) Part 2

4. If you lack the confidence or are too timid to share your faith, pray to Yahweh for boldness, and remember the task at hand:  Just as you would save a person drowning in a lake, you are called to love that person by saving them from a far worse fate in the lake of fire. Let His perfect love in you cast out fear. (Acts 4:31) Part 2

5. If it comes to a choice, you must obey Elohim rather than men. (Acts 5:29) Part 3

6. If you are counted worthy to suffer shame for His name, rejoice! (Acts 5:41) Part 3

7. When you are hated and persecuted and made to suffer shame by others, don’t hold a grudge. Instead, forgive and pray for them so that they might become believers. (Acts 7:60) Part 3

8. The Word of Yahweh, salvation and the Holy Spirit are given freely, never make merchandise of it. (Acts 8:20) Part 3

9. Only baptize someone after they repent and state that they believe that Yahushua is the Messiah, the Son of the living Elohim, and that through faith in Him and baptism in His name, they will receive forgiveness of all sin. (Acts 8:37) Part 3

10. Baptisms must be performed by a baptizer immersing someone fully under the water in Yahushua’s name and raising them up out of the water, as a sign that Yahushua is doing it through a member of the body of Messiah. (Acts 8:38) Part 3

11. Rather than identifying with the sects and denominations of men, consider yourself to simply be a follower of the Way, following a path that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. (Acts 9:2; Acts 19:9,23; Acts 24:22) Part 4

12. For any who are concerned that they have committed too many sins to be saved, remember that Yahweh saved Paul the Apostle, a blasphemer, persecutor and insolent man. (Acts 9:3-22; 1st Timothy 1:13) Part 4

13. If you feel led to do a work for Yahweh, but there are doubters in your midst hindering it. Remove them and Yahweh’s work in you will reprove them for their lack of faith. (Acts 9:39-40) Part 4

14.If Yahweh gives you a spiritual gift and a mission, seek to develop it so that it’s not misused, then seek Yahweh’s timing in regards to when He desires things to be done. (Acts 9:29-30; Acts 11:25-26) Part 4

15. Call yourself what the early believers called themselves, and if others want to disparage you by calling you with insulting names, glorify Elohim in your suffering. (Acts 11:26; 1 Peter 4:16) Part 4

16. Never limit what Yahweh can do when you pray. His hand is never too short, and nothing is too hard for Him. (Acts 12:1-16) Part 5

17. If men praise you for a work Yahweh does through you or Word of Yahweh spoken through you, you must give Him the glory. (Acts 12:22-23) Part 5

18. When doing ministry, don’t limit yourself to only doing ministry to people you think will receive it. Be willing to share the Word of Yahweh with anyone, including people in high offices. (Acts 13:7-12) Part 5

19. When you minister in a community, be aware of people who envy you. They are often the ones who turn against you. If they do, rejoice in the tribulations. (Acts 13:45) Part 5

20. Satan often tries to inspire false accusation and slander in order to discredit a ministry and deter one from sharing Yahweh’s Word. Do not allow that to stop you from proclaiming the Word of Yahweh. (Acts 14:1-3) Part 6

21. Remember that we must through many tribulations to enter the Kingdom of Elohim, therefore be willing to endure hardship as a good soldier of Yahushua Messiah. (Acts 14:19; 2nd Timothy 2:3) Part 6

22. Appoint elders over congregations who fit the qualifications, and possess the three spiritual gifts of administration, teaching and admonishing. (Acts 14:22; 1 Timothy 3:1-6; Titus 1:5-9, Romans 12:7-8) Part 6

23. New converts should be taught that their salvation comes from repentance and faith in Yahushua the Messiah rather than their own works. However, they do need to show works worthy of repentance such as avoiding idolatry, sexual immorality, from eating strangled animals, and from blood. (Acts 15:28-30) Part 6

24. Sometimes disagreements in how to run a ministry can cause people to go two different directions, such as Paul and Barnabas disagreeing over John called Mark, but in the end we must consider that we are still one body, so always be open to ministering together again in the future. (Acts 13:5; 15:39, 1st Corinthians 9:6, 2nd Timothy 4:11) Part 7

25. It is good and acceptable for adults to be circumcised for the right reasons, but it must be a personal, Spirit-led decision done by those who are mature in their understanding and observance of Yahweh’s commandments. (Joshua 5:2-8, Acts 16:3, Romans 2:25; 4:12, Galatians 5:2-11). Part 7

26. When doing missionary work, you don’t always have to pre-plan every little thing. If He has sent you, trust that He will lead you where to go, by His Spirit, and in His timing. (Acts 16:7-12) Part 7

27. Don’t be deterred from what Yahweh has called you to do, no matter the opposition. Instead, turn your darkest and most discouraging moments into moments of praise. (Acts 16:34) Part 7

28. When someone comes to you with Scriptures that challenge your current beliefs, be like the Bereans and search the Scriptures to find out whether they are sharing the truth. (Acts 17:11) Part 7

29.To defeat atheism and their humanistic worldview, use the methods Paul used: Find common ground, then show people why their worldview is unreasonable, then let them know that there is a judgment to come, and why we need Yahushua in our lives to avoid condemnation. (Acts 17:22-31) Part 8

30. Do not be discouraged if there is only a small number of unbelievers who respond to your message. You are looking for the remnant, who will walk on the narrow path that only few find. (Acts 17:32-34; Matthew 7:13) Part 8

31. If you share the truth to someone and they harden their hearts to the point of blasphemy, you should disengage and stop trying to convert them unless they express open interest later. (Acts 18:5-6) Part 8

32. Yahushua had many people in the very immoral city of Corinth, so don’t assume that an immoral place is too far gone to be reached with the good news. (Acts 18:9-10) Part 9

33. No matter how well we know the Scriptures, remain open to correction. (Acts 18:26) Part 9

34. No matter how well someone is learned in the Scriptures, don’t be afraid to take them aside and explain the way of Yahweh more accurately if they are in error. (Acts 18:26) Part 9

35. As the world and their behavior gets worse and worse, look at it as an evangelism opportunity rather than a reason to walk in fear and anxiety. Greater is He that’s in you than He who is in the world.(Acts 19:8-10; 1st John 4:4) Part 9

36. Do not cast out demons through methods used by unbelievers, such as forcing oaths, incantations or sprinkling “holy water.” Cast them out by rebuking them in the name of Yahushua. (Acts 19:13-17) Part 9

37. If you have repented from sin, don’t use your departure from sin as an opportunity to make money. Follow the practice of the Ephesians who burned the magic books rather than profiting from the sale of them. That’s true repentance.  (Acts 19:18-20) Part 9

38. Do not blaspheme, mock or ridicule the sins of others. Seek to have sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.(Acts 19:37, Titus 2:8) Part 10

39. Paul did not fail to declare the full counsel and will of Yahweh. Therefore, nothing in his writings should be understood as changing the Sabbath to the first day of the week or doing away with the law of Yahweh as spoken through Moshe. (Acts 20:27) Part 10

40. Beware of grievous wolves, who pervert the way of Yahweh, and draw people into violating Yahweh’s law. (Acts 20:28-31, Matthew 7:15-23) Part 10

41. Never assume that something cannot be Yahweh’s will simply because it may involve suffering. (Acts 9:16; 21:12-14, 2nd Timothy 3:12, etc) Part 11

42. Especially if you are in ministry, don’t be hesitant to do or say things in your defense that will silence those who speak evil of you. (Acts 21:20-24; 22:1-21; 2nd Corinthians). Part 11

43. Never allow the influence or pressure of crowds, bitterness or anything else to cause you to judge a matter falsely. Irrefutable proof absolutely must be presented. Until then, be humble and acknowledge that you just do not know enough to judge the matter. (Acts 21:28-30; 22:21-22) Part 11

44. Do not give into compromise by sinning against Yahweh, even if you think the end result will be that more people will be saved. We cannot do evil that good may come. (Acts 24:26-27, Rom. 3:8) Part 12

45. We are saved by faith, but it’s a living faith that works. Therefore do faith-driven works worthy of repentance. Faith without works is dead. (Acts 26:20, James 2:15-26) Part 12

46. Especially during missionary work, remember that times of peril may be used by Yahweh to save souls otherwise would never have been reached (Acts 27 & 28) Part 13

47.  Identify yourself as Paul, James, Peter, and Jude did: a bondservant/slave of Elohim and of the Master Yahushua the Messiah. We are their slaves, not slaves of sin. (Romans 1:1; James 1:1; 2nd Peter 1:1; Jude 1:1) Part 13

48. Our willingness to have a thankful heart creates an environment of thanksgiving that moves Yahweh to work in the lives of others. Therefore, do not neglect the need to give thanks to Yahweh for all men, for our immediate family members, for our spiritual family, and even for governing authorities. (Romans 1:8, Ephesians 1:16, Philippians 1:3, Colossians 1:3, 1st Timothy 2:1-4) Part 14

49. Do not neglect the ministry of praying for others, for your family members, other believers, unbelievers, and even those who are seeking to do doing you harm. (Romans 1:3, Ephesians 3:14-21, Colossians 1:9, 2nd Timothy 1:3) Part 14

50. Do not be ashamed of your faith, for it is the power of Elohim to salvation for everyone who believes. (Roman 1:16) Part 15

51. Do not engage in any form of homosexuality or transgenderism. (Romans 1:24-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, 1 Timothy 1:10) Part 15

52. Be filled with righteousness and justice rather than unrighteousness and injustice. (Romans 1:29-30) Part 16

53. Reject all forms of sexual immorality and spiritual harlotry against Yahweh. (Romans 1:29-30) Part 16

54. Reject wickedness and maliciousness, defined as violation of the Torah (law).(Romans 1:29-30) Part 16

55. Reject covetousness, defined as being discontent and choosing to take advantage of others in order to gain money or power, and/or letting material possessions be your sole means of happiness or security. (Romans 1:29-30) Part 16

56. Reject envy/jealousy, defined as resentfully wishing you could have another person’s advantage, possessions or power. (Romans 1:29-30) Part 16

57. Refrain from physical or spiritual murder. (Romans 1:29-30) Part 16

58. Do not engage in carnal strife with others. (Romans 1:29-30) Part 16

59. To be “an Israelite indeed,” seek to have no deceit in your heart, your words or your actions. (Romans 1:29-30) Part 16

60. Never secretly or openly slander or speak evil of others. (Romans 1:29-30) Part 16

61. Reject hatred of Elohim by rejecting practices that ignore or change His commandments. (Romans 1:29-30) Part 16

61. Reject hatred of Elohim by rejecting practices that ignore or change His commandments. (Romans 1:29-30) Part 16

62. Do not engage in physical or verbal violence, for the purposes of causing harm to others. (Romans 1:30) Part 17

63. Be on guard against pride and boasting that you are greater than you actually are.(Romans 1:30) Part 17

64. With any new invention or technology, never seek to use it for evil. Use it for good. (Romans 1:30) Part 17

65. Obey and respect your parents, for Yahweh gave them to you. (Romans 1:30) Part 17

66. Seek to discern the difference between good and evil by seeking Yahweh’s wisdom and understanding. (Romans 1:31) Part 17

67. Keep the agreements and contracts that you have made with others. (Romans 1:31) Part 17

68. Let your words and actions reflect genuine care, affection and love for others. (Romans 1:31) Part 17

69. If you are in conflict with others, seek to be forgiving and reconcile with them. (Romans 1:31) Part 17

70. Be willing to extend mercy, compassion and lovingkindness with your fellow man. (Romans 1:31) Part 17

71. Be sure that you are not practicing the sins that you judge others for. (Romans 2:1-3) Part 17

72. To avoid wrath in the day of wrath, be sure to let the goodness of Yahweh lead you to repentance from any and all sin. (Romans 2:4-11) Part 17

73. Let the law teach you His will, excellent things, and give light to your blindness, instruct you when you’re foolish and bring you to maturity. (Romans 2:17-20) Part 18

74. If you claim to be keeping Yahweh’s law, do not dishonor Elohim by breaking the law. (Romans 2:21-24) Part 18

75. If you are a believer, recognize that you have now become a Jew inwardly, the seed of Abraham and part of the commonwealth of Israel who receives the promises of the new covenant, which is given to Israel. It is no longer you who live, but Messiah now lives in you. Therefore take on His identity as being part of ISRAEL and live how Israel is called to live. (Romans 2:28, Galatians 2:20; 3:29, Ephesians 2:11-13, Jeremiah 31:31-34) Part 18

76. Never blame Yahweh for being unfaithful when men sin and do wrong. (Romans 3:1-4) Part 18

77.Although Yahweh is glorified because He is so gracious and forgiving, NEVER take on the attitude to willfully do evil so that Yahweh is glorified, lest you be a condemned sinner in the end.(Romans 3:4-8) Part 18

78. Reject any teaching that says the law was only for the Jews and recognize that the law was given to both Jews and Gentiles so that all the world would become guilty before Elohim, and see the need for a Savior.  (Romans 3:19-20) Part 18

79. The law teaches us what sin is, therefore reject any teaching that believers in Messiah are free to live in sin by living a life of willfully breaking the commandments in the law. (Romans 3:19-20) Part 18

80. We are not under the law, but neither are we above the law. The law is in our hearts and minds, so that we may do it. Therefore, do not make void the law through faith. On the contrary, establish and cause the law to stand. (Romans 3:31) Part 19

81. Do not live your life under the law by doubting Yahushua can forgive your sins, or by believing that you can live a life of willful sin. (Romans 3:19; 6:15-16. Galatians 5:18, 1 John 1:9) Part 19