Yesterday I touched on a description of those who overcome the Devil in Revelation 12. He goes a step further later in the chapter, verse 17, to describe who the overcomers are, those “which keep the commandments of God, and have [or “hold”] the testimony of Jesus Christ”
Having the testimony of Jesus Christ goes along with keeping the commandments of God. Those who have the testimony of Jesus Christ do not think God’s commands are grievous.
It’s a pleasure to follow them, especially since we’re the only ones who know what they mean–love is the fulfilling of the Law. Christ is the ultimate example of love.
Holding to the testimony of Jesus Christ means letting love rule in your life. When love rules, the commandments of God are done.
It’s amazing how many fight against the Commandments of God as being unneccessary and or a hindrance to some notion of freedom.
Keeping God’s commandments simply means love. Love God. Love neighbor. Love enemy. Love. It’s what Christ did for you. No longer I who lives but Christ who lives in me means that love, keeping God’s commandments, is what life is about.