Ten Commandments in Bible Prophecy
There are a number of verses in Bible prophecy that prove the ten commandments are still binding today, and the end time saints (God's true church) are those who are keeping His commandments. And not only that, they are keeping the faith of Jesus Christ too. You cannot have one without the other, just like faith and works, one without the other is useless. So where do we find the law of God in Bible prophecy? In the book of Revelation. Let's take a look at the Bible verses in question.
Please note, we do NOT teach that keeping the law will save you, we are saved by grace through faith in Christ. But we DO teach that a true faith will produce works of obedience to God's law.
Revelation 12:17 .....'And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.'
Now why is the dragon angry with this particular group of people? Because they are a commandment keeping people. It has been one of Satan's greatest efforts since the beginning to do away with God's commandments. What did God command Adam and Eve to do? Not to eat of the tree of knowledge. And what did Satan say? "Go ahead! It's fine, don't worry, you will not die". And Satan is doing the very same to professing Christians today, by telling them "Go ahead, break God's law, it's ok, you will still be saved". Satan lied to Adam and Eve and he continues to lie to the professing Church. So if Satan sees people keeping God's commandments, then he becomes angry, because he knows you are doing what God requires. Satan hates God's law and our obedience to it, which is why he makes such an effort in trying to stop us keeping it. We either obey God or obey Satan, there is no inbetween ... 1 Kings 18:21 ...'And Elijah came unto all the people and said, how long halt ye between two opinions, if the LORD be God, follow Him, but if Baal then follow him.' ... We need to choose who we are going to follow, God or Satan.
So as Revelation 12:17 explains above, the remnant of the seed of the woman (God's remnant end time church) are keeping the ten commandments and also have the "testimony of Jesus". What does that mean? ... Revelation 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.' ... There we have it, the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. In other words, God's end time remnant church has a special understanding of Bible prophecy and it is a big part of their focus in these end times.
Revelation 14:12 .....'Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.'
Again the saints, God's true church are those who keep His ten commandments, AND the faith of Jesus. Now this Bible verse comes directly after the warning to not take the mark of the beast. So how can we be sure to not take the mark? By KEEPING THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD AND THE FAITH OF JESUS. Now many professing Christians say that we only need to keep the commandments of Jesus in the New Testament. But did you notice in these verses in Revelation that it doesn't tell us to just keep the commandments of Jesus? It says to keep the commandments of God AND the faith of Jesus. Christ didn't come to give us NEW commandments, He came to teach us HOW TO KEEP the ten commandments. There is no doubt that the commandments talked about here in Revelation are the ten commandments, because the ceremonial laws pointed to Christ and were nailed to the cross. Notice also that the saints are keeping the faith OF Jesus, and not just having faith in Him. In other words, they are following in His footsteps.
Revelation 22:14 .....'Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.'
As we can see, there is an amazing promise for all those who are DOERS of God's commandments. But we don't obey God to be saved, we obey Him because we ARE saved, and obedience to His law is the outworking of His grace in our lives and is the EVIDENCE of our faith in Jesus ... 1 John 5:2-3 .....'By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.' ... This is what God wants. For us to keep His commandments out of love for who He is and what He has done for us.