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WDJD

 

 

What would Jesus do?  It is a popular slogan that has gotten a lot of praise. Has anyone every stopped to think of what Jesus really would do, or what he did do for that matter. This article looks at what Jesus actually did do and as followers of Jesus what should we do as well.

 

We all know Jesus came to deliver us from our sins and paid the price for our sin with his blood. We know that while he was here on earth he was a really nice person, helping others out whom where in need and preaching the gospel. No one will dispute these things but there are things that people say that Jesus did that he never once did or said. The slogan should not be: What Would Jesus Do, but should be: What Did Jesus Do? Let’s find out.

 

Let’s talk first about the really controversial subject of the Sabbath. The one commandment that many Christians say was not repeated in the New Testament. The one commandment that was that many Christians say “changed”. WWJD? What Did Jesus Do(WDJD)?

 

 

Mar 6:2  And when the Sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

 

Luk 13:10  And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.  (“he” in this passage is Jesus)

 

Luk 4:16  And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read. (This particular scripture really gives us insight of WWJD) He would go to synagogue (church) and read scripture on the Sabbath day. It was his custom, his routine)

 

 

Now we know what Jesus did on the Sabbath day. He went to

Church and read the scripture. This sounds a lot like church which is held

on the first day by most Christians who proclaim to want to walk in  footsteps of Jesus. Here is where you must think about the WWJD slogan. Are you going to do what Jesus did or are you just going to wear the hat or shirt without putting any meaning behind it.  Let’s look at other things that Jesus did that the “church” says are "not important" anymore and that we as Christians do not have to do……WDJD?

 

Luk 2:41  Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

Luk 2:42  And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

 

Joh 2:23  Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

 

Why was he at the Passover?  If indeed he is our example and we are to walk even as he walked, why wouldn’t we be keeping this feast? Did he “do away” with it? It does not seem so as his disciples continued the Passover even after his death. The Passover is one of the most important feasts we as Christians can observe. It is the time that the pure spotless lamb became sin for all of us who are willing to accept his gift. His death ensures that we Pass-over from death to life.

 

Joh 1:29  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

 

What other Feast did Jesus attend that the “church” says are done away with?

 

Joh 7:2  Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand. (of course it is not a feast of the Jews it is the LORDS Feast)

 

Lev 23:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are MY feasts.

 

Joh 7:14  But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and began to teach.

 

 

 

 

 

Zec 14:16  And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

Zec 14:17  And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

Zec 14:18  And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

Zec 14:19  This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

 

This scripture speaks of the end time when we shall still be keeping the feast of Tabernacles. Does this sound like it was “done away with”?

 

 

Joh 10:22  And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. (This is Hanukkah not “Christmas”)

 

So WWJD? Just from these few passages I can assume he kept Sabbath, kept the feast days, and followed the Law as it was spoken by his father GOD. He did not alter the scripture in anyway, he walked according to the scripture and we as Christians are to do our best to follow in his footsteps.

 

1Jn 2:6  He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

 

2Jn 1:6  And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, that, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

 

Mat 5:17  Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Mat 5:18  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

 

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.

 

I know none of us want to be called least, we want to hear well done, good and faithful servant. We want to live our life pleasing unto him and walk according to his instruction. Before you put on that hat that says WWJD, please take a moment to think about it. Ask yourself am I doing what Jesus would have done?

 

 

The question is not WWJD (What did Jesus Do), but WDJD (What DID Jesus Do?)

 
Updated January - 2017