NIV Revelation Chapter 22:14 "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.
Complete Jewish Bible Revelation Chapter 22: 14 How blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they have the right to eat from the Tree of Life and go through the gates into the city!
The Scripture version interprets Revelation 22: 14 “Blessed are those doing His commands, so that the authority shall be theirs unto the tree of life, and to enter through the gates into the city.
As you can see there is a different opinion on how this verse is to be intrepreted. I go with the KJV and the scriptures as I feel that his commandments are a life giving process that we need to be participating in to grow closer to our Father. The will of our
Father is to love one another and to obey and do his commandments.
We must walk this life one way or another so we might as well make it one that will do the most good. Following his commandments come with many blessing as stated in Deuteronomy 7:12-13 ( among many other verses). When we choose to follow his commandments we are choosing life as in Deuteronomy 30:15. This is a good life one with blessing and peace. You will become strong and able to withstand the wiles of this world and the enemy and even become strong against the flesh. The commandments help us with all of this as we grow in the relationship with our Elohim. One of the commandments which is to love the Lord your Elohim with all your heart, soul and strength, Deuteronomy 6:5 is where we should start. Our Messiah also as we grow in faith toward him helps us to understand the Father. Our love for Elohim is what gives us the desire to obey his commandments. We love Him because He first loved us. Give His love a chance.
The commandments are all though the Torah and some list have been made by renown Rabbi's and Torah students. See this link for more information on these lists. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/613_Commandments. Also there is a list I use and here is the link to it. You can study these by category and I really received a blessing and a greater understanding by studying them with this list http://www.jewfaq.org/613.htm .
Make the commandments part of your daily life just as reading the bible should be. The commandments are for us they are the beacon to direct our way through this life. As the scripture says it will be life for us.