We are to come out of the “city” of Babylon where men use the flattering tongue to lead us astray from having love for one another in order for them to get gain. They rule over us and put us to work in their “kingdom” and don’t feed many the Word of Truth. They do not “pay” us with the Truth. But our Lord has mercy upon us and will deliver us from their activities. He rescues us from their denominations of envy and strife. They speak “one language” as death is in the power of their mouths as they use deceit to inflict deadly poison to those who hear and follow them. They prevent the life of Jesus from being manifest in our mortal flesh as they peddle the Word of God….wresting it unto their own destruction of the flesh. They speak one language: death. There is none righteous....not one... Romans 3:10-19 KJV (10) As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: (11) There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. (12) They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. (13) Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: (14) Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: (15) Their feet are swift to shed blood: (16) Destruction and misery are in their ways: (17) And the way of peace have they not known: (18) There is no fear of God before their eyes. (19) Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. But our Lord is merciful. He sends the Spirit down from heaven in order to “confound”….that is in the Hebrew of Genesis 11:7, to “OVERFLOW”…their language. It is overflowed by the preaching of our Lord in the Spirit. The Spirit is poured forth upon all so that we may hear the knowledge of the Truth and we are to drink in what we hear. When we hear His knowledge, the preaching of the “Babylonians” does not make any sense whatsoever when compared to the Word of God spoken in truth and sincerity. We shall not understand the speaking of our “shepherds”…..our “friend’s” speech…any longer. Their religious clichés will sound meaningless. "Confound"= overflow. The Spirit overflows the empty words of those who preach for gain. Genesis 11:7-9 KJV (7) Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. We are to leave Babylon and go out into every part of the world to preach His good news of “eternal life” now. The life of Jesus is to be manifest in our mortal flesh in the here and now….giving us “eternal life”. We are to shine this Light by having His life within us appear outwardly now so that others may see and glorify God. We are to leave off building the “city” that carnally-minded men are building. (8) So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. (9) Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. He comes down to destroy the “wisdom of the wise” and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. The Word of God spoken by the Spirit from heaven destroys the wisdom of man. 1 Corinthians 1:19 KJV (19) For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. The knowledge of God pulls down all of the strongholds of men and their imaginations. All of our thoughts are brought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 KJV (4) (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds) (5) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ We shall no longer see a people of “deeper speech” than we can perceive or a stammering tongue that we can not understand. We shall no longer listen to them and their empty words. They speak empty religious clichés which have no meaning when we shall hear the knowledge of the Truth spoken by the Spirit of Truth sent down from heaven. Isaiah 33:18-19 KJV (18) Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers? (19) Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand. The Holy Spirit is sent down from heaven and we are to hear Him speaking in our ears: the Word of God spoken in Truth. We are to hear all of the words of the prophets….the “angels”… spoken via the Spirit of Truth. 1 Peter 1:12-16 KJV (12) Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. Therefore, we are to gird up the loins of our minds and be sober. We are to remember His commandment to have love for those brothers sent to preach the words of the Spirit sent down from heaven to us and not behave according to the envy and strife and hatred of our former church lives. We are to HOPE for the grace that is to be brought unto us at the revelation of Jesus Christ. His life is to be manifested in our mortal flesh in the here and now. The breath of the antichrist denies that Jesus comes in our mortal flesh. (13) Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (14) As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: (15) But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; (16) Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. Our faith should not stand in the wisdom of men which comes to nothing but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:4-14 KJV (4) And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: (5) That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. (6) Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: (7) But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: (8) Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (9) But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. God reveals the deep things unto us by His Spirit…His Breath…that speaks the mysteries of the kingdom. (10) But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. (11) For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. (12) Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. (13) Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. The natural man will not receive the things of the Spirit of God for they are foolishness unto him and neither can he know them because they are spiritually understood. He will fight against what he will hear. The natural man will seek to hold onto his church thoughts and ways. The wicked will not understand. (14) But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after RIGHTEOUSNESS as they will be filled with what the Spirit is saying. They will understand the things of the Spirit of God. They will be determined to do His will (hungering and thirsting after righteousness) so that they may hear and understand the words of the Lord in the speaking of the Spirit. If any man wills to do His will, he shall hear the teaching and understand and know it is of God. John 7:15-17 KJV (15) And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? (16) Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. (17) If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. We are to drink in the waters of the Spirit….the living waters….without money….without price. Isaiah 55:1-9 KJV (1) Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why spend money for that which is truly not “bread”? Why labor for that which does not satisfy? Why listen to men any longer who are only preaching themselves and are handling the Word of God deceitfully for unjust gain? Their envying, strife and divisions do not satisfy any one as they seek after their own empty glory…..desiring to seen as wise. We are to leave off building their “city”. Instead, we are to listen to our Lord in this time and “eat” that which is good. We are to “labor” after the work of God and this is the work of God: that you believe on him whom he has sent. We are to let our “soul”….the thoughts of our hearts….delight in the fatness of what we hear. (2) Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. We are to incline our ear and come unto Him and HEAR and our soul shall live. Our hearts shall REJOICE in what we hear. (3) Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. (4) Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. The world shall see the “eternal life” that we shall receive as His gift for hearing and doing His will. By His grace does He open our understanding to the Scriptures so that we may depart from those who are living in error…the “Babylonians”. Their religious clichés do not make any sense and are empty-sounding nor do their works save anyone. No man is redeemed by the traditions (transmissions)of religious-sounding men that were handed-down through generations. The world shall see the life of Jesus being made manifest in our mortal flesh. The Word shall be made flesh…in our mortal flesh…and the world shall see the GLORY of our Lord upon us. The nations shall RUN unto us who will know God and will display His glory as lights in this dark world. The Word shall be made flesh and they shall behold the glory of God. (5) Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. This is a high calling. There is an enormous reward waiting for us…. but we must seek Him while He may be found. We are to call upon Him while He is near . We are to hear and be holy as He is holy and not behave like we did in our churches of ignorance. (6) Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let us HEAR Him and forsake our wicked ways….our envy and strife. We are to forsake our own unrighteous thoughts when we hear His voice and let us RETURN to Him and He will have mercy upon us. He will abundantly pardon our sins. (7) Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. His thoughts and ways are higher than ours….and we are to be born from above by hearing the good Word of God spoken to our ears. What we hear the Spirit saying in our ears is higher than our own hearts. (8) For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. (9) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. When we come near to hear, we are to be more ready to hear rather than hastily speak against what we hear. The “sacrifice” of the lips of contentious men will be their rashly spoken words against what they hear because it does not conform to religious-sounding man’s reasoning…..their own private interpretations. They will seek to hang onto and defend their own thought and ways in the face of the Word of Truth. Those who speak rashly will not think that what they do is evil….or they would not do it. Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 KJV (1) Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. We are to be quick to hear and slow to wrath and slow to speak against what the Spirit is saying. We are to let our words be few. Our “yes” should be “yes” and our “no” should be “no”….for anything more is considered evil. (2) Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. A fool’s voice is known by his multitude of words that he will speak against the hearing of the Spirit. (3) For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words. If we say we are followers of Christ, then we are to do what He said to do: have love for one another. We are to fear God and do His commandments as we have vowed to do. Let all who say they follow Christ depart from evil . It would be better to not have known the Way of righteousness then after knowing it, turning our backs upon the holy commandment to have love for each other. (4) When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. (5) Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. If we say we love God and yet show hatred in our words towards His messengers, then we are really saying that we don’t agree with His commandment to have love for another. We are to fear God and keep His commandments. Why should God be angry at our voice and destroy the work or our hands? (6) Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands? (7) For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God. He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding….as they will ENTER into His understanding. But he that is hasty of breath…of spirit…speaks with a multitude of words against what he hears and thinks that he does nothing evil. They will not enter into His understanding. Outside the understanding will be those who will not do His commandments. They are kept in the “dark” until their judgment for their sins that their mouths will have uttered against His Truth and against His messengers sent out by Him to preach His good Word. Proverbs 14:29 KJV (29) He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. Do NOT err my beloved brothers. Let us hear the Word of Truth and not respond hastily with our mouths. James 1:16-26 KJV (16) Do not err, my beloved brethren. (17) Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (18) Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. The wrath of man does not work the righteousness of God as they will speak many words against what they will hear. Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath…. (19) Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: (20) For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Let us be determined to do His will….be doers of the Word…. (21) Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. (22) But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. (23) For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: (24) For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. (25) But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man will not bridle his tongue, that man’s religion is truly empty for he does not look into the perfect law of liberty and continue in it. That man will not consider that his multitude of words against the knowledge of the Truth will be seen as evil. We are to fear God and keep His commandments at all times. (26) If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Unto those that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure. They profess they know God but in their works against what they will hear the Spirit saying shall they deny Him for they will not fear Him and DO His commandments. Instead, they will be “abominable” and disobedient and unto every good work rejected. Titus 1:15-16 KJV (15) Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. (16) They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. They shall not enter into His understanding nor will they be built upon the words of the prophets and apostles. Outside are those who will not do His commandments as they will reject what they hear. They will not be found written in the Lamb’s book of life for they will not keep His sacrifice… of the Lamb. They will not be found doing His commandment to have love for another even though they profess that they know God. They will be self-professing “Christians” who will be working evil works towards what they hear the Spirit saying. Revelation 21:27 KJV (27) And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. Instead, we are to keep the feast without the leaven of malice and wickedness but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 KJV (7) Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: (8) Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. We shall be judged according to our woks against what we hear the Spirit saying to the churches. Faith without good works is DEAD. Revelation 3:1-5 KJV (1) And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. We are to be “watchful”….that is, WAKE UP to His righteousness . If He finds us behaving badly towards His voice, then we are still “sleeping” and are ready to die. Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty. open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with the Bread from heaven. If we continue to “sleep”…forgetting to have love for another, He will NOT find our works complete before Him who sends His messenger to speak the Scripture of Truth in the Spirit to their ears. (2) Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. We are to awake and remember how He has commanded us to have love for one another as He loved us and gave His life for us. Let us hear the rooster crow and “wake up” to remembering His commandment and DO it. (3) Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Some will not defile their garments by behaving badly as they will walk with Him in white. They will be found doing His commandments at the most crucial time: at the disclosure of the knowledge of the Truth to their ears. They will not trample the Son of God under their feet thereby defiling their garments. They will NOT trodden under foot the Son of God, and will NOT count the blood of the covenant, wherewith we are sanctified, an unholy thing, and will NOT do despite unto the Spirit of grace. (4) Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. He that will overcome his own thoughts and ways shall be clothed in white raiment…..righteous acts. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. The Lord will confess his name before the Father and before His “angels”…the words of all the biblical saints as interpreted by Christ. (5) He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. We are to have love for one another as He loved us and gave His life for us. This is the true keeping of the Lord’s Supper in remembrance of Him. 1 Corinthians 11:23-30 KJV (23) For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: (24) And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. (25) After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. If we do this continually, then the LIFE OF JESUS shall come. We show His death until the life of Jesus manifests in our mortal flesh. (26) For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. (27) Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. (28) But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. (29) For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. (30) For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. We show the Lord’s death until the life of Jesus be manifest in our body. 2 Corinthians 4:10-12 KJV (10) Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. (11) For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.