We are to keep the commandments of God and His testimonies and His statutes which He has commanded us. Let us not behave badly in the “sight” of Him…..in the hearing of His VOICE...His revealing of the knowledge of the Truth. The meek shall inherit the earth. If we hear and obey Him, we shall inherit the earth. We shall LIVE to see the coming Age in which this earth shall become the home of righteousness. We shall “go in and possess the good land”….the good earth...in the coming Age as we shall live to see it. The meek shall inherit the earth. We are to hear His testimonies and fear Him and serve Him and swear by His name…..lest we be destroyed from off the face of the earth. Deuteronomy 6:12-18 KJV (12) Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. (13) Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name. (14) Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you; (15) (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth. (16) Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah. (17) Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee. (18) And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, We shall LIVE to see the coming Age when this earth shall become the home of righteousness. We can only live to see this by having an age-lasting life ("eternal life"). We are to be DILIGENT that we may be FOUND of Him in peace, without spot and blameless. Let us hear His testimonies today and not behave badly towards what we hear. His thoughts are higher than ours. 2 Peter 3:13-14 KJV (13) Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. (14) Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. The Lord sends out His servants to preach the Word of Truth to His people….and whosoever shall hear and believe in what the Spirit is saying through His servants shall not sin…that is, to speak evil of His servants nor of the message. He that is begotten of God (for God is LOVE) shall keep himself…..his mouth from sinning. We are to be found of Him in peace. He that is of God shall hear the words of the Spirit and not contend in unbelief and unrighteousness...being found "asleep". We are to remember to have love for another....being found "awake"....at peace with Him when He speaks to us. 1 John 5:18-20 KJV (18) We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. (19) And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. The Son of God is come and has given us an understanding (the Light) so that we may know Him that is true. We are to hear and DO His commandments…..which is knowing God. We are to believe on the “name”…the AUTHORITY…of the Son of God for His thoughts and ways are higher than our own and we are to DO His commandments. (20) And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. We are to BELIEVE on the “name”….that is, the AUTHORITY…of His Son Jesus Christ who commanded us to have love for one another. We are to HEAR and believe on His authority and have love for the brothers whom He will send out to preach the good news of LIFE NOW in Him. 1 John 3:23-24 KJV (23) And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. (24) And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin for he will show that he is the child of God by having love. He will not speak evil of those whom God has sent to preach to them….the brothers….the “strangers”….the messengers of God. The children of the devil, though, will not receive the brothers nor the words that they will speak. The children of the devil will not show any love towards the brothers who will come to speak the living words of the Spirit to their ears. They will speak evil in their unbelief….sin….and yet still insist that they know God. 1 John 3:9-15 KJV (9) Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. (10) In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. They will be found “sleeping” as they will forget the holy commandment we have had since the very beginning: that we should LOVE one another. We are to be found “awake” by remembering to let brotherly love continue always. (11) For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. (12) Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. (13) Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. We are to hear the words of a brother….a “stranger”….and show love. He that loves the brothers who are sent by Him to preach the knowledge of the Truth shall pass from death unto LIFE NOW. He that hates his brother abides in death ALREADY and does not have an age-lasting life abiding in him. (14) We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. (15) Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. He that believes NOT the Son shall NOT see life but the wrath of God abides on him. Our Lord has rendered death idle NOW and has brought to LIGHT the LIFE and the undecaying of our mortal bodies ("immortality") through His sacrifice. This is "good news" for us NOW. Our salvation is NOW. Let us not listen to covetous men who preach their covenant with death and their agreement with the grave. John 3:32-36 KJV (32) And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. (33) He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. (34) For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. (35) The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. (36) He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. We are consumed by His anger and by His wrath are we troubled. Maybe we should live to 70 or later but those later years of the evening of our lives are one of weakness and sorrows as our mortal bodies decay away to the grave. We are soon cut off from the face of this earth and we fly away. He has turned men to destruction of the flesh so that we may seek Him...return to Him...and He will have mercy upon us. Psalms 90:3-11 KJV (3) Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. (4) For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. (5) Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. (6) In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. (7) For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. (8) Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. (9) For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. (10) The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. (11) Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. The wrath of God IS REVEALED from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who hold down the Truth in unrighteousness. If we sow after the flesh, we reap DECAY IN THE FLESH as we decay away to the grave. God is not mocked. Our flesh is destroyed so that our spirit is saved if we do not DO His commandments. Romans 1:18 KJV (18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; But whosoever shall believe in Him shall NOT PERISH from off the face of the earth but shall have an age-lasting life. Our Lord gave us a COMMANDMENT to have love for one another. He that does not believe in the authority of the only begotten Son of God is condemned ALREADY. Our flesh is destroyed as we decay away to the grave without His life appearing in our mortal flesh. If we DO His will, then the LIFE of Jesus manifests in our mortal flesh and keeps us standing in the here and now so that we may display His glory in this dark world. John 3:15-21 KJV (15) That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. (16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. The commandment of our Lord is to do to others as we would have them do to us: have love for each other….for this is the law and the prophets which is the fulfilling of all righteousness. MANY “Christians” have been led down the wrong path to the destruction of the flesh by covetous false prophets who come to them dressed as ministers of righteousness. The deception is WIDESPREAD as MANY are led away from the holy commandment to have love for one another in order to keep the traditions of men which engender divisions, envy and strife. Many are being destroyed in the flesh because of the deceptive, flattering tongues of men which hide their covetousness within their hearts. Matthew 7:12-15 KJV (12) Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. (13) Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: (14) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (15) Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Men who preach themselves want to remove the “daily” sacrifice from our hearts. We are to walk in love as Christ has loved us and has given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savor. We keep the “daily” sacrifice by having love for one another as He loved us and gave Himself for us. Ephesians 5:1-14 KJV (1) Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; (2) And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. But COVETOUSNESS….the idolatry....the “abomination of desolation”….should not be once named AMONG us as becoming saints. (3) But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; (4) Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. (5) For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Because of these things comes the WRATH OF GOD upon the children of disobedience. We can not keep company with those who call themselves “brothers” but are covetous. They lead us astray from having love for one another and after their earthly-minded things. They want to build bigger church buildings and bigger ministries. They want larger congregations and larger bank accounts. They suppose that gain is godliness as they live after the covetousness hidden within their hearts which brings divisions, envying and strife among us. To be carnally-minded is DEATH. (6) Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. When we shall see the “abomination of desolation” standing where it ought not be among us, we are to FLEE the idolatry. Covetousness is IDOLATRY and we are not to keep company with them. We are being destroyed as we sit together with them. Let us “awake” from our sleep and arise from those who are “dead” and Christ shall give us LIGHT. Let us have NO FELLOWSHIP with unfruitful works of darkness. (7) Be not ye therefore partakers with them. (8) For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (9) (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth) (10) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. (11) And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (12) For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. (13) But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. (14) Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. If we DO His commandments and keep His statutes, we shall PROLONG OUR DAYS UPON THIS EARTH (having "eternal life"). Let us not keep company with those who call themselves "brothers" but are covetous. Let us keep His statutes. Deuteronomy 4:39-40 KJV (39) Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else. (40) Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever. We are to take heed to ourselves so that our hearts be not deceived and we turn aside to serve other gods and worship them. Covetousness is idolatry. We shall perish quickly without His life if we are led astray. Deuteronomy 11:16-17 KJV (16) Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; (17) And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.