Peace be to this “house”….. Luke 10:5-11 KJV (5) And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. ….and if the “son of peace” is found in the “house”, then it shall rest upon those who will hear. Like the dove Noah (“Noah” means “rest”) sent out to see if the waters had abated, it shall find a place to rest. There will be no waters of strife and envy upon the heart….for peace shall settle upon the heart. The Spirit shall find a place to rest in the hearts of those who will hear peacefully. (6) And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. Those who will receive a disciple as a disciple of the Lord will entertain the “strangers”…..being hospitable. They will give them a “cup of cold water” for a thirsty soul and not the waters of envy and strife…..not sour wine (vinegar) upon the hyssop of the tongue in an evil response. (7) And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. (8) And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: (9) And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. (10) But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, (11) Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. The Spirit of peace….the “dove”…is sent out to see if the waters of strife have abated from off the face of the ground…..the heart. Genesis 8:8-12 KJV (8) Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; If the “son of peace” is found, then the “dove” will find a place to rest in the hearts of those who will receive His disciples. If the son of peace is not found, then the peace that was sent out shall return unto His disciples. (9) But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark. (10) And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; (11) And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. (12) And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more. The earth “BECAME” without form and void. The hearts of men have been darkened as darkness was upon the face of the deep. ALL have turned away….there is none that does good. The Spirit of God “moved”….that is, “flutters” upon the face of the waters like a dove searching for a heart to rest upon. Genesis 1:1-2 KJV (1) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. The “earth” …the hearts of men….have become corrupt. They have done “abominable iniquity”…..living after their covetousness. There is none that does good….the “earth” has become without form and void. Psalms 53:1-4 KJV (1) To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. God looks down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were ANY that did understand….that truly did seek God. The Spirit of God flutters upon the face of the waters…..seeking a place to rest….a heart to rest in. (2) God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. But the earth had become without form and void….for every one has “gone back”. They are altogether BECOME filthy and there is NONE that does good. No, NOT ONE. (3) Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. There is NO LIGHT….for the workers of iniquity have no knowledge. The preachers are preaching themselves and not Christ Jesus our Lord. (4) Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God. The earth……it became without form and void and the heavens they have no light. The hearts of men have become darkened and men preach without knowledge. The heavens have no light. There is no understanding. They have not known Him. Jeremiah 4:22-23 KJV (22) For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. (23) I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. Darkness is upon the face of the deep…… 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 KJV (3) But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: (4) In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. The heavens have no light……for many preach themselves and not Christ Jesus the Lord and His disciples as servants for Jesus’ sake. (5) For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. But because of the GRACE of God, He commands the Light to shine out of the darkness. This Light shines in our hearts…..the “earth” that has become without form and void. The Light gives the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (6) For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. God Himself formed the earth and made it and He established it. He created it NOT IN VAIN. Isaiah 45:12-19 KJV (12) I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. (13) I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts. (14) Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God. (15) Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour. (16) They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols. (17) But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end. (18) For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else. (19) I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. Men have BECOME VAIN in their imaginations and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing themselves wise they BECAME fools. Romans 1:18-23 KJV (18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; (19) Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. (20) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, (23) And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. The Spirit of God looks for a heart to rest in….hoping that the waters of envy and strife have abated. Titus 3:2-11 KJV (2) To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. (3) For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. God commands the Light to shine in the darkness. The kindness and love of God our Savior appears unto men. By His grace are we saved….and not by the works of our own “righteousness” which we have done but according to His mercy He saves us. (4) But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, (5) Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; (6) Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; (7) That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (8) This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. (9) But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. (10) A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; (11) Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself. The sons of God shall be manifested like the Son of God was. They will hear what the Spirit is saying….as the Spirit like a dove shall descend upon them and ABIDE upon them. They will give His words of spirit and life a place to rest in their hearts. They will keep His Word. John 1:31-34 KJV (31) And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. (32) And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. (33) And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. (34) And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. The children of God are manifest as they will hear what the Spirit says and will DO His righteousness. The Son of peace shall be found....for peace shall rest upon them. But the children of the devil will show hatred toward a brother who will preach His words to them. It is that simple. ALL who will behave with envy and strife are not being FOUND in Him. They will resist the Spirit and not have the Spirit of peace rest upon them. 1 John 3:8-13 KJV (8) He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (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. (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.