If God Told You

If God told you that horrible times were coming upon all peoples who dwell on the earth, would you warn others? If God told you that times are coming which will be so bad that a person will eat the flesh off his own arm for lack of food, would you warn others (Rev. 6:5-6; Is. 9:20)? If God told you that so many humans would die as a result of the coming plagues that people won’t even bother to bury them because of disease, would you tell others (Jer. 16:4)? Would you warn others that these, and so many other things, are prophesied to happen near the end of man’s rule on this earth (Jer. 19:9; Ezek. 5:10; Micah 3:3; Zech. 11:9)?

Would you warn others that they can be protected by God when these times come, and that they will be protected in times of war and fed in times of famine (Psalm 91:7-8; 33:19; 37:19)? All they need to do is begin to make all their ways kind and all their ways charitable towards others for God. Just stop doing wickedness and start practicing righteousness for God daily. It’s as simple as that! When you accept Jesus as your Savior, you accept the Way of life He instructed you to live.

God commands us to love others and get along with them, because all others in the world represent our neighbors. When we continually practice deeds of kindness and charity towards others, then God considers us righteous and protects us (Acts 9:36; 1 John 3:7). If we won’t practice righteousness towards others for God daily, we remain sons or daughters of the devil (1 John 3:10). That’s why it says this in Isaiah 3:10: “Say to the righteous that it will go well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their own actions.” The Lord will not allow the righteous to hunger (Prov. 10:3; Psalm 34:17, 15; 37:39).

The mystery of God is the one true gospel Jesus Christ preached to His servants the prophets 2,000 years ago, and it is not known by many today except by His true followers. It is the message of the truth which must be practiced daily towards others (John 3:21; Matt. 25:40).

It is the Way to walk like God walks and imitate Him (Eph. 5:1). It is the Way to walk in the light, or live like Jesus the Prophet lived, and have our sins forgiven (1 John 1:6-7). Living the spiritual life is the Way to keep Jesus’ commandments, and they are not grievous or burdensome (1 John 2:7; 5:3). It is the spiritual life He came to show us how to live and the Way all true prophets of God lived, called the Way of righteousness (Matt. 21:32; 2 Peter 2:21).

The true prophets of old told the sinners of the past to practice that Way of righteousness towards one another, if they were to continually have their sins forgiven by the Lord (Ezek. 33:31-33). It is the revealed gospel, for no amount of worldly knowledge would allow you to know this gospel, unless God gives you eyes to see and ears to hear (Matt. 13:11, 14-17). It is practicing righteousness and practicing charity toward others continually, because this is true repentance to our Maker, which allows Him to forgive our sins (Ezek. 33:16).

It is the gospel that continually requires you to do something with your life—to practice holiness and godliness towards others. It is the true gospel that exposes all other false gospels that are being preached today.

To the Law and to the testimony! If they speak not according to this word, they are false prophets coming to you with a false gospel (Is. 8:20). “To the Law” is the message of the true prophets of God, whether it be five thousand years ago or today. We keep the Law of God by practicing righteousness and charity, and being just in all our dealings with others. This is the true testimony of how to keep God’s laws and do them (Deut. 5:33; 6:18; 7:11; 8:3; 10:12-13). God’s laws are God’s Ways.

Your sins are not forgiven unless you live the life of God in your body daily. You cannot be born again unless you live like Jesus, which is practicing righteousness for God towards others on a daily basis (1 John 2:29 New American StandardVersion). You cannot be saved unless you live the repentant life daily—the Way Jesus came to show us by His example and deeds and tell us by His words (John 8:51; 12:47-50). This is how to “pick up your cross” daily (deny self, which is evil) and follow Jesus’ example of serving others daily (Luke 9:23).

You are still in your sins if you are living to the flesh (still practicing sin) instead of putting to death the deeds of the flesh with the help of God’s Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:13). Now you know how to repent, how to change, how to live righteously and be blessed by God - practicing righteousness towards others daily. This is how to obey Jesus Christ and have your sins covered by His precious blood (1 Peter 1:2)!

Walk in the Spirit (live like Jesus told you to live), and you will not carry out the evil desires of the flesh. Live to please God by being a servant of others for His glory (Gal. 5:16, 13; Matt. 23:11; 5:16; Rom. 12:1).

When we do these things daily, we will be protected from the things which are soon to come upon all other people in the world for their time of testing (Rev. 3:10; Zeph. 2:3; Dan. 12:1; Luke 21:36 King James Version; Psalm 91:1-16)!

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