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Psalm 23:6 **. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.   

Goodness and mercy shall forever follow the few who truly forever follow and love the Most High Lord God.  I (Lord God) said, “You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High. But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.”Arise, O God, judge the earth; for YOU shall inherit all nations. (Psalm 82:6-8). Satan, the god of this evil world and father of liars was partially correct when he deceived Eve to disobey the Most High. For this former prince of God promised Eve that she would become like God, knowing good from evil.  (Genesis 3:5). The promise for the penalty of death for bowing down to the adversary of God to this day looms for all mankind. Goodness and mercy is available only to true repentance and belief that follow the everlasting rules of God’s constitution referred to as His Covenant throughout the Holy Bible.

For a day in YOUR courts is better than a thousand (elsewhere). I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of My God (Church of God), than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: The Lord will give grace and glory: No good thing will HE withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in YOU!  (Psalm 84:10-12). ** In this perfect universe of which I am a part, I experience abundant goodness from my Lord, for my needs are all fulfilled. I constantly give thanks for the abundance the Lord gives me. The supply of HIS goodness and mercy follows me in overflowing abundance because my Lord provides for all HIS children who truly love HIM as well as all brethren. ** Oh, how great is YOUR goodness, which YOU have laid up for those who fear YOU, which YOU have prepared for those who trust in YOU in the presence of the sons of Men! (Psalm 31:19). ** All who hope in the Lord will be empowered with the gift of a strong heart of goodness and overflowing merciful love for all their brethren! This will continue forever for children of God which must be adopted into HIS Kingdom with the Holy blood of the son of God, the Messiah, Y’shua Christ Jesus. The new heaven and new earth will be ruled from Zion where mankind of all nations will keep the law and word of the Lord (Isaiah 2:3).

However, to achieve this level of gratitude in your heart, you must continue to follow HIS commands to do good works as Abraham (James 2:21, John 8:39).  In Acts 9:36, a disciple named Tabitha, translated Dorcus was full of good works and charitable deeds. When she died, the awesome power of God was revealed in the Disciple and Apostle Peter who said, “Tabitha arise.”  When she arose, many in Joppa then believed in the Lord (Messiah, Y’shua Christ Jesus).  James 2:17 tells us that faith without works, is dead. Those that say they believe in the Messiah, Y’shua Christ Jesus but don’t move their feet to do HIS command to work by following the rules of the Most High are dead in the water and will be removed from the Kingdom at judgment to receive the promised gift of a second death (Revelation 20:14-15, 21:8).  However, to live forever with overflowing goodness, we must be willing to change from Adam, the man of the earth who was, the first sinful man. Once we walk as the Messiah, Christ Jesus walked, who was the second Adam from heaven, we have the opportunity to soon become gods exactly like HIM. (1 Corinthians 15:49).

AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER

The few on this wicked earth that walk as Jesus walked and keep the rules are spiritually in the Kingdom of Heaven today as mankind is only temporary visitors on Satan’s temporary world. (2 Corinthians 4:4). For those that love the Lord by keeping his commandments the house of the Lord in Heaven will be our permanent forever dwelling place. As we are now away from home, we will then be at home always with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:52).  As we now remove all evil desires and emotions and replace them with powerful love of God and love of all men, the blessings of eternal life looms ever nearer. Sadly, mankind does not experience fulfillment of all the laws of God, thereby making him disobedient, as was Adam and Eve.

2 Timothy 4:8 ** finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have love HIS appearing. ** Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those that love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9) ** The prophet Isaiah partially describes the coming new heaven and new earth in 65:17-25, saying the Lord will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. In verse 19, He quotes the Lord saying, “I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in MY people; the voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, nor the voice of crying.” ** Revelation 21: 4 adds greater promises of delight by saying, “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

As we travel the narrow sheep path of safety under the guidance and loving kindness of the Good Shepherd, our brief sojourn of this wicked earth ends in the house of the Lord. As our pilgrimage home is escape of this worldly prison of hate and suffering to enter the presence of God’s glory. There we will experience blessings of Devine hospitality.  We will be presented faultless before the presence of HIS glory with exceeding joy.  Our Creator has provided forgiveness by washing away our filthy sins with the blood of HIS Holy Lamb! We now experience the abundance of everlasting life, light, harmony, joy and love forever in the House of the Lord!