The hatred of our brethren is, on the contrary, a sign of our deadly state, of our continuance under the legal sentence of death. He that loveth not his brother (his brother in Christ) abideth in death, 1 John 3:14.
He yet stands under the curse and condemnation of the law. This the apostle argues by deductive reasoning. “You know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him, but he who hates his brother is a murderer, and therefore you cannot but know that he who hates his brother hath not eternal life abiding in him,”
Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst, shall never be totally destitute thereof; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life, John 4:14.
And thereupon some may be apt to surmise that the passing from death to life (1 John 3:14) does not signify the relative change made in our justification of life, but the real change made in the regeneration to life; and accordingly that the abiding in death mentioned 1 John 3:14 is continuance in spiritual death, as it is usually called, or abiding in the corrupt deadly temper of nature.
But as these passages more naturally denote the state of the person, whether adjudged to life or death, so the relative transition from death to life may well be proved or disproved by the possession or non-possession of the inward principle of eternal life, since washing from the guilt of sin is inseparably united with washing from the filth and power of sin. But you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified, in the name of our Lord Yeshua (Jesus), and by the Spirit of our God, 1 Corinthians 6:11.
Remember these messages and prayers are from a Watchman sharing God’s warnings and teachings.
A mind that has single and prevailing regard to its spiritual and eternal interest, and that keeps steady in its purposes for God, will grow wise by afflictions, will continue fervent in devotion, and rise above trials and oppositions. As you provide for your creations we trust you will provide for us.
When you have faith and courage of an obedient [child of God] to lead in Yeshua’s name, without fear, many will follow your light.