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The road to Heaven
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The road to Heaven 

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Bend your will to the will of God and submit yourself as a living sacrifice to the Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
¶I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1

Be not slow in obeying the Voice of God and whatsoever He sayeth unto you do it.
Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day. Deuteronomy 27:10
His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. John 2:5

Apply the precepts of God's Living truth to your life, neither turning to the left nor to the right, but walking straight and true ever onward and upward toward the City whose maker and builder is the Lord.
¶Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. Psalms 119:134
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 1 Timothy 3:15
Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:7
For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Hebrews 11:10

Brethren, we are all on a journey that leads to the gates of God's Glorious Kingdom, a City beyond compare, the Holiest of Holies.
Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well: 3 John 1:6
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Revelation 22:14

We follow a pathway that is neither well traveled nor paved, yet it leads to the City of God.
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. Hosea 6:3
¶Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards. John 13:36

Brethren, avoid taking the enticing detours that Satan has placed all along the way.
Proverbs 4:14  ¶Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
15  Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
16  For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
17  For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
18  But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Remember, the easy roads lead to destruction, the hard road leads to Heaven.
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 1 Peter 1:7

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. Revelation 3:18

Luke 12:19  And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
20  But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
21  So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.