Friday, March 24, 2017

Is Your House Built On The Rock?


Will It Remain Standing?


"The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock."--Matthew 7:25

This is one instance of how to build a house--on the rock! Yet there's another way to build a house, based on location and material, and it goes:

"The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."--verse 26 
 
On the outside, the two houses described can look identical in structure and finishing. But there can be a lot of difference in the foundation made and in actual materials used, as well as the contents of the houses. If there is no test, both of these houses can remain standing side by side in what may look like identical structures. But when the storms of life or actual storms come, the foundations of the buildings are tested. God's Word  here reminds us of the difference between a solid foundation and a flimsy foundation. A building erected on the rock will endure it says, but the one built on a shaky foundation--like the one built on sand will have a heavy fall as soon as the storms set in.

TRUTH
Truth here refers to what God's Word calls truth. It endures, it's permanent and can withstand any weight, no matter how long it is for. On the other hand, somebody else's truth, which is mostly made up to serve individual and selfish interest, has the ability to withstand God's truth in many situations, until the real test comes. The difference is one can stand, the other will fall apart.

It is not by accident therefore, that a believer, by God's truth, will be a person of integrity and honesty, and standing by God's truth all the time. On the other hand, those who have learned to manipulate others and use falsehoods to make their way in the world have no use for truth. While this may serve their purpose for a time, a system built on these does fall apart eventually.

THE STORM
A storm is brewing right now. And the lies and falsehoods may seem to be winning in the short run, but they are fast running out of time. And God's truth will prevail. And since God's truth will never include cheating, manipulation, lies and falsehoods, there's only one direction to look--towards God's truth. When it is revealed, it will be upheld by all.

The world of darkness is the demonic empire of Satan, and those who employ it for their "victories" and "successes" in the world will soon realize that the promises from there are empty and ephemeral. And the wall they have put up against God's truth and ways is about to crumble. Now some of the greatest proponents of this demonic dark world have their backs to the wall, and will try to use anything available to ensure victory for their cause. 

ANNOUNCEMENT
It will not happen! The wicked have no victory! And they will be unable to secure it, because the hand of God is set against them to bring their cause to naught.
There is only one victory; it is for truth, and is coming in the name of Jesus!  All that is hidden will be made bare and God's truth will refresh the air!
After that, will your house still remain standing? Not if it wasn't built on truth--The Rock!





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