Many know the story of the wise man which built his house upon a rock, and anyone who is a follower of Christ is standing upon a sure foundation. Many will say to the Lord they have done this or that in His name, but Jesus answer to that is unless we turn from our iniquity we have not done for Him! (Matthew 7:21-29). Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
As a Christian we are not ashamed of the gospel for it glorifies God. It is written we are the temple of God which serves Him in spirit and truth. It is with righteous judgment a household of faith stays strong, yet without it then what becomes of the sinner or the ungodly? (1 Peter 4:16-19). Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
At the cross Jesus slew satan the enemy of our soul and conquered the power of death, and by His spirit we are given access to our Father in heaven. By what He accomplished on our behalf we are no more considered to be strangers, and are now of the household of God. (Ephesians 2:18-22). For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
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