Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Will you sink or stand firm?

June 6, 2012

Matthew 7:24-27

King James Version (KJV)
24 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:
25 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.
26 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:
27 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.

     Just as in this parable, common sense tells us if our house has a solid foundation, in a storm with wind and rain, it's going to stand. However, if our house is built upon the sand, when the rain and wind come, not only will the house fall, but scripture states great will be the fall of it. We are speaking here of our spiritual houses, our relationship with our Creator.

     It only takes a minute or two of scanning the world headlines each day to see that there are very many ominous events occurring, one right after the other. The frequency of all these things spoken of by scripture can make your head spin. 

     We are a society obsessed with instant gratification, and expect nothing less. If we need something, whether it be food, gas, money, transportation, we expect to have it provided very quickly, without having to search or wait for any of it. We rely on a system of convenience that teaches us to have a dependency on a 'house of sand', instead of a house of rock. It is a man-made system. So many do not realize how very quickly this dependency can cause panic or fear when any or all of it is withdrawn. 

     Yeshua speaks in His Word of a time when all things that are not of His Kingdom will fall. This is not an opinion He gives us, of something that may happen, it is a declaration, an imperative and a promise of what will happen in the last days. We do not know of course when those winds or those rains will batter our house in a great storm, but we are assured that the storm will come. Indeed, I feel it is here. 

     So where is the foundation of your house sitting right now as you read this? If at any moment, all of your conveniences and dependencies are stripped from you, what will be your response? Will you panic and run to the first offer of immediate gratification for your flesh, to achieve a temporary fix? Or will you run to the One who has promised to be your only Source of provision? Only you know what you will do. 

God bless you in this day.