From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those of us that will build our house on The Rock. to those of us that will not be astonished and bewildered at His teaching…to those of us that will simply DO…
. Amplified and KJV.
. Matthew 7:21-28. KJV. 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 on 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 everyone 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.
. Matthew 7:21-28. Amplified. Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who DOES the will of My Father Who is in heaven. Many will say to me on THAT DAY, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done mighty works in Your name? and then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly (disregarding My commands). So everyone who hears these words of Mine and ACTS UPON THEM (OBEYING THEM) will be like a sensible (prudent, practical, wise) man who built his house upon THE ROCK. and the rain fell and the floods came and the wind blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on THE ROCK.
. and everyone who hears these words of Mine and does NOT DO THEM will be like a stupid (foolish) man who built his house on the sand. and the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell-and great and complete was the fall of it. When Jesus had finished these sayings (the Sermon on the Mount) the crowds were astonished and overwhelmed with bewildered wonder at His teaching.
. chapter 8, verse 1, says great multitudes, great throngs followed Him, but only 120 of them saw the day change. only 120 of all those that He had taught, and healed, and cast devils out of, obeyed and tarried. only 120 of them saw and experienced the birth, the beginning, of the Church Age.
. the day is changing. the end of the Church Age is upon us. the beginning of the Kingdom Age will come.
. the rain will descend. the floods will come. they are even at the door. the wind is blowing and will beat against every house. no house will be exempt. some houses will stand. some houses will fall. some houses will enter in to the Kingdom Age. some houses will not.
. the ANSWER for our houses, right NOW, is in the DOING. not just the hearing.