“24 Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does 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 hears these sayings of Mine, and does 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.” Matthew 7:24-27
The houses looked the same to the naked eye. It wasn’t until the storms came, and come they will, that the foundations began to wash away.
The stone that the builder’s built their foundation on was another Jesus and another gospel. If not for the Word of God and spiritual discernment, many would have not recognized the difference in these 2 houses and those who did recognize have been calling their Brethren out from among them. They having ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the churches, have heard Him on the outside of these houses knocking.
“16 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but My Father which is in Heaven.
18 And I say also unto you, That you are Peter, and upon this rock (the revelation of Jesus Christ) I will build My Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:16-18
If our foundation is not built upon the revelation of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, the very corner stone of which the builder’s rejected, our foundation is being washed out from under us.
Church, playtime is over. It’s time to get back to our First Love, Jesus Christ. He’s standing at the door knocking. His still, small voice remains calling but the storms have you distracted. Be still and hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the churches. Come out from among them and be ye separate. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. He’s coming soon! Your wick may be trimmed but your lamp has no oil. He’s calling you to a higher calling.
-Donna Clark Warren