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God MUST Build His Own House!

Discussion in 'Christianity and World Religion' started by goodnewsinc, Jul 6, 2002.

  1. goodnewsinc

    goodnewsinc Senior Member Supporter

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    "Water seeks its own level" and men tend to gravitate where their level of understanding is, Revelation 17:8. They have to venture UP to receive greater light. Some are slow to do so. <BR wp="br1">

    God MUST give men eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts to understand or they will never see! If He does not do that .... YOU CANNOT TEACH THEM!

    Psalm 127:1 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it:

    Deuteronomy 29: Yet the Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

    Romans 9:15. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 16. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. 17. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. 18. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. 19. Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? 20. Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? 21. Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

    John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

    Philippians 2:13. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    John 15:5 for without me ye can do nothing.

    Now you understand why you may preach with much wisdom and write words with great expertise and not move men to repentence, change, or give them joy. You as a human may want them to believe, but if Father has not cultivated their minds, your effort will be fruitless! Only when Father does His work on men they will understand and accept light!

    Isaiah 45: I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall 24 not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

    Isaiah 48:9 For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off. 11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.

    Isaiah 28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. 15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. 17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. 18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

    Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

    Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. 31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.

    Preachers and teachers sometimes are frustrated because we want "sinners" to hear us and change, and they do not do it. We are always ready to "save" someone NOW! Unless Father is ready and makes the necessary changes to a man's eyes, ears and heart, all human effort is fruitless. As you can see the Clay Master is required to build His own house Himself and to do that "personally"! This may deflate the egos of men who like boasting about "how many they saved", but we cannot do God's work for Him. He must undo much of what men have built with partial understanding and misunderstanding on "other foundations", Isaiah 43:26-27; 1 Corinthians 13:8-12. No man can boast of any great work he has done! <BR wp="br1">

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