The title of this post was inspired by my discovery of missing mortar in the retaining walls on this property here. It reminded me of what can happen when we become complacent; we allow the mortar of the word to be chiseled away by the enemy. We may become distracted by doing things our way and not listening to what our Father in heaven is telling us by way of the Holy Spirit. If we stay in disobedience, our calling/gifts can be removed.
We need to ask Jesus our Lord and savior to forgive us of all sin, which includes the sin of disobedience. The enemy can come in and pretend to be the Holy Spirit, for the purpose of keeping us in a place of disobedience. We may even ask others for their approval of our disobedience, and some may give you such approval for fear of “hurting your feelings”.
It’s time to take a stand and not let the enemy steal our inheritance! We need to hear clearly from the Lord for ourselves and not rely on others to do that for us. The Holy Spirit may give someone a message about you, but they may be held back from sharing this if they know it will not be received. The Lord’s timing is always perfect. Sometimes we may be given a strong warning message about someone else, but the Lord may tell us to pray about it and let him do the work on this person. If we step outside of the Lord’s will and perfect timing, we can actually cause someone else to miss out on what the Lord has been prompting them to do. Seek the Lord in all things!
24 “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!”
46 “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do the things I say? 47 I will show you what someone is like who comes to Me, hears My words, and acts on them: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. When the flood came, the river crashed against that house and couldn’t shake it, because it was well built.
49 But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The river crashed against it, and immediately it collapsed. And the destruction of that house was great!”
16 Therefore the Lord God said: “Look, I have laid a stone in Zion,
a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation;
the one who believes will be unshakable.
17 And I will make justice the measuring line
and righteousness the mason’s level.”
Hail will sweep away the false refuge,
and water will flood your hiding place.
1 Corinthians 3:9-11
9 For we are God’s coworkers. You are God’s field, God’s building. 10 According to God’s grace that was given to me, I have laid a foundation as a skilled master builder, and another builds on it. But each one must be careful how he builds on it. 11 For no one can lay any other foundation than what has been laid down. That foundation is Jesus Christ.
4 For it is impossible to renew to repentance those who were once enlightened, who tasted the heavenly gift, became companions with the Holy Spirit, 5 tasted God’s good word and the powers of the coming age, 6 and who have fallen away, because, to their own harm, they are recrucifying the Son of God and holding Him up to contempt. 7 For ground that has drunk the rain that has often fallen on it and that produces vegetation useful to those it is cultivated for receives a blessing from God. 8 But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and about to be cursed, and will be burned at the end.
10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. 12 For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. 13 This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. 14 Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest,
15 and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.
16 In every situation take the shield of faith,
and with it you will be able to extinguish
all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is God’s word.
18 Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.
“Standing On The Promises”
“My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less”
“The Solid Rock”