BUILD YOUR IDEOLOGICAL HOUSE on a STRONG FOUNDATION- for it will MAINTAIN your SOUL through the STORMS of LIFE and propel you INTO ETERNITY – St.Khawnan
Jesus said, “Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon 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 every one that hears 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.” –Matthew 7:24-27
First, a BIBLICAL FOUNDATION is to be laid out in ALL MATTERS that pertain to LIFE in ORDER for a CORRECT PERSPECTIVE to be properly understood while ENDURING all the TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS of this LIFE… Otherwise, a SKEWED and PERVERTED perspective will be laid down and will EVENTUALLY come to RUINS…
In fact, one MUST have TWO attributes in LAYING DOWN a HEALTHY and STABLE FOUNDATION of one’s PHILOSOPHICAL and IDEOLOGICAL understanding that will SHAPE perspective unto a RIGHT way of thinking in ALL MATTERS of this life. For these TWO attributes are:
(1)-HOLY SPIRIT = (John 3:3—MUST be BORN-AGAIN by the SPIRIT of GOD through the REPENTANCE of SINS; and, in the ACCEPTANCE of FAITH by BELIEVING that JESUS is the CHRIST- the SON of the LIVING GOD; who was sent to cleanse ALL SIN for those who FREELY RECEIVE FORGIVENESS (see below: Romans 10:9))…
(2)-KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH = the WORD of GOD (STUDY the BIBLE) = JESUS (PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP of GOD– John 1:1; and 4:24; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Timothy 2:15). For the HOLY BIBLE & JESUS are MUTUALLY INCLUSIVE to one another; and is contrary to separate the two…
Moreover, Luke 23:40-43, depicts this IDEOLOGICAL and foundational TRUTH toward SALVATION of one’s soul, by simply having a CORRECT PERSPECTIVE in whom the LORD of HEAVEN (JESUS) wants to FREELY GIVE to whomsoever will ASK. In fact, one receives NOT, because they ASK NOT or they ask with wrong perspective and/or intentions (see below: Luke 11:10; James 4:3)–
In fact, the FOUNDATIONAL narrative of this GOSPEL TRUTH is depicted initially in Luke 23:40-43:
(a)REJECTING FALSE ideology and REBUKING it (Ephesians 5:11)
(b)REPENTANCE and the ACKNOWLEDGMENT of ones SINS…
(c)ACKNOWLEDGING the PERFECT SACRIFICIAL GIFT of CHRIST…
(d)CALLING OUT to JESUS for SALVATION in HUMILITY!
(e)WAITING for the LORD to RESPOND to you…
(a) But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
(b)And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds:
(c)but this man hath done nothing amiss.
(d)And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou come into thy kingdom.
(e)And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shall you be with me in paradise.
For these TWO (1-SPIRIT & 2-TRUTH), are ONLY acquired through TRUE REPENTANCE of the HEART (see below verses: 2 Corinthians 7:10); and, through SEEKING/ DILIGENCE of GETTING to KNOW GOD’s WORD (both in PRINT-the BIBLE, and in RELATIONSHIP with the LORD JESUS). In that, SPENDING HOURS upon HOURS, worshiping and speaking to one’s BEST FRIEND, MOST INTIMATE LOVER (1st LOVE), FATHER of ETERNITY, and MAKER = JESUS; will MOLD and SHAPE one’s IDEOLOGICAL FOUNDATION into a INDESTRUCTIBLE HOUSE of ETERNAL FAITH (1 Peter 1:24-25)!
Finally, in HUMBLE REPENTANCE, the SPIRIT of REVELATION will OPEN up one’s UNDERSTANDING toward ALL THINGS in TRUTH! Sadly, many teachers or so-called “spiritual gurus” whom lack one or the other (ie: Spirit or Truth), twist and PERVERT the HOLY SACRED SCRIPTURES; through ERROR, bringing their OWN DAMNATION upon themselves (see: 2 Peter 2:1; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; Galatians 2:4; 2 Timothy 3:6-8; and 4:3; Titus 1:11; 1 John 4:1; Jude 1:4).
Thus, I state again, BUILD YOUR IDEOLOGICAL HOUSE on a STRONG FOUNDATION- for it will MAINTAIN your SOUL through the STORMS of LIFE and propel you INTO ETERNITY – St.Khawnan
John 3:3- Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be BORN AGAIN, he cannot see [ENTER] the kingdom of God.
John 1:1- In the beginning was the Word [JESUS], and the Word [JESUS] was with God, and the Word [JESUS] was God.
John 4:24- God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in (1)spirit and in (2)truth.
Romans 10:9- That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved.
2 Corinthians 7:10- For GODLY SORROW WORKS repentance to SALVATION not to be repented of: but the WORLDLY SORROW WORKS DEATH.
1 Timothy 2:4- Who will have ALL men [MANKIND] to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the TRUTH [JESUS = GOD in the FLESH = SAVIOR of WHOMSOEVER wills (FREE-WILL) to be SAVED (that’s you and I).
2 Timothy 2:15- Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
1 Peter 1:24-25- For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower thereof falls away: But the word of the Lord endures for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
2 Peter 2:1- But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15- For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Galatians 2:4- And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
2 Timothy 3:6-8- For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
2 Timothy 4:3- For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Titus 1:11- Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.
1 John 4:1- Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Luke 11:10- For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
James 4:3- Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Jude 1:4- For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.