MAKING ROOM FOR GOD TO BUILD YOUR HOUSE.
We have seen that God is the One that build, and except He builds we are just building in vain.
Psalms 127:1 EXCEPT THE LORD BUILD THE HOUSE, THEY LABOUR IN VAIN THAT BUILD IT: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Man will build in vain without the careful structure or view of how God builds. That’s why architects have a plan view, even if there is any mistake they go back to check it or some arguments arises, they go back to check the Master plan. So also some arguments may want to arise in your home, you just go back to check how you ought to build according to plan. God is the One that builds and except we build on Him or rely on Him, again, we build on the house that will soon fall.
Therefore in building a house there is great need also for a foundation. Jesus is the foundation for which the house of God can be built. You can’t fail if you build on this foundation. Remember when Peter said thou art Christ the Son of the living God, Jesus said upon this revelation that was just revealed to you, because I know that you can’t know Me except I Am revealed and many times foundation of a house are not seen after you have built on it. Now, Jesus said upon this that was just revealed to you will I build My church and the gate of hell shall not prevail against it. He will build His Church upon it. So that means Christ is the foundation. Let’s see where Jesus said that.
Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: FOR FLESH AND BLOOD hath not REVEALED IT UNTO THEE, BUT MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.
16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, AND UPON THIS ROCK I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH; AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT.
Let me say this very fast, as the Son of God can not be known by the flesh, so will any man be able to build by the flesh but by the help of the Spirit of God. So we see that Christ is the rock.
1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that SPIRITUAL ROCK THAT FOLLOWED THEM: AND THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST.
And when Jesus was speaking He said when a man hear His sayings and do them, He is like a wise man that build his house upon the rock. So it means building your house upon the foundation of Christ means you are wise.
Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I WILL LIKEN HIM UNTO A WISE MAN, WHICH BUILT HIS HOUSE UPON A ROCK:
When a man builds on Christ foundation or the Rock of Christ nothing will prevail against it not even the storms of life because such has built his house upon Christ.
Matthew 7:25 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.
Now, to show further that Christ is the foundation or should be the foundation of your house. The Bible make us to know that Christ is the foundation that even the gospel and one lives should be build on and this need a careful construction on it.
1 Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the laid foundation that we need to build our house on.
Nothing will prevail against it, when storm comes it will stand and not fall. We can’t build on any other foundation not even our way but God’s way.
Finally, even as we see that Jesus is the foundation we need to build on, we must understand that we are not even the one to also build but we are to follow after the One that builds. Knowing that one architect can not build a house, he also needs some other persons to work with him, so they all work according to the guide of the architect, so you’re teaming up with God and that’s why except the Lord builds a house and we follow Him we labour in vain, so we see again that God must be Architect of our house.
Hebrews 3:4 For every house is builded by some man; BUT HE THAT BUILT ALL THINGS IS GOD.
Psalms 127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Not building is vain is by you not building without the plan of the architect, without a foundation and without carefully following the plan of the architect, knowing that He must be the One to teach your children.
Isaiah 54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
It is part of the building. Make up your mind now, either as a single or married person that the Lord will be the foundation and the builder of your house even as you follow His Word to see how He wants you to love your wife, train your child in the way of the Lord and how that your children will pass that on to the children. Think for a moment, Christ’s is the foundation of your house and God is the builder then tell me who can battle with the Lord? Tell me how it will fail? Allow God today, stop all your struggle constructed building mentality and build according to the revelation of God. God is the builder of all things and He build through His Son as the foundation and we team up with Them.