#557 – The Book Of Hebrews
God’s Message to the Lukewarm Church
The Solution is Found in the Warnings
October 26, 2013
In order to understand the total significance of the Book of Hebrews it is essential that we come face to face with the five devastating warnings to these Jewish Christian believers. To even suggest that this Book is only for the Jews and NOT for the Christians is the height of ignorance. To suggest that these Jewish believers were just religious but NOT saved indicates that some foolish doctrine has blinded their minds to the reality of the whole Book. Regardless of how others understand these warnings, it is clear that these warnings apply to the church in every age.
The Gospel of Grace, the Gospel of the Half-Priced-Sale, The Gospel of the Bargains, The Gospel of the Give-a-Ways, along with the several other “gospels” have blinded the eyes and the minds of multitudes of believers to the reality of God’s Kingdom and His Sovereign Government and His Ultimate requirements to participate.
Perhaps if we include all these warnings in the sequence they are given that, possibly, the gravity of these warnings can be understood. Why is this important? That is because these warnings present to us a mirror in which we can evaluate our own standing within the Eternal Purpose of God. Each of us, if we are honest, may see areas of our life that are not up to the standards and qualifications of the Kingdom of God.
An unrestrained “drifting away” from the Gospel of the Kingdom has become pandemic within the modern church. It is for this very reason that someone must sound the alarm, blow the Trumpet in Zion and alert the ones who still have ears to hear to the dangers of the casual and apathetic approach to Christianity that is considered as “normal.” There is a possibility that the modern church has “drifted so far away” from the true message of so great a salvation that they will never return to the demands of the Kingdom!
Jesus’ warning that He would vomit out of His body all those who were just lukewarm is repeated here with other words but more details are given in the Book of Hebrews. The term “lukewarm” may be a little abstract but after reading and understanding these five warnings, the “abstraction” disappears and the “standards and qualifications” for the church come into full view.
Heb 2:1 For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,
Why is this warning still current today for all believers?
Heb 2:5 For He did not subject to angels the world to come, concerning which we are speaking. 6 But one has testified somewhere, saying, “WHAT IS MAN, THAT THOU REMEMBEREST HIM? OR THE SON OF MAN, THAT THOU ART CONCERNED ABOUT HIM?
The basic reason for all these warnings is because of the magnitude of God’s Eternal Purpose. The Tabernacle of Moses was just a copy and shadow of the True Tabernacle in Heaven. The TRUE Tabernacle is the Tabernacle of God and is the total essence of the World yet to Come! Jesus ascended “far above” and took His seat at the Right Hand of the Supreme Majesty of the Heavens. He is now ruling and HE IS THAT MAN which God, the Almighty, predestined to have full dominion over the next creation! The Kingdom of Priests, whom are overcomers, are members of the Body of our Great High Priest and sit with our Lord on His Throne which is at the Right Hand of God, ALMIGHTY. This Son of Man, one of us, has been already given full dominion over both heaven and earth. At the present time, during this church age, He is assembling mature associates to function within His Eternal Government. This Kingdom of Priests will have dominion over the World Yet to Come. This is called the Kingdom of the Son. The qualification for each member of the Kingdom Government is in view throughout the Kingdom Message. However, here in the Book of Hebrews some requirements are listed with disturbing and potent details.
Heb 3:5 Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later; 6 but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end. 7 Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, “TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, 8 DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME, AS IN THE DAY OF TRIAL IN THE WILDERNESS, 9 WHERE YOUR FATHERS TRIED Me BY TESTING Me, AND SAW MY WORKS FOR FORTY YEARS. 10 “THEREFORE I WAS ANGRY WITH THIS GENERATION, AND SAID, ‘THEY ALWAYS GO ASTRAY IN THEIR HEART; AND THEY DID NOT KNOW MY WAYS’; 11 AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST.’” 12 Take care, brethren, lest th ‘ere should be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart, in falling away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end; 15 while it is said, “TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS, AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME.” 16 For who provoked Him when they had heard? Indeed, did not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses? 17 And with whom was He angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did He swear that they should not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19 And so we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief. 1 Therefore, let us fear lest, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it. 2 For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard. 3 For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, “AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST,” although His works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For He has thus said somewhere concerning the seventh day, “AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS”; 5 and again in this passage, “THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST.” 6 Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience, 7 He again fixes a certain day, “Today,” saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before, “TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS.” 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that. 9 There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God. 10 For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. 11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall through following the same example of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
Actively believing God’s Word which was given to us and holding fast to that Word by faith is a continuing theme in this book. While Chapter Eleven gives specific examples of faith the general theme of faith follows in each chapter. This level of faith is designed to produce faithfulness, integrity, endurance, steadfastness and a pressing on into God’s Purpose.
It is incredible that some “Fundemental Bible Scholars” should boldly say this was not written to Christians and is only for the Jews during the Millennium suggests that they are simply dishonest. They adamantly refuse to acknowledge this Christian truth in order to defend some strategic doctrine they have created to support their religious concepts.
Heb 5:9 And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation, 10 being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek. 11 Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
He doesn’t suggest that “by this time” you ought to be “saved” but that “you ought to be teachers.” Why? Because that would be normal! These Jewish Christians had been “ redeemed” for some time but because of an apathetic attitude or because of false teaching they had not grown beyond babyhood.
The “therefore” means there should NOT be a chapter division between chapter 5 and chapter 6 here because the thought continues. The fact that only those who OBEY HIM inherit eternal Salvation is another very sore point for most Christians. They insist that if we are saved by obedience this would rule out being saved by grace through faith.
Eph 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
They conclude that grace and faith rule out obedience as a requirement for eternal salvation. Of course, the whole argument in the Book of Hebrews is ignored in order to support the grace through faith doctrine. However, the experience of grace and faith are supposed to lead us to obedience and through obedience to Eternal Salvation. It seems too difficult to adjust to the reality that the “gift of Salvation” is by grace through faith and this great Salvation will produce obedience! This “gift” is certainly wonderful but the “Kingdom Salvation” requires obedience simply because this is our preparation for the Eternal Government of God. Knowing the elementary things about Christ is wonderful but the commandment to each of us is to continue to press on to perfection. Otherwise these warnings would be pointless. After being “once enlightened” we are supposed to go on to perfection!
Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of instruction about washings, (baptisms) and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.3 And this we shall do, if God permits. 4 For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God, and put Him to open shame. 7 For ground that drinks the rain which often falls upon it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; 8 but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned. 9 But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way. 10 For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Who would dare warn the modern church that if they didn’t produce anything eternal, during their stay on earth, that they are declared worthless and close to being cursed and end up being burned? This “fact” would be met with all kinds of accusations.
The immediate response from the clergy is from John 10: 27.
John 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand. 29 “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.
Of course this is true and there is no question that even though no one can snatch them
away, they can still be vomited out of His body if they are worthless as members of His body.
Mat 7:19 “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 “So then, you will know them by their fruits. 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.
Rev 3:15 ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I would that you were cold or hot. 16 ‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit (vomit) you out of My mouth.
This is exactly why we criticize the “one verse salvation” doctrine. Paul was careful to share the whole counsel of God and not just one or two “proof” verses.
Heb 10:26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain terrifying expectation of judgment, and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES. 28 Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY.” And again, “THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.” 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32 But remember the former days, when, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings, 33 partly, by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming sharers with those who were so treated. 34 For you showed sympathy to the prisoners, and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and an abiding one. 35 Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. 37 FOR YET IN A VERY LITTLE WHILE, HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME, AND WILL NOT DELAY. 38 BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM. 39 But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.
Every time I remember how the “ the illuminati of the church hierarchy” conclude that this Book of Hebrews was not written for the church or was just for the Jews who did not believe or was for Israel during the Millennium, I must question their motive and why they come to this conclusion. Of course, they twist the facts and say the same thing about the Kingdom of God, that it is just for Israel. Their twisted truth is that the Kingdom was “offered” to Israel by both John and by Jesus but they refused so the Kingdom was postponed. It seems clear that no one who has read the Bible could be that stupid so there must be some secret motive to deceive the church. Of course, they possibly just CANNOT see or hear or understand eternal things. Why? That is still because all these things really are foolishness to the natural man because he CANNOT understand them.
John 12:39 For this cause they could not believe, for Isaiah said again, 40 “HE HAS BLINDED THEIR EYES, AND HE HARDENED THEIR HEART; LEST THEY SEE WITH THEIR EYES, AND PERCEIVE WITH THEIR HEART, AND BE CONVERTED, AND I HEAL THEM.”
Because Timothy was still alive and released from prison at this time and because it is obvious that the sacrificial system of the Jews was still in effect by the context, it seems clear that the Book of Hebrews was written around 68 AD. This makes the warning about being faithful and to stand steadfast in persecution being prophetic and, therefore, especially important. Why?
This Book was written just before the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD which ended all future sacrifices and, therefore, ended the “salvation” available under the Old Covenant through the sacrificial system. Not one stone of the Temple was left upon another, as Jesus warned. From that moment onward the ONLY salvation available was through the sacrifice of Calvary and within the provision of the New Covenant. The Priesthood after the Order of Aaron was effectively finished when there was no Temple in which they could function. Also, a new Priesthood after the order of Melchizedek was the only Priesthood available under the New Covenant. Now Jesus, our great High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek provides our only access to God.
The revelation of where this High Priest, who was taken from among men, was ministering, was especially important because of the eternal realm and the location of the Throne of God. This made obsolete the old earthly priesthood and rendered it totally ineffective and eliminated it as being valid in any dimension. The higher realm of ministry immediately focused the believer upon the greater revelation of the superiority of Jesus Christ, our great High Priest, and the New Covenant, built upon better promises! This transition to an eternal priesthood became essential for the church because this was our ONLY hope now for the people of God to complete God’s Purpose. It has suddenly became a reality that this New Covenant Priesthood functions in the heavenly and invisible realm. Why? This is clearly stated that our High Priest took His seat permanently at the right hand of God! Now the New Covenant dimension of the fullness of the Holy Spirit can be experienced.
Act 2:33 “Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear. 34 “For it was not David who ascended into heaven, but he himself says: ‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, 35 UNTIL I MAKE THINE ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR THY FEET.”’ 36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ--this Jesus whom you crucified.”
The absolute proof that Jesus did ascend to the right hand of God was that He received the promised Holy Spirit and poured Him forth upon the waiting disciples. This completed another part of the New Covenant ( I will put My Spirit within you) and was one of the better promises.
The Book of Hebrews is quite unique in that it is the ONLY book that reveals the full nature of this transition into the “better promises” and the beginning of the totally new Priesthood Order! It defines the New Covenant and firmly establishes the Tabernacle of Moses as a copy of the True Tabernacle in heaven. It announces that Jesus, our High Priest, has entered the Most Holy Place and taken His seat. It reveals the Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek and declares that there will be another world after this one in which man will rule. It says that now the true believers, priests, have access to the Most Holy Place. It confirms again what Jesus said later about the overcomers.
1Peter 2:4 And coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1Peter 2:9 But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
This “New Covenant Royal Priesthood” is the fulfillment of the priesthood that God intended for Israel at Mount Sinai. That priesthood was intended to be a Kingdom of Priests but Israel could not meet the requirements of the priesthood.
For that very reason, this Book of Hebrews MUST come to the very forefront of every Kingdom / Priesthood restoration ministry today. Why? Simply because we may soon be facing our own 70 AD and the shaking that will shake EVERYTHING that can be shaken. The earth shaking at Mount Sinai will be nothing compared to the shaking that is just ahead for the church. The casual, apathetic, indifferent and lukewarm church will be easily shaken and fall apart because their “ministers” have not prepared them for this terrible time. Neither have they insisted that their people get firmly established into the Stable Kingdom that CANNOT be shaken. Neither have they insisted that their people actually experience every foundation and complete every preparation necessary to transition into the unshakable Government of God.
Heb 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, 24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel. 25 See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less shall we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven. 26 And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “YET ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVEN.” 27 And this expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, in order that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; 29 for our God is a consuming fire.
It seems that ONLY those who have both feet in the Kingdom and are living within the restrictions of the Government of God and obeying His Sovereign Laws will be able to escape in those days. Those who have not been prepared and are ignorant of the coming birth pains, the trials, the temptations to surrender to the enemy and the suffering and testing of faith will, certainly, shrink back to destruction, and NOT be found among those who who have faith to the preserving of the soul.
That shameful testimony, most likely, is primarily because their “ministers” failed to preach the whole truth about the Kingdom of God, its preparations, its foundations, its demands and the high standards set for us to participate. We all have been predestined to this calling. However, the majority of believers have only been informed about the forgiveness and mercy of God and have no understanding about the discipline and testing necessary to qualify for the Kingdom of God! They developed no inner life and had no solid revelation of God’s Eternal Purpose and still do not know who Jesus really is in His ascended reality. Jesus has taken His seat at the RIGHT HAND OF GOD, ALMIGHTY, and is now functioning as our High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek! Many have been told and some are convinced that Jesus is God, the Almighty, rather than the man, Christ Jesus, our great High Priest who stands before God Almighty to represent us, the redeemed.
Some have been deceived into believing that Mary is the mother of God and intercedes for us. These pretend priests are of another group that cannot qualify as priests after the order of Aaron nor can they qualify as priests after the Order of Melchizedek. They are priests without a recognizable ministry under the New Covenant.
What will identify those “sons” who are in the preparation stage for the Kingdom? They will endure the discipline of God! If there is NO DISCIPLINE in their experience, their title is “bastards” and NOT sons. This may be shocking but in the realms of the Kingdom this is just how it is.
Heb 12:4 You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin; 5 and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, “MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM; 6 FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES, AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.” 7 It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8 But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?
It is certain that the discipline of God will come to ALL mature sons! The encouragement is this; do not go into depression and loose hope or be discouraged and give up because this is just God’s way of preparing us for His Eternity by sharing His Holiness.
Heb 12:10 For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness. 11 All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
Heb 13:10 We have an altar, from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp. 12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. 13 Hence, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. 14 For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come. 15 Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. 16 And do not neglect doing good and sharing; for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
This surely identifies an altar from which we may eat which is in that invisible dimension, outside the camp! But, what is the reason for that total experience and to what does it point us?
For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.
This “lasting city” is the New Jerusalem which is the Most Holy Place in the Tabernacle of God. This is another of the Better Promises included within the total New Covenant Experience!
The Tabernacle of Moses was just a copy and shadow of the True Tabernacle in heaven. This “True” Tabernacle is the Tabernacle of God.
Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them,
1st heaven = The New Earth = The Outer Court
2nd heaven = New Heaven = The Holy Place
3rd heaven = New Jerusalem = The Most Holy Place.
2Cor 12:2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago--whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows--such a man was caught up to the third heaven. 3 And I know how such a man--whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows-- 4 was caught up into Paradise, and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.
To me it is interesting that the Book of Hebrews, at its conclusion, points us to the Most Holy Place, the City of God, the New Jerusalem and identifies the True Tabernacle which is the reality of the Tabernacle of Moses.
If “forgiveness of sins” was full salvation then the severe warnings in this book would be unnecessary. If there was no New Covenant or High Calling, these warnings would be unnecessary. If there was no Kingdom, that could NOT be shaken, then these warnings would be unnecessary. If there was no “Lasting City” and “no altar” from which we could eat in that invisible realm then these warnings would be unnecessary.
However, because of the magnitude of God’s Eternal Purpose, His Eternal Kingdom Government, the Tabernacle of God and His design for “the world yet to come,” every one of these warnings is absolutely essential and should be acknowledged as an integral part of our total preparation. Therefore, it seems obvious that any ministry that is not preaching these warnings should be avoided because their Eternal Vision is seriously flawed.
Mat 7:22 “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock. 25 “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock. 26 “And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand. 27 “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and it fell, and great was its fall.”
If just the wind and rain will burst their experience, what will this violent shaking do? In today’s sissy gospel these words are rejected or ignored but within the Kingdom dimension, this TRUTH is just the NORMAL message!