Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Laying the foundation

First you must be borned again. And then when you're borned again, you have faith; you believe the Word. Until you're borned again you'll argue against it.

If you're just religiously inclined, and you've got a little human knowledge that you should do right, you'll never be able to agree upon the Word of God. You'll never do it. You've got to be borned again; and borned again, it produces faith.

Now you can grow
All right. Then after you get faith, this right here: F-A-I-T-H faith, then you're just in position of growing.

Now, a lot of people go up to the altar and pray, and say, "Lord, forgive me," and a great experience of sanctification come upon them, and things, then you have a great time, get up at the altar shouting. You go back and say, "Bless God, I got it." No, you just started to a place where you can grow. You ain't done nothing yet. See, the only thing you've done is just laid the foundation.

Faith is the foundation
Now, you're going to build a house. And you pour the foundation and say, "Boy, I got her." See, you've got the foundation to build your house on. Now, you've got to build the house.
Now, there's where the thing comes in this morning we're going to talk about now. All right. A house, this foundation is first.

What is the foundation of Christianity? Faith in the Word of God. That's your foundation. Then you begin to grow. Then you start. You begin to add to this foundation.

WMB ("Stature of a Perfect Man" - 1962)
Scripture reading: 2.Peter 1:5

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful Quotes from the Prophet.
I wonder though if the people realize today that the foundation of faith is the New Birth.
New Birth cell upon New Birth cell.
In order to grow in that Divine Nature we must have a Divine Foundation of Divine Faith first.
Otherwise we cannot grow into His Perfect Stature.
And although we try to "add" with our own merits and strength, it can never be built on our own merits or own strength.
We can only try but God is the One who has to Quicken our mortal bodies with His Quickening Power that gives us The Divine Birth
that builds us into His Divine Nature.
But we keep on "adding" in our daily walk until He makes it real and perfect and the natural virtues become then the spiritual and divine virtues in our lives.
Praise the Lord for the Promises that the Bride has for the Perfecting.

God bless you all.

3:21 AM  
Anonymous Erlend said...

This is true! :)

3:30 PM  

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