“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” | Matthew 7:24-25
“I am shoring up your foundation and tying knots in you,” says the Lord. “Do not fear the shaking and testing, for all that is built on My solid foundation shall remain.”
Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”
In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” (2 Timothy 2:19-20).
“Stay anchored and rooted in Me. Continue to have open hands, entrusting Me with all that you hold dear. I am the Master builder, and I know what I am doing. All of My plans and purposes for your life are for your good (Jeremiah 29:11).
“Even in the natural when a remodel is taking place, there is often a tear-down process where thins get stripped to their bare foundation. This can be a messy procedure, but it is needed in order for the new to be established and the process of rebuilding to begin. This same process is true with you. It may feel as though you are currently being stripped of all that was once comfortable and familiar. However, even in the stripping away, I am preparing you for the new and the increase that I am about to pour into you!”
“And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins” (Mark 2:22).
“My Beloved, be assured that I am not taking away from you, rather, I am adding to you. In the temporary discomfort, do not shrink back or resist the change, for I am leading you into new and uncharted territory. Surely, I am bringing in the increase!
“You will be one who joyfully explores and searches out the deep things of My Spirit, like a child on a treasure hunt. I will open up to you that which was previously hidden, and I will show you things that will cause your heart to leap! Call upon Me, and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you do not know (Jeremiah 33:3).
“I am honoring hunger in this season, even as I have said in My Word, ‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled’ (Matthew 5:6). Know that My light within you is burning bright, and it is pushing back the darkness. Again I say to you, do not resist the shaking, rather, embrace the work that I am doing within you. I will cause you to pioneer new territories, and I will increase your sphere of influence. I will continue to lead you and open up the way before you as you stay in tune with Me and obey My still small voice.
“I am making your crooked places straight, and I am bringing My order and alignment to those areas of your life where you have been experiencing disorder. I am building a healthy foundation, and I am tying knots in you. Upon those knots, you will build some beautiful things for My Kingdom!”
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings (Isaiah 58:12).