power without power (3/3) | Jay Fesperman
Jesus said, “He who is not with us is against us”. And in line with that, Paul said, “By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid. which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the “DAY will bring it to light”.
Young people today are looking for and finding expert builders. They have seen enough building out of gold, silver, costly stones, etc. They know that anyone who builds out of these materials, stacking them up on the foundation laid out by a master builder, will have his work shown for what it really is, because “the DAY will bring it to light”.
Probably one of the most subtle of the devil’s lies is HUMAN PRIDE, and [it] is often the very element that causes one to question or even deny the existence of a devil. As one contemporary writer puts it, “Human pride is precisely the point at which the devil’s power touches our condition. Our pride subjects us to Satan’s influence, because it blinds us to its source”.
Many in this generation of young men and women know it because they have already seen enough of the work of the destroyer to be warned. They know that if they continue to walk in the rebellion of pride, they will be subject to deception and confusion every step of the way. And they want to be FREE!This generation of people have been exposed to so much in the way of decption via the fantasy of television., false values in reelationsihps, commercials and advertisements seeking to tell the most subtle lie. All of this they see as bondage to a LIE, and they really do want to be FREE!
And when Jesus says, “You shall KNOW the truth, and the TRUTH shall set you free. . .”, they know where to go to find the “house” being built by . . . THE . . Master Builder.