32nd week: Jesus work - BUILDERS! We are all called to build God’s Kingdom, not ours!
“Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:8-12 (KJV)
Let’s focus on the word builders. A builder is one who builds according to a given blueprint. The word builder speaks of mandate, responsibility, ministry. It speaks of authority in the area of constructing what has been given to you as blueprints from above.
These people were called to build God’s Kingdom. Actually, we are called to build God’s Kingdom. Actually, we are all called to do it. Yet, they built something else – and they built it in their own will, strength and abilities. They didn’t build according to the Master plan, because they were leaving the Master out. Worse – they rejected His plan and methods of building altogether, and tried to do it their way.
In order to be able to build in the right way, we must know the Master Builder Himself. We must know Him intimately, know His heart, His will and His purposes, so we can always be adequate in building. Communion with Him is the key.
Do you know what you are building?
Jesus Work - BUILDERS
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