David talked about the Foundation Stones being birthed in pain... God's promise always is birthed through pain.
The purpose of "the house" (the church) is to be obedient, to bring the message of salvation ... to make disciples, baptize, and give instruction and surrender through worship.
"Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
David had a vision in 1990 about this church being built up... A body cannot be built if it is already large. Like a baby being formed in its mother's womb, the body is built a bit at a time: the heart, the hands and feet, the eyes and ears, the mind... In the womb the body is nurtured. After birth, the child begins to learn to use that body.
With relationship comes access, and with intimacy comes influence. Hmm... God doesn't play favorites, but He has favorites. How do you become His favorite? By seeking Him.
He will test me to see if I am willing and obedient. It won't be fun. Testing isn't supposed to be fun or easy. It will cause me grief.
And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. (1 Chronicles 28:9)
Note: Solomon's mind was powerful. Study Ecclesiastes in relation to this passage.
God will touch the thing that I trust in the most so that I will trust in Him instead of an idol. Am I bold enough to ask Him to do that?
Repentance from dead works is becoming aware of His spirit until I want nothing else. Being in a place of repentance requires my faith and His authority.
When I am a servant of God, His authority is delegated to me. Do I think like a servant? He responds to my service with pleasure! And He does not abuse me over my lack of service or my failed attempts. He is not impossible to please!