Every wise architect knows that the success of his work does not depend on the ornaments, the decoration or beauty, even though all these things are overall important. However, all of this is worthless when there isn’t a solid and well-established foundation to support everything that will be built and done.
For this reason, the base, made of cement, is the most important part of the building. More time, more effort, and of course, more sacrifice is spent here. However, this is what will guarantee that this work will last for a long time, perhaps for generations, like many that have survived time, earthquakes, and other things because of its solid foundation.
And, when it comes to God, who promises to do a great work in the lives of those that believe, who surrender themselves to the Lord Jesus, which is the foundation that sustains all of His projects in us? Well, if we look at the Word of God, we see that:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Genesis 1.1-2
The first person to appear in Creation was the Holy Spirit.
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When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. Matthew 3.16
Before beginning His ministry, the Lord Jesus received the Holy Spirit.
And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now. Acts 1.4-5
The apostles could not begin the church and the work that was assigned to them without the Holy Spirit.
Conclusion: All the projects that God has prepared for each one of us begin with the baptism with the Holy Spirit. Without Him it is impossible for the work to be perfect and complete. Unfortunately, many have been more preoccupied and concerned about their own interests, their problems, and have not paid attention to what is truly important, which is the foundation of everything.
So, focus on the baptism with the Holy Spirit before anything you might want or desire. Do not become distracted by the details, concentrate on the base, on the structure, because everything that will be built upon it depends on this.
Believe: God’s plan for your life is bigger than you can ever imagine, but it will not be fulfilled without a base.
The greatest example we have today is Bishop Macedo, because he constantly tells us that he never imagined what God would do through him. But, after he converted, his priority was the baptism with the Holy Spirit; it wasn’t his wedding or his personal success. His main focus was, and is, the Holy Spirit.
Now you can understand why the Universal Church is what it is, and why it has come and is going where we never imagined.
Think about this: nothing can be built without a base!