Help, I wrecked my House.

There are various and many presenters, and assorted Shows on TV, that go about and visit some over adventurous home owners who have foolishly and inadvisably torn into their homes, ripping out things, tearing wall cladding off, bathrooms, kitchens, all sorts of things get torn out and thrown away, windows, doors, even whole walls, floors, and there is just left behind just a gutted mess of a junky demolition site, sometimes even exposing the inside to the outdoor elements, as outside walls or complete windows are now missing, with sheets of plastic or tarpaulins vainly trying to keep the outside out, and there are often many leaks, rotten timber and structure, often termite damage, doors, windows, all just gone, a patch panel plopped on the floor to cover a gaping hole and a mess, and then they get disheartened, and it sits that way, sometimes for many a long year, until somebody finally cries out in anguish, “Help!! I Wrecked my House.”

We live our lives, and some of us even inadvisably embark on a renovation, that much needed perceived improvement, just tearing out things, stupid decisions that at the time looked sensible, but in hindsight were this, they definitely should never have been envisioned or attempted, everything in their lives starts to crumble as the missing is now very obvious, and then they look to Jesus and cry out in anguish, “Help me Jesus!! I have just Wrecked my Life.”  Too late they find that God’s original plans for them were the very best, but by now they have just about made that original unrecognizable.  Satan is most joyous when he can influence, seduce, or to encourage one to embark on a certain exciting adventure, it will be fun, just trust me, and then when you are up to your neck in alligators deep in the swamp, Satan is joyously mocking and laughing and ridiculing you from the firm edge.

Some people even wreck their homes by hoarding, they just drag in just about anything and everything, stacking it up to the ceiling, they crawl around on top of mountains of stuff, they squeeze through narrow gaps between towering mountains of stuff, hoard their way into a very congested spot, and then cry out in desperation, “Help, I wrecked my house.”  Then it is a ‘Clean up time,’ with big machines, lots and lots of helpers, and then load after load is hauled out, truck loads, skip bins overflowing, all is hauled away, only then can the cleaners start to scrape and shovel out the remaining filth, clean everything, wash it all down, re-paint, only then is the hidden eventually fully revealed, and a lovely home is finally seen, when recently it was just piled to the ceiling with trash.  Now it proudly sits all clean and beautiful, it is joyous, and it even smells great, we can so easily junk up our lives, Satan and sin comes in, and junks us up with trash and ‘the cares of this life,’ but when we come to Jesus in repentance, a new life is uncovered, that which was recently hidden and buried under the great piles of trash, is finally seen, 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”  2 Corinthians 5:17 [Adapted] “Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creation: old things hoarded are all thrown out; behold, all trash has been removed, thus all things have become like brand new once more” Quote; “Let us so order our conduct that the pictures hung upon the walls of our memory may not be of such a character that we cannot endure to reflect upon them.” {5T 489}  Matthew 25:7-13 ERV “Then all the girls woke up. They made their lamps ready.  But the foolish girls said to the wise girls, ‘Give us some of your oil. The oil in our lamps is all gone.’ “The wise girls answered, ‘No! The oil we have might not be enough for all of us. But go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’“So the foolish girls went to buy oil. While they were gone, the bridegroom came. The girls who were ready went in with the bridegroom to the wedding feast. Then the door was closed and locked. “Later, the other girls came. They said, ‘Sir, sir! Open the door to let us in.’ “But the bridegroom answered, ‘Certainly not! I don’t even know you.’“So always be ready. You don’t know the day or the time when the Son of Man will come.”  Here in this Bible Parable, the five foolish girls awoke to the terrifying fact that Jesus had just come, time was no more, the last chance at repentance was now in the past, they were doomed because of their inaction on spiritual things and salvation, and here they are in this Parable, beating at the door of eternity, that door that is forever closed and locked, begging for another chance, crying out, ‘Help me Jesus, I have wrecked my soul and voided my eternal life.’  Luke 16:27-31 “Then he said [the rich man], I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him [Lazarus] to my father’s house: for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.  Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.  And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.  And he said unto him, if they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”  It is interesting to note that there are five foolish girls, and five brethren at home who are definitely on the wrong track, a path that is outside of God, outside of salvation and eternal life, becoming locked out.  In Bible comparisons, a “Girl” or “Woman” can most easily be read as a “Church,” so it is written as singular ‘Yourself,’ or plural as ‘your church.’  Matthew 22:13 “Then said the king to the servants, bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast [him] into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  For many are called, but few [are] chosen.”   Luke 13:25-28 “When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: then shall ye begin to say, we have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.  But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you [yourselves] thrust out.”  Now in the parable of the five wise and the five foolish bridesmaids, ‘Oil’ is often referred to as being a gift and the influence of ‘The Holy Spirit,’ but “Character” is just as easily inserted into the story as ‘Oil.’  Character is not transferable, what you sow you reap, what you do with your life is fixed for eternity, but the only chance you ever have of a ‘Make-Over,’ is this side of eternity, so if we have things that are corrupt, unholy, sinful, then let us repent quickly, and follow God, “if they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”  We all have scripture, we all have the Holy Spirit, we need to fix things right now, or you may find yourself crying out, “Help me Jesus, I have wrecked my house,” my life, and my soul, and now eternal salvation, make sure you are not outside of eternity, pounding on the door for entrance, pleading for more time to make things right, as the reply will always be “Too Late,” time is no more, the pleadings of God for repentance are now forever silent, Matthew 3:2 “And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is [right] at hand.”