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I’ll Blow Your House Down

I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down. Remember that fairy tale? The Three Little Pigs were included in The Nursery Rhymes of England and New York 1886, written by James Orchard Halliwell Phillipps.

Mama Pig is sending her three little pigs out into the world. (We can all identify with that, right). But, she says, “It’s time you went out to seek your fortune.” (You know, get a good job after a college education, get married, raise children).

The first little pig builds a house of straw, but a wolf blows it down and eats him. (Is that wolf knocking on your door? Did you make it of straw so you could have that extra money to eat, drink, and be merry?)

Before eating the pig, the second pig builds a house of furze sticks, which the wolf also blows down.

It went something like this: “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.” (Sounds like Satan to me, disguised.) “No, no, not by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin.” (He makes a good attempt, doesn’t he?)

“Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in,” says the wolf.

The third pig builds a house of bricks. (Sounds Biblical to me, you know the parable: Matthew 13:35-36 The disciples ask Jesus to explain the parable vs. 13:3 about the sower. “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man (Jesus). The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one.”)

Psalm 102:25 In the beginning, you laid the earth’s foundations, and the heavens are the work of your hands.

Matthew 7:24-25 Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts upon them may be compared to a wise man who built his house upon the rock. (or bricks). And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds burst against that house; yet it did not fall, for it had been found upon the rock. (Jesus).

I Cor 3 10-11 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.

The wolf fails to blow down the house. He then attempts to trick the pig out of the house by asking to meet him at various places but is outwitted each time. Finally, the wolf resolves to come down the chimney; at this point, the pig catches the wolf in a cauldron of boiling water, slams the lid on, and cooks and eats him.

In another version, the first and second little pigs run to their brother’s house, and after the wolf goes down the chimney, he runs away and never goes back to eat the three little pigs; the pigs and the wolf all survive.

Don’t you wish that life was like this? But, unfortunately, I’m afraid that too many do. They want a happy ending and live in a false hope of eternal life, and one day, Jesus will say, Go, for I do not know you.

Realistically, mom sends her three children out into the world. She brought them up to know the Lord. One goes to college to land that great job and earn big bucks. He has it all: a great house, family, and children. But he’s empty, the wolf whispers in his ear. Go to Las Vegas and have a weekend with the guys. You deserve it. He goes against his wife’s wishes. She’s a Christian, silently praying for him in the background.

The second child gets into drugs; eventually, he lives on the streets and is in and out of trouble because he opened the door.

The third pig went to church, found Jesus as his Lord and Savior, and built his home on a solid foundation with Christ as the cornerstone. Meanwhile, the first pig picked up gambling and drinking and lost his house, wife, and job. He ends up in the same corner as the first brother. They enter a church building where their third brother is the preacher, they hear a salvation message, accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and when Satan comes knocking on their door again. They rebuke him in the name of Jesus, and today, they have their life back.

Fairy tale, or true to life. I can guarantee that if you let that wolf in, he’s there to stay unless you let Jesus in so He can send His angels to battle on your behalf. A lot of people say that Christians are weak. I’m here to tell you that Christians are strong. We are weak at first until we fill up with the word of God and daily walk with Him. Then, by the power of His might, we become conquerors. God’s word says that we are weak (and we are), but Christ is our strength; in Him, we are more than conquerors. We overcome what the world throws at us. We overcome the demons; have you overcome yours?

Many say, “I don’t want to be a servant.” I tell you, brother, if you are not a servant of the living God, you are a servant to the devil by process of elimination. Although you may be afraid of God, I say I’m more fearful of the devil and what he offers. Christ offers eternity in heaven with the Father, and Satan offers eternity in hell with a gnashing of teeth.

Are you an overcomer today? Do you live your life in worry and pain? Jesus is knocking on your door. He says, “Knock, and I shall open, seek, and ye shall find.” I pray that you seek Him today and let Him in. Clean out your house of all that is evil and take control of your life by giving the reigns to Jesus. He will never leave you or forsake you. Instead, he offers a gift of life.

Are you ready to take it?