Hearing and Doing
Not everyone that say unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, but he that does the will of my Father which is in Heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy Name, and in thy Name have cast out devils, and in thy Name done many wonderful works? Then will I profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Therefore whosoever hear these sayings of mine, and do them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock. The rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock.
Everyone that hear these sayings of mine, and do them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand. The rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house and it fell, and great was the fall of it. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at His doctrine; He taught them as one having Authority, and not as the scribes. Matthew 7:21-29 (KJV)
There was a man sent from GOD, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the True Light, which lights every man that comes into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not, but as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of GOD, even to them that believe on His Name, which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of GOD.
The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of Him, and cried, saying, this was He of whom I spoke, He that comes after me, is preferred before me, for He was before me, and of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
No man hath seen GOD at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him. This is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, who art thou? He confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. They asked him, What then, art thou Elias? He said, I am not. Art thou that prophet? He answered, No.
Then said they unto him, who art thou, that we may give an answer to them that sent us; what say thou of thyself? He said [John], I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. They which were sent were of the Pharisees. They asked him, and said unto him, why baptize thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there stands one among you, whom ye know not; He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. The next day John sees Jesus coming unto him, and said, behold the Lamb of GOD, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is He of whom I said, after me cometh a man which is preferred before me, for He was before me. I knew Him not, but that He should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from Heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him. I knew him not, but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, the same is He which baptize with the Holy Spirit. I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of GOD.