The Word of God must never be watered down in our listening habits. We sometimes refer to preachers who “water down” the Word. But the responsibility also rests upon the listener to refrain from watering down the message as he hears it. The believer must let Jesus Christ in when Jesus Christ speaks.
When God brings a word to us in a message, He will test us to see whether or not we heard it. The Lord Jesus Christ wants us to understand that there is a price to be paid for having a vision. He will keep bringing us back to the same point over and over again until we have learned the lesson He wanted to teach us in the valley. But as soon as we learn obedience, a vision will be imparted and implemented.
Except our righteousness exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, we will never experience God’s kingdom. Don’t be satisfied with anything less than being totally controlled by God. Don’t be satisfied with anything less than total occupation with Christ.