Be Broken or Be Crushed by Jesus

Luke 20: 17-18, records some profound and contrasting words by Jesus in which He proclaims that the stone (referring to Himself, the ROCK) which the builders (people) have rejected is become the cornerstone (foundation of God) and whosoever falls upon the stone (Jesus) shall be broken; but on whomsoever the stone (Jesus) shall fall, the stone will grind him to powder (will be crushed).

While the exposition to this text may seem at first as a little difficult to understand, the hidden treasure in these words of Jesus is quite simple. It is as plain as Jesus expressed it.

Whoever falls on (commits their life to) Jesus shall be broken (of their self, the bondage of sin and the seduction of the world). They ironically will be the ones who will be saved.
On the contrary, on whomsoever Jesus (the ROCK) shall fall (as a means of God’s righteous judgment), they will be totally ground to powder (face the full wrath of God’s judgment for not having fallen on (believed in) Jesus).

What does it mean to Fall on Jesus?
It means it is to acknowledge the Lordship of the Sovereign God, and believe that Jesus is the son of God, the savior of the world and confess, so that we are broken from our self, the bondage of sin and the seduction of this world, and totally TRUST in Him. But then again, I think it still falls short of the eloquence and simplicity in which our beloved and wonderful son, Reuben put it – You be the judge of that.

What does it mean to fall on Jesus?
To fall on Jesus means “there is nothing to be worried about, because he will catch you” – Reuben Abishai Paul (Age 3)

Luke 20:17-28 (KJV)
And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?
Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.


8 thoughts on “Be Broken or Be Crushed by Jesus

  1. Thanks Bro. Paul. Indeed we do not need to worry of the Rock. He is the “Rock of my salvation.” (Psalm 89:26)

    Rock is a very strong and durable substance. You can go outside and pick up a rock that could be many millions of years old. “Rock” well suits, as far as physical substances can go, the analogy of an strong and eternal spirit being.

    This term is used extensively through The Bible:

    “There is none Holy like The Lord, there is none besides Thee; there is no Rock like our God.” (1 Samuel 2:2)

    “My God, my Rock, in Whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my Savior; Thou savest me from violence.” 2 Samuel 22:3

    Harry Maddela

  2. I was thinking about this same verse (whosoever falls upon the stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever the stone shall fall will be crushed) yesterday when I read your article on brokenness.
    Waw!!! That’s the Spirit of Oneness!!!

  3. Truly fruitfulness follows our brokenness. Our fruits bring the Father glory now and forever. So, yes Lord I yield and submit my all to You so you be glorified through me. I want nations and nations to be in my fruit basket when I appear before His beautiful face.

    • Sheila. What a wonderful goal you have – to have nations and nations be the fruit of your service for God. I pray that your heart’s desire be granted and on that wonderful day, when we meet Jesus face to face, I look forward to standing alongside you to receive the greatest accolade ever – ‘well done my good and faithful servant’. God bless.

      • Wow, thanks brother. Your words warmed and encouraged my heart in the day that I needed it the most. He loves us passionately. God bless you.

      • Sheila, you are most welcome. I am glad that I could be an instrument in His Holy Hands to bring a little encouragement to His loved one. I wholeheartedly concur, that God loves us passionately and the crescendo of His passion, He so willingly demonstrated by requiring His Son Jesus Christ to die on His billboard that we know today as the Cross. What a love, what a passion?

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