Monday, 24 March 2014
BUILD THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD AND THE LORD WILL BLESS YOU AND HE WILL MAKE YOU LIKE HIS SIGNET RING; FOR IN THE PAST YOU EXPECTED MUCH BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE LITTLE
At this point in time today, The LORD is going to help us to understand a very deep message. This message can be summarized as follows: “Building The House (Temple) of The LORD”, even though the most extensive whole topic is as noted above.
So as we may be aware, The body is the temple of The Holy Spirit. And the body here refers to the wholesome segments of the body including the segments that it shields and harbours i.e the soul, the spirit, the mind, the heart and indeed the body itself. So everyone should submit their body, soul, spirit, mind and heart to The LORD so that The LORD can cleanse it, purify it, test it and refine it so that it can become the temple of The Holy Spirit: The house of The LORD, so that The LORD can be honoured through it. All this is captured in the book of 1st Corinthians 6:19-20 which states as follows: “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
So it is very important to note that it is the combination of very many temples (house/body) of The LORD that make up a church; because a church is a temple (a body) of believers. So this is not just about a physical church building being built but each individual Temple (house/body) of The LORD being built. That is the body, the soul, the spirit, the mind and the heart of each individual.
So The LORD God Almighty, The LORD Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit is essentially saying that: enough is enough, and that it is high time that everybody everywhere realize that the season and the moment for The LORD's house (Temple) to be built has arrived. Everybody must therefore build the house of The LORD in a Holy, Righteous and acceptable way so that The LORD who is Holy and can dwell upon this now holy house; which initially was in ruins. So everybody everywhere in all the corners of the earth is called upon by The LORD to submit their bodies, souls, spirits, minds and hearts to The LORD for it to be set forth as the temple (house) of The LORD. This call is very well stipulated in the book of Haggai 1:2-4 which states as follows: '“This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people say, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house.’” Then the word of the Lordcame through the prophet Haggai: “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?”'
This means that The LORD has watched very carefully and has been watching very carefully for a long time and observed that people everywhere on the earth are very busy with their lifestyles and concerns and yet their bodies which actually is a property of The LORD has been left in ruins for they have not submitted their souls, spirits, minds, hearts and indeed their bodies to The LORD. That's why we see The LORD proclaiming: “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?”
So The LORD is calling everybody everywhere to build The House of The LORD so that the house of The LORD be no longer in ruins but that The LORD to have pleasure in it and be honoured. This is well stated in the book of Haggai 1:7-8 which states as follows: '“This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build my house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored,” says the Lord.”'
So The LORD is essentially saying that everybody everywhere should now go to Him (The LORD) by seeking Him and inquiring of Him and focusing on Him up on His throne room in Heaven so that He can now release upon them the raw materials for building His house (Temple) which is at present in ruins. These raw materials (timber) for building the house (temple) of The LORD includes prayer, fasting, reading the Bible, fellowship, singing praise and worship to The LORD and The LORD will then purify, refine, cleanse, clean up, revive, restore and sanctify them who submit themselves to Him up in the mountains (In His throne room in Heaven) so that they can bring down timber (The Raw Materials) to build the house (temple of The LORD) which is now in ruins.
The LORD is saying that because His house remains in ruins as a result of sin and wickedness, He has as a result (consequently) withheld blessings and anointing upon the people. That people expects healings, breakthrough, satisfaction and success in their life but they only receive very little of it and at times none of it and so they yearn for more. This is because the sacrifice they bring before The LORD is unacceptable because it is laced (covered) with sin and wickedness. So the toil and prayer of the people (individuals) is in vain because: “The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked but the prayer of the upright pleases Him.” (Proverbs 15:8). So The LORD is calling upon everyone everywhere not to lean onto their own understanding but to focus on Him in Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ. This is well captured in the book ofHaggai 1:9-11 which states as follows: '“You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” declares the Lord Almighty. “Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house. Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops. I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the olive oil and everything else the ground produces, on people and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands.”'
So for some time there has not been open-Heavens but closed Heavens as a result of sin in the land and amongst the people and individuals (House of The LORD in ruins). So the Great move of The LORD and the outpour of The Holy Spirit has been lacking in the land and amongst people and individuals because of the filthiness, sin and wickedness that has ruined the house (Temple) of The LORD (The bodies, the souls, the spirits, the minds and the hearts). That’s why The LORD is declaring: “I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the olive oil and everything else the ground produces, on people and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands.”
The LORD is thus saying that everyone everywhere who hears the call of The LORD and fears The LORD in wisdom by being obedient to the voice of The LORD, The LORD will help them in building His house (Temple), for He will console them and stir up their spirit by touching them with the power of The Holy Spirit and He will declare to them: “I am with you”. All this is well stated in the book of Haggai 1:12-14 which states as follows: '“Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the whole remnant of the peopleobeyed the voice of the Lord their God and the message of the prophet Haggai, because the Lord their God had sent him. And the people feared the Lord. Then Haggai, theLord’s messenger, gave this message of the Lord to the people: “I am with you,” declares the Lord. So the Lordstirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of the whole remnant of the people. They came and began to work on the house of the Lord Almighty, their God.”'
The LORD is saying that once His house is built by each and everyone submitting their bodies, souls, spirits, minds and hearts to The LORD for purification, refining, test, cleansing and sanctification, then The LORD will move in a powerful and tremendous way amongst the people. That He will now release His glory, power and anointing amongst the people and The LORD will bring healing, restoration, satisfaction, success, revival and peace amongst the people. That this particular move and glory of The LORD will be to another higher level because the house that was initially in ruins and full of sins will have been purified, cleansed, refined, tested and sanctified and will thus be a Holy, Righteous, Repentant and truthful house (Vessel/temple). There will now not be the restrained release of the glory and move of The LORD that was as a result of a ruined house (body/temple) brought about by sin and wickedness. This is well stated in the book of Haggai 2:3-9 which states as follows: '“Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing? But now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord. ‘Be strong, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares theLord Almighty. ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’ “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”'
The LORD is saying that even blessings of wealth and prosperity He will release so long as His house (Temple/House) which was in ruins is built in Righteousness and Holiness through Repentance for the forgiveness of sins and thereby taking to the path of Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ. That’s why The LORD is declaring that: “The silver is mine and the gold is mine,” And that's why we also find The LORD Jesus Christ declaring as follows in the book of Mathew 6:31-34 which states as follows: '“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”'
So the outpour of The Holy Spirit will be in abundance and The LORD will even communicate to His children and servants, both young and old; men and women and even little children through dreams, visions and they will even prophesy in the name of The LORD. This is well captured in the book of Joel 2:28-29which states as follows: “And afterward (when the ruined house is built), I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days (when the house/temple of the LORD is built.”
So it becomes very clear that when the house (the temple/the body) is in ruins as a result of sin and wickedness, it hinders the glorious Great move of The LORD; and without Repentance of sins and taking to the path of Righteousness, Holiness, truth and complete surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ, then the sacrifice offered is in vain. This is well stated in the book of Haggai 2:14 which states as follows: '“Then Haggai said, ‘So it is with this people and this nation in my sight,’ declares the Lord. ‘Whatever they do and whatever they offer there is defiled.”'
So sin and wickedness which brings ruins in the house (temple/body) of The LORD leads to a curse upon the individuals, the people and the land. Only when the temple of the LORD (The body, the soul, the spirit, the mind and the heart) is built i.e submitted for purification, cleansing, restoration, refining (like silver), testing (like gold) and sanctification does blessings descend (is released) from The LORD: The Healings, The satisfaction, The Breakthrough, The Peace and The success. Here it is about the genuine success; any success that is not based in the fear (wisdom) of The LORD is an illusion i.e. a lie that soon passes like a cloud. All these are well captured in the book of Haggai 2:15-19 which states as follows: “‘Now give careful thought to this from this day on—consider how things were before one stone was laid on another in the Lord’s temple. When anyone came to a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten. When anyone went to a wine vat to draw fifty measures, there were only twenty. I struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not return to me,’ declares the Lord. ‘From this day on, from this twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, give careful thought to the day when the foundation of theLord’s temple was laid. Give careful thought: Is there yet any seed left in the barn? Until now, the vine and the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olive tree have not borne fruit. “From this day on I will bless you.’”
Those who become obedient to the call of The LORD and build His house (Temple), The LORD will choose them as His servants and children. The LORD will fight their battles and The LORD will protect them against their enemies for then the eye and the favour of The LORD will be upon them; meaning that The LORD will make them like His signet ring for He shall have chosen and anointed them and made them a royal priesthood. He will even overthrow the royal thrones of the world for the benefit of His precious royal priesthood. All these is well captured in the book of Haggai 2:20-23 which states as follows: '“ The word of the Lord came to Haggai a second time on the twenty-fourth day of the month: “Tell Zerubbabel governor of Judah that I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. I will overturn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms. I will overthrow chariots and their drivers; horses and their riders will fall, each by the sword of his brother. “‘On that day,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”'
This then becomes The Great Revival.
MAY YOU GO UP INTO THE MOUNTAINS AND BRING DOWN TIMBER AND BUILD THE HOUSE OF THE LORD SO THAT THE LORD MAY TAKE PLEASURE IN IT AND BE HONOURED!!!
PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIT IN ABSOLUTE REPENTANCE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, TRUTH AND COMPLETE SURRENDER TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH). TIME IS ABSOLUTELY OVER; THE MESSIAH JESUS CHRIST IS IMMINENTLY COMING TO PICK HIS BRIDE!!!
I acknowledge today that you are LORD and savior of all mankind,
and today I have recognized my shortfall,
I repent and turn away from all sin.
Please cover me with your precious blood,
and establish your word in my life,
that I may be found in righteousness and holiness
and write my name in your book of life
and baptize me with the power of the Holy Spirit
in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Shalom!!! Shalom!!! Shalom!!!