The Temple of God Do you honor God with your life? Are you building a Holy Temple unto the Lord
Haggai 1:1-4 In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest: 2 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "These people say, 'The time has not yet come for the LORD's house to be built .' "3 Then the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai: 4 "Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?"
YOUR LIFE is the modern day Temple of Israel 1 Corinthians 3:15-17 15If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. 16Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.
Have I neglected God in my life? <ul><li>Does your life glorify God or glorify you </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let your humanity steal your future </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let idols draw you away from God </li></ul>Don’t think the blame game will save you
WE WASTE so much of our life on empty pursuits <ul><li>Fame will not bring you happiness </li></ul><ul><li>Fortune will not bring you peace </li></ul><ul><li>Friends will not offer you the love you crave in your soul </li></ul>
Haggai 1:5-11 5 Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways. 6 You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it." 7 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways. 8 Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build the house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored," says the LORD. 9 "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 his own house. 10 Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops. 11 I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the oil and whatever the ground produces, on men and cattle, and on the labor of your hands."
The Paradox of Our Time Dr Moorhead Words Aptly Spoken You are today who you decided to be yesterday and you will be tomorrow who you decide to be today
CHOOSE TO OBEY this very day and your life will be transformed this same day <ul><li>God demands obedience from His children </li></ul><ul><li>The called, The chosen and The accountable </li></ul><ul><li>A Father disciplines those He loves. </li></ul><ul><li>God does not </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Condone rebellion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suffer deceitfulness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow sin to persist!!! </li></ul></ul>
Deuteronomy 8:1-2 1 "All the commandments that I am commanding you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to give to your forefathers. 2 "You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.”
I have chosen you I have called you I will be with you & I will bless you above other nations I will grant you peace and bring you prosperity… … IF you will begin to build a suitable temple unto the Lord thy God