the Glory of God to Fill
His Temple in Your Heart?
Then the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet,
saying, "Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your
paneled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins? " Now
therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: "Consider your ways!
Hag 1:3-5 NKJV
6th month, the prophet Haggai exhorted them to
build the temple
that God may take pleasure in it and be
glorified. The Spirit of the Lord stirred up his spirit to
stir up the people to make building the temple of God their
we talked about being one who welcomes Him to commune with
us daily and being one spirit with Him. Haggai speaks to us
also - to make ourselves Christ's temple, as we allow Him to
rearrange our priorities, spending, time management and
So the LORD stirred up the spirit of
Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the
spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and
the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came
and worked on the house of the LORD of hosts, their God, on
the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month ... Hag 1:13-15
God wants to stir up your spirit to be a temple for Him to
He asked who could remember the Glory of the Lord
in the temple. He stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel, son
of the Governor and Joshua, son of the High Priest, to stir
up the spirits of the remnant of the people. Those who would
receive a passion to see the Glory of the Lord in the temple
began to rebuild the temple. Will you be a temple for the
Glory of the Lord?
In the seventh month, on the twenty-first of the month,
the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet, saying: 2
"Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of
Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest,
and to the remnant of the people, saying: 3'Who is left
among you who saw this temple in its former glory? And how
do you see it now? In comparison with it, is this not in
your eyes as nothing? Hag 2:1-4 NKJV
In the 7th month, He called for
their priority to be God's abiding place. His
chief desire in creating you is to give you a passion to be
a temple of the Lord where His priorities come first and
your time, energy and resources are spent to usher in the
Glory of God in a greater way than ever before.
calling a remnant to dedicate themselves as "God's temple."
He chose us as His temple and wants to manifest His
Glory through us everywhere we go. He promises that if we
will dedicate ourselves to being a temple for His Glory, He
will come and fill us with His Glory and the latter will be
greater that the former. God promises to give us peace, to
shake the heavens and earth, to overthrow false kingdoms and
false leaders in them.
"For thus says the
LORD of hosts: 'Once more (it is a little while) I will
shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; and I will
shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of
All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,'
says the LORD of hosts. 'The silver is Mine, and the
gold is Mine,' says the LORD of hosts. 'The glory of
this latter temple shall be greater than the former,'
says the LORD of hosts. 'And in this place I will give
peace,' says the LORD of hosts." Hag 2:6-9 NKJV
What is the passion of
your heart? What are you building?
What is more important than building a temple
in your heart for God to abide in everyday? What is more
important than manifesting His Glory? Can you grasp that the
people will recognize the Glory of God in you and want it?
And what agreement has
the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the
living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them and walk
among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My
2 Cor 6:16 NKJV
are like plain beige melamine cups.
We are just RECEIVERS and RELEASERS,
receiving Jesus Christ and releasing Him to manifest His
Glory through us anywhere, any time, any way He wants.
Manifesting the Glory of God is the
answer to all the problems we have today.
God promised He has chosen them and has given them a signet
ring. Have you received the fact
that according to God's Word, you are chosen and have
inherited His spiritual power and authority as an ambassador
of His Kingdom? You are called and commissioned to be an
expression of His Glory. Will you quench His Spirit or
totally yield to new manifestations of God's Glory,
spiritual power and authority through you?
'In that day,' says the
LORD of hosts, 'I will take you, Zerubbabel My servant, the
son of Shealtiel,' says the LORD,'and will make you like a
signet ring; for I have chosen you,' says the LORD of
Hag 2:23 NKJV
God to do greater works than He did in the Old Testament!
Holy Spirit to do a new thing
through you. Watch out and don't let apathy or false
contentment steal your vision and calling. Hold onto divine
vision to BE a temple filled with God's Glory.
Or do you not know that
your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who
is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your
body and in
your spirit, which are God's. 1 Cor 6:19-20 NKJV
Don't let go of faith and vision; it is time to be the
temple. The prophet Zechariah preached a similar
message and went on to share 8 visions from the Lord. He
encourages us to believe that we will make a major impact on
our communities as the Glory of God is demonstrated in the
RISE UP! GOD'S PURPOSE IS TO
"BE" - NOT JUST TO "DO."
be surprised when hostile neighbors resist the Holy Spirit
and what He would manifest through
you, as you receive and release Him in His Glory. Obey God
and let your priorities be a challenge to everyone to make
experiencing God's presence and Glory their top priority.
Love the people but come against RELIGIOUS SPIRITS that try
to box the Holy Spirit in.
Come against the spirits of lethargy, disinterest, false
contentment and idolatry of your own home,
success and/or building your own empire. Forget the eternal
and you will be a slave to the temporal and the "urgent."
Take time each day to "build His Temple" inside you and make
your chief desire to see His Glory manifest in your quiet
time and in the streets of your city.
should never be satisfied until we are on purpose - God's
If activity has replaced practicing His presence,
repent and become a spiritual "being" instead of just a
human "doing." Expect the Holy Spirit to bring major change
in your life, priorities, time management, spending and
faith. Begin to minister by His Spirit instead of your might
"This is the word of the
LORD to Zerubbabel:
'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,'
Says the LORD of hosts. Zech. 4:6 NKJV
Ask God to purify your heart of everything that would limit
what His Spirit can do through you. Lay down on
the altar every preconceived notion about the ways of the
Holy Spirit and allow Him to be Himself in brand new ways.
Lay your traditions on the altar and expect the Creator to
be creative through you. Allow Him to RESTORE ALL THINGS
before Christ returns - as He promised He would do in Acts
3:20-21. He wants to restore all things through people -
like you and me.
the creator and very very creative.
All that is important about a cup is that it is filled
that it is willing to pour Jesus out over and over.
Copy and print me. I will
be replaced by more living water.