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by Benjamin Munsell on January 4, 2017
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Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say, THE TIME IS NOT COME, the time THAT THE LORD'S HOUSE SHOULD BE BUILT. Then came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying, IS IT TIME FOR YOU, O ye, TO DWELL IN YOUR CIELED,  (nicely furnished) HOUSES, and this house lie waste? Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; CONSIDER YOUR WAYS. GO UP to the mountain, and bring wood, AND BUILD THE (Lord's) house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the Lord . Haggai 1:2-5, 8. Originally, the Lord's people were to build the House of the Lord first, THEN build themselves nice Cieled houses to live in.  They got started on the Lord's House, quickly forgot, and went to work on their own cieled houses. They did build themselves some very nice houses and even used some of the materials meant for the Lord's house, on their own houses. The Prophet Haggai  eventually got the people straightened out and in proper order. There is nothing new under the sun (Son), and even today we still get it wrong. We give the Lord lip service, and take care of all our own needs first. We "get saved" on a Sunday morning, and by that evening we're busy about our own little kingdoms. WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, and need to work with all due diligence to Purify and Cleanse His House. How many committees are you on at church? And do they really amount to much of anything? And what are you asking for and even allowing the Lord to do in your life to really Cleanse and Purify your actions, attitudes, and deeds to prepare you in His Service to be without spot, blemish, or wrinkle? Nowadays much religious activity is thought of as doing your "godly service" before the Lord, and then quickly forgetting it all only to forget what you really look like IN THE LORD'S EYES. IF YOU'LL FIRST PREPARE YOURSELF TO MEET THE LORD EVERYWHERE HE WANTS TO, then you're ready for His Eternity. Prepare for Christ First, and you'll be ready to Forever, Be Blessed.
 
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