April 26, 2017
READ: Haggai 1:1-14
Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste?
One of the secrets to prolonging your days on this earth is to be involved in the building of the house of God. Some years ago, I noticed a man who was really blessed of God. The man had lived to a ripe old age and had many children and grandchildren. In his old age, he was rich and in good health. Most people at that age would be flat broke!
I asked the Lord, "Why is this man blessed?"
The Lord showed me that this was a person very much involved in the building of the church. He was somebody who had spent a lot of his personal money building the church. The Spirit of God whispered to me, "The people who involve themselves in building the church, whether spiritually or physically have a special grace upon their lives."
Consider the centurion who needed a miracle for his servant. The people told Jesus that the man deserved a miracle because he had built them a synagogue (Luke 7:4, 5). Good things from Jesus were about to flow into this man's life because he had built a church.
I once heard a great man of God ministering at the sodcutting ceremony of a church in my city . This man of God made a statement that I will never forget. He told the congregation, "Build God's house and God will build a house for you." I have never forgotten those words. Build a house of stability and safety for God's people and God will make your dwelling secure.