“Rebuild the temple,” God commanded. They began but obstacles, accusations, jealousy, stopped the work. Sixteen years later, God speaks again. This time with a command and a promise: Build my house and I am with you.
What has God called you to do but fear, accusations, obstacles have caused the work to cease? What are you waiting for? The resources? The stars to align? Validation from your leadership? The right time?
I believe God is speaking loudly this morning and He is saying: “Now is the time of salvation. Now is the time of God’s favor.” III Corinthians 6:2b
What lies are you believing that are holding you in a place of inaction; preventing you from moving forward? Israel was intimidated by the beauty and wonder of the former temple. They were stuck remembering the past glory. But God promised His glory would rest in the new temple even greater. Today, He is promising the same to you. As you take a step, His glory is there and it will outshine past failures and past victories. Stop looking behind and look ahead.
Today is the day of salvation. Today is the day of God’s favor!
“This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people say, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house.’ ”
Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, gave this message of the Lord to the people: “I am with you,” declares the Lord.”
Haggai 1:2, 13 NIV