In 1 Chronicles 16:8-12, David requested God's people to do 5 things. As we navigate our way into the 2nd half of the year, I implore you to follow these 5 instructions:
- Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
- Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
- Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
- Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.
- Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth.
Welcome to the seventh (7th) month; the number 7 speaks of rest, completion and perfection. I am persuaded that God will speak perfection into all your situation, Amen.
Text - Haggai 2:1-9 KJV
In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the Lord by the prophet Haggai, saying, Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying, Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts: According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts...Selah!
The passage speaks about the latter house Glory that is about to come. I congratulate you dear reader, your latter glory is here. It is significantly better than your former glory, whatever you have celebrated in the past, is nothing compared to the Glory that is coming.
Think about this....
If God speaks of a latter glory, it means, there must be a former glory. Are there instances in scriptures about lost glory?
In I Sam 4:19-21 <x-apple-data-detectors://1> - the scripture recorded the birth of Phinehas' son (a process that brought her sorrow and pain unto death). In the process, she breathed her last, and gave up the ghost with this word - Ichabod, which signifies the loss of Glory of Israel.
For the Lord will restore the excellence (GLORY, splendor) of Jacob, like the excellence of Israel, for the emptiers have emptied them out, and their vine branches.
Do you know that with the painful but profound utterance of Phinehas, the Glory actually departed from Israel. However, thanks be to Jesus because God raised up a prophet to decree restoration upon Israel. A woman proclaimed the departure of Glory, but God raised a prophet to speak restoration. I stand and decree, in the office of a Prophet of the most high God, restoration in Jesus Name. I don't know what powers were employed to fight, steal, hinder your glory but I come in the name of the Lord and I decree, restoration in Jesus Name, Amen.
A closer look at Nah 2:2
Excellence means the following;
Why will the Lord arise for Jacob & Israel to restore the glory? The emptiers have cleaned them out, and ruined their vine branches....Selah
This speaks of the operations of the devourers - those that remove spiritual, material, financial, emotional, marital valuables out of our lives.
Note the word - emptied; a performer becomes a laggard, failure because of the activities of spiritual robber and thieves.
When something is emptied - what is left is carcass, an ordinary frame, a shadow of the past glory. It has become desolated.
They also ruined the vine branches - Vine speaks of a very fruitful tree that refreshes (John 15:1) - Jesus said, I am the true vine. Judges 9: 12-13 <x-apple-data-detectors://2>speaks of the Vine as a tree that cheers and refreshes.
The devourers was not satisfied with contending with the main vine alone, they also pounced on the branches (now the branches represent offsprings)....Such that, after the glory of the vine has been ruined & tampered with) the devourer in a bid to continuously ensure that there is barrenness, also removed the glories of generations unborn...this is wickedness of the highest order.
Thanks be to God, because he has arisen to contend with every contender of your Glory and Alas, our Glory is restored. Isa 49:25
Halleluyah because in John 10:10 <x-apple-data-detectors://3>, God put a finality over the matter.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (NIV)
I perceive therefore that the counsel of God for you in this second half of 2014 is to unveiling, unearth, & unsit the powers that have sat over your Glory and to give you 100%, wholesome restoration.
Shall we pray:
PP 1 - Father Lord, I decree and declare, in Jesus Name, every evil strategy put together by the devourers, to rob me of my Glory, somersault and catch fire in Jesus Name, Amen.
PP 2: Father Lord, you can reverse every irreversible, therefore, arise oh Lord, visit the foundation, the evil gathering where the powers gathered to hatch their evil plans against my glory. Whatever the agreement was from that meeting(s), Father Lord, please cancel them now, nullify them by fire in Jesus Name.
PP3: (Using Zech 1:18-21 <x-apple-data-detectors://4>)
Father Lord, until you opened the eyes of Zechariah, he did not understand the operations of the four horns that scattered Judah. Open my eyes oh Lord, increase my spiritual alertness, to understand the evil activities of the devourers of my destiny. Father you also raised four carpenters to fray the evil horns, release your heavenly warriors and arrest the devourers, please help me to overcome them all in Jesus Name.
PP 4: Hag 2: 7
Father Lord, hear my cry oh Lord, arise on my behalf, shake the heavens, shake the earth, shake the foundation of the enemies of my destiny. Rend their heavens, plunder their camp, and release all the virtue that has been stolen out of my life in Jesus Name. Isa 64:1
PP 5: Numbers 13 & 14 (giant killers saw themselves as grasshoppers)
Father Lord, in Jesus Name, I remove every evil veil, every evil seal, every evil canopy deployed from the camp of the devourers, to erode, empty, diminish, cover my glory and virtues in Jesus Name. Pray the same prayer for your children, family, community, your business etc
PP 6: Using Hag 2:9
Father Lord, according to your word, the Glory of the latter house supersede that of the former. I decree and declare in Jesus Name, that the 2nd half of 2014 will be glorious for me, this day signifies for me a new beginning of Glory, honour power, wisdom and strength restoration in Jesus Name.
This last prayer point is key. I discover that praying with a loud voice is in order. This last prayer point is a take-it-by-force prayer. If Jesus can cry with a loud voice, you are without excuse.....
PP 7: identify whatever the enemy had emptied: begin to restore using John11:43 <x-apple-data-detectors://5>...then he cried with a loud voice...Lazarus, come forth.
Take therefore the next 5 minutes to call forth your virtues, glory, honour. Be specific in the place of prayers.
Give your virtues power, Grace, enable them to perform and work for you.
Beloved, I expect great and awesome testimonies for you and your household in the second half of this year. Keep the faith, cast not away your confidence in God and I assure you in Jesus Name, you are next in line for a big miracle.
Have a blessed week, month and second half of the year everyone....
Shalom & Mega Blessings,
From the Desk of;
Pastor in the House