Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Consider Your Ways

Hag 1:5 Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.
Hag 1:6 Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.
Hag 1:7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.

This scripture really describes our time here in America. We have had much abundance and most have wasted their resources on things; pockets with holes in them, never enough, never satisfied. It is a spiritual problem. We are trying to be fulfilled by the flesh things and have neglected our spiritual house.

Hag 1:8 Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.
Hag 1:9 Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.
Hag 1:10 Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit.
Hag 1:11 And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.

The LORD brings a drought to the land to get our attention. Has the LORD been trying to wake up our nation? He has blown on it from the sea and on land with hurricanes and tornados. We are experiencing a drought like what we had in the mid west during the great depression of the 1930's; hard economic times then and now. The governor of Texas held a public prayer gathering, praying to end this drought. The liberal news media mocked him. Where is the end of the drought they say? The LORD is saying " where is your repentance"? Keep praying it is all the hand of God. Israel had a temple, but now we in Christ Jesus are the temples of God. Pay more attention to your spiritual temple. Trust the LORD, read his word, meditate on it , humble yourselves and pray. We may be all that is preventing the LORD from destroying this land as he did Sodom and Gomorrah. They were destroyed because of fleshly perversions and wickedness.

1Pe 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
1Pe 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

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