THEME: BUILDING GOD’S TEMPLE
1 Kings 6:1
“And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord.”
-The Lord tasked king Solomon to build Him a temple and provided all the measurements. Before the construction of the temple began, Hiram king of Tyre sent envoys to Solomon when he heard he became king after his father David. Solomon revealed that his father had not built the temple due to the prevalence of war, and the Lord had given him peace to commence the construction work. King Hiram provided cedars of Lebanon and juniper logs for this noble task. In the course of the construction that lasted seven years, the Lord revealed the purpose of the temple, that He would live among the Israelites and would not abandon them (1 Kings 6:13). King Solomon also made two pairs of identical cherubim and placed one pair in the inner sanctuary, and the other outside, which symbolize the presence of God. Solomon then brought the ark of the Lord and all the sacred furnishings from the tabernacle to the temple, and dedicated the temple. The Lord then appeared to Solomon as He had done at Gibeon, and promised that He has put His name on the temple forever, and that His eyes and heart will always be there (1 Kings 9:3). He also instructed Solomon to walk uprightly as his father David did, and he would be established forever. In the same manner, the Lord had instructed Moses to built Him a tabernacle according to the pattern He would show him, and a sanctuary that He may dwell among His people (Exodus 25:8-9). God has instructed many men and women to build Him a place of worship continually after this, and we have witnessed His glorious presence. God always reveals a pattern of the structure He intends built and provided resources through kingdom financiers. Therefore, those who have been entrusted with the task of building churches, ministries, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, schools, projects or given visions, that are geared towards bringing God glory; are called to have faith in God, and walk in His purpose, for nothing is impossible with Him. As we come to the end of the year, let us re-evaluate our visions, projects, hearts desires and mandates, as we ask God to guide us in all things.
This is the day that You have made Lord, we rejoice and are glad in it. Your mercies are new every morning, we celebrate Your enduring love. There is no one like You Abba Father we worship You and praise Your holy name. You are the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last, we give You all the honor and adoration. You are our Messiah, thank You for dwelling among us from everlasting to everlasting. Thank You for Your grace and favor upon our lives. Thank You for the work that You have began in us, may You bring it to completion according to Your great love. Nothing is too hard for You dear Jesus, You will do all that You have promised. May Your purposes in our lives come to pass in Your name Jesus. May You make a way even where there seems to be no way. May You give us the wisdom to accomplish our mandates. May You send forth destiny connectors and kingdom financiers to make Your work complete for the glory and honor of Your name. Thank You Jesus for You love us and our nation, we love You Lord. Thank You for Your blessings upon our nation Kenya, we praise You Jesus. We repent all our sins, sins of our family members, fore-fathers, leaders and our nation, may You forgive us dear Jesus we humbly ask You. May You deliver us from all evil, corruption, oppression and neo-colonialisms in our nation. Oh God of all creation, bless this our land and nation. May Justice be our shield and defender. May we dwell in unity, peace and liberty. May plenty be found within our borders. Amen
Further reading: Exodus 29:45-46, John 1:14, Revelation 21:3
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