Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1 Kings 6)
“The House Is Completed”
Text: 1 Kings 6:38
“And in the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished in all its details and according to all its plans. So he was seven years in building it.”
These words, “The House Is Completed,” are on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
What a thrill this must have been for Solomon after 7 years of construction. Preparing the massive amount timber took 3 years, the foundation was laid in the 4th year, and the House was completed in the 7th year.
This is fitting for God’s House to be completed in 7 years since 7 is God’s number for Completion; the World was made in 7 days.
This morning I was reflecting upon how this House Solomon was building is a type of the House you and I are building for God - A Showroom for God to Display His Wonderful Works of Love In You and I, for all the earth to see with Awe and Wonder.(2Corin.3:2-3)
We begin this work with the confidence and assurance that God will work with us and in us all of our life with Him, as we walk in Obedience to His Word, meeting daily with Him for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner - and He Will Finish What He Started; (Phil.1:6) “our House for God Will Be Complete, in every detail, and according to all it’s plans; i e. “the plan of good works that He has ordained for you and I to Walk in” (Eph.2:10), together with Him and Holy Spirit. Our House for God Will Be Complete When We Leave This Earth.
Let’s look at the materials:
The Timber, the Pillars of Faith we have prepared together with God’s Faithfulness and Our Obedience……
The Foundation that has grown and expanded with the precious Stones hewn from the furnace of affliction of sufferings and challenges we have passed through with Our Obedience and God’s Faithfulness, Grace, and Mercy…..
The Walls that have been engraved with our memories we made with God, our personal “God Story,” filled with Illustrations of His Wonderful Works from a Lifetime of Faithful Obedience…
And the Laborers with us are the relationships we have made with others:
As brothers and sisters we help each other build their House for God; with Love, Brotherly Kindness, Grace, and Mercy….
And the unbelievers help to build our foundation of patient love and service, and they decorate our walls with the Opportunities they had to receive Christ by our witness of love and service to them…….
The Windows all around the House for all the world to see this Amazing Construction Project, this Transformation into Christ-likeness taking place in our House (2Corin.3:18) - and the windows are kept crystal clear by a lifetime of confession and repentance of sin, so all can see the Work of Christ In You and I the Hope of Glory!
This is Our Project of a Lifetime; Building A House For God With Our Life - Not As A Monument, But As A Showroom For All To See Our House For God “Under Construction.”
Oh how thrilling those words will be to hear from our Commander:
“The House Is Completed Warrior,” “Your Mission Is Accomplished,” It’s Time For Your Final Deployment To:
Warrior City, Hallelujah Blvd, Kingdom of God! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side
Jesus and Billy