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Saved and go to Heaven when your life on earth is over!!!
(1) God loves You!!
Romans 5:8, But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
(2) Your Sin (or Disobedience to God) has Separated You from God!!
Romans 5:12,
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
(3) Only Jesus-Christ can Forgive Your Sins!!
Acts 4:12, Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
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Mark 1:15,
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

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Welcome to Our Daily Devotional
Each Day we will READ a Chapter of the Bible
Look at the MEANING of that Chapter
Then make APPLICATION of this Chapter to my life

Make the Lord First in Your Life
Today's Scripture:  Haggai 1

 

 

1In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying,

 2Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD's house should be built.

 3Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying,

 4Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste?

 5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.

 6Ye 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.

 7Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.

 8Go 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.

 9Ye 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.

 10Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit.

 11And 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.

 12Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the LORD.

 13Then spake Haggai the LORD's messenger in the LORD's message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD.

 14And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,

 15In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Scripture Meaning: 

 

 

Haggai reproves the Jews for neglecting the temple. (1-11) He promises God's assistance to them. (12-15)

Verses 1-11: Observe the sin of the Jews, after their return from captivity in Babylon. Those employed for God may be driven from their work by a storm, yet they must go back to it. They did not say that they would not build a temple, but, Not yet. Thus men do not say they will never repent and reform, and be religious, but, Not yet. And so the great business we were sent into the world to do, is not done. There is a proneness in us to think wrongly of discouragements in our duty, as if they were a discharge from our duty, when they are only for the trial of our courage and faith. They neglected the building of God's house, that they might have more time and money for worldly affairs. That the punishment might answer to the sin, the poverty they thought to prevent by not building the temple, God brought upon them for not building it. Many good works have been intended, but not done, because men supposed the proper time was not come. Thus believers let slip opportunities of usefulness, and sinners delay the concerns of their souls, till too late. If we labour only for the meat that perishes, as the Jews here, we are in danger of losing our labour; but we are sure it shall not be in vain in the Lord, if we labour for the meat which lasts to eternal life. If we would have the comfort and continuance of temporal enjoyments, we must have God as our Friend. See also (Lu 12:33). When God crosses our temporal affairs, and we meet with trouble and disappointment, we shall find the cause is, that the work we have to do for God and our own souls is left undone, and we seek our own things more than the things of Christ. How many, who plead that they cannot afford to give to pious or charitable designs, often lavish ten times as much in needless expenses on their houses and themselves! But those are strangers to their own interests, who are full of care to adorn and enrich their own houses, while God's temple in their hearts lies waste. It is the great concern of every one, to apply to the necessary duty of self-examination and communion with our own hearts concerning our spiritual state. Sin is what we must answer for; duty is what we must do. But many are quick-sighted to pry into other people's ways, who are careless of their own. If any duty has been neglected, that is no reason why it should still be so. Whatever God will take pleasure in when done, we ought to take pleasure in doing. Let those who have put off their return to God, return with all their heart, while there is time.

Verses 12-15: The people returned to God in the way of duty. In attending to God's ministers, we must have respect to him that sent them. The word of the Lord has success, when by his grace he stirs up our spirits to comply with it. It is in the day of Divine power we are made willing. When God has work to be done, he will either find or make men fit to do it. Every one helped, as his ability was; and this they did with a regard to the Lord as their God. Those who have lost time, need to redeem time; and the longer we have loitered in folly, the more haste we should make. God met them in a way of mercy. Those who work for him, have him with them; and if he be for us, who can be against us? This should stir us up to be diligent.

 

 

Today's Scripture Application: 
  
  
  Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we start the book of Haggai with Chapter 1. In our text today we see the call for Israel instructed to rebuild the temple after their return from Babylon but due to their fears and misplaced priorities the plan of the Lord was delayed. In making application we see the importance of placing the Lord 1st in your life. Things will come and go but it if you place the Lord first you will see Him accomplish His Will in you. How about you? Is the Lord your #1 priority? Let us learn from our text today and the warning of Haggai to see that we must put the Lord first to see His Will completed in our lives. 

 
Thank You, David Burnette, Director:U.S.Bible Society
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Today's Prayer Requests: 
  • Thu 11/27/2014 | USA | VERA BANKSTON-JONES |  A PECULAR PEOPLE WE BRING PECULARITIES TO OUR LIFES AND ONLY OD CAN MAKE ALL THINGS UNPECULAR, SO WE CAN WALK WITH OUR HEADS HIGH AND OUR PATH STRAIGHT! THANK YOU FATHER!.......SELAH
  • Thu 11/27/2014 | Ghana | Bernard Tetteh | Pray for me to hear the voice of de lord
  • Thu 11/27/2014 | USA | Ronnie | We need help to guide us through these difficult times we know you will never leave or forsake us dear Jesus
  • Thu 11/27/2014 | Ghana |  Isaac Osei Asante | I have broken God's law by flirting with someone who is not my wife. Please pray for me that God will forrgive me and restore His Holy Spirit on me. Also to receive power and fresh anointing.
  • Wed 11/26/2014 | Ghana | Bernard | Help me in prayers for Gods direction in my life.Also help me in prayers bcos Wen I read the bible I forget wat i read a few moment.
  • Wed 11/26/2014 | york sc |  carol littlejohn | pray that my mom get here strenght  back and all her organ work well after a stroke her name maggie floyd
  • Wed 11/26/2014 | Cameroon west Africa | Prophet Mbikinda Roger | pray For God Favor in my family and ministry ,pray for finacial breakthrough in my life and opens
  • Wed 11/26/2014 | sri lanka | Lazarus | Dear Bro's i have no job please pray for my job and spiritual situation is very bad please pray for me
  • Wed 11/26/2014 | usa |  tami | Please pray 6me and my.family.lots on my mind only God can pls pray for me ijn amen
  • Tue 11/25/2014 | usa | tami |  Please pray for me and my family please pray for my mom who is having surgery on dec22 2014 please pray for my marriage and for peace at home .please pray for mee to be blessed to keep my freedom .please pray for me to change and do what's right no more wrong please pray for me
  • Tue 11/25/2014 | USA | VERA BANKSTON-JONES | LORD GOD, FERGASON/CLEVELAND,AND THE WORLD IS IN AN UPROAR! ONLY YOU CAN CALM THE STORM! PLEASE LET JUSTICE TAKE CONTROL OVER ALL SITUATIONS AND APPLY LOVE AROUND THE WORLD! THANK YOU FATHER!.......SELAH
  • Tue 11/25/2014 | SA-Pretoria | Anna Manyambye | God i need an answer to my new job application for 2016 as potential Candidates Program,I want my name to appear on their list chosen for learning course help me Lord-In John 14 you said Ask anything by his name and will do it.Thanks to the Lord.Amen
  • Tue 11/25/2014 | Zimbabwe| Robert Kabani | I have a sixteen year old daughter who cannot speak and can not concetrate at anything she appear to be busy with something someone else  her  not see when you are teaching her something.
  • Mon 11/24/2014 |  USA |  VERA BANKSTON-JONES | LORD I'M AGAIN IN DIRESTRAIGHTS AND I FIND MYSELF CALLING ON YOUR GRACES TO SEE ME THROUGH AGAIN! WHEN I FALL YOU ARE THERE TO PICK ME UP AND I BELEIVE YOU'LL PICK ME UP THS TIME! IN YOU I PUT MY FAITH!......SELAH
  • Mon 11/24/2014 |  Kenya | Philip Rapando | One of  our family members is possessed with demons .He just disappears in the air and reappears after after four or five hours .My clothes were burned mysteriously save the ones I had on on friday,please I need your prayers earnestly
  • Mon 11/24/2014 |  India | DILEEP KUMAR MANKENA | my and sister marriages for prayer. prayer for my family barrows and my satiled in job.
  • Mon 11/24/2014 |  united states |  latoya | i pray for healing in my body, my brother , mother and father also need healing,and I am in need of a new car, i believe and shall receive, in jesus name
  • Mon 11/24/2014 |  United Kingdom | Mary | To continue to grow stronger in the word. To be used mightily by God in touching people's lives through praise and worship. To advance in my job with a heathy mind set
  • Mon 11/24/2014 |  zambia | david mubukwanu kwalela |  i need you to help me, we take of fifty orphanes,who need food and shelter,so that we find someone to fund this prayer request,build a home,take them school etc,waterfalls zambia agent need under the unity in love foundation charity non profit making.sponsor support.john 14 v 14.ask it shall be given to you in jesus mighty name amen
  • Mon 11/24/2014 |  USA | VERA BANKSTON-JONES | LORD YOU AND O-N-L-Y YOU CAN GIVE ME PEACE!!!.....SELAH
  • Mon 11/24/2014 |  U,S.A | carolyn Sawin | To..all my family..and friends who are having a very hard time. make them strong and get on track and GOD.BACK IN THEIR LIVE. A special special..prayer to camouflage.a friend from..back sliding in any areas of his past life style. . keep him strong for all temptations of the world around him..make our friendship our love for one another..one of the very best there is..bless and camouflage me with his wings for complete.blessings. PSALMS 91 Keep america strong.
  • Mon 11/24/2014 |  Jamaica | Charlette Nelson | Please pray for my family Salvation.
  • Mon 11/24/2014 |  Jamaica | Nelly Nelson | Please pray for the salvation of my family.
  • Sun 11/23/2014 | INDIA | VIJAY RATHOD |  I DONT HAVE BUISNESS. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME
  • Sat 11/22/2014 |  NIGERIA | KEFAS MANDAM | I want you to pray for God intervention in my life. I graduated from secondery school since 2009 but no admission for me to further, and I am doing a business for long but money refuse to stay, I am frustrated this days it seems God have left me because it was'n like this when I started. Please pray for me.

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