“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?” Luke 14:28
These are the words of the Lord received in the morning of October 28, 2023, words of exhortation and admonition, for the church to stay steadfast in their journey through to this world, to keep on the way and not stray because of popular beliefs that can creep in and destroy their salvation.
Recently the Lord has been speaking to me, reminding me about TIME. Yah has been telling me that time is draining out of the hourglass. He has warned me many times to be diligent in my work, to make all use of the time available to me so that my days can be fruitful and pleasing to Him.
Yah says that mankind does not have as much time left as we think. The world is changing rapidly according to the spiritual commands of the Lord, and soon every household will be tested not only by the times but according to the Word of the Lord.
When I woke up the Lord spoke to me strongly, in a clear voice, almost warningly, and the message He gave was to myself and to all who will listen.
Celestial. Build my house. Build My house. Build my house.
Build my kingdom. Build me a place for my Spirit to dwell.
Every gift and talent, every waking moment that you have is to glorify Me and bring honor to My name. Put your time into My house Celestial, put your gifts to work where they can do the most good and do it soon because the days are evil. Put your talents into the ground and let them grow, the time is near when you cannot do anything for the kingdom without extreme risk of loss or even harm. Work while the daylight remains.
Parable of the Talents: Matthew 25:14-30
Work while daylight remains: “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” (John 9:4)
Work because days are evil: “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.”
If you have any gift, any talent, anything at all that glorifies God and you have not sowed it yet, or you are holding on to it because of fear, negligence or any other reason, you will give an account of why you hid the talent instead of using it. Every man, woman and child will be asked what they did for Jesus. Everyone. Even the rich and famous will be asked that question, there will be no separation on that day except for those who gave their all for the kingdom of God being separated from those who served other masters.
I saw a picture of a very rich man, iconic, the kind of man who’s created a lifelong and well-known legacy of success. A man who lacks nothing, a man who everyone listens to when he speaks. This man had passed on and was standing before the judgement seat of God, and his entire posture was FROZEN. He stood as if he was stuck before God, paralyzed while one question was being asked:
What did you do for the Lord?
The man was stuck and could not answer. He was the image of, or appeared to be the likeness of the multi-billionaire Warren Buffet.
A study of ‘Building A House’
2 Samuel 7: – David wants to build God a house but the Lord refuses on account of David’s past.
2 Chronicles 7:19-22 Yah warns King Solomon that He will walk away from any house they build for Him if the people turn away from righteous living to follow idols and commit sin.
Because of tares the house of God has fallen to disrepair, because of Christians who neglect their duty the word of God is blasphemed every day.
[2 Peter 2:1-3, Their destructive ways cause the way of truth to be blasphemed.]
Build My house and bring the best that you have into the storehouse.
I am the excellence of all things, why do you rob Me in your gifts and offerings? Will a man rob God? Will a man withhold more than is right and expect the goodness of God to come upon him? Will he withhold his gift from the altar and think I will increase him and do good to Him? Indeed I will not. I will send holes into his bags and a dearth upon his house. Tell them all this, that the altars are broken down and the prayers are of poor quality. Prayers are of flesh and not of power, prayers that lift up themselves instead of lifting up the name of Jesus and unleashing the power of the word of God.
“There is one who scatters, yet increases more; and there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty. The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.” Proverbs 11:24-25
Read also Malachi 3, Genesis 14:18- 20, Hebrews 7:1- 10
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all. – Genesis 14:18- 20
For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,” without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually.
Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils. And indeed those who are of the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have a commandment to receive tithes from the people according to the law, that is, from their brethren, though they have come from the loins of Abraham; but he whose genealogy is not derived from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. Now beyond all contradiction the lesser is blessed by the better. Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives. Even Levi, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, so to speak, for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.
Read also Haggai 1 in full, and in an easy translation for you to have full understanding. Yah bless.