Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid – consider it. Is the seed still in the barn? As yet the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit. But from this day I will bless you.
Haggai 2:18,19

All of us are looking for increase, especially in the area of finances. Face it, life is a lot easier when you don’t have to worry about money. In today’s scripture, the prophet Haggai is giving a word from the Lord to the exiles who had returned to Jerusalem from the Babylonian captivity. The Babylonian captivity was a very difficult season for the jewish nation, it had all come upon them because of bad decisions that flowed out of cold hearts having departed from the Lord. The Lord brought them back to their land after seventy years with clear instructions to rebuild His temple in Jerusalem. Upon their return, they ignored the instruction of the Lord and gave their attention to the building of their own houses, things continued to go badly. After receiving correction from Haggai, they gave the their attention to the construction of God’s house. This is where the awesome word came into play, “From this day, I will bless you”. What day was he referring to, the day they turned their attention to the work of God.
How has it been for you recently? Before the jews turned to the Lord, the Lord had brought blight, mildew, and hail upon them, not very good. Do you feel like you have been going through one of those “blight, mildew, and hail” seasons?
What has your relationship been like with the Lord? How about your relationship to your local church?
In the Old Testament times the Lord revealed His manifest Glory from within His temple, in these last days the Lord has chosen to reveal Himself through the local church. This is God’s plan for reaching the world today, the local church is His only plan. When you turn your heart, your gifts, your work, and your finances to the support of your local church, you qualify for Haggai’s word from the Lord. “From this day, the day you turned your heart to the house of God, I will bless you”.


  1. Right o n when we came down from the mountains to live in Harrison Arkansas we checked out a few places to worship some were so full of themselves not really led of the lord my wife and i quit looking started praying that the lord would lead and show us were he wanted us to go, he did just that, i knew a no nonsense sister that has a shop in town she knew about this place nondenominational that really loved the lord cared for the lost and taught the word, i went by there on my break saw a brother going in asked him about it he had a lot of love full of the holy spirit he told me we are every sday people wanting to love and serve the lord come on over tonite after work this brother just happened to be the pastor we came over and were blessed g9o0d was put first the spirit was there very heavy t5he word was taught people were getting saved tghis was the first time we went there, now they are going out evangelizeing the lost teaming up with other fellowships to reach the lost really being a part of the body of christ obediant and things are happening there have been costs some have had matyes die omne brother lost his wife tyo cancer but is moving on with the lord one injerd but moving on some healed moving on the lord is trusted and put first iiiwe are very blessed to be lead there and see how the body is suppost to be in its function in the lord the lord llead us to this place the body of christ is alive as long as we put god first in our lives the gates of hell cant hurt it people cant candy coat it or excuse it as something of theier o

  2. continued we cant go by our own understanding but only by the lords and what his will is we are seeing the holy spirit move at this time i know we have to move with it in obediance and love the laborers are few and there is a big harvest out there

  3. For all the readers who think a Church and attendance therein is a waste of time you are missing not only the Power of the Holy Spirit which is manifested when’ two or more are gathered in His name’ but the power of Brotherhood and exchanging testimonies.Proverbs 27:17. Praise the LORD!!!!In His Light and Love, dan frisard

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