2013 haggai 2 consecration and blessing
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2. Haggai 2:10-19 Holiness and Defilement (v.10-14) Consequence - Cause and Effect(v.15-17) TheTurning Point - I will bless you(v. 18-19) 3. Haggai 2:10-14 HOLINESS And DEFILEMENT10 On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second yearof Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Haggai: 11"This is what the Lord Almighty says: Ask the priests what the lawsays: 12 If a person carries consecrated meat in the fold of hisgarment, and that fold touches some bread or stew, some wine, oilor other food, does it become consecrated? The priests answered,"No."13 Then Haggai said, "If a person defiled by contact with a deadbody touches one of these things, does it become defiled? "Yes,"the priests replied, "it becomes defiled."14 Then Haggai said, "So it is with this people and thisnation in my sight, declares the Lord. Whatever they doand whatever they offer there is defiled. 4. Lesson 1 - Gods People Must Be Pure Holiness is not infectious or easilytransmitted Unholiness is infectious. We can easily bedefiled.14Then Haggai said, "So it is with this people andthis nation in my sight, declares the Lord.Whatever they do and whatever they offer there isdefiled. 5. Do not be presumptuous2 Kings 23:26-2726 Nevertheless, the Lord did not turn away fromthe heat of his fierce anger, which burned againstJudah because of all that Manasseh had done toprovoke him to anger. 27 So the Lord said, "I willremove Judah also from my presence as I removedIsrael, and I will reject Jerusalem, the city I chose,and this temple, about which I said, There shall myName be."Lesson 1 - Gods People Must Be Pure 6. God is holy. So it must be with His people.1Peter 1:15But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy inall you do.1 Peter 2:9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, aholy nation, a people belonging to God, that youmay declare the praises of him who called you outof darkness into his wonderful light.Lesson 1 - Gods People Must Be Pure 7. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit at work2 Peter 1:3-43 His divine power has given us everything we needfor life and godliness through our knowledge of himwho called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great andprecious promises, so that through them you mayparticipate in the divine nature and escape thecorruption in the world caused by evil desires.We are to be consecrated unto GodLesson 1 - Gods People Must Be Pure 8. Lesson 1 - Gods People Must Be PureMESecretInner- mostbeingPersonalPublicProv 4:23Above all else, guard yourheart, for it is thewellspring of life.Matt 15:1-20For out of the heart . theseare what makes a manunclean. 9. 15 "Now give careful thought to this from this day onconsider how things were before one stone was laid onanother in the Lords temple. 16 When anyone came to aheap of twenty measures, there were only ten. Whenanyone went to a wine vat to draw fifty measures, therewere only twenty. 17 I struck all the work of yourhands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did notturn to me, declares the Lord.God withheld His blessings from thepeople. In fact, He worked againstthem.Haggai 2:15-17 CAUSE and EFFECT 10. Lesson 2 Consequence Cause and EffectWe can ignore even pleasure. But paininsists upon being attended to. Godwhispers to us in our pleasures, speaksin our conscience, but shouts in ourpains: it is his megaphone to rouse adeaf world. C. S. LewisIs God SpeakingToYouToday ?Is HeTrying to GETYOURATTENTION ? 11. Haggai 2:18-19 The Turning Point18 From this day on, from this twenty-fourth day of theninth month, give careful thought to the day when thefoundation of the Lords temple was laid. Give carefulthought: 19 Is there yet any seed left in the barn? Until now,the vine and the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olivetree have not borne fruit."From this day on I will bless you."WhatTRIGGERED theTURNINGPOINT ? 12. Zech 1:1-61 In the eighth month of the second year of Darius, theword of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son ofBerekiah, the son of Iddo: 2 "The Lord was very angrywith your forefathers. 3 Therefore tell the people: This iswhat the Lord Almighty says: Return to me, declaresthe Lord Almighty, and I will return to you, says theLord Almighty. 4 Do not be like your forefathers, towhom the earlier prophets proclaimed: This is what theLord Almighty says: Turn from your evil ways and yourevil practices. But they would not listen or payattention to me, declares the Lord. 5 Where are yourforefathers now? And the prophets, do they live forever?6 But did not my words and my decrees, which Icommanded my servants the prophets, overtake yourforefathers? "Then they repented and said, The LordAlmighty has done to us what our ways and practicesdeserve, just as he determined to do." 13. Lesson 3 The Key Is SurrendednessRepentancenot Regret HumilityHonestyObedienceDeny Self Abide in ChristWalk in the Spirit 14. TRUE REPENTANCE OCCURSWHEN WE BEGINTO SEE SINFROM GODS POINT OFVIEWWHEN WE SEETHE WAY OUR SINHAS BROKEN HIS HEART~ Floyd McClung 15. LET MY HEART BEBROKENFORTHETHINGSTHATBREAK GODS HEART 16. Lesson 3 The Key Is SurrendednessRepentancenot Regret HumilityHonestyObedienceDeny Self Abide in ChristWalk in the SpiritThe ResultBLESSINGS AND BREAKTHROUGHS 17. Applications : The work of God must have priority The people of God must be consecrated. The principle of Cause and Effect - Whatis God saying to you today ? Does He haveYour attention ? Surrendedness is the KEY to consecrationand blessings. 18. Matt 6:33-34But seek first his kingdomand his righteousness, andall these things will begiven to you as well.