Building the Temple of God
We are the temple of the Holy Spirit, 1 Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” NKJV. According to Mathew 6:33 we are called to seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you, in Haggai we see how this looks in practice and also how it is linked in to the temple of God.
Haggai 1:1-5 God speaks to the prophet for the governor and priest the 3 offices of influence requiring the anointing of God to operate in. These are positions of influence and need to work together to achieve the task at hand.
The people feel it is not yet time to rebuild the temple probably because it is not going well with them. We see the current state of the temple is ‘ruins’ and the current state of the people is not much different, being hungry, poor, thirsty and cold.
Hag 1: 6 “You have sown much, and bring in little;
You eat, but do not have enough;
You drink, but you are not filled with drink;