November 2022 Theme: Jehovah: The Great Rebuilder

November 2022 Theme: Jehovah: The Great Rebuilder

The Almighty God in a wise Builder. He can build anything and everything (Heb. 3:4). In the scriptures, we read of His architectural ingenuity right from the creation of the earth (Gen. 1:1); to the design of Noah’s Ark (Gen. 6:13-16); to the design of the Tabernacle of the Tent (Ex. 25; 26; 27); etc.

God builds individual life (Isaiah 54:1-5); He builds families (Ex. 1:15-21); He builds a congregation and the entire universal body of believers (Mt. 16: 17-19). He is truly The Master Builder.

God is not just a Builder, He is also a Rebuilder. While God cannot intentionally or mistakenly spoil anything in His hands (Eze. 18:1-4). However, an object He is interested in and/or He is working on can become marred somehow due to the object’s degree of yielding to Him. If the object remains or becomes malleable, God can remake or rebuild that object to His original design or remake it into another vessel unto honour for Himself (Jer. 18:1-10). If the object is totally unyielding, God can discard it.

God must have inspired David to initiate the building of the first temple. God later helped Solomon to build and commissioned it. The inspiration for the design of that temple came from God (I Kings 6:1-38). Historians attest that it was a magnificent structure, such that was a marvel to behold for its magnitude and beauty.

Sadly, the Babylonians destroyed that temple around 586BC and took Judah away into captivity because they sinned by not allowing the land to rest as God instructed. They were later set free from captivity after 70 years as  God had promised (Jer. 25:11-12). God also inspired King Cyrus of Persia to initiate the rebuilding of that temple (Ezra 1:1-4).

In the eyes of the leaders and the returnees from Persia, the rebuilding of the temple was unthinkable and undoable, because of their state of lack and deprivation, especially in the eyes of those who were above the age of 70 years who had seen and knew the worth of the old beautiful temple.

God however encouraged the people. He said that even though the old temple was superb, and while the new one under construction did not yet look in any way near it yet, it would however be grand. God reassured them that this second temple would be more glorious than the first they knew. God said even though lots of resources would be needed to match the first structure; since gold and silver are His, nothing would be an issue with the rebuilding work (Haggai 2: 1-9).

Jehovah has impressed it upon my spirit that He is rebuilding us again. He built us before. He has however commenced the process of rebuilding us again. He said that we should be strong and return to work. He said that He is with us. That His Spirit still remains with us as He had promised from the inception of the church. He said we should not be afraid. That He is prepared once again to shake the heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry lands, and even all nations, for their desires to come to us; and that He will fill us again with His glory.

God also said He will grant us supernatural provision in abundance; that our present glory will be far greater than our former; that in our lives and in our fellowship, He will give peace. May God the Great Rebuilder do all these for us in Jesus mighty name.