This letter was sent to us by one of the sisters in Christ, Elizabeth Moses, as she called herself, from Ogo Oluwa Parish, Lekki, Lagos. She said God showed her a message concerning Imeko Cathedral and wants our platform to disseminate the message to all Celestial members home and abroad.
It’s High Time CCC Built Jerusalem
Texts Haggai 1: 1-14 / Ezra 3: 1 – 13.
“In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying, thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the Lord’s house should be built. Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your ceiled houses, and this house lie waste? Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.” Haggai 1:1-6.
The Divine Message
CCC Imeko City, the Zion of our time, the Jerusalem on earth. Her worshippers will say, “the House has not been completed because as a result of a prophesy that must take its toll on the church before it comes to fruition. The word of the Lord came from the book of Haggai 1 and Ezra 3 on the 16th March 2017. We say it is not yet time to complete the house of the Lord, but we run into the comfort of our houses. Therefore, because we refuse to see that the time is now to rise up- both young and old- and build the house, our God has also withdrew his blessings from us. ” Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the Lord of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste. Hagg 1: 9
Fellow worshipers- both young and old- God is instructing us to rise up to the task, to gather woods, building materials etc and build this great house whose later glory shall be greater, which shall be a shelter to all nations, “and I will shake all nations and the desire of all nations shall come, and I will fill this house with glory” Until we build this house, then shall the glory of the church be fully restored better than of old.
” Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house, and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD” Haggai 1:8
Joshua & Zerubbabel started the building of the house d second year after the return from exile. These two visioners didn’t give room for any excuses (because they have just returned from captivity) to hinder them from re-building Jerusalem.
CCC shall be 70 this year, this should be a major achievement for her this same year.
The youths have a relevant role to play. They need to take up this task like Joshua & Zerubabbel, ” Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, FROM TWENTY YEARS OLD AND UPWARD, to set forward the work of the house of the Lord.” Ezra 3:8
Did we see that? From 20 years upward. Every youth should be more interested in the completion of our dear Jerusalem at Imeko and work towards it. Impossibility is not a word for the youths when they set their hearts to something.
Meanwhile, we need to be aware of the Sanballats and Tobiahs in this fold who delights in the present state of this Holy House for one selfish reason or the other.
“What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble—burned as they are?” (Nehemiah 4:2 NIV). Mockery remarks such as this, from even members, should not discourage us from achieving this goal.
We should not forget the part of prayer in carrying out this task before us.
May God give CCC- The elders who mean well & the youths- the Spirit, wisdom and zeal to accomplish the project. Amen
May God bless CCC.
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