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Tuesday, June 25, 2024
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Building on the Foundation - Hay

 

Prayers

1.    My work for the Lord will not be in vain in Jesus name.

2.    My labor with the Lord will not be a wasted effort in Jesus name.

3.    I will obtain eternal rewards for my work in the Kingdom of God in Jesus mighty name. and labor with the labor

 

Text:

1 Corinthians 3:9-15

9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. 10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

 

 

 

 

We have already gone through how to identify and repair faulty foundations. It is worthy of note that each one of us is a building (1 Corinthians 3:9). Not just any building but God’s building. Our lives individually are God’s house:

 

And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.” (2 Corinthians 6:16)

 

V10 of our scripture admonishes us that each one of us should take heed (be careful, be watchful, consider appropriately) how he builds on that foundation and what he or she builds on the foundation.

 

It is not enough to have a good and solid foundation, it is equally important to build a good structure on the foundation to have a house that could be lived in safely and comfortably.

 

The scriptures make us to understand, that a person could actually build their spiritual house with hay. Note that the spiritual affects the physical body and determines the ultimate destination of the soul of man, since man is made of soul spirit and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

 

What does it mean to build with Hay?

 

Literarily, hay is made from grass. Green grass is spread out and left in the sun to dry, once dried, it usually changes color from green to brown and then used as feed for animals.

 

Due to its light texture and nature, it is not normally used for buildings. Especially if you want a structure that is strong and durable.

We note that in the past and current day, some build with hay, reinforced by clay, wood, and metal sidings to have an enduring structure. We will consider the addition of wood next week, today the focus is solely on building with just hay – green grass dried into hay.

 

Generally, it has been said that:

“The wonderfully varied symbolic and metaphoric associations of hay mirror its cultural and economic importance in the history of humanity. Hay has variously symbolized wealth and poverty, sexuality, love, life and death.”

 

Hay therefore can be said to be building one’s life focus on:

Wealth: Chasing wealth to the detriment of one’s soul without submitting to the giver of wealth and His approach. The Bible says in Deuteronomy 8:18 “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Poverty: Or overly focusing on money. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:9 that Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

Sexuality: Focus on sexuality and satisfaction of lusts and passions outside marriage of a man and woman; outside the will of God. The Bible states in Romans 1:

26That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. 27And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.

28Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.

Love: Which is not love for God or love for others that is rooted in God. The Bible clarifies in Deuteronomy 10:12 that: “And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Life: Focus on life and enjoying life without regard or reverence for God, the giver and sustainer of life. (John 10:10)

Death: Being ruled or controlled by the fear of death, without submitting to God who has power over death. 14Now since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity, so that by His death He might destroy him who holds the power of death, that is, the devil, 15and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. (Hebrews 2)

 

Remember that: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. (Acts 17:28)

 

Prayers

1.    I destroy every building of hay in my life in the name of Jesus.

2.    I build my spiritual house with love for God and enduring materials for eternal life in the name of Jesus.

 

 

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Prayers

1.    Give thanks

 

2.    Born again?

 

3.    Poverty will not destroy my life and destiny in the name of Jesus.

 

4.    Desire for Wealth will not destroy my life in the name of Jesus.

 

5.    I will be wealthy in line with God’s will in the name of Jesus.

 

6.    I destroy evil sexuality and love out of my life and destiny in the name of Jesus.

 

7.    My life will be patterned after the life of the Son of God in Jesus name.

 

8.    I destroy fear of death out of my life in Jesus name.

 

9.    I will live in fullness of life in Christ in Jesus name.

 

10.I receive healing and deliverance from every sickness and difficult situation in Jesus name.

 

11.Evil conspiracies against my life scatter in the name of Jesus.

 

12.Unrelenting conspirators working against my life and progress, antagonise and destroy yourselves in Jesus name.

 

13.Goliath, Pharaoh and Herod of my father’s and mother’s houses die in Jesus name.

 

14.Father, heal all those who are sick or have been infected by the corona virus in Jesus name.

 

15.Lord, let the pandemic die out of lives, our communities and nations in Jesus name

 

16.I bind every strongman that have stolen from me and recover my goods in Jesus name.

 

17.I will not die I will live by the power in the blood of Jesus.

 

18.I will have progressive increase, joy, peace, flourishing and great accomplishments in all areas of my life, family, career, academics, business, ministry and destiny in Jesus mighty name.

 

19.My life and family are shielded with the blood of Jesus against every attack from the kingdom of darkness in Jesus name.

 

20.I receive the anointing of ease in my endeavors in Jesus name.

 

21.Personal prayer points.

 

22.Give thanks