Glory To God Ministries
Building Project Is Finished!

Since 1978, Glory to God Ministries International, by the Lord's vision and grace, has brought the Word of the Lord to the nations through all the media. We have not used the ministry or airtime for solicitation or personal promotion, but solely for the advance of the Word and the kingdom of God to bless and care for you, God's people.

We have never had a ministry home (belonging to the ministry) and now the building project is finished!
Praise The Lord!


Like Moses was told of the Lord in Exodus chapter 35, "Let whoever is willing and whose heart is moved to give an offering give to the work of the Lord."

February 2011 If the Lord leads you to help in giving...
A gift and to donate to the building mortgage fund, in helping the ministry continue to bring the Gospel of Christ to the world, Glory To God! We believe the Lord has put it on people's hearts to help and to give to His Ministry. Just as in Genesis 26 the Lord Blessed Isaac and the Widow in 1st Kings 17 during the time of famine when they were set free from the fear for their own lives, they gave and the Lord worked blessing for everyone.


Deuteronomy 15:10 Give generously to Him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.

Please pray and ask the Lord to show you what He would have you to do. We give thanks to God for His generosity through you, And may the Lord richly bless and supply your life now and forever.

                                                                                                      

In Jesus' name.

 


The Building Fund.



You may write to:
Glory To God Ministries
P.O. Box 4167
Palm Springs, CA 92263








Watch Video of the Building Process.

Project Video #9
It is Finished

Project Video #8
Walls painted. Air-Conditioners installed. Seating area constructed. Stucco applied.

Project Video #7
Dry-walling begins, lighting truss installed, roof is covered.

Project Video #6
Framing continues. Steel columns installed.

Project Video #5
Framing begins.

Project Video #4
Pouring driveways. Installing underground systems.

Project Video #3
Pouring driveway. Constructing the Water Retention system. Building demolition started.

Project Video #2
Pouring curbs and gutters. Compacting the foundation and pouring parking lot concrete.

Project Video #1
Concrete and asphalt removal. New transformer installed.

The Transformation Begins
First day of demo. Interior demoed and Volcano removed.





The Harvest

The book of Haggai explains why many things happen. In Haggai’s day there was a call to build the house of the Lord, just as there is today.

The bottom line is we need to take care of the Lord’s things first, and then the Lord will take care of our things. This is consistent with what Jesus taught in Matthew, chapter six, “Seek first the kingdom of God and all these other things will be added,” − what you will eat, what you will drink, what you will wear. He said not to take a thought for your life. When you are honoring the Lord first, then He will take care of everything that pertains to you.

This is a consistent principle. Elijah said to the widow, “Make the first cake for me.” This didn’t mean she made it for him as a person; she made it for him as the man of God. The Lord had sent him to that place because He was going to supply what Elijah needed through the lady. She got blessed as a result of being obedient. She honored the Lord and His servant, and God blessed her and her family not only through the famine time, but from then on as well.

While I was reading one day, the Lord led me to the book of Haggai.


“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘These people say, “The time has not yet come for the Lord’s house to be built.’ ”
(Haggai 1:2)


There are always people out there saying it isn’t time to build the Lord’s house, and they are usually the ones who don’t want to give. They are the soothsayers of “Things aren’t going to happen. This is a bad time. Don’t do it.” It is always a bad time for a person who doesn’t want to get involved and do something.

“Then the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: ‘Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?” (Haggai 1:3-4)

God was talking about the house of the Lord which had been devastated.

“Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Give careful thought to your ways.’ ” (Haggai 1:5)

Combine that with Proverbs 3:5, 6: “Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”

“You have planted much, but have harvested little.” (Haggai 1:6)

This was a statement for the people of that time, but the Lord was telling me something else. The fact is we have sown much but have harvested little compared to what we have sown. The Lord wasn’t rebuking me. He was telling me that our seed is in the ground, but we haven’t really harvested all that is down there.

“You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill” (Haggai 1:6) wasn’t talking about us. It was talking about what happened with the people who weren’t honoring God. We honor God. He was giving me a word, using this example since we are in a building process right now.

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Give careful thought to your ways. Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build the house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored.” (Haggai 1:7-8)

The Lord was encouraging me to keep moving and forging ahead. Build the house so that I, the Lord, may take pleasure in it and be honored.

One day I was at the site walking around, and the Lord said, “Son, I am going to fill this house with My glory.”

“You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away.” (Haggai 1:9)

That happens to people who are cursed because they aren’t honoring God. Give careful thought to your ways and be honest with yourself. Is the Lord first, or are you first? We need to always ask ourselves that question.

“Why?” declares the Lord Almighty. “Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with his own house.” (Haggai 1:9)

We can’t be busy about our own affairs and neglect what is really important… the Lord.

It is important to honor God spiritually in a physical way, and if the spiritual is in place, the health flows. If we are out about God’s business (Isaiah 58), honoring Him, and something should come upon us, it says our healing will rise up quickly. He will take care of people who honor Him.

“Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops.” (Haggai 1:10)

This ties in with the promise of Malachi, chapter three. God will open the floodgates of heaven, but when people aren’t honoring God, the heavens are stopped up as far as they are concerned.

“I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the oil and whatever the ground produces, on men and cattle, and on the labor of your hands.” (Haggai 1:11)

When people honor and bless God, then the Lord causes blessing to flow.

“I am with you,” declares the Lord. So the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of the whole remnant of the people.” (Haggai 1:13-14) In other words, all the people were stirred up about what God wanted to do.

Many people don’t understand that when you are weak spiritually, your life is on the rocks. People understand when something goes wrong physically, but they don’t understand that a physical weakness is the side effect of a spiritual issue. It works in the mind, finances, and relationships as well. The spiritual issue needs to be dealt with.

“They came and began to work on the house of the Lord Almighty.” (Haggai 1:14)

“Ask them, ‘Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing?” (Haggai 2:3)

In other words, sometimes things don’t appear to be as good as they were before. It is only an appearance. Did you think that your spouse looked good to you (inside and out) at first, and then later didn’t think he or she looked as good? You may only have moments like this, but you have to work them through because it is a matter of attitude. You are in it, so you have to deal with it.

Some of Haggai’s people had seen Solomon’s Temple, and they thought what they were building wasn’t anything like it.

If you are going to have an abundant blessed life, you can’t look at things that way. You need God’s perspective.

“Does it not seem to you like nothing? But now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the Lord. Be strong, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the Land, declares the Lord.” (Haggai 2:3-4)

God gives strength when people are about His business. He gives strength to all the people who are stirred up and excited about what He wants them do.

“…and work.” Work God’s plan. Get about His plan. “For I am with you, declares the Lord Almighty.” (Haggai 2:4) The Lord was encouraging me about this.

This is what I covenanted (promised) with you when you came out of Egypt.” (Haggai 2:5) When you came out of the house of bondage and came to Jesus, the Lord gave you many promises. He keeps every one of them to those who believe and honor them.

The thief always tries to get you to doubt God and His promises. Then you start to see things from a merely human perspective, which is a loser’s perspective, and not God’s way.

“And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.” (Haggai 2:5)

That is what the Lord was telling me. His Spirit remains amongst us. We don’t need to fear about anything. If you are not hearing the Word and meditating on it, what are you going to be doing? − fearing. When you are in fear, you are not believing. When you are not believing, you run around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to make something happen. The house will fall.

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty.”
(Haggai 2:6-7)


It may not look as good as the last one, but it is God’s presence that makes something good. We are good because of His presence and glory in us.

“ ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty.” (Haggai 2:8-9)

The Lord showed me recently that the work of God here is moving into a new phase. It will be a different phase in the new facility. The Lord confirmed that His glory will fill the house. People will come, and they will receive peace from the Lord.

“Then Haggai said, ‘So it is with this people and this nation in my sight,’ declares the Lord. ‘Whatever they do and whatever they offer there is defiled.” (Haggai 2:14) Those people were not honoring God. Whatever religious works they were doing, whatever they were running, whatever they were trying to do was defiled before Him.

“ ‘Now give careful thought to this from this day on − consider how things were before one stone was laid on another in the Lord’s temple. When anyone came to a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten. When anyone went to a wine vat to draw fifty measures, there were only twenty. I struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not turn to me,’ declares the Lord. (Haggai 2:15-17)

Lack will often draw people to God, but if they refuse to go to Him, which happens, then they will be cut off.

“From this day on… give careful thought to the day when the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid. Give careful thought: Is there yet any seed left in the barn?” (Haggai 2:18-19)

This passage has significance for me:

“Until now, the vine and the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olive tree have not borne fruit.” (Haggai 2:19)

The seed is inside the fruit. We have seed in the ground, but we haven’t seen the harvest the way we are going to see it. Multiplication comes from the harvest. That is where the seed is.

“From this day on I will bless you.” (Haggai 2:19)

This word from the Lord came to me, showing me what is going to happen to the ministry. We have always operated by sowing the word to the nations. This is our vision. The Lord never said, “Harvest.” He said, “Sow,” and we have been sowing for 30 plus years. He is saying now, “The harvest is going to come forth.” Once the harvest starts happening, then there will be more seed to sow.

I was so thrilled because I realized I just have to stay faithful. Psalm 107 is our vision and it applies to you personally as well. If you have been a part of what God is doing here, being faithful in honoring Him and honoring the work of the Lord, then that promise is yours too.

Having a blessed life is a good thing. You may have had your moments, but because of staying with what God has, He saw you through the moment, the days, the months, and the years, and He causes you to have an established end. Then things begin again.

Our latter years are going to be better than our former years. The latter house will be better than the former house. If you are a young person, your whole life will be tremendously blessed.

The key is to continue to do what God says to do. Stay faithful and obedient. This is not a hard thing to do. We just have to do it.



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