Desire For All Nations

Desire of All Nations

Overcome disinterest:

Engage the task

Haggai 1:4-6 – Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins? This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you! You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled with holes!

You must become more concerned about Kingdom engagement than comfort. Seeking comfort will lead to complacency!

Haggai 1:8 – “Go up to the mountains and bring wood and build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified,” says the Lord.

Overcome discouragement:

Develop Passion for the work

Haggai 2:3 – Does anyone remember this house—this Temple—in its former splendor? How, in comparison, does it look to you now? It must seem like nothing at all!

Haggai 2:7 – ‘and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts.

“We are temples to be built and fashioned for housing glory!” Spirit Filled Life Study Bible

1 Corinthians 3:16 – Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

Haggai 2:9 – “The glory for this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts.”

“He still enters humble settings today, to bring glory to His church.” – Jack Hayford

1 Kings 8:10-11 – And it came to pass, when the priests came out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.

“Great peace and glory - the Prince of Peace Himself will be there!” – Jack Hayford

Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

Where else does God incarnate long to manifest glory?

Overcome Dissatisfaction:

Be Positioned for blessing

“Do not expect the work of three months to undo the neglect of 16 years.”- SFLSB

“You cannot earn promotion in the kingdom… but you can be in the room God promotes from.” – Bill Johnson

“Everybody is asking God for favor, but not many are positioning themselves for favor!” – Pastor Michael Henderson

Haggai 2:18b – “But from this day onward I will bless you.”

Key verse: Haggai 2:7 – ‘and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts.

Questions for discussion:

What areas of your life have slipped into complacency concerning the things of God? Where is God challenging you to engage His work more?

Have you ever felt that your work for God was small or insignificant? Why?

Where do you feel most of your passion for kingdom work comes from?

Do you believe you can “house” the glory of God for the world to see through your life? Why or why not?

What are you building for housing glory? What are you investing in for hosting glory?

Are there areas of pride or dissatisfaction in your life that could be keeping you out of the position for grace to freely flow into your life, bringing God’s blessing?

Where do you feel most of your passion for kingdom work comes from?

Do you believe you can “house” the glory of God for the world to see through your life? Why or why not?

What are you building for housing glory? What are you investing in for hosting glory?

Are there areas of pride or dissatisfaction in your life that could be keeping you out of the position for grace to freely flow into your life, bringing God’s blessing?

Where do you feel most of your passion for kingdom work comes from?

Do you believe you can “house” the glory of God for the world to see through your life? Why or why not?

What are you building for housing glory? What are you investing in for hosting glory?

Are there areas of pride or dissatisfaction in your life that could be keeping you out of the position for grace to freely flow into your life, bringing God’s blessing?

Where do you feel most of your passion for kingdom work comes from?

Do you believe you can “house” the glory of God for the world to see through your life? Why or why not?

What are you building for housing glory? What are you investing in for hosting glory?

Are there areas of pride or dissatisfaction in your life that could be keeping you out of the position for grace to freely flow into your life, bringing God’s blessing?

Where do you feel most of your passion for kingdom work comes from?

Do you believe you can “house” the glory of God for the world to see through your life? Why or why not?

What are you building for housing glory? What are you investing in for hosting glory?

Are there areas of pride or dissatisfaction in your life that could be keeping you out of the position for grace to freely flow into your life, bringing God’s blessing?

Where do you feel most of your passion for kingdom work comes from?

Do you believe you can “house” the glory of God for the world to see through your life? Why or why not?

What are you building for housing glory? What are you investing in for hosting glory?

Are there areas of pride or dissatisfaction in your life that could be keeping you out of the position for grace to freely flow into your life, bringing God’s blessing?

Where do you feel most of your passion for kingdom work comes from?

Do you believe you can “house” the glory of God for the world to see through your life? Why or why not?

What are you building for housing glory? What are you investing in for hosting glory?

Are there areas of pride or dissatisfaction in your life that could be keeping you out of the position for grace to freely flow into your life, bringing God’s blessing?

Where do you feel most of your passion for kingdom work comes from?

Do you believe you can “house” the glory of God for the world to see through your life? Why or why not?

What are you building for housing glory? What are you investing in for hosting glory?

Are there areas of pride or dissatisfaction in your life that could be keeping you out of the position for grace to freely flow into your life, bringing God’s blessing?

Where do you feel most of your passion for kingdom work comes from?

Do you believe you can “house” the glory of God for the world to see through your life? Why or why not?

What are you building for housing glory? What are you investing in for hosting glory?

Are there areas of pride or dissatisfaction in your life that could be keeping you out of the position for grace to freely flow into your life, bringing God’s blessing?

Where do you feel most of your passion for kingdom work comes from?

Do you believe you can “house” the glory of God for the world to see through your life? Why or why not?

What are you building for housing glory? What are you investing in for hosting glory?

Are there areas of pride or dissatisfaction in your life that could be keeping you out of the position for grace to freely flow into your life, bringing God’s blessing?