Many bother about a room on earth and forsake their mansion in heaven. Do you have the tenancy agreement that permits your shelter after this life?
Shelter is one of the basic necessities of man and therefore everyman strives to have a roof over his or her head. This necessary quest led to the introduction of the tenancy agreement which specified the terms of tenancy between the landlord and the tenant by mutually agreed understanding.
Observably, because of many troubles and comfort of convenience almost all men seek to build a house of their own. Some tenancy harsh living realities have made many to make serious efforts to build their own houses for the sake of liberty and conditionality. The fortunes from shelter have also driven many into the estate business but then building a house is a function of many possibilities. The necessity of shelter has created even jobs for many as estate agents and care takers, these also comes with various experiences But then Except the LORD builds the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh [but] in vain.
The truth is that it takes God to build; it takes compliance to divine instruction to enable ability to build. History and cases have shown that many people desired to build but never did just like David (I kings 8:17-20), Many people also started building and never completed it (Gen 11: 4,8,9) and many people also built houses and never lived in them (Duet 28:30). Some people even build houses full of the ornaments of living but also accompanied with so much troubles and sorrows. Example those who build from extortions and diversions, buildings sourced from the pains of others are normally inhabited with troubles and sorrows. This will not be our portion in Jesus name. King Solomon the wise said in Proverbs 17:1 Better [is] a dry morsel and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices [with] strife. It is only the blessings of the Lord that maketh rich and adds no sorrow.
Amazingly, God can build you a house. The Midwives of Egypt refused to heed the evil policy of murder from Pharaoh and God made them houses. Exodus 1:15-21! This means there are instructions that you take from men that can make you a tenant on earth and an eternal vagabond. You can own a house with the fear of the Lord or when your ways please the Lord.
God can also provide for you sufficiently to build a house and live in it happily. Deut 8:18, Deut 28:8,12!
God can also hand over a house fully built and gloriously furnished to you free of charge. You don’t have to build a house to own a house. The sufficiency of God can dash you a house. He is Elshadai, the God that is more than enough! God is bigger than human calculations or imagination. I pray this will be our portion in Jesus name. Just please him! Deut 6:10-12! Furthermore, if God is able to build mansions in heaven, he can also build houses here on earth. Trust Him!
However, building a house here on earth is not enough, being a landlord or estate Mogul here on earth is not the whole matter. Will you have a room in heaven? There are many landlords and estate owners here on earth that wouldn’t have a room in heaven and there are many people who wouldn’t even have a place to keep their head on earth but will live in mansions in heaven. Pastor E. A Adeboye once bluntly said If you build many houses in this world and die a sinner you will go to hell.
God is the landlord of landlords, He built the heaven and the earth and he has documented his tenancy agreement in his word saying only through faith in Jesus will you qualify for a mansion in heaven. John 14:1-3 displays the tenancy agreement.
Let not your heart be troubled: YE BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME. In my Father’s house (Mattew 6:9) are many mansions: if [it were] not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.
Why live in a mansion here and have no place in eternity? Why build estates all over the world and forget to build your life a shelter with God? Think about it.
I pray that our ways will please God enough to build us a house here on earth and qualify us for a mansion in heaven.
Do you want to have a shelter for your life after this life? Then come to Jesus, follow him and keep following Him, he will reserve a place of eternal shelter for you. Luke 18:26-30!
No matter what you have, without Jesus you have nothing! There is tenancy after this world. Will you have a room for shelter in eternal estate of Heaven? Decide today and Now! Mattew 6:33!
Afolabi Julius Olatunde