Magnifical! No, it’s not an error even though spellcheck will tell you otherwise.
“…the house that is to be builded for the Lord must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death” (1 Chronicles 22:5).
You probably already guessed, the word magnifical means something like magnificent. However, this word, found only once in scripture, deserves further study.
From towers to coliseums to cathedrals, people have traveled the world over to witness man made architectural wonders. The construction of God’s house was to be so magnifical that its glory would be known throughout the land! What are you building for the Lord? Is your relationship with God exceeding magnifical or just a formality? Do others see a magnifical Jesus in you, or some imitation? It’s not about a building made with human hands, but a Kingdom made by God’s hand. Whatever God inhabits becomes magnifical!
Although Solomon built the house for the Lord, David was the one who made all the preparations: acquiring the property, drawing up the plans, gathering all the materials. Like David, Jesus has already made the provisions for you and me. We just need to surrender our plans to God’s plan. It’s not about what we can build, but what God wants to build through each of us so that the world no longer sees us, but the glory and splendor of Jesus Christ living in each of us.
God wants to build something magnifical in you and through you! Tune into this podcast episode to find out just how magnifical your relationship with God can be.