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Haggai 2 - AMP

2 Speak now to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remainder of the people, saying, 3 Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? And how do you see it now? Is not this in your sight as nothing in comparison to that? 4 Yet now be strong, alert, and courageous, O Zerubbabel, says the Lord; be strong, alert, and courageous, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, alert, and courageous, all you people of the land, says the Lord, and work! For I am with you, says the Lord of hosts. 5 According to the promise that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit stands and abides in the midst of you; fear not. 6 For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake and make tremble the heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land; 7 And I will shake all nations and the It is with great reluctance that we refrain from capitalizing the word ``desire" here, thus making the phrase point directly to the Messiah, as has been the accepted interpretation through many centuries until modern times. But the verb ``shall come" has a plural referent, and, as many commentators agree, refers to the most desired treasures that all nations will bring as gifts to adorn the temple where the Messiah will one day come. Thus the Messianic reference of the prophecy is neither questioned nor obscured, but the picture presented is like that of the coming of the Magi (Matt. 2:1-12) to find the Babe of Bethlehem, the Desire of all of them; and when they found Him they fell down and worshiped Him, bringing Him their most desirable treasures--gold, frankincense, and myrrh.desire and the precious things of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts. 8 The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts. 9 The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place will I give peace and prosperity, says the Lord of hosts. 10 On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying, 11 Thus says the Lord of hosts: Ask now the priests to decide this question of law: 12 If one carries in the skirt of his garment flesh that is holy , and with his skirt or the flaps of his garment he touches bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any kind of food, does what he touches become holy ? And the priests answered, No! 13 Then said Haggai, If one who is unclean because he has come in contact with a dead body should touch any of these articles of food, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered, It shall be unclean. 14 Then answered Haggai, So is this people and so is this nation before Me, says the Lord; and so is every work of their hands, and what they offer there is unclean . 15 And now, I pray you, consider what will happen from this day onward. Since the time before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the Lord, how have you fared? 16 Through all that time when one has gone expecting to find a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten; when he has gone to the wine vat to draw out fifty bucketfuls from the press, there were only twenty. 17 I smote you with blight and with mildew and with hail in all the labors of your hands; yet you returned not nor were converted to Me, says the Lord. 18 Consider, I pray you, from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid, consider this: 19 Is the harvested grain any longer in the barn? As to the grapevine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree--they have not yet borne. From this day on I will bless you. 20 And again the word of the Lord came to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, saying, 21 Speak to Zerubbabel governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; 22 And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, and I will overthrow the chariots and those who ride in them, and the horses and their riders shall go down, every one by the sword of his brother. 23 In that day, says the Lord of hosts, will I take you, O Zerubbabel, My servant, the son of Shealtiel, says the Lord, and will make you My signet ring; for I have chosen you , says the Lord of hosts.



Sermons on Haggai 2 More sermons: Haggai 2

Perry Greene avatar
Review and Renew
Shared by: Perry Greene on Dec, 2016
Summary: A New Year's sermon based on the disappointments of the people and promises of God at the rebuilding of the temple upon the return from Babylon.
Larry Turner avatar
Be Strong, Be Fearless, and Build
Shared by: Larry Turner on Aug, 2016
Summary: God had to reprimand his people for not building his house. Their eyes were on their own selfish desire. This message is for a church in decline.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Haggai 1:4-2:5
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 350
Kevin L. Jones avatar
God Is In Control
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Jul, 2016
Summary: A sermon examining the fact that God is in control.
Series: Haggai
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Haggai 2:20-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 12,176
Kevin L. Jones avatar
A Timeline Of Restoration
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Jun, 2016
Summary: A sermon examining the restoration that is possible for those who have turned from the Heavenly Father.
Series: Haggai
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Haggai 2:10-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,947
Christopher Benfield avatar
Consider Your LORD
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: As we seek to serve the Lord, we must see Him as He is and stand in awe of Him.
Scripture: Haggai 2:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 270
Christopher Benfield avatar
Consider Your Actions
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: The Lord is calling every believer to examine their lives and consider their service unto Him.
Scripture: Haggai 2:10-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 300
Christopher Benfield avatar
Consider Your Faith
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jun, 2016
Summary: In the midst of troubling times, Christians must possess and live by faith. God is calling us to examine our faith and stand, committed to Him.
Scripture: Haggai 2:20-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 292
Kevin L. Jones avatar
Don't Stop Now!
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Jun, 2016
Summary: A sermon examining the importance of pressing on in your work for the Lord.
Series: Haggai
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Haggai 2:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,263
Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka avatar
THE GLORY OF THE LATTER HOUSE
Shared by: Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka on Apr, 2016
Summary: The prophesy that the glory of the latter house shall be more than the former calls for our backward look to see areas of our lives now we need to make amendment for a better future.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Haggai 2:1-9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,899
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
God's Glory Returns to the Temple
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Mar, 2016
Summary: “The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former … and in this place will I give peace”
Scripture: Haggai 2:1-9
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 447
Buddy Cook avatar
Becoming More Than We Used To Be
Shared by: Buddy Cook on Jul, 2015
Summary: This sermon encourages the church to stop looking at the past but rather to focus on God's hopeful future.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Haggai 2:1-9
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 663
Paul Basehore avatar
Haggai - The Encourager
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Oct, 2014
Summary: When God makes a promise, He WILL fulfill it -- even if He never tells you when.
Ken Pell avatar
Consider Your Ways: Look Upward (Sermon 4 of 4)
Shared by: Ken Pell on Oct, 2014
Summary: God is bigger than our present circumstances and will carry out / is carrying out His plan for the future through us.
Ken Pell avatar
Consider Your Ways: Look Backward ... and forward (Sermon 3 of 4)
Shared by: Ken Pell on Oct, 2014
Summary: Looking backward is a catalyst to look forward and provides confidence that what God began in the past he is still doing today.
allan kircher avatar
Overcoming the mountain of disappointment
Shared by: allan kircher on Nov, 2013
Summary: What will you do with your disappointments? Will you allow them to stop you. Or, will you allow God to use them to strengthen, temper and intensify your life?
Scripture: Haggai 2:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 875
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Rebuilding the Temple
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jul, 2013
Summary: Past glories, present disappointments, and future glory
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Haggai 2:9
Views: 1,283
Allan Quak avatar
Building Even When Unholy
Shared by: Allan Quak on Feb, 2013
Summary: God is able to encourage and enthuse us even when we are living in an unholy way
Scripture: Haggai 2:10-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 514
Allan Quak avatar
Building When Discouraged
Shared by: Allan Quak on Feb, 2013
Summary: Some days we look at our efforts for the kingdom and we get discouraged because we do not see the fruit happening. We try hard but get little. In those situations God encourages us.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Haggai 2:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,035
Harry M. Ford Jr avatar
How do You See it Now & Was it Worth It?
Shared by: Harry M. Ford Jr on Apr, 2012
Summary: The sermon deals with life after the fall, an after you have tried to rebuild. What does the rebuilt body look like after a sickness, the rebuilt marriage after you try again, more importantly was it worth it?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Haggai 2:3-4
Views: 664
Brian Bill avatar
God Wins
Shared by: Brian Bill on Feb, 2012
Summary: If you want to win join God's team. This sermon is a first-person narrative of Zerubbabel.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Haggai 2:20-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,303
Brian Bill avatar
Waiting for Blessings
Shared by: Brian Bill on Feb, 2012
Summary: Blessings come after obedience. We are blessed when we obey but we don't always see it right away.
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,774
Brian Bill avatar
Don't Look Back
Shared by: Brian Bill on Jan, 2012
Summary: Put the past behind if you want to move ahead.
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,738
Wayne Lawson avatar
How Does It Look To You Now?
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Nov, 2011
Summary: There was no way they could restore the temple to its former glory; it would be nothing in comparison to King Solomon’s temple. It is at this point that God began to teach them, it is not about how impressive the Sanctuary is.
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Haggai 2:3-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,755
Mike Fogerson avatar
What the World Needs Now pt. 3
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Sep, 2011
Summary: Haggai challenges the Temple builders to carefully measure their hearts as they raise the walls.
Scripture: Haggai 2:10-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 549
Bobby Stults avatar
God's Promise
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Sep, 2011
Summary: God called for obedience from the people and leaders, but God promises blessing to those who are willing. In this passage, Zerubbabel is promised by God that He would shake all of heaven and earth to protect and bless him if he would remain obedient to Go
Scripture: Haggai 2:20-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,089
Bobby Stults avatar
God's Calling to Obedience
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Aug, 2011
Summary: God warns the people that their holiness is not based on them or what they can do, but it comes directly from Him.God calls them to a submission and obedience which He blesses... but will not bless if that obedience is not sustained.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Haggai 2:10-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,351
Bobby Stults avatar
... And then God showed up
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Aug, 2011
Summary: The Jews were fearful that their disobedience in not rebuilding the Temple was going to put them back into exile, but in their repentance they see a loving and forgiving God that absolutely blows their mind!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Haggai 2:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,542
Mike Fogerson avatar
What The World Needs Now Is A Word From God
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Aug, 2011
Summary: Changing Your Attitude Altars Your Altitude
Scripture: Haggai 2:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,772
Jack Woodard avatar
LESSONS FROM HAGGAI
Shared by: Jack Woodard on Jul, 2011
Summary: From the Prophet Haggai and the Nation of Judah we learn some solemn lessons for time and eternity.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Haggai 1:1-2:23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,028