Contributed on Sep 16, 2019
The people were discouraged at the modest structure of the new Temple as they started rebuilding it. God assured them of His presence, His promise, and His power. The future glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house.
Let’s recap. The Israelites came back from 70-years of captivity in Babylon. • They rebuilt the altar and started work on the Temple but the local Samaritans opposed them (cf. Ezra 3). • They were so discouraged they stopped work for some 16 years. Nothing was done to God’s house while they busy ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2019
God gave Zerubbabel, the leader of Judah, a prophetic word to give him hope and perspective. God will establish His Kingdom and no earthly powers can thwart it and He will bring in the King who will rule over His Kingdom, the Messiah.
The book of Haggai has FOUR messages for the people of God, to encourage them to return to the rebuilding of God’s house. • Today we will end this book with Haggai’s fourth and last message. - The first message was a wake-up call for them to return to God’s work. - The second message was an ...read more