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Date is the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Lev. 23:34-43). Solomonâs Temple had been dedicated at this feast in 1 Kings 8:2. On this day of the feast Jesus offers living water (John 7:37).

I. Godâs Presence (vs. 1-5)

A. Haggai new comparison would bring discouragement

1. Ecc. 7:10, "Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this." We are not wise to compare ÎBe strongâ 3x coupled with Îand workâ

1. David uses same words to Solomon (1 Chron. 28:10,20)

2. Tasks were different

a. Materials were scarce

b. Threat of persecution

c. Less in number

4. The same God would supply what was needed

1. Zechariah 4:6, "Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts"

2. 'I am with youâ (vs. 4-5)

III. Godâs Power (vs. 6-8)

A. ÎShaking of the nationsâ

1. Often speaks prophetically of political turmoil

2. Proverbs 8:15, "By me kings reign, and princes decree justice"

C. ÎDesire of all nationsâ

1. Word is Îwealthâ

A. Herod & Gentile $ renovated the Temple inn Jesusâ day

B. Herodâs Temple was more glamorous than Solomonâs

C. Ultimate fulfillment in the gathering of the treasures of the nations after the 2nd coming of Christ (Rev. 21:26)

2. Dual prophecy

a. Grammar of verse denotes personal reference

b. Jesus will return to the Temple by way of the Eastern Gate

c. Zech. 14:1-9 READ

d. Godâs house will be filled with glory

I. Godâs Peace (vs. 9b)

A. Grammar same as above

1. ÎPeaceâ is used with a masculine personal pronoun

2. Prince of Peace ö Isaiah 60:18-20 READ

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