The Book of Haggai is the 10th book among the 12 Minor
Prophets which are called "minor" because of their length, not because
of their importance. In that regard Haggai is "minor" indeed for it is
only two chapters long.
To those servants
of the Most High God who have "come out of Babylon" in these last days,
(Hopefully you are one) who
have graciously been given eyes to see and ears to hear. These
two chapters are of MAJOR importance for they
contain both instruction and admonition for the chosen builders of His
Temple, the many membered body of Jesus
we approach the feast of the final harvest in this flesh age, (YES,
the harvest of those souls who will receive eternal life at Christ's return!).
In fact, the name "Haggai" in Hebrew means "feast" or "my feast" and his work concerns the "feast" during the famine of these last days, i.e. the bringing forth of God's Word, i.e. the building of the temple before Jesus Christ returns.
You see, God will ask the question at the end of this Book,
Is the seed still in the barn?", meaning
has His Word been taken out and sown sufficiently for "harvest" for it
is soon time for Him to come and "shake the nations and the heavens" and
"overthrow the throne of kingdoms" (Haggai
If your preacher isn't teaching God's Word book by book, chapter by chapter and line by line, and rightly dividing the "Word of Truth", then you should perhaps be concerned about whose house he is really building.
Note: It is not being properly sown by most of the churches
in our land, so that leaves the task up to us, to see that it gets sown! We are to do our part in the building the many membered body of Jesus Christ prior to His return.
The majority of the people in the world are spiritually dead! Read Haggai and see what you can help do to change that.
Here is question #1 to the priests and preachers and teachers of "His Word":
Let's make this real simple for those who may not be familiar with the "shadows" of ceremonial law. No matter who we are or what sacrifice we make, neither you nor I have ANYTHING to do with the holiness of the bread or the pottage or the wine or the fruit or the oil, understanding of course what those things represent spiritually. So just because some priest or preacher handles the Word of God, that doesn't mean what he or she is teaching is the truth.Haggai 2:12
If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No.
On the contrary, a spiritually dead priest or preacher can surely pollute the Word of God and cause the sacrifice of others to be unclean.
 Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.
THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE LIVING IN THE WORLD IN THIS 21ST CENTURY ARE SPIRITUALLY DEAD! IF YOU ARE A LIVING CHRISTIAN; AND CARE, READ HAGGAI, ALL OF BOTH CHAPTERS, TO LEARN WHAT YOU CAN AND SHOULD DO TO HELP THAT SITUATION AND BRING THEM BACK TO LIFE. Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.
Let's listen to Jesus Christ expound upon what we are learning here in Haggai:
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
You know the rest of the story! Again, that foundation upon which we must build His house is Jesus Christ, the Word of God. Take Heed! Consider! Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
There is much being said here, but let us at least understand this on a simple level. Consider the time and where you go from here! Also, you who have eyes to see and ears to hear consider how things were before a stone was laid, i.e. before you "came out of confusion (Babylon)" as one like Zerubbabel, whose name means "sown or born in babel"! Remember?Haggai 2:15
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:
There wasn't much bread and wine produced, was there? You see, if one does not labor according to His ways, holding fast to His righteousness, i.e. His Holy Word, using the straight and true plumbline when building His house, just like Zerubbabel did which we shall learn about in Zech. 4:10 concerning God's elect, then the LORD will not bless you. Moreover, He will even curse the filthy "works of your hands". The next verse documents it for us. Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the pressfat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty.
Go ahead and "touch" the polluted bread and wine and oil and fruit from the hands of the unclean priests. God will send the pestilence and allow the "locusts" to come and consume all your gardens and vineyards and fig trees and olive trees. Take Heed! Consider! Which do you choose, Feast or Famine, Blessings or Cursings? Deut. 30:19 "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live." I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD.
I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
Again, consider, take heed, how things have been up to now! Think long and hard about it! Take personal inventory! How productive have the temple workers been? According to Rev. 7:1-4 we still have work to do and you know what? We learn from this great Book of Haggai that the LORD has promised to BE WITH US to the end and He has also promised to BLESS US if we do the job according to His will. You see, for God's elect, His servants, there need never be famine, for at His table there is always a "feast"! Do not participate in the famine of the end times! Eat heartily and then get to work (see Ezek. 3:1).Haggai 2:18
Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the LORD'S temple was laid, consider it.
 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.
Oh, there is one more beautiful message from the LORD to the "Zerubbabels" of the final generation to be understood and considered on this same day, the four and twentieth day of the month (which is obviously an important date seeing that it is repeated twice for emphasis).
And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying,
You know that when the LORD comes as King of kings and Lord of lords at the sound of the 7th Trump, He is going shake the heavens and the earth and overthrow the kingdoms of this world and the powers that be (horses, four hidden dynasties) along with their riders too, right? Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;
That's right, the kings and rulers of this world shall all submit their "crowns" unto Christ. He is taking over complete rulership of this earth from here on out, for ever and ever! And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.
And when He overthrows those kingdoms and nations He shall establish the eternal kingdom of God upon this earth.Rev. 11:15
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
The question is: "To whom do you suppose He is going to delegate His power and authority in that kingdom?" Rev. 5:10 "And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth."Daniel 2:44
And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
That's right, His "chosen ones" shall reign and rule.
A "signet" is a signature ring, i.e. the seal of a king. Have you been chosen to carry His seal? Are you one of God's elect chosen before the foundation of this world (Eph. 1:4)? Then you are blessed indeed. What a fulfilling future He has in store for you!Haggai 2:23
In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.
Remember though, there is a "sealing" to be done before that first resurrection takes place (Rev. 7:1-4)! So let us all be renewed through the words of Haggai and be about our Father's business!Rev. 20:6
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
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