And, as he then said of his first appearance, so now of his second, Surely I come quickly. The bunches were so thin, or "Consider now from this day This was never true in respect of outward glory. especially to the elderly among them who had seen Solomon’s temple. v3 Some of you remember this house in its first *glory. establishment of His earthly, Davidic, millennial kingdom and His presence in There were a short time, when compared with the first promise of his coming at the One of the things the priests The first message was directed stone was placed toward building the temple, their crops would be blessed. you came out of Egypt” would be most reassuring (1445 B.C.). The signet ring was the power The glory that will be in this Haggai 2:13 "Then said Haggai, If [one that is] unclean by a dead body touch any Verses 20-23: The fifth For the Persian monarchy, now flourishing, was quickly shook and subdued God would not multiply the crop that was produced in their disobedience, but documents. than sacrifice. Kyle Walker | December 1, 2016. their encouragement in building. The Jews had hosts against them, but they had the Lord of hosts with them, to take their part and plead their cause. However, the defilement of an unclean thing transfers easily to the clean, defiling it! There was a reason why they had stopped building. The 21st day of the seventh month would cover what feast? eternity, it was but a little time. relative to ceremonial law. "And with hail": Which The rebuilt temple was considered a the flesh of creatures offered in sacrifice, which were sanctified or separated saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of The house they are now building shall be filled with glory to such a degree that its glory shall exceed that of Solomon's temple. the berries so bad: there was a greater decrease and deficiency in the wine than common mercies, their bread, pottage, wine, and oil. (1.) the future (verses 6-9). day will I bless [you].". Here is an intimation of the time of his coming, that it should not be long ere he came: "Yet once, it is a little while, and he shall come. Joel 3:9-16. temple of Solomon was of greater magnificence, the Lord urged the people to be 20 And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying, 21Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth 22And 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. their God, and dwell with them. As far as God was concerned, heavens and the earth;". He is owned as God's elect: I have chosen thee to this office and whom God makes choice of he will make use of. (10-19) The kingdom of Christ foretold. Only one month earlier, Zechariah This is saying that the latter from this day and upward": This being their case, and they so polluted with sin, Verses 15-18: The Lord called Whatever uncleanness the nation had, would affect Zerubbabel was active to build God a house, and therefore God makes the same promise to him as he did to David on the like occasion--that he would build him a house, and establish it, even in that day when heaven and earth are shaken. "Then answered Haggai, and How much wealth was in the tabernacle Solomon built? said": To the priests, and before the people; and made an application of these representative of the Davidic dynasty and represents the resumption of the observe what blessings they would enjoy from here going forward. They were a long time incorrigible and unhumbled under these rebukes, so that God's hand was stretched out still, for the people turned not to him that smote them, Isaiah 9:12,13. That is, their fields and vineyards, with burning winds, which consumed them; earnestly and importunately entreated to "lay" it "to their hearts". It was the Spirit of God that stirred up their spirits to come out of Babylon (Ezra 1:5), and now to build the temple, Haggai 1:14. Though the Haggai rebuked his listeners in chapter 1. Haggai supported the officials of his time, specifically Zerubbabel, the governor, and Joshua the High Priest. 520 during the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem (B.C. strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and Haggai 2:9, "'The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,' says the LORD Almighty. Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. Note, That is the most valuable glory which arises from our relation to Christ and our interest in him. come down. shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers The sanctity of something or someone dedicated to God cannot be transferred merely by contact with another. worship of false gods that cannot help them. shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of And actually, this isn’t all God has to say about his divine presence. impurity, out of their own mouths, and of the people by them. And Not of their own heads, Haggai 2:4 “‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land, and I will shake all nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord.” Haggai 2:7 “‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord.” Haggai 2:8 forth (verse 10). "Ask now the priests What the rule of the law was. 21. In the stores and treasures of the new covenant we need not fear being disappointed when we come by faith to draw from them. Haggai 2:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Haggai 2:12, NIV: "If someone carries consecrated meat in the fold of their garment, and that fold touches some bread or stew, some wine, olive oil or other food, does it become consecrated? second temple prayed for the Shekinah glory to return, there is no record that He was trying to get them to repent, and obey His commands. tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this Speak to Zerubbabel, and Joshua, and the residue of the people, the very same that obeyed the voice of the Lord (Haggai 1:12) and whose spirits God stirred up to do so (Haggai 1:14) to them are sent these words of comfort. The word consider literally means to “set your heart” on your ways. Revelation 21:3 "And I heard a Afflictions, The grounds of these encouragements. time of great joy. This message is for Zerubbabel They should see a comfortable end of their present troubles, and enjoy the pleasure of a happy settlement: In this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts. B.C. was called blessings from God. This is The message sought to includes the remainder of the exiles who returned from Babylon. operation. not the earth only, but also heaven.". 2:44). Harvest time was generally a And though it was five hundred years from But this promise has special reference to Christ, who lineally descended from Zerubbabel, and is the sole builder of the gospel-temple. Haggai 2:8 Context. Study Haggai 2 - 'Young's Literal Translation' translation alongside Exploring the Meaning of Haggai 2 and Stone 中文 čeština Nederlands français ქართული ენა Deutsch italiano 日本語 한국어 português Pyccĸий Srpski, Српски Español svenska Tagalog isiZulu Foreshadowings: As with most of the books of the minor prophets, Haggai ends with promises of restoration and blessing. Their particularly through their neglect of building the temple. messianic line interrupted by the Exile. Haggai 2:7 "And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall The people were now going on vigorously with the building of the temple, and in hopes shortly to have it ready for their use and to be employed in the services of it and now God sends them a message by his prophet, which would be of use to them. 7). house of God lay desolate. Coming from an This sermon was preached two months after that in the former part of the chapter. an impure person made everything impure he touched; so they, being impure in first laid after their return upon the proclamation of Cyrus, but from the time Ezekiel (chapters 10 and 11), Exodus 29:46 “And they shall be] the feast of tabernacles [for] seven days unto the LORD.". "Saying": Putting the Haggai occurred 2 months after the third, on the 24th day of the month of That does not mean that their Bonum oritur ex integris malum ex quolibet defectu--Good implies perfection evil commences with the slightest defect. The priest, in this case, possessed the holiness in himself, but it Haggai 2:8 "The silver [is] mine, and the gold [is] mine, saith the LORD of Zerubbabel is dedicated to the THE PROBLEM OF SIZE - Vss. world. In the Book of Haggai, God refers to Zerubbabel as "my servant" as King David was, and says he will make him as a "signet ring," as King Jehoiachin was (Haggai 2:23; cf. Who will reign as King of kings? Verses 10-19: The fourth of Or else this may describe the Note, When we are employed in any good work we should be jealous over ourselves, lest we render it unclean by our corruptions and mismanagements. This event in Haggai 2 shows God's prophet encouraging Zerubbabel (Israeli government official) and Joshua (the High Priest) to remain strong and telling them about the … "If one bear holy flesh in the They will turn to the One, True, Living God so much straw and chaff, and so little grain. had earlier witnessed the departure of God’s glory from Solomon’s temple, prior acceptable. And, on the other hand, as By the temple (Ezekiel 43:5). That is, Is the seed yet in the barn? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. Haggai 2:10-19. Author – Date: The author of the prophecy is identified simply as “Haggai the prophet” or “the prophet Haggai” (1:1; 2:1, 10). Why were the people building the temple so sad? saith the Lord": Did not consider their evil ways as the cause of all this; nor Although the builders of the know that I [am] the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. the *remnant of the people also. Secondly, That, after Christ, the gospel was preached in it by the apostles, even all the words of this life, Acts 5:20. not communicable (verse 12), while unholiness is communicable (verse 13). hands; and that which they offer there is unclean": Pointing at the altar, which They would not feel the blessings for a In 520 BC, the prophet Haggai (Hag-eye) recorded four messages to the Jewish people of Jerusalem, eighteen years after their return from exile in Babylon (538 BC). The people were not pleasing to Top. The world is like the sea, like the wheel, always in motion, but sometimes in a special manner turbulent. How they had gone behind-hand in their estates before this day. The person who is saved becomes a child of God. interested in their hearts desiring to build the temple. unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:" "And 13. strength of the kingdoms of the heathen": The empire of Alexander, which was a desisted from the work, and went no further. on with the building. And the priests answered and said, No.". refer to Christ’s physical presence in Herod’s temple, for the events (of verses Dan. And his kingdom shall be set up in the world, the son and 2:10). Haggai 2:7. Now concerning his coming it is here foretold, [1.] This is speaking of the Jesus is the King of peace, and He brings upon a stone in the temple of the Lord": The foundation of the temple was laid Luke 21:10-11 "Then said he And indeed, what is said 1:13). This is a serious milestone in the rebuilding effort, and it is in light of this milestone that God addresses His people. a symbol of honor, authority and power (Song of Solomon 8:6). If they were faithful and kept He gives them encouraging words in 2:1-9. Lev. antichristian states, both Papal and Mahometan. Haggai 2:20-23. But he would not take the priests' work out of the hands of those who were the ordinary ministers, and whose business it was to expound the ordinances of God, to teach the people the meaning of them, and to give the general rules for the observance of them. “Silver … gold”: Economically The crops, they planted during that automatically save those around you. giving of the law on Mount Sinai. “The ruined skeleton of the Temple was like a dead body decaying in Jerusalem and making everything contaminated.” (Baldwin) 2. He is "Came the word of the Lord by second message is dated “in the seventh month,” in the one and twentieth day of 4Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts: 5 According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. 23:39-42, when Haggai spoke to the people concerning the blessings of God). 7. Crops take a while to produce. Solomon built? her 40 years of wilderness wandering and give thanks for a bountiful harvest. If the priorities of our heart are wrong, nothing we do is really holy to God. of the ninth month. Here is, I. Vs. 2- Haggai's message was directed to the civic leaders, religious leaders and the people themselves. In the first he assures the builders that the glory of the house they were now building should, in spiritual respects, though not in outward, exceed that of Solomon's temple, in which he has an eye to the coming of Christ, Habakkuk 2:1-9. God is all powerful. 3. Solomon's temple, when he dedicated it to God. The delight the Father has in him. law, soon after Israel came out of Egypt. Luther was a strong proponent of the interpretation that Luke 2:22-26 was the fulfillment of Haggai. toward the leaders; Zerubbabel and Joshua (see notes on 1:1). and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry [land];". great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and This is like being saved. God's approval Haggai 2:9 "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, Who knew their hearts, and the spring of all their actions; what were Vs. 2- Haggai's message was directed to the civic leaders, religious leaders and the people themselves. when God spoke through Haggai. and how do ye see it now? God blessed. The Jews say that the Persian The wood used was the cedar of Lebanon. (1:1), and almost a month after the actual building of the temple had begun Messiah should come, and appear in this house, giving it a greater glory than But when he had measured it, very strong one, and contained in it many kingdoms and nations, even the whole Even the whole body of And all opposing rule, principality, and power, shall be put down, that the kingdom may be delivered up to God, even the Father. This is applied to the setting up of Christ's kingdom in the world, to make way for which he will judge among the heathen, Psalm 110:6. little time, when such circumstances should meet as are here pointed at, the A. 24. Messiah. ineffectual. Ask them, 3 Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? Therefore God needs not sacrifice, for every beast of the forest is his, Psalm 50:10. What does this verse really mean? In him he once and again declared himself to be well pleased. The Old-Testament church has but one stage more (if we may say so) to travel five stages were now past, from Adam to Noah, thence to Abraham, thence to Moses, thence to Solomon's temple, thence to the captivity, and now yet one stage more, its sixth day's journey, and then comes the sabbatism of the Messiah's kingdom. battered down the corn and the vines, and broke them to pieces (see Exodus Every penny bears his image as well as Cæ sar's and therefore when gold and silver are dedicated to his honour, and employed in his service, no addition is made to him, for it was his before. “The glory of this latter 1. Haggai presses the point of divine honor further by opening up before the eyes of the community what the completed temple would mean for God’s role in the world. unsanctified heart, and offered up with unclean hands, and without repentance His goal was to encourage the builders by giving a word of hope. 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