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Haggai 2.-5 Encouragement of God

Haggai 2.-5 Encouragement of God

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Haggai

Haggai 2: 1 - 4

Vs1 In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying, Vs2 Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying,

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Vs3 Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? Vs4 Yet 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:

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Vs5 According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.

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1. He Confirms – the Fact Vs 3

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2. His Concern – their Feelings. Vs
3. He Considers – the Future Vs 3

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4. His Challenge – to Face it – Vs 4 5. His Charge – to Function Vs 4
6. His Comfort – Fear not Vs 4

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o 1. He Confirms – the Fact Vs 3 n Vs3 Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not f in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? Yet i  God does not hide the facts – He confirms it is r  Unlike man who would try to dilute – to reduce the impact. m s

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o 2. His Concern – their Feelings. Vs 3 Vs3 Who is left among you that saw this house in n her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not c in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? e r n  Don’t you feel it is nothing? I know how you feel.

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o  Ex 3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, n and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; c  Ps 56:8 David says, Thou tellest my e wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? r  Jn 14:1 Let not your hear be troubled … n

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o  Heb 4:15 For we have not a High Priest who cannot be touched with the feeling of our n infirmities

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3. He Considers – the Future Vs 3
Hag 2:3 ….. How do you see it now? ……  The Old – wept; The Young –rejoiced.  Presently disappointed & discouraged.  1Sam 16:7 for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

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 Ish 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.  The Lord considers neither the past nor the present – but considers the future.

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Encouragement Phil 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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4. His Challenge – Face it – Vs 4
    …. Yet now be strong ….. He does not reduce the feeling of weakness. He said I will take pleasure – will be glorified. But wants us to face the situation.

C Encouragement h  Ps 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because a of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the l enemy and the avenger. l e  1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and n God hath chosen the weak things of the world g to confound the things which are mighty; e

C Encouragement h  2Co 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in a persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for l when I am weak, then am I strong. l e  Heb 11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of n weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in g fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. e

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5. His Call – Face it Now – Vs 4

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…. Yet now be strong ….. His call is for now. Not for tomorrow. it comes to his work it is for now. His call is always for the present Ro 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

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 2Cor 6:2 … (Isa 49:8) …. behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.  It means there is ‘unacceptable time’ also.  Heb 3:15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.  Num 14:40 – Delay by one day – 40 years lost.

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h ….. Be strong …… and work …….. a  To function which ever work you are doing. r
 Here again Zerubabbel without his title.  When it comes to work we are at equal level.  We all have to function – no one is exempt.

6. His Charge – Function Vs 4

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 David gave charge to Solomon concerning building the temple: 1 Chron. 28:20 Be strong and courageous, and do the work ……

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h ….. fear ye not …….. a  When we are in the Lord’s work according to r
His mind we need not fear  Gospels is full of ‘Fear not’ Mt 1; Mt 28  When we are at his work according to his direction then He gives us the calmness.

6. His Comfort – Fear not Vs 5

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 How can one be strong in the midst of adverse circumstance? Vs 4: …. Be strong …. for ……  The Lord gives them --- reason why they can be strong and without fear.

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