Tag - Haggai

Please, I’ve Got This!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Haggai 2:8 “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine,” declares the Lord Almighty. O-bservation: This happened when God’s people were in the process of rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem. God sent word through the prophet Haggai to the governor of Judah, Zerubbabel, and the high priest Joshua. This was another Joshua, not the one who conquered Jericho many years before. He asked the people to consider their ways because they were living in paneled homes while the temple of the Lord lay in waste. In this passage, the Lord says, “What are you...

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It’s Only Going To Get Better!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Haggai 2:9 “‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty.” O-bservation: Here the prophet Haggai spoke of the temple that was rebuilt by Zerubbabel and then torn down and rebuilt by King Herod during the time Jesus walked the earth. Jesus tells us that He taught in this very temple daily (Mt. 26:55). It matters not that Solomon had built the most extravagant temple in the history of the world;...

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You Need A Prophet

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Ezra 6:14 So the elders of the Jews continued to build and prosper under the preaching of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah, a descendant of Iddo. O-bservation: Ezra, the priest of Israel, reported that during the rebuilding of the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem the elders continued to build and to prosper because they were being preached to by the prophets Haggai and Zechariah. A-pplication: Upon their return to Jerusalem, after 70 years in Babylonian captivity, the people of Judah began to turn back toward the Lord. Before Ezra returned to Jerusalem, the people were...

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His Promise Still Stands

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Haggai 2:5 This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear. O-bservation: In the previous verse, the Lord spoke through the prophet Haggai to Zurabbabel, the governor of Judah, and Joshua, the high priest, telling them to, “Be strong and work, for I am with you.” This was the same promise God had given many years before to Moses and Joshua when he brought them out of Egypt in pursuit of the Promised Land. A-pplication: There’s right at a thousand years separating Moses,...

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A Heart For HIS House

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Haggai 1:9 “You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” declares the Lord Almighty. “Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house.” O-bservation: Through the Prophet Haggai, the Almighty brings a righteous accusation. He tells the people of Israel that they've taken care of their own houses, but left His House in shambles. A-pplication: The house of the Lord, wherever we find it, is a meeting place with God. That's what altars were before there...

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