Haggai reminds them that their presence in the Promised Land doesn't make everything they do holy. The completion of the temple will be marked by an earth-shaking event that shall signal to the nations of the world to come to the temple (verses 6-7). (f) Meaning all spiritual blessings and felicity purchased by Christ; Php 4:7. His goal was to encourage the builders by giving a word of hope. First peace between God and man, then between man and God, then between man and man (Isa 2:4; Ho 2:18; Zec 9:10). Yea, even the command of king Darius Hystaspes to his vicegerent, which no doubt reached Jerusalem after our prophecy had been uttered, not only to allow the work at this house of God to continue, but also to deliver to the elders of Judah what was required for the building as well as for the requirements of the daily sacrificial worship out of the moneys raised by taxation on this side the river (Ezra 6:6-10), may at any rate be regarded as a pledge of the certain fulfilment of the divine promise uttered by Haggai. 4. Haggai's second prophecy began with the Lord asking the returning remnant three questions. 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. Jarchi & Kimchi in Hagg. It is that "peace" mentioned at the conclusion of Haggai 2:9. fol. "The new covenant," he says, "which was established by the Lord in His incarnation, was not at first a blessing to Israel, but to the heathen world. This first took place with the coming of Christ, and that not in the fact that Jesus visited the temple and taught in it, and as the incarnate Logos, in whom the "glory of Jehovah" that filled the temple of Solomon dwelt in its truest essence as δόξα ὡς μονογενοῦς παρὰ πατρός, glorified the temple of stone with His presence, but by the fact that Christ raised up the true temple of God not built with human hand (John 2:19), i.e., that He exalted the kingdom of God shadowed forth in the temple at Jerusalem to its true essence. 520-516) after the Babylonian Exile. The prophet lays stress upon the brevity of the time, for the purpose of comforting. But whilst the honour paid to the temple of Zerubbabel on the part of the heathen and heathen princes by the presentation of sacrifices and dedicatory offerings must not be overlooked, as preludes to the promised filling of this house with the riches of the Gentiles, we must not look to this outward glorification of the temple at Jerusalem for the true fulfilment of our prophecy, even if it had exceeded Solomon's temple in glory. "The Dayspring from on high visited us, to guide our feet into the way of peace." He would extend Isaiah 66:12 "peace to her like a river:" the good things of the Gospel was "the publishing of peace" Isaiah 52:7. Vid. Meaning of Haggai. His attempt shows how the eyes of the Jews were fixed on this prophecy, then when it was about to be fulfilled. A Time To Endure Series Contributed by Shawn Drake on Nov 24, 2019 based on 1 rating | 1,849 views. The Hebrew prophet Haggai wrote about B.C. Haggai 2:1-9 New King James Version (NKJV) The Coming Glory of God’s House. Without the Temple, the priests could not fulfil their duties and the sacrificial offerings to the Lord could not be reinstated. And whilst the stone-temple at Jerusalem built by Zerubbabel and splendidly finished by Herod fell into ruins, because the Jews had rejected their Saviour, and crucified Him, this has been carried on through the spread of the kingdom of God among the nations of the earth, and will be completed at the end of the course of this world; not, however, by the erection of a new and much more glorious temple in Jerusalem, but in the founding of the new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God upon the new earth, after the overthrow of all the powers of the world that are hostile to God. "Even then there were forebodings that the time of this empire would soon be accomplished, and the rapid conquests of Alexander gave fulfilment to this foreboding. Political intrigues had stopped the rebuilding of the Temple, and the enthusiasm of the first return had died away in the face of prolonged difficulties. Between this third utterance and the fourth (Haggai 2:10-19) intervenes Zechariahâs exhortation to repentance (Zechariah 1:2-6) uttered in the eighth month. 8), the Parthians (Josephus, Ant. 1) Who is left among you who saw this temple in its former glory? Chagai prophesies of a time when all the nations of the world will recognize Hashem, Whose glory rests on the Beit Hamikdash in Yerushalayim (ירושלים). These small group studies of Haggai contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, teaching points, and applications. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. "What Scripture says, 'and in this place I will give peace,' is opposed to their interpretation. The manner in which he strained every nerve to fulfil the words "the glory will be greater," is evident from 3, where it is stated that "he laid out larger sums of money upon them than had been done before him, till it seemed that no one else had so greatly adorned the temple as he had done."). Haggai 2:6-9 The Desire of the Nations . (m) T. Hieros. Haggai (/ ˈ h æ ɡ aɪ /; Hebrew: חַגַּי – Ḥaggay; Koine Greek: Ἀγγαῖος; Latin: Aggaeus) was a Hebrew prophet during the building of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, and one of the twelve minor prophets in the Hebrew Bible and the author of the Book of Haggai.He is known for his prophecy in 520 BCE, commanding the Jews to rebuild the Temple. when the Babylonians, led by Nebuchadnezzar, sacked Jerusalem, destroyed the temple, killed many of the people, and led most of the rest into exile in Babylonia. 9. He whom God has called to the government has gold and silver enough. If we look at the thought itself which is expressed in this form, it is the following: The Lord will one day exalt His kingdom, which is so deeply degraded and despised, to a glory which will far surpass the glory of the kingdom of God at the time of Solomon, and that by the fact that all the heathen nations will dedicate their possessions to it. This is the 3rd sermon in the "A Time To..." series from Haggai. And even his power, which seemed destined to last for ever, very speedily succumbed to the lot of all temporal things. and 3) Does it not seem to you like nothing in comparison? Despite the edict of the great king Cyrus, after Israel's 70 year-long captivity in Babylon, the temple of the Lord continued to lie into disrepair.