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God wants us to be his temple

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.” (1...

Do God’s promises come true?

“Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I am about to shake the heavens and the earth, and to overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations … I will...

God changes us gradually

“On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet” (Haggai 2:10) At first glance, today’s verse does not seem very interesting. It just mentions...

Great visions

“For thus says the LORD of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in...

Word and Spirit

“My Spirit remains in your midst.” (Haggai 2:5) After reminding the people of the covenant promises that had been communicated to them by their forefathers, the Lord also promises that his Spirit will remain in their...

God’s everlasting covenant promises

“I am with you, declares the LORD of hosts, according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt.” (Haggai 2:4-5) When God says that He is with the people, He says that his presence is based on the...

Looking forward, not backward

“Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? … The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the LORD of hosts.”...

Living in God’s presence today

“Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not as nothing in your eyes? … Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the LORD. Work, for I am with you … My...

God is with us

“Then Haggai, the messenger of the LORD, spoke to the people with the LORD’s message, ‘I am with you, declares the LORD.’” (Haggai 1:13) Haggai has told the people that God wants them to “go up to the hills and...

The reason for an unfulfilled life

“Now, therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways. You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one...