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INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF HAGGAI
The Book of Haggai, also called or known as The Prophecy of Aggeus, the 10th of 12 Old Testament books that bear the names of the Minor Prophets. Haggai was a prophet to the Jews who had returned from the Exile in Babylon. His ﬁrst task was to force them to see where their hearts and priorities really lay. He urged them to do what they should have done from the start: to rebuild the temple with a willing heart. To these admonitions he added the promise of God to be with them. With this promise, the people could return to their ﬁrst enthusiasm and carry out God’s purposes for them. Then their worship would be joyful and sincere. Much is not known about the book of Haggai on the time the book was written, However, Haggai gave us very detailed information about the dates of his ministry by linking it to the second year of King Darius of Persia, and also to the annual festivals of Israel. His first oracle was delivered on August 29, the second on October 17, and the last two on December 18 -- all in the year 520 B.C.
BIBLICAL OUTLINE OF THE BOOK OF HAGGAI.
Haggai helped the Jewish people to do a lot of things including rebuilding of the temple of Jerusalem. Below is an outline to help you read and cover the whole book of Haggai.
Call to build: The Absence of a Temple (1:1-1:15)
The Glory of the Temple (2:1-9)
Call to continue: The Purity of the Temple (2:10-19)
The Coming Messiah: Zerubbabel’s power (2:20-23)
Haggai’s two chapters contain five messages. Cyrus, king of Persia, allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem. They got off to a good start worshiping God, but after 16 years, the temple still wasn’t completed. In 520 B.C. Babylon had been overthrown by the Persians, and King Cyrus of Persia had given the Israelites freedom to return to their land nineteen years earlier. Although many stayed in Babylon because of the lives they had established for themselves there, many returned to Jerusalem to reestablish homes and businesses. Haggai ministered to those returnees who, despite their labor, were suffering from crop failure. Haggai encouraged the restored people that their future was indeed bright, but advised them to set God's work in order before they attended any further to their own. Following Haggai's instructions, the people set out to rebuild the temple.
The Temple—When God was angry with Israel, he told His servant Moses to go on and enter the land of promise without Him. Moses refused, knowing that it was God's presence that made the holy land holy, and that without Him in their midst they could look forward to no special blessing. Haggai, too, realized that God's temple was the highest priority for Israel's success, and quickly made provisions so that God would again have a dwelling-place among His people. In the New Testament, God calls us His temple (1 Cor 3:16; 6:19; 2 Cor 6: 16) and promised that He would dwell wherever His people gathered (Matthew 18:20). And just as Israel's primary responsibility was to build a glorious temple for their God, so we are called to build His Church not with pure gold and precious stones but with pure hearts that praise and serve Him.
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Did you know that even though the Book of Haggai is best remembered for the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem and other prophetic questions and answers, in it is also a salvation message of hope in the future? The New Testament teaches on the Temple of the Lord which God revealed through Prophet Haggai. When Haggai writes “The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former” (2:9), he is certainly referring to the reconstructed temple Herod would enlarge. When Jesus set foot inside, the presence of the incarnate God ﬁlled that “latter temple” with the glory of which Haggai spoke. Beyond this prophet’s words, we also see the Messiah represented in one of Haggai’s peers whom we meet in the book. Zerubbabel is the governor of Judah after the exiles return. Based on what the Lord has told him to say, Haggai declares that Zerubbabel will become the signet ring of the Most High. In other words, he will be the proof of God’s authority. Although Jesus will be the eventual Signet, Zerubbabel becomes the center of the Messianic line for a time. Like a king’s ring, he seals both the pre-exilic and postexilic branch of David’s lineage together.