Haggai 30

This post is Day 30 in a series of studies about “Haggai”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Haggai – Day 30

Haggai 2:20-22

The word of the Lord came to Haggai a second time on the twenty-fourth day of the month: Tell Zerubbabel, governor of Judah that I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. I will overturn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms. I will overthrow chariots and their drivers; horses and their riders will fall, each by the sword of his brother.

The Thought

This message was clearly to be given to Zerubbabel as a personal encouragement because of some of the things he had been praying for, but others must have heard it too. Many of us have been in meetings when a prophetic word is given to a specific person. Sometimes those people are embarrassed, often because of their own reactions, but also because of the message the prophet delivers. It takes a lot of discernment for people who give prophetic words to do so “correctly”! There is no right and wrong way to deliver a prophetic word. Prophets must be totally submitted to the Lord, and sensitive to the people listening.

The Old Testament prophet Amos declares: Surely the sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets (Amos 3:7). And in the following verse he speaks of the compulsion that a true prophet has to obey: The Sovereign Lord has spoken – who can but prophesy?

In the good advice that Paul gave to the Corinthian church, he included the following verse: Follow the way of love, and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy (1 Corinthians 14:1). How sad that many churches today teach that the spiritual gifts died with the apostles!


Read 1 Corinthians 14:1-12 today, and consider the spiritual gifts that are active in your church group. Pray for more of them to be evident, and to be more widely used than they are at present.

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