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The Promised Glory of the New House...
In the seventh month, on the twenty-first of the month, the word of YHWH came by Haggai the prophet, saying,
'Speak, please, to Zerubbabel son of She'alti'el, governor of Yehudah, and to Yehoshua son of Yehotsadaq, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people, saying,
'Who is there left among you who saw this House in its former esteem? And how do you see it now? Is it not in your eyes as naught when compared to it?
'And now, be strong, Zerubbabel,' declares YHWH. 'And be strong, Yehoshua, son of Yehotsadaq, the high priest. And be strong, all you people of the land,' declares YHWH, 'and work. For I am with you,' declares YHWH of hosts -
the Word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Mitsrayim, and My Spirita is remaining in your midst, do not fear!'
'For thus said YHWH of hosts, 'Once more, in a little while, and I am shaking the heavens and earth, the sea and dry land.
'And I shall shake all the nations, and they shall come to the Delight of all the nations, and I shall fill this House with esteem,' said YHWH of hosts.
'The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,' declares YHWH of hosts.
'Let the esteem of this latter House be greater than the former,' said YHWH of hosts. 'And in this place I give peace,' declares YHWH of hosts.'
Blessings for a Defiled People...
On the twenty-fourth of the ninth month, in the second year of Dareyawesh, the word of YHWH came unto Haggai the prophet, saying,
'Thus said YHWH of hosts, 'Now, ask the priests concerning the Torah, saying,
'If one bears set-apart meat in the fold of his garment, and with the edge he touches bread or stew, or wine or oil, or any food, is it set-apart?''' And the priests answered and said, 'No.'
And Haggai said, 'If someone defiled by a dead body touches any of these, is it defiled?' And the priests answered and said, 'It is defiled.'
And Haggai answered and said, ''So is this people, and so is this nation before Me,' declares YHWH, 'and so is every work of their hands. And whatever they bring near there is defiled.
'But now, please consider, from this day onward: Before a stone was laid on a stone in the Hekal of YHWH,
since those days - one came to a heap of twenty ephahs, and there were ten; one came to the winepress to draw out fifty baths from the press, and there were twenty -
'I smote you with blight and mildew and hail in all the labours of your hands, and their was none of you with Me,' declares YHWH.
'Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the Hekal of YHWH was laid, consider it:
'Is the seed yet in the storehouse? And until now the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit! From this day on I shall bless you!''
Zerubbabel the LORD YHWH`s Signet Ring...
And a second time the word of YHWH came to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, saying,
'Speak to Zerubbabel, the governor of Yehudah, saying, 'I am shaking the heavens and earth.
'And I shall overturn the throne of reigns. And I shall destroy the might of the gentile reigns, and overturn the chariots and their riders. And the horses and their riders shall come down, each by the sword of his brother.
'In that day,' declares YHWH of hosts, 'I shall take you, Zerubbabel My servant, son of She'alti'el,' declares YHWH, 'and shall make you as a signet, for I have chosen you,' declares YHWH of hosts.'