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God through the prophet Haggai asks the question,
at the end of this Book,
to all the 21st century proclaiming Christians;
Haggai, "Is the seed still in the barn?"

The Book of Haggai is the 10th book among the 12 Minor Prophets which are called "minor"  because of their length, not because of their importance. In that regard Haggai is "minor" indeed for it is only two chapters long.

To those servants of the Most High God who have "come out of Babylon" in these last days, (Hopefully you are one) who have graciously been given eyes to see and ears to hear. These two chapters are of MAJOR importance for they contain both instruction and admonition for the chosen builders of His Temple, the many membered body of Jesus Christ, as we approach the feast of the final harvest in this flesh age, (YES, the harvest of those souls who will receive eternal life at Christ's return!).

In fact, the name "Haggai" in Hebrew means "feast" or "my feast" and his work concerns the "feast" during the famine of these last days, i.e. the bringing forth of God's Word, i.e. the building of the temple before Jesus Christ returns.

You see, God will ask the question at the end of this Book, 

"Haggai, Is the seed still in the barn?", meaning has His Word been taken out and sown sufficiently for "harvest" for it is soon time for Him to come and "shake the nations and the heavens" and "overthrow the throne of kingdoms" (Haggai 2:21-22)!

If your preacher isn't teaching God's Word book by book, chapter by chapter and line by line, and rightly dividing the "Word of Truth", then you should perhaps be concerned about whose house he is really building.

Note: It is not being properly sown by most of the churches in our land, so that leaves the task up to us, to see that it gets sown! We are to do our part in the building the many membered body of Jesus Christ prior to His return.

The majority of the people in the world are spiritually dead! Read Haggai and see what you can help do to change that.

Here is question #1 to the priests and preachers and teachers of "His Word":

Haggai 2:12
If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No.
Let's make this real simple for those who may not be familiar with the "shadows" of ceremonial law. No matter who we are or what sacrifice we make, neither you nor I have ANYTHING to do with the holiness of the bread or the pottage or the wine or the fruit or the oil, understanding of course what those things represent spiritually. So just because some priest or preacher handles the Word of God, that doesn't mean what he or she is teaching is the truth.

On the contrary, a spiritually dead priest or preacher can surely pollute the Word of God and cause the sacrifice of others to be unclean.

[13] Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.
The term "dead body" used here does not mean "dead corpse" but rather "dead soul", i.e. a spiritually dead person! (See note in the Companion Bible). That is the whole point, i.e. the people have become spiritually dead, as we shall see in the next verse when Haggai answers back.

Note: In the 37th chapter of Ezekiel, God uses graphic imagery to allow us to visualize this spiritually dead condition of our people. The prophet Ezekiel "sees" a valley full of "dry bones", symbolizing spiritually dead people, and he is told to teach "them dry bones" the Word of God, the breath of life, and life did enter into them and they stood up and lived (Ezek. 37:10). That valley is "this nation" (next vs. in Haggai), the true house of Israel. Ezekiel 37:11 "Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts." (Live Link)to-Ezekiel chapter 37

[14] Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.
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"So is this people" what? (Notice He does not call them "my people"... to emphasize that they are spiritually unclean indeed!) So is this people, this whole nation, a bunch of  "dead souls", i.e. spiritually dead. However, you can be sure they do not think they are spiritually dead and that they think their works, their polluted sacrifices upon the altar, will sanctify them and make them whole. The fact is though, if you do not build your house according to God's will, according to His Word, your good works become unclean, even iniquitous.

Let's listen to Jesus Christ expound upon what we are learning here in Haggai:

Matthew 7:21
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
These are not atheists nor people of other faiths or religions. These are present day pro-claiming Christians who say Lord, Lord, Praise the Lord. If you want to attend the wedding "feast" of the true Bridegroom, you had better carefully "consider" the words of Christ, even those He speaks through His servant Haggai.
[22] Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
People do many wonderful charitable works in the name of Christianity, but these poor spiritually "dead souls" do not "do the will of their Father". In fact, most are so Biblically illiterate they do not even know what His will is! That is not a criticism of our beloved brothers and sisters, but merely a statement of fact! Having never been taught, they do not know the difference between the holy and profane, between God's Word and the traditions of men! They have eaten the polluted fruit from the hands of so-called Christian ministers all their lives and they truly and sincerely think that their sacrifices and works will sanctify them. Consider what Jesus Christ will say to these hard working Christians "in that day", the day of His return!
[23] And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Again, these Christians do not believe that they are working iniquity. It is just that they are sorely deceived by priests and preachers who tell them Jesus is Lord all right but then proceed to pollute the Word of God with the UNCLEAN traditions of men! Is that not exactly what Christ said would happen in these last days?
Mark 13:5-6 "And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: [6] For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many." "Take heed" is "blepo" in Greek which means to "consider carefully". It is used 5 times in Mark 13 just as "consider" is used 5 times in the Book of Haggai whose message is to be wise and "consider carefully" your ways and the way in which you build God's house! You see, your foundation had better be built upon the Rock of His Word or you are in big trouble when the "mighty shakings" come!  (Live Link)to-"Take heed"

[24] Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
You know the rest of the story! Again, that foundation upon which we must build His house is Jesus Christ, the Word of God. Take Heed! Consider!
Haggai 2:15
And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:
There is much being said here, but let us at least understand this on a simple level. Consider the time and where you go from here! Also, you who have eyes to see and ears to hear consider how things were before a stone was laid, i.e. before you "came out of confusion (Babylon)" as one like Zerubbabel, whose name means "sown or born in babel"! Remember?
[16] Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the pressfat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty.
There wasn't much bread and wine produced, was there? You see, if one does not labor according to His ways, holding fast to His righteousness, i.e. His Holy Word, using the straight and true plumbline when building His house, just like Zerubbabel did which we shall learn about in Zech. 4:10 concerning God's elect, then the LORD will not bless you. Moreover, He will even curse the filthy "works of your hands". The next verse documents it for us.
[17] I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD.
Go ahead and "touch" the polluted bread and wine and oil and fruit from the hands of the unclean priests. God will send the pestilence and allow the "locusts" to come and consume all your gardens and vineyards and fig trees and olive trees. Take Heed! Consider! Which do you choose, Feast or Famine, Blessings or Cursings? Deut. 30:19 "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live."
Amos 4:9
I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
How does one turn to the LORD... by going to church and doing wonderful works in the name of Christ? NO! By turning to His WORD!
Haggai 2:18
Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the LORD'S temple was laid, consider it.
Again, consider, take heed, how things have been up to now! Think long and hard about it! Take personal inventory! How productive have the temple workers been? According to Rev. 7:1-4 we still have work to do and you know what? We learn from this great Book of Haggai that the LORD has promised to BE WITH US to the end and He has also promised to BLESS US if we do the job according to His will. You see, for God's elect, His servants, there need never be famine, for at His table there is always a "feast"! Do not participate in the famine of the end times! Eat heartily and then get to work (see Ezek. 3:1).
[19] Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.
You want to participate in His blessings?Again, the choice is yours... Feast or Famine! The work which lies ahead of us is to make sure the seed, His Word, is no longer left in the barn! We must take it out and make sure it gets sown and planted among our brothers and sisters! First however, we must make sure we study His Word and know the difference between that which is holy and that which is profane in order that we can discern between the clean and the unclean. Else how can we teach others?

Oh, there is one more beautiful message from the LORD to the "Zerubbabels" of the final generation to be understood and considered on this same day, the four and twentieth day of the month (which is obviously an important date seeing that it is repeated twice for emphasis).

Haggai 2:20
And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying,
[21] Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;
You know that when the LORD comes as King of kings and Lord of lords at the sound of the 7th Trump, He is going shake the heavens and the earth and overthrow the kingdoms of this world and the powers that be (horses, four hidden dynasties) along with their riders too, right?
[22] And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.
That's right, the kings and rulers of this world shall all submit their "crowns" unto Christ. He is taking over complete rulership of this earth from here on out, for ever and ever!
Rev. 11:15
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
And when He overthrows those kingdoms and nations He shall establish the eternal kingdom of God upon this earth.
Daniel 2:44
And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
The question is: "To whom do you suppose He is going to delegate His power and authority in that kingdom?" Rev. 5:10 "And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth."

That's right, His "chosen ones" shall reign and rule.

Haggai 2:23
In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.
A "signet" is a signature ring, i.e. the seal of a king. Have you been chosen to carry His seal? Are you one of God's elect chosen before the foundation of this world (Eph. 1:4)? Then you are blessed indeed. What a fulfilling future He has in store for you!
Rev. 20:6
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

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Remember though, there is a "sealing" to be done before that first resurrection takes place (Rev. 7:1-4)! So let us all be renewed through the words of Haggai and be about our Father's business!

Is the seed yet in the barn?

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Haggai 2:9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.
There will be peace because The Prince of Peace, The Desire of Nations, will be there. Did you know that the very last words in the Book of Ezekiel are "Yahveh Shammah" which means "the LORD is there" (Ezek. 48:35)? Thank you Father for your Word, in the name of Yeshua Messiah, Jesus the Christ. Amen.

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