The Jews generally were not diverted from looking on to Him who should come. 289-90, have already observed) with the intention of securing the fulfilment of Haggai's prophecy, in order to prevent the coming of the kingdom of God, his fear of which was that it would put an end to his earthly sway. "For whoever speaks to men, must speak of things according to a human method of thinking; or if he do not, he must make it clear that this is the case. The focus of Haggai's prophecy, is the rebuilding of the Temple. 7 And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. The full and final fulfilment of this magnificent prophecy is still future, for although the glory of the Lord entered the Temple when Jesus Himself visited, during His first advent, lasting peace in the holy city will only happen when the Prince of Peace returns in the clouds of glory and sets His feet on the mount of Olives, to bring in His Millennial Kingdom of peace and prosperity. Haggai 1:15-2:9 The People Obey the Lord. For the shakings of the heathen, by which their power will be broken and the dissolution of heathenism and of the ungodly power of the world will be effected, do not reach their end with the coming of Christ and the establishment of the Christian church: but just as the kingdom of the world maintains its standing by the side of the kingdom of heaven established by Christ upon the earth, until the return of our Lord to judgment; so does the shaking of the heathen and of the kingdoms of the nations continue till every power which rises against the Almighty God and His Christ is broken, and the world which has been thrown into confusion by the sin of men, and is made subject to corruptibility on their account, shall perish, and the new heaven and new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness, for which we are looking, shall be established (2 Peter 3:12-13). Again by Pompey (Josephus, Ant. (translation: English: Webster's Bible) "The new covenant," he says, "which was established by the Lord in His incarnation, was not at first a blessing to Israel, but to the heathen world. First peace between God and man, then between man and God, then between man and man (Isa 2:4; Ho 2:18; Zec 9:10). Temporal peace then was nothing, to be then given them, for they had it. This prompted Haggai's second prophecy... that the glory of the future Temple would surpass that of the previous one, "'The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,' says the LORD of hosts, 'and in this place I will give peace,' declares the LORD of hosts.". This was the sense in which the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Hebrews 12:26-27) understood our prophecy. 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, the latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. before it was destroyed by Titus and the Romans. Haggai 2 The Coming Glory of the Temple. Thus the promise covers the entire development of the kingdom of God to the end of days. 3. The prophet mentions at the very outset the utmost and the last that God will do, to clear away all existing hindrances to the completion of His kingdom in glory, and then passes on to the shakings of the world of nations which prepare the way for and lead on to this result, just as Micah in Micah 4:1-13 comes back from the most remote future to the less remote, and then to the immediate future. 'And in this place I will grant peace,' declares the LORD Almighty." The prophet lays stress upon the brevity of the time, for the purpose of comforting. Those five things, the absence whereof they felt, were connected with their atoning worhip or God's presence among them; "the ark with the mercy-seat and the cherubim, the Urim and Tummin, the fire from heaven, the Shechinah, the Holy Spirit." God sought to warn the people to heed His words. The manner in which he strained every nerve to fulfil the words "the glory will be greater," is evident from 3, where it is stated that "he laid out larger sums of money upon them than had been done before him, till it seemed that no one else had so greatly adorned the temple as he had done."). Nor can מעט היא be explained on the hypothesis that the measure of time here is not a human one, but the divine measure, according to which a thousand years are equal to one day. Taaniot, fol. Certainly there were some old men who had seen Solomon’s temple in its splendor. Even the predicted nearness of the time ("it is a little while") does not suit the exclusive reference to the establishment of the new covenant, or the founding of the Christian church. 13. Jud. What does this verse really mean? The glory of the temple of Solomon was, that in it the majesty of God appeared, veiling itself in a cloud: in this, that same Majesty showed itself, in very deed united with the Flesh, visible to sight: so that Jesus Himself said, John 14:9. 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. Here we learn that the prophecy began in September, 520 B.C.i. He called the people to 'consider your ways' and to 'be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.'. 160. Haggai reproves the Jews for neglecting the temple. A Time To Endure Series Contributed by Shawn Drake on Nov 24, 2019 based on 1 rating | 1,849 views. This glorification of the house of God commenced with the introduction of the kingdom of heaven, which Jesus Christ preached, and of which He laid the foundation in His church. (translation: World English Bible) And when He was born, the angels proclaimed Luke 2:14 "on earth peace, goodwill toward men" Luke 1:79. 15 b on the twenty-fourth day of the month, in the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king. ... Haggai 2:9(NASB) Verse Thoughts. If Koehler had put this clearly to his own mind, he would certainly have hesitated before he built up a view on the basis of an erroneous idea of the day of the Lord which necessarily leads to the denial not only of the divine prescience or the πρόγνωσιη τοῦ Θεοῦ, but also of the supernatural character of the old Testament prophecy.). For what the wise of blessed memory have said of the beauty of the house of Herod is in relation to the house which Zerubbabel built. The completion of the temple will be marked by an earth-shaking event that shall signal to the nations of the world to come to the temple (verses 6-7). Israel's covenant with the Lord and the blessings He promised His people, depended upon them fulfilling the requirements of the Mosaic Law... which is why his first prophecy rebukes the people for neglecting the rebuilding of the House of God. The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former. You'll remember that last Monday evening we dealt with the whole of chapter 1, right down to verse 15. i. Ezra 3:12-13 describes what those who had seen the first temple felt like 16 years before this prophecy of Haggai, when the work of … To comfort those distressed by the poverty of the house of God which they were building, God promises a glory to this house greater than before. Haggai 2:1 - Haggai 2:9. The shaking of the heathen world did not first begin with the birth of Christ, but commenced shortly after the time of Haggai. (1-11) He promises God's assistance to them. xiv. Haggai 2:9, "'The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,' says the LORD Almighty. Ganz Tzemach David, par. T. Bab. As members of the Church, we are watching and waiting for Christ to return in the air to take His redeemed saints to heaven, which will happen at least seven years before He breaks through the clouds, riding a white horse, with his vestments dripping with the blood of His defeated enemies. However, in second year of Darius the king, Haggai the prophet, began to proclaim the Word of the Lord, in the ears of his fellow Israelites. Spiritual peace being thus prominent in the Gospel and in prophecy, as the gift of God, it were unnatural to explain the peace which God promised here to give, as other than He promised elsewhere; peace in Him who is "our peace, Jesus Christ. Haggai presses the point of divine honor further by opening up before the eyes of the community what the completed temple would mean for God’s role in the world. 'The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,' says the LORD of hosts, 'and in this place I will give peace,' declares the LORD of hosts. The Jews in Haggai's times hesitated about going forward with the work, through dread of the world power, Medo-Persia, influenced by the craft of Samaria. 1. If we look at the thought itself which is expressed in this form, it is the following: The Lord will one day exalt His kingdom, which is so deeply degraded and despised, to a glory which will far surpass the glory of the kingdom of God at the time of Solomon, and that by the fact that all the heathen nations will dedicate their possessions to it. Chagai promises that “in this place I will grant shalom (שלום),” translated here as ‘prosperity’ but generally meaning ‘peace’. He called the people to 'consider your ways' and to 'be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.' He does not, however, thereby represent the predicted shaking of heaven and earth "as still in the future," as Koehler supposes; but, as his words in Hebrews 12:28 (cf. Haggai 2:19 Translation & Meaning. How much more, since Scripture saith not, 'Great shall be the beauty or the wealth of this latter house above the first,' but the glory: and the glory is not the wealth or the beauty, or the largeness of the dimensions of the building, as they said in their interpretations, for the 'glory' is in truth spoken of the glory of God, which filled the tabernacle, after it was set up, and of the glory of God which filled the house of God, which Solomon built, when he brought the ark into the holy of holies, which is the Divine cloud and the Light supreme, which came down thither in the eyes of all the people, and it is said, 'And it was when the priests came out of the Italy place, the cloud filled the house of God, and the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of God filled the house of God.' 1. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. As had been her glory, so was her dishonor increased." 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