Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000703
00:14 Hello and welcome to "His Words Are Life."
00:16 I am Kelly Mowrer and today we will be reading
00:18 together in the Book of Haggai.
00:20 But let's pray before we start.
00:23 Dear Heavenly Father, thank you again
00:25 for all of Your blessings to us.
00:28 For Your mercy and for Your grace and for Your love.
00:31 Please teach us how to love you better
00:33 in the words that we read today,
00:36 in the name of Jesus, amen.
00:38 We're reading in the book of Haggai Chapter 2
00:42 picking up with verse 10,
00:45 and this is the King James Version.
00:48 "In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month,
00:51 in the second year of Darius,
00:53 came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet,
00:55 saying, thus saith the Lord of hosts,
00:58 ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,
01:01 if one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment,
01:05 and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage,
01:08 or wine, or oil, or any meat shall it be holy?
01:14 and the priests answered and said, no.
01:17 Then said Haggai, if one that is unclean by a dead body
01:21 touch any of these, shall it be unclean?
01:25 and the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.
01:30 Then answered Haggai, and said,
01:32 so is this people, and so is this nation before me,
01:35 saith the Lord,
01:37 and so is every work of their hands,
01:39 and that which they offer there is unclean.
01:44 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward
01:48 from before a stone was laid upon a stone
01:51 in the temple of the Lord.
01:52 Since those days were, when one came to an heap
01:55 of twenty measures, there were but ten,
01:58 when one came to the pressfat for to draw out
02:01 fifty vessels out of the press,
02:04 there were but twenty.
02:06 I smote you with blasting and with mildew
02:08 and with hail in all the labours of your hands,
02:11 yet ye turned not to me, saith the Lord.
02:15 Consider now from this day and upward,
02:19 from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month,
02:22 even from the day that the foundation
02:25 of the Lord's temple was laid, consider it.
02:29 Is the seed yet in the barn?
02:32 Yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree,
02:35 and the pomegranate, and the olive tree,
02:37 hath not brought forth,
02:39 from this day will I bless you.
02:43 And again the word of the Lord came unto Haggai
02:45 in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying,
02:48 speak to Zerubbabel, Governor of Judah,
02:50 saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth,
02:53 that I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms,
02:56 and I will destroy the strength
02:58 of the kingdoms of the heathen,
02:59 and I will overthrow the chariots,
03:02 and those that ride in them,
03:03 and the horses and their riders shall come down,
03:06 every one by the sword of his brother.
03:09 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts,
03:12 will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant,
03:14 the son of Shealtiel, Saith the Lord,
03:17 and will make thee as a signet,
03:20 for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord of hosts."
03:27 Continuing now in the Book of Zechariah
03:29 Chapter 1, this is the King James Version.
03:33 "In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius,
03:36 came the word of the Lord unto Zechariah,
03:39 the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet,
03:43 saying, the Lord hath been sore displeased with your fathers.
03:48 Therefore say thou unto them,
03:50 thus saith the Lord of hosts,
03:52 turn ye unto me, saith the Lord of hosts,
03:55 and I will turn unto you, saith the Lord of hosts.
03:59 Be ye not as your fathers,
04:01 unto whom the former prophets have cried
04:04 saying, thus saith the Lord of host,
04:06 turn ye now from your evil ways,
04:08 and from your evil doings, but they did not hear,
04:11 nor hearken unto me, saith the Lord.
04:15 Your fathers, where are they?
04:18 And the prophets, do they live for ever?
04:21 But my words and my statutes,
04:24 which I commanded my servants the prophets,
04:26 Did they not take hold of your fathers?
04:29 And they returned and said, like as the Lord of hosts
04:32 thought to do unto us, according to our ways,
04:34 and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us.
04:39 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month,
04:42 which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius,
04:46 came the word of the Lord unto Zechariah,
04:49 the son of Berechiah,
04:50 the son of Iddo the prophet, saying.
04:53 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse,
04:59 and he stood among the myrtle trees
05:01 that were in the bottom and behind him
05:03 were there red horses speckled and white.
05:07 Then said I, oh, my Lord, what are these?
05:11 And the angel that talked with me said unto me,
05:14 I'll show thee what these be?
05:17 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees
05:19 answered and said these are they whom the Lord had said
05:24 to walk to and fro through the earth.
05:28 And they answered the angels of the Lord
05:29 that stood among the myrtle trees and said,
05:31 we have walked to and fro through the earth
05:34 and behold all the earth sitteth still and is at rest.
05:40 Then the angel the Lord answered and said,
05:41 oh, Lord of hosts how long with thou not have mercy
05:45 on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah
05:47 against which thou hast had indignation
05:50 these three scores in 10 years.
05:53 And the Lord answered the angel that talked with me
05:56 with good words and comfortable words.
05:59 So the angel that communed with me,
06:01 said unto to me cry thou, saying,
06:04 thus saith the Lord of hosts, I am jealous for Jerusalem
06:08 and for Zion with a great jealousy.
06:11 And I am very sore displeased
06:13 with the heathen that are at ease
06:15 for I was but a little displeased,
06:17 and they helped forward the affliction.
06:21 Therefore thus saith the Lord,
06:23 I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies
06:26 my house shall be built in it, saith the Lord of hosts,
06:30 and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.
06:33 Cry yet, saying, thus saith the Lord of hosts,
06:36 My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad
06:41 and the Lord shall yet comfort Zion,
06:44 and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
06:48 Then lifted I up mine eyes,
06:50 and saw, and behold four horns.
06:54 And I said unto the angel that talked with me,
06:57 what be these? And he answered me,
07:00 these are the horns which have scattered
07:02 Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.
07:05 And the Lord showed me four carpenters.
07:08 Then said I, what come these to do?
07:12 And he spake, saying, these are the horns
07:15 which have scattered Judah,
07:17 so that no man did lift up his head,
07:20 but these are come to fray them,
07:22 to cast out the horns of the Gentiles,
07:24 which lifted up their horn
07:26 over the land of Judah to scatter."
07:30 Continuing in Zechariah Chapter 2,
07:33 and this is the King James Version.
07:36 "I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked,
07:39 and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.
07:42 Then said I, whither goest thou?
07:45 And he said unto me, to measure Jerusalem,
07:48 to see what is the breadth thereof,
07:49 and what is the length thereof.
07:52 Behold, the angel that talked with me went forth,
07:55 and another angel went out to meet him.
07:56 And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man,
07:59 saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited
08:02 as towns without walls for the multitude of men
08:05 and cattle therein, for I, saith the Lord,
08:08 will be unto her a wall of fire round about,
08:13 and will be the glory in the midst of her.
08:17 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north,
08:21 saith the Lord for I have spread you abroad
08:24 as the four winds of the heaven, saith the Lord.
08:27 Deliver thyself, O Zion,
08:28 that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.
08:31 For thus saith the Lord of hosts,
08:33 after the glory hath he sent me
08:35 unto the nations which spoiled you
08:37 for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
08:43 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them,
08:46 and they shall be a spoil to their servants.
08:49 And ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me.
08:54 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion,
08:57 for lo, I come, and I will dwell
09:00 in the midst of thee, saith the Lord.
09:02 And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day
09:06 and shall be my people
09:08 and I will dwell in the midst of thee,
09:09 and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts
09:12 hath sent me unto thee.
09:14 And the Lord shall inherit
09:16 Judah his portion in the holy land,
09:18 and shall choose Jerusalem again.
09:21 Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord
09:25 for he is raised up out of his holy habitation."
09:30 Continuing in Zechariah Chapter 3,
09:33 and this is the King James Version.
09:36 "And he showed me Joshua the high priest
09:38 standing before the angel of the Lord,
09:41 and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.
09:46 And the Lord said unto Satan, the Lord rebuke thee, O Satan
09:51 even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem
09:54 rebuke thee is not this a brand
09:58 plucked out of the fire?
10:01 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments,
10:04 and stood before the angel.
10:06 And he answered and spake unto those
10:08 that stood before him, saying,
10:10 take away the filthy garments from him.
10:12 And unto him he said, behold,
10:14 I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee,
10:19 and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
10:23 And I said, let them set a fair mitre upon his head.
10:26 So they set a fair mitre upon his head,
10:28 and clothed him with garments.
10:30 And the angel of the Lord stood by.
10:33 And the angel of the Lord protested unto Joshua,
10:36 saying, thus saith the Lord of hosts,
10:39 If thou wilt walk in my ways,
10:42 and if thou wilt keep my charge,
10:44 then thou shalt also judge my house,
10:47 and shalt also keep my courts,
10:49 and I will give thee places to walk
10:51 among these that stand by.
10:55 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest,
10:57 thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee
11:02 for they are men wondered at for behold,
11:05 I will bring forth my servant the branch.
11:10 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua,
11:13 upon one stone shall be seven eyes behold,
11:17 I will engrave the graving thereof,
11:20 saith the Lord of hosts,
11:22 and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
11:26 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts,
11:28 shall ye call every man his neighbour
11:30 under the vine and under the fig tree."
11:34 Continuing with Zechariah Chapter 4,
11:37 and this is the King James Version.
11:40 "And the angel that talked with me came again,
11:43 and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.
11:47 And said unto me, what seest thou?
11:51 And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick
11:55 all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it,
11:59 and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes
12:02 to the seven lamps which are upon the top thereof.
12:06 And two olive trees by it,
12:08 one upon the right side of the bowl,
12:10 and the other upon the left side thereof.
12:13 So I answered and spake to the angel
12:15 that talked with me, saying, what are these, my Lord?
12:19 Then the angel that talked with me answered
12:21 and said unto me, knowest thou not what these be?
12:26 And I said, no, my Lord.
12:29 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying,
12:32 this is the Word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying,
12:36 not by might, nor by power,
12:40 but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
12:44 Who art thou, O great mountain?
12:47 Before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain
12:50 and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof
12:53 with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
12:59 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
13:02 the hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation
13:04 of this house, his hands shall also finish it,
13:09 and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts
13:12 hath sent me unto you.
13:14 For who hath despised the day of small things?
13:18 For they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet
13:21 in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven,
13:24 they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro
13:28 through the whole earth.
13:30 Then answered I, and said unto him,
13:32 what are these two olive trees upon the right side
13:35 of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?
13:39 And I answered again, and said unto him,
13:40 what be these two olive branches
13:43 which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil
13:47 out of themselves?
13:49 And he answered me and said,
13:51 knowest thou not what these be?
13:53 and I said, no, my Lord.
13:56 Then said he, these are the two anointed ones,
14:00 that stand by the Lord of the whole earth."
14:04 Continuing in Zechariah Chapter 5.
14:07 "Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes,
14:10 and looked, and behold a flying roll.
14:14 And he said unto me, what seest thou?
14:17 And I answered, I see a flying roll,
14:21 the length thereof is twenty cubits,
14:23 and the breadth thereof ten cubits.
14:26 Then said he unto me, this is the curse
14:29 that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth,
14:32 for every one that stealeth shall be cut off
14:34 as on this side according to it."