Vision: First the House of God
Dr. Roberto Miranda
Haggai Chapter 1, we're going to go from verse 2 to the end of this chapter. Says the word of the Lord, verse 2, like this, "thus has spoken the Lord of hosts" these are words of God brothers, saying "this people says: the time has not yet come, the time for the house of the Lord to be rebuilt . Then the word of Jehovah came through the prophet Haggai, saying: Is it time for you, for you, to live in your paneled houses and this house, that is, the temple of the Lord, is deserted? For thus saith the Lord of hosts: meditate well on your ways.
You sow much and you reap little, you eat and you are not satisfied, you drink and you are not satisfied, you dress and you do not get warm, and the one who works for the wages receives his wages in torn sacks. Thus says the Lord of hosts: Meditate on your ways, go up to the mountain, bring wood and rebuild the house and I will put my will in it and be glorified, says the Lord. You search a lot and you find little and you lock yourself up at home and I will dissipate it in a breath. Because? says the LORD of hosts. Because my house is deserted and each one of you runs to his own house. That is why the heavens stopped the rain above you, and the earth stopped its fruits. And I called drought on this land and on the mountains, on the wheat, on the wine, on the oil, on all that the earth produces, on men and on beasts, and on all the work of hands.