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Rev. Hanko is pastor in the Protestant Reformed Church of Lynden, Washington. Previous article in this series: January 15, 2005, p. 182. The Fourth Prophecy: Haggai 2:20-23 Haggai 2:20. And again the word of the Lord came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying, This fourth and last prophecy of Haggai comes on the same day as the previous Word of God, and nearly four months after Haggai began his work. It is addressed to and is about Zerubbabel, the local civil ruler of the returned captives, and it is a word of promise that...

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Rev. Hanko is pastor in the Protestant Reformed Church of Lynden, Washington. Previous article in this series: November 1, 2004, p. 78.   The Third Prophecy (cont.)   2:11. Thus saith the Lord of hosts; ask now the priests concerning the law, saying, Haggai is commanded to go to the priests with a question concerning several points of law, the law of Moses. He asks the priests these questions because they were the official interpreters and teachers of the law. This is especially clear fromMalachi 2:6, 7. There we read: The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity...

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Rev. Hanko is pastor in the Protestant Reformed Church of Lynden, Washington. December 15, 2004, p. 131. The Third Prophecy (cont.) 2:14. 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. God now comes to the point of this lesson from the law. The people, in spite of the fact that they often thought otherwise, were not holy by virtue of their contact with the ordinances and types in which the holy things of...

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Rev. Hanko is pastor in the Protestant Reformed Church of Lynden, Washington. Previous article in this series can be found in the May 1, 2004 issue, p. 354. The Second Prophecy (cont.) 6.For thus saith the Lord of hosts; yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; 7.And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts. The shaking to which this passage refers takes place in “once,...

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