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Old Testament and New Testament: Haggai 2: 1-4 (English and Spanish)

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“In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, ‘Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, and say, ‘Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not as nothing in your eyes? Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the LORD. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land , declares the LORD.” – Haggai 2: 1-4

Haggai 2: 1-4 Bible Verse Audio

“And we know that for those who love GOD all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28

Romans 8: 28 Bible Verse Audio
Haggai 2: 1-4 and Romans 8:28 Bible Verse Audio Minute

We are able to see in the second chapter of Haggai that the LORD is able to strengthen His people and help them know that they are important to His plan. We see that He tells Haggai a second time to go and tell the people including the governor, high priest, and remnant to be ready to complete the project that was given to them. We see that Haggai has to tell the people a second time what is instructed to be done and we are able to see the faithfulness of GOD for His people. We see the faithfulness of the prophet by going and telling the people to get ready for the building of the project.

We see that there are specific questions asked to the people and to the individuals concerning the former glories of the past and the new glories that are meant for them. While GOD reminds us that He is in control of everything, He tells us to be strong and be ready for action as is seen with the words of the prophet. He tells the people that while the previous glory has not been seen, they are starting to rebuild the glory through the project being given by GOD. We are able to see that the questions are meant to inspire the ability to continue and to be strong.

He also makes sure to call every person from the governor of Judah to the high priest to the remnant of the people to the prophets and to the people of the land. Meaning not only was He encouraging them to continue to build, but it was a manner in which the land that belonged to them was to be made better. He was telling them that while they were in exile for many years in a foreign land, they were people of the land. He was telling them that in that land they would be able to have the house of worship. And to accomplish this they needed to be strong in the faith and in courage to work the will of GOD.

We see the connection of the Old Testament to the New Testament in the manner in which we are told to have courage when GOD calls us to do His will. We are reminded to be strong and have courage. We are reminded of this in the New Testament in multiple passages that tell us to have courage and be of good faith. The message of the Old Testament and New Testament has many overarching themes that show that the authors of the Old Testament and New Testament were divinely inspired and the ideas complement each other. The people were called for the purpose of the will of GOD, and they are strengthened through GOD’s prophets and word. We are able to see that we are able to be strengthened by His word.

“El dia veintiuno del mes septimo, vino la palabra del SEÑOR por medio del profeta Hageo, diciendo: Habla ahora a Zorobabel, hijo de Salatiel, gobernador de Juda, y al sumo sacerdote Josue, hijo de Josadac, y al remanente del pueblo, diciendo: ¿Quién ha quedado entre vosotros que haya visto este templo en su gloria primera? ¿Y cómo lo veis ahora? Tal como está, ¿no es como nada a vuestros ojos? Pero ahora, esfuerzate, Zorobabel declara el SEÑOR esfuerzate tu también, Josué, hijo de Josadac, sumo sacerdote, y esfozaos todos vosotros, pueblo de la tierra declara el SEÑOR.” – Hageo 2: 1-4

Hageo 2: 1-4 Pasaje de la Biblia Audio

“Y sabemos que para los que aman a DIOS, todas las cosas cooperan para bien, esto es, para los que son llamados conforme a su propósito.” – Romanos 8:28

Romanos 8: 28 Pasaje de la Biblia Audio
Hageo 2: 1-4 y Romanos 8: 28 Pasaje de la Biblia Audio Minuto

Se puede ver en el segundo capitulo de Hageo que DIOS puede darle fuerzas a Su pueblo y ayudarles sobre la importancia de las acciones para hacer la voluntad de DIOS. Vemos que DIOS habla con Hageo y le dice una segunda vez que vaya a las personas incluyendo al gobernador, sumo sacerdote, y rebaño que se alisten para completar el proyecto que se les dio. Vemos que Hageo tiene que decirle a las personas una segunda vez lo que se habia dicho y podemos ver el amor de DIOS por Su gente. Tambien vemos la fe de los profetas and ir y decirle a las personas que se alisten para el la construcion.

Vemos que hay preguntas especificas que se le hacen a las personas sobre el pasado glorioso y tambien da a entender que hay un futuro glorioso para ellos. DIOS nos recuerda que esta en control de todo y nos dice que seamos fuertes y estemos listos para actuar. DIOS le dice a las personas que aunque no se ha visto la gloria del pasado, contruyendo van a poder obtener bendiciones. Las preguntas que se hacen son para inspirar y ayudar a que la gente sea fuerte.

DIOS le dice al profeta que llame a todos los del pueblo incluyendo al governador de Juda, el sumo sacerdote, y el rebaño de los exiliados, y los profetas. No solo les dijo que contruyeran pero tambien les pudo decir que la tierra era de ellos y al construir hiban a poder seguir. Aunque hubo un exilio en el pasado en una tierra lejana, DIOS dice que ellos eran personas de esa tierra. Y en esa tierra construirian la casa de oracion. Y se puede cumplir esto con fuerza y fe y corage para trabajar la voluntad de DIOS.

Vemos la coneccion que existe en el Viejo Testamento y el Nuevo Testament en la manera en que DIOS nos dice que debemos de tener valentia cuando DIOS nos llama hacer la voluntad de DIOS. Se nos dice que tenemos que ser fuertes y valientes. Hay un recordatorio en el Nuevo Testamento de multiples pasajes donde se nos dice la importancia de ser valientes y de buena fe. El mensaje del Viejo Testamento y Nuevo Testamento tiene temas que son muy similares y nos ayudan a entender la inspiracion divina y que las ideas se complementan. Las personas son llamadas para el proposito de la voluntad de DIOS y DIOS les da fuerza y voluntad con la palabra y los profetas. Vemos que nosotros tambien tenemos fuerza con la palabra de DIOS.

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