September 27, 2020

You’ve Been Chosen For Crisis

You’ve Been Chosen For Crisis

Haggai 2: 20-23, ESV 

20 The word of the Lord came a second time to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, 21 “Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I am about to shake the heavens and the earth, 22 and to overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, and overthrow the chariots and their riders. And the horses and their riders shall go down, every one by the sword of his brother. 23 On that day, declares the Lord of hosts, I will take you, O Zerubbabel my servant, the son of Shealtiel, declares the Lord, and make you like a[c] signet ring, for I have chosen you, declares the Lord of hosts.”

Crisis/Crises often result in turning point moments for us. This is true of our own personal crises as well as societal crises. 

Through the prophetic ministry of Haggai, GOD has spoken to the people, their leadership and priests.  They have been instructed to re-engage building the Temple they had neglected and in so doing, reorient their lives in GOD. 

Zerubbabel, the governor, a descendent of David, receives a special message from GOD by way of Haggai to let him know that though GOD will shake, he has been chosen to do a special task. 

In a time of crisis,  GOD:

1.  Speaks to Zerubbabel
2. Assigns Zerubbel a special status as GOD's servant
3. Authorizes and seals Zerubbabel for the unique task of leading through a turning point moment.


Publish Date:

July 14, 2023


Strength can be found through the following resources: The conviction stirred by prophetic proclamation, The anointing secured through aligning our priorities with GOD’s agenda, and The guarantee of GOD’s constant presence and covenanted promises

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It is never too late to reset, refocus and restart. ‍We can begin again by: Confessing we have sinned by means of self-centered complacency, acknowledging that many of our loses and set-backs may have been caused by external forces, and Realizing GOD’s mercy and love transcend our shortcomings.

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Why? Because all of creation and all of the resources of creation belong to GOD as the Creator. Being shook by GOD’s presence brings humanity into a place of holy wonder and awe of the central place GOD should have in our lives. GOD disrupts our priorities so that we can be re-centered in GOD. Shaking is not the end goal, peace, restoration and GOD’s glory are. 

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