For he has delivered us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. Colossians 1:13 & 14. 

Is Haggai 2:4-7 a Prophetic Word for 2020? 

Haggai 2:4-7 … Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear. ’This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more SHAKE the HEAVENS and the EARTH, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty. 

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"God is REALIGNING WORLD SYSTEMS, and It is going to be EPIC!

Haggai 2:4-7 is a really great Scripture, but if you read it carefully, it talks about the covenant that the Hebrews made with God when they came out of Egypt. This Scripture does not apply to us today for we are under a new covenant between God and Jesus Christ. This scripture is not a prophetic word for 2020.  It has already been fulfilled.

This Scripture is being put out that it is the Scripture for 2020, explaining that the Lord will once more, “SHAKE the HEAVENS and the EARTH, the sea and the dry land.” Some in the world and church today think this is the rapture, that Jesus is coming again soon, or whatever you want to call it.  But if you continue to read verse 8 and 9 you will see it is talking about a new Temple coming, not about Jesus.

8 ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts. 9 ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place, I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts.”

You will discover that it is talking about two temples. The old temple built with stones was already destroyed before 70 A.D. And now under the New Covenant we have the second temple, the new living temple, that is in every person, given to us by the Holy Spirit. No physical temple will ever be erected again. 

This Scripture is being put out that it is the Scripture for 2020, explaining that the earth will be shaken, and the heavens and the sea the dry land. They say it is speaking of the future "end times trbulation". But this situation has already taken place. According to Revelation 1, John says that he is "in the tribulation" right then, after Jesus Death.

Revelation 1: 9  I, John, am your brother and companion in tribulation, in the midst of which was equally participating in the authority of the kingdom and steadfastness of Jesus Christ. I was exiled on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and because of the testimony of Jesus Christ.

(The Greek word for tribulation is thlipsis and means “great pressure.”)

Patmos was a small, rocky island in the Aegean Sea roughly ten miles long and five miles wide, which was a Roman penal colony. John was exiled on this island for 15 years. This vision may have come to John while he was an exile on Patmos. If you are a writer you usually need quiet and a place to hear and record your vision. 

We have record of first century writes saying that this is where John wrote "Revelation" and got the chapters/letters out to the congregations as soon as he could. There were always believer’s and non-believers in the congregation, the preaching of the word was to bring people into Christ by loving them, giving to them, food, clothing, necessities. Becoming a believer is a process. That is why everyone is included in the kingdom of God. Some come in right away, some later. No matter when God reveals himself to them, He is the God of Salvation not destruction.

We are not the one who reveals God to people. I came to know God when He revealed Himself to me.

All of mankind were covered with sin and death, but Jesus Christ put all killing on the cross.

Galatians 2:20-21   20 “My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives;  for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine! means Us. 21 “So that is why I don’t view God’s grace as something minor or peripheral. For if keeping the law could release God’s righteousness to us, the Anointed One would have died for nothing.”

Revelation 22:2 The river was flowing in the middle of the street of the city, and on either side of the river was the Tree of Life, with its twelve kinds of ripe fruit according to each month of the year. The leaves of the Tree of Life are for the healing of the nations.

 All have the river of life flowing in them now and it will continue to flow in an ever-increasing stream of blessing to the earth, healing the nations, bringing an end to lawlessness and warfare through the Holy Spirit that was given by Jesus Christ according to Joel Chapter 2.

Jesus Christ came in the flesh as God and he represents God the Father completely, totally, his image, his countenance and everything he said was from the Father. God and Jesus had a plan of redemption, for all man. It was to overcome Satan and destroy him by tricking Satan into killing an innocent man. This caused Satan’s defeated. This defeat has already taken place he is under Jesus feet, he is under your feet.

John 12:16 Now Jesus’ disciples didn’t fully understand the importance of what was taking place, but after he was raised and exalted into glory, they understood how Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies in the Scriptures that were written about him.

John 13:3 Now Jesus was fully aware that the Father had placed all things under his control, for he had come from God and was about to go back to be with him.

If you will believe it and stop listening to Satan’s lie that you still need to fight, you could actually have freedom.  You have been given all power, all authority to go create a mighty legacy in this world. You have the power within you to change your life and not be controlled by the lies you believe. "I’m a loser, my parents called me stupid, I’ll never make it in business, you don’t know my problems I was molested and abused"... make the list…. Please give it all to Jesus.

Every person, every person, every person has lies they believe about themselves. Jesus already forgave you. Jesus says get up and keep going I love you; I care for you, I will never leave you, I’ve giving you your breathing, you’re in me. If you’re alive your name is written in the book of life, get it? If you are breathing your name has to be in the book of life or you would not be here!

Paul says that when Jesus Christ rose from the dead he went to Sheol (the waiting place for all who had died up to that point in time). He sent John the Baptist there early to preach to the captives, then Jesus arrived. He set them all free, thus He created one new humanity. No Jew, no gentiles, no male, no female, everyone is exactly the same to God.

Why did they ALL go free? If you did not have any more lies that you believe, you would receive Jesus Christ. If you realize that the person, the Messiah, that you are waiting for your whole life has appeared in this world, with no more lies blinding you, you would see him clearly. Consider those who live tragic lives. Whose problem is it if a drug addict could never trust anyone? Never knew his parents? No one ever showed him the real love of God? So, his life was a living hell on earth. His decisions were always bad, even when he tried to make good ones, they fell apart. Many of you think this person should be in hell because he never was able to find Jesus. I don’t think Jesus condemns and judges, He is a God who loves mercy over judgment. He said even as he hung on the cross "forgive them for they don’t know what they’re doing." 

Luke 23:33-35 (TPT) 33 When they came to the place that is known as The Skull, the guards crucified Jesus, nailing him on the center cross between the two criminals. 34 While they were nailing Jesus to the cross, he prayed over and over, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.” The soldiers, after they crucified him, gambled over his clothing. (Who was Jesus talking about the Pharisees and Sadducee's, the soldiers, the people in the crowd wanting to see him die? Were they the ones who said crucify, crucify in front of Pilate? Maybe Jesus said it to every person he ever met, I know you don’t understand but I love you anyway). 35 A great crowd gathered to watch what was happening. The religious leaders sneered at Jesus and mocked him, saying, “Look at this man! What kind of ‘chosen Messiah’ is this? He pretended to save others, but he can’t even save himself!”

You can see that all the mockers sided with the Beast against the Lamb of God. We see this today when someone stands up for truth, there are mockers who put them down. Who are you? Let me say, in this day and in this hour, are we all on Gods side? Or are we those who say, God better agree with me?

Ephesians 2: 14-15 14 Our reconciling “Peace” is Jesus! He has made Jew and non-Jew one in ChristBy dying as our sacrifice, he has broken down every wall of prejudice that separated us and has now made us equal through our union with Christ. 15 Ethnic hatred has been dissolved by the crucifixion of his precious body on the cross. The legal code that stood condemning every one of us has now been repealed by his command. His triune essence has made peace between us by starting over forming one new race of humanity, ONE NEW Man, Jews and non-Jews fused together! (The Greek is “to create in himself one new man.”)

Jesus created in Himself one new man, every man was transformed to be under the reign of Jesus Christ for he won mankind back for God the Father once and for all.

Every person on this planet was given the Holy Spirit and he indwells them. Every person on the whole planet is loved by God the Father and he can never be separated from them, for they are breathing. When people want to tell you that Scripture says that doom and gloom is coming,  and that all the "bad people" are going to stay here and burn on this planet, but not them, because they are floating to heaven at Jesus Christ return, don't believe it. This doom and gloom fear mongering has been perpetuating since the fifth century to control people.

God is only Love, will always only be love and if you don’t know that Christ lives in you that is okay. When you realize you have the light of God in you, it will show you that God has been speaking to you all the days of your life.

John 1:4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

John 1:1-14 (TPT) The Living Expression 1 In the very beginning the Living Expression was already there. And the Living Expression was with God, yet fully God. 2 They were together—face-to-face, (we say presence) in the very beginning. 3 And through his creative inspiration this Living Expression made all things, for nothing has existence apart from him! 4 Life came into being because of him, for his life is light for all humanity. 5 And this Living Expression is the Light that bursts through gloom—the Light that darkness could not diminish! 6 Then suddenly a man appeared who was sent from God, a messenger named John. (John the Baptist) 7 For he came to be a witness, to point the way to the Light of Life, and to help everyone believe. 8 John was not that Light but he came to show who is. For he was merely a messenger to speak the truth about the Light. 9 For the Light of Truth (the true light for all) was about to come into the world and shine upon everyone. 10 He entered into the very world he created, yet the world was unaware. (didn’t perceive Him) 11 He came to the very people he created, to those who should have recognized him, but they did not receive him. 12 But those who embraced him and took hold of his name were given authority to become the children of God! 13 He was not born by the joining of human parents or from natural means, or by a man’s desire, but he was born of God. 14 And so the Living Expression became a man and lived among us! And we gazed upon the splendor of his glory, the glory of the One and Only who came from the Father overflowing with tender mercy and truth!

The Aramaic word, taybootha, means “loving kindness or goodness.” The Greek word is charis, which can also be translated, “grace, favor, sweetness, pleasure or delight.” The translator has combined all those concepts in the word’s tender mercy. Truly, Jesus Christ is full of everything that our hearts crave.

Jesus Christ is the eternal Word, the creative Word, and the Word made visible. He is the divine self-expression of all that God is, contains, and reveals in the incarnated flesh. Just as we express ourselves in words, God has perfectly expressed himself in Christ.

John 1:2 Both Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1-2 speak of the beginning. In Genesis it is the beginning of time, but John speaks of eternity past, a beginning before time existed. The Living Expression is Christ who existed eternally as part of the Trinity. He had no beginning, being one with the Father.

John 1:3 Or “all things happened because of him and nothing happened apart from him.” The Aramaic is, “everything was in his hand” (of power). See Psalms 33:6; Isaiah 44:24.

His name is Jesus and you don’t need to be afraid. Just talk to the God, he is inside of you.

Wake up religious church, you are not that special. You are mean and angry, you judge and condemn people, just like the Pharisees and Sadducee's. You think you’re so great because you said yes to Jesus. But Jesus already said yes to every person on the planet, that includes you, whether they know him or not. Praise Him, Honor Him, He loves all people.

You don’t want to believe this? You want to believe that people are going to burn in hell forever. I’m telling you that you better search the truth out for yourself. What you are saying is that we have a good God but he’s also a bad God. That is the good news/bad news and that is not in the Bible. 

If you consider yourself better than those who you think are not Christians just because you said the "magic words" sinners prayer? Then why are you still divorcing your wife, beating your kids, struggling with sexual sin? You could make a list of things you are struggling with and I’ll tell you it is because you think God doesn’t love the outcast, the lost sheep, the sinner or drug addict. Then how can I know he really loves me?

This is the truth. If you can believe that He is powerful enough to love every person He created, even though they hate Him, cheated on Him, are angry at Him, then you will know that He really loves you.

Matthew 7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

Today we need to stand up and support the truth and nothing but the truth. Find it out for yourself. If you read a bible and you read the commentary that promotes "dispensationalism" get clear of it. It is false teaching. Jesus already accomplished all He will ever have to do. You can trust Him. Go into your inner being and talk to the love of your life. His name is Jesus.

Pastor Valerie Rounsfull