HAGGAI‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬ ‭‬‬

“On August 29 of the second year of King Darius’s reign, the Lord gave a message through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest.”

HAGGAI‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬ ‭NLT‬‬

God’s prophets had a dire task set before them. Unlike today where technology allows us nonchalantly interact with all walks of life and all people instantaneously, the prophet was one who was sent. He was given a message and a target for that message and this was often difficult to achieve and could have drastic consequences for his personal relationships, his livelihood or even his life. Some were equipped with gifts of future telling, while others were equipped with gifts of present discernment. In either case, they were quick to become bizarre to the people and enemies of the state. Because the Holy Spirit has given all of God’s people a message and a target in the gospel, we all have a lot to learn from these prophets. They teach us about what our fortitude, demeanor and stance should be as we communicate God to the watching world in our families, communities and social media. As we read about them, we should seek to find a common thread we can relate to. This will only grow us.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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