The Lord led me to the book of Haggai today and I was wondering if you could help me out with the months the Lord is talking about in Haggai 2:18 and in 2:20.
According to Haggai 2:18, which Jewish month on the Calendar is the 9th month? Would God be using the pre-diaspora calendar or the post one? Would this be the year that the half month was added changing the month that would be called number 9?
In verse 2:20, again God says He sent His word to Haggai on the twenty fourth day of the month. Was this the following month? Or was this one year later on the same 24th day of the ninth month as His word came to Haggai in 2:18?
Also, in verse 2:18 God says to remember the date that the foundation of the House of the Lord was laid. He says…”give careful thought to that day”. Was that date also the 24th? If not, which date was that?
I can’t help but wonder with all that is going on over in Israel today, if these days are important again.
Today is the 11th day of Kislev. Which month number is that? The twenty fourth day of Kislev lands on the first day of Chanuka when we are supposed to light the first candle.
In light of our current economic situation here in America and our pressure to force a peace deal that splits apart Jerusalem that should be taking place that very week, I can’t help but read verse 2:21 and think….hmmmmm.
While doing research on the Lost Tribes of Israel, I came across a lot of sites that truly believe Manasseh and Ephraim have become the nations of Britain and America. They say that Joseph brought his two sons to Jacob, that he might bless them before he died. One was to become a great nation while the other would become an Even greater nation of many peoples. The research states that Manasseh means, “to forget,” and thus these people are unaware that they are the lost tribes.
With current situations as they are and Britain and America’s role with Israel, do you think that this is possible? Could this be referred to as the “Time of Jacobs trouble?”
Of the Tribe of Dan, it is stated that he will judge his people. Could the Anti-Christ perhaps be from one of these nations, not knowing his lineage, or perhaps from the Tribe of Dan?
Knowing the Jewish people are awaiting their Messiah, I remember Jesus said, “I come in my Father’s name and you receive me not, another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” I can not imagine the Jewish people accepting any Muslim as their coming Messiah. Do you think possibly these tribes are active in these times, unaware? Thank you again for your great teachings!
Do you believe the sabbath to be Saturday or Sunday and if Saturday, do you think that the Sunday belief is actually the mark of the beast? Also, would you say that the beast is actually the Catholic church?
Can you stand another question on tithing? Do we fall under old testament rules of 10%, or are we asked by God to give what we feel is right? And what are the benefits of a cheerful giver?
I have been saved and re baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I have been told this was not necessary by my brother’s girlfriend who is catholic. She said I was baptized as a baby and that is all I need. She said my church (which is the world of Pentecostal) believes in this oneness and it is very wrong, that I will be held accountable before God for teaching my children this way. I have been in my church for 5 yrs and have found what I believe is the truth. Preacher shows in the Bible that yes they are they Father Son and Holy Spirit, but only one name can save us and that is Jesus Christ. That God manifested himself in the flesh and was Jesus. So my question to you is do you believe Jesus and God are one?