This message focuses on the final declaration of God through Haggai. There is unflinching authority in what God says. There are frightening warnings to those who ignore and despise God. There is hope and comfort for the chosen people of God, who will be used by Him against surprising opposition.
Zerubbabel Chosen as a Signet
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[a] signet ring, for I have chosen you, declares the Lord of hosts.”
Haggai 2:20-23 English Standard Version (ESV)