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February 25, 2021
The Book of Haggai
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The Book of Haggai

Haggai 1 

Verse 1: The flow of information from God through His prophet to the governor shows off often vital links that we tend to overlook. 

Prophetic insight ——–> Policy makers, Government powers ———–> Faster results 

  • God’s plans may transcend the level of individuals getting the work done. Government policies and backing (or even direct involvement) may be necessary to see God’s will accomplished on Earth.
  • The Word may leave heaven, but to be fulfilled effectively, it needs to be carried by the government, pointing to the importance of having believers committed to Kingdom in government positions. 

The second dimension to the flow of information is from God through His prophet to the High Priest. A few things stand out. It is possible for even religious leaders to be stuck in:

  • religion 
  • popular opinion 
  • familiar routines

…that they miss the move of God. 

Verse 2: The logical progression/plan is not always God’s plan for you. Your idea of what is logically next is a reflection of your priorities. The things that get done first show where your heart really is. 

Verse 6: Holes, leaks and waste is what happens when you take God off number 1. You step into toiling (the very manifestation of Adam’s curse)

Verse 7: Make room for God WHERE He wants, HOW He wants, WHEN He wants. Wealth is not amassed/built by your methods. To dig wealth wells, and lay channels/pipes that can house His outpouring, do it His place, His way, and in His timing. He will not release the flow until you get it. 

Verse 12: The prophetic, priestly, Government triangle can cover the people and shift them into corporate obedience. It is up to each person to find their place and play their role

Verse 13: God can be with you, yet be restrained by your disobedience. The easiest way to step into fellowship and manifestation of His presence is to walk in obedience. 

 

Haggai 2

Verse 3: What God is asking you to build does not need to look glamorous, match societal expectations, or even past experiences. If you obey, God’s got you. Do your best (as instructed) and leave the rest. 

Verse 6: A most unique entrepreneurship model: you do the building, God does the bringing, the PR and the adverts, the glorification and spotlight

Verse 15: He would often use disasters and failings to draw us to Him. The situation not aligning may just be a flag that you have not cracked the code OR fully implemented the plan that He handed to you. It is a reason to seek Him, His wisdom, His light. 

Verse 20: This speaks to an overthrow or reorganization of Kingdoms, economies, world powers, armies – and with it, an overthrow of order as we know it. It also speaks to God displaying His sovereignty by giving His chosen one an assurance of support, privilege and authority even in the midst of the upheaval, a scenario that we can see playing out today

The Purpose of Wealth

Old ways of regarding wealth

  • A sign of growth
  • An hallmark of success
  • The need for ownership 

Replacements 

  • A tool for Kingdom work
  • New hallmarks: track record of obedience to instructions (as evidenced by the Holy Spirit’s approval), spiritual growth (fruit and character), emotional growth
  • Pray for needs, not money
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Jane Oluwadare

She helps neurodivergent people build income models, sustainable systems and learning structures suited to their own unique contexts, strengths and abilities.

Schooled as a Biochemist with clinical exposure and practice, the graduate of the University of Ibadan has spent several years curating knowledge and expressing the many facets of her talents and personality. She is now committed to showing the next generation how to do everything, and win by building bridges from the past, leveraging history, technology and innovation to forge a future that works for them.

As a coach, she continues to work with individuals (with special focus on neurodivergent people) to work through choke points in their different facets, finding strategies that'll push them through to the next phase.

With over 15 years of sewing under her belt, she has over time in her experience with a wide range of female clothing and the female form, constructed entire wardrobes from the scratch. She brings this wealth of exposure and experience to bear in running her fashion house (Hadassah's Stitches Fashion House), guiding the production of dresses for sale, leveraging on her gift for fabric selection to suit contexts and soothe sensory needs. She also teaches classes on garment construction, pattern drafting and the business of fashion.

An International Youth Council member and Global Youth Ambassador, she sits on the boards of several youth-led organizations in an advisory capacity; and continues to work with others to help develop children and young people to create a life of impact.

An avid food lover, chef and food critic, Hadassah spends her time creating new dishes, working as a private chef and running ZoéSpice Kitchen and Events. She is also curating her uniquely crafted kitchen secrets to be passed on. She puts all of her medical and nutritional experience together with over a decade of cooking and crafting recipes to create meal plans for her clients, helping them achieve a healthy lifestyle and desired body goal, based on everyday food items.

At the heart of her entrepreneurial ventures, she is the Executive Director of CriArt Skill Academy, a tech-driven school for creatives and neurodivergents to learn creative, social and life skills as backed up by their school curriculum. The wide array of options mean that no one is left behind, and there's an option that works for every student.

An avid writer, she uses her books and articles to educate, inform and entertain, making them valuable supporting resources in her work as a coach, mentor and teacher. They are available as e-copies, audiobooks, and in print.

At Phronesis Lighthouse, she continues to link people with knowledge, and ready to share, with people who are hungry to learn via programs, training, courses, and networking events.

She speaks, trains and consults, and has received numerous awards across her various spheres of influence.

At the very core of her being, Hadassah keeps chasing after The One who keeps her balanced and finds the ultimate fulfillment in her fellowship with the Holy Spirit. She quips that He is the real super power that keeps her functioning as an autistic person with ADHD, and often shares the insights He teaches her on Personal Development, Business Development and mindset reorientation according to the Word with Deborah's Court (her ministry expression).