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November 24, 2020
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

Schooled as a medical Biochemist, the graduate of the University of Ibadan has spent several years expressing the many facets of her personality, and is now committed to showing the next generation how to do everything, and win.

As a coach, she continues to work with individuals 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 not only constructed entire wardrobes from the scratch, but she also brings the wealth of exposure and experience to bear in running her fashion house (Hadassah's Stitches Fashion House) and teaching classes on garment construction, pattern drafting and the business of fashion.

A 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, running ZoéSpice Kitchen and Events, as well as teaching uniquely crafted kitchen secrets to the next generation. She also 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 creatives to learn creative skills as backed up by their school curriculum, from the comfort of their homes.

An avid writer, her books and articles 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.

And 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 often shares the insights He teaches her on Personal Development, Business Development and Policy formation according to the Word with Deborah's Court (her ministry expression).