I asked the God-of-the-Angel-Armies, he is Jesus the Messiah and there is no other like him, what he says next. He replies to all, again,
“Return all things to My Order, for the King of Heaven is at hand!”
On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the Word of God came through the prophet Haggai: “Tell Governor Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and High Priest Joshua son of Jehozadak and all the people: ‘Is there anyone here who saw the Temple the way it used to be, all glorious? And what do you see now? Not much, right?‘
“‘So get to work, Zerubbabel!’—God is speaking.
“‘Get to work, Joshua son of Jehozadak—high priest!’
“‘Get to work, all you people!’—God is speaking.
“‘Yes, get to work! For I am with you.’ The God-of-the-Angel-Armies is speaking! ‘Put into action the word I covenanted with you when you left Egypt. I’m living and breathing among you right now. Don’t be timid. Don’t hold back.’
“This is what God-of-the-Angel-Armies said: ‘Before you know it, I will shake up sky and earth, ocean and fields. And I’ll shake down all the godless nations. They’ll bring bushels of wealth and I will fill this Temple with splendor.’ God-of-the-Angel-Armies says so.
‘I own the silver,
I own the gold.’
Decree of God-of-the-Angel-Armies.
“‘This Temple is going to end up far better than it started out, a glorious beginning but an even more glorious finish: a place in which I will hand out wholeness and holiness.’ Decree of God-of-the-Angel-Armies.”
On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month (again, this was in the second year of Darius), God’s Message came to Haggai: “God-of-the-Angel-Armies speaks: Consult the priests for a ruling. If someone carries a piece of sacred meat in his pocket, meat that is set apart for sacrifice on the altar, and the pocket touches a loaf of bread, a dish of stew, a bottle of wine or oil, or any other food, will these foods be made holy by such contact?”
The priests said, “No.”
Then Haggai said, “How about someone who is contaminated by touching a corpse—if that person touches one of these foods, will it be contaminated?”
The priests said, “Yes, it will be contaminated.”
Then Haggai said, “‘So, this people is contaminated. Their nation is contaminated. Everything they do is contaminated. Whatever they do for me is contaminated.’ God says so.
“‘Think back. Before you set out to lay the first foundation stones for the rebuilding of my Temple, how did it go with you? Isn’t it true that your foot-dragging, halfhearted efforts at rebuilding the Temple of God were reflected in a sluggish, halfway return on your crops—half the grain you were used to getting, half the wine? I hit you with drought and blight and hail. Everything you were doing got hit. But it didn’t seem to faze you. You continued to ignore me.’ God’s Decree.
“‘Now think ahead from this same date—this twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Think ahead from when the Temple rebuilding was launched. Has anything in your fields—vine, fig tree, pomegranate, olive tree—failed to flourish? From now on you can count on a blessing.’”
God’s Message came a second time to Haggai on that most memorable day, the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month: “Speak to Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah:
“‘I am about to shake up everything, to turn everything upside down and start over from top to bottom—overthrow governments, destroy foreign powers, dismantle the world of weapons and armaments, throw armies into confusion, so that they end up killing one another. And on that day’”—this is God’s Message—“‘I will take you, O Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, as my personal servant and I will set you as a signet ring, the sign of my sovereign presence and authority. I’ve looked over the field and chosen you for this work.’” The Message of God-of-the-Angel-Armies.
The sable black field represents the dark rule of the oppressors. The flaming sword of liberation represents the avenging justice that breaks the enemy’s tyrannical rule. The rainbow above represents the hopes of many peoples throughout the earth for cleansing liberty. The sky of azure blue represents the heavens where all is right in order to support the righteous hope at hand below.
The Kansas Cyclone, a member of “the class that the stars fell on,” wrote to the Greatest Generation for the Longest Day. A day of great sacrifice and long struggle that became the greatest day in human history. It is our hope that today the next greatest generation will be embolden to sacrifice and struggle for the Great Day of the Lord.
From: SUPREME HEADQUARTERS
To: ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Warriors, trustworthy angels and humans, all servants and witnesses of the Creator, to all the Allied Expeditionary Force!
‘You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many millennia. The eyes of the world and heavens are upon you. The hope and prayers of all the saints and liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies, brothers and sisters and angels-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the Enemy’s war machine, the elimination of Satan’s tyranny over the oppressed earth and all peoples, and restore security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is will trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 5781! Much has happened since the enemies’ triumphs, our Allies have inflicted upon them great defeats, in open battle, hand-to-hand. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighters. The tide has turned! The free peoples of the world are marching together to Victory!
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!
Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.’