Haggai 2 Commentary - Adam Clarke Commentary Chapter Contents. The Holy Spirit delights to dwell only where truth and purity reign. (J. Ritchie), "According to the word which I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, and my Spirit abode among you: fear ye not.". ; not only Jehovah the Father, and his divine Logos or Word, were with them; but his Spirit also, his Holy Spirit, the third Person in the Trinity, of which these words are a proof; the same Spirit which was in Moses and others in his time, for the building of the tabernacle, is now promised unto, and should continue with, the builders of this temple; as a Spirit of wisdom and counsel to direct them, and as a Spirit of might and power to strengthen and assist them: and so he is, and will be, in the churches of Christ, and in the midst of his people, to assist the ministers of the word in preaching, the people in hearing, praying, and praising; to carry on his own work in them; to be the Comforter of them, and the seal, earnest, and pledge of their future glory; nor does he, nor ever will he, depart from them; see Isaiah 59:21. fear ye not: succeeding in the work, and finishing it; nor be dismayed at what the ancient people had said; nor be afraid of enemies, who did all they could to hinder and discourage them from going on with their work; and indeed there is no reason to fear, let the service be what it will the Lord employs his people in; if he, Father, Son, and Spirit, are with them; see Isaiah 41:10. According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. Haggai 2:9 Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament Jehovah can fill this house with glory, because the silver and gold which the heathen nations possess belong to Him. Malachi 3:10-11 and Div. Is not the patience of the Spirit wonderful? The Spirit is the only agent that can dive deeply down into the secret recesses of the human heart, that can command the energies and feelings of the soul one by one, and bring them all into a loving subjection to the obedience of Christ. October 15, 2020. Amos declared: In this verse is the promise that God meant all he ever said. 3. The same warning is implied in other words of our Lord regarding His own ministry. His Spirit would stay in their midst, so they did not need to fear (cf. Home >> Bible Studies >> Haggai >> Haggai 2:1-9 These small group studies of Haggai contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, teaching points, and applications. He is the finger of God, giving as it were the last touch to all the perfection and beauty which we see around us. On Whitsunday, the Sunday which begins the Ember week, the week of special preparation for the Christian ministry, we may well again repeat our belief in the old teaching of the Christian Church: that the ministry which we have is according to the will of Christ our Lord, and actuated by the Divine Presence of God the Holy Ghost. Special applications, such as “the Spirit of wisdom and might;” a spirit such as He gave to Moses to judge His people; the spirit of prophecy; or the spirit given to Bezaleel and Aholiab for the work of the sanctuary - these recognize in detail the one great truth, that all good, all wisdom, from least to greatest, comes from God the Holy Spirit; though one by one they would exclude more truth than they each contain. 183. According to the word that I covenanted— Houbigant begins this verse with the last clause of the fourth, For I, saith the Lord of Hosts, will bring to you that which I covenanted with you, when ye came out of Egypt; and my Spirit shall remain with you: fear ye not. Haggai 1:9-15. Featured Resources From Thru the Bible. speaking by the prophets. We have a more full and copious display of the Spirit’s power in the Church of Christ now than there was in those olden times. Haggai 2:17 - I smote you and every work of your hands with blasting wind, mildew and hail; yet you did not come back to Me,' declares the Lord . Haggai 2 Commentary - Adam Clarke Commentary Chapter Contents. I. But above and beyond all gifts He is present as the Spirit of holiness and love, making the Church and those in whom He individually dwells, acceptable to God. That exile began in 587 B.C. Why should such fear man who have God in Christ by his Spirit standing with them and for them? Listen Haggai 2:5-9 by Dr. J. Vernon McGee on Thru the Bible show on ChristianRadio.com! We are told that this promise of the Spirit was covenanted. Haggai is a post-exilic prophet, serving during the period following the Babylonian Exile. 6 For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. How to Have Peace in Anxious Times. The common thornbush of the desert, burning, yet unconsumed. And so it is a gracious promise that the whole Trinity will be with them. My Spirit remaineth among you; fear ye not. Haggai 2. Haggai 2:5-9. says Bishop Warburton;—that Israel should be his people, and he be their God and king. So my spirit.—Better, and my spirit. When the Jews were engaged in building the temple and city they were tried by the desertion of some who once professed themselves to be friendly, and this was followed, as often happens in such cases, by open opposition. So long as the Spirit remains among His people they may rest assured that He will continue His work and maintain His cause in spite of all opposition and hindrances. 3. (E. A. Stuart, M. He gives them encouraging words in 2:1-9. The removal is sometimes, however, more permanent, and the separation more painful, for death takes them away from the world and from the Church below. Sticking with it when there are many valid reasons to quit is not so easy. (h) "et Spiritus meus stat in medio vestri", Pagninus, Cocceius; "stana", Montanus; "Spiritus quoque meus stabit in medio vestrum", Vatablus. Most important is the presence of Christ by His Spirit in the Church. Purity of doctrine and of worship enjoyed in the Church. The doctrine of the Holy Spirit’s presence and power in the Church is not less vital to her interests than the doctrine of salvation by the finished work of Christ. He will yet bless the true Israel (the spiritual seed of Abraham), making them a blessing to all the earth. On what ground could that Spirit have been given to the children of Israel except on this? Then foes conspired, the king’s courage retraced His throne against the enterprise arrayed, And now self-seeking apathy in vain all hearts The pulse grows faint, the will unbraced They rear their houses, let God’s house lie waste. He speaks to them as being one with those who came up out of Egypt, as if they were the very persons. (20-23) Commentary on Haggai 2:1-9 (Read Haggai 2:1-9) Those who are hearty in the Lord's service shall receive encouragement to proceed. But he that is in covenant with God is Deo, Christo, Spiritu Saneto armatus, and may therefore be fearless of any creature. The word; either the word of promise to give them his presence, and to carry them through all opposition, or, the Word, the Son of God, promised to them and us; so it refers to Christ, in whom all the promises are yea and amen. If we are despondent as we think how little we have done, the assurance of the text is encouraging, “My Spirit remaineth with Trusting in the patient, abiding, indwelling Spirit, may we be more and more respired, m spite of every temptation to despondency, to rise and build the temple of our God. It is delivered on December 18, 520 BC, three months after the work on the temple had begun. But they could not build such a temple then, as Solomon built. Haggai, A Commentary. It is not a doctrine exclusively confined to the Christian economy, as some have supposed. Generally, the Spirit’s remaining in the Church may remove all fears about the maintenance and success of the Lord’s work and cause. How do you see it now? Bible Study Software. But they are gone! Zechariah 8:12. But he suggests the like broken sentence Zechariah 7.7), "That which the Lord hath given us and hath preserved us and given the company against us into our hands!" It is not the word, which they vowed to the Lord, at the conclusion of the covenant, that they are to do now, but the work which they had begun, viz., the building of the temple, they are now to continue. 8. and in his Die Proph. We may, then, on this festival of the Holy Spirit, acknowledge our thankfulness and encourage ourselves, "Undoubtedly fear gripped many of the returnees-fear that God had written an eternal "Ichabod" over Jerusalem, fear that no amount of praying or piety would induce him to bless them again, fear that the whole endeavor was in vain, fear that the political enemies would in fact win, fear that all was lost. The great truth which this promise forces upon our attention. This work by an expert in exegesis, history, and critical study is a translation from the German Biblischer Kommentar series. So here, “The word which I covenanted with you,” i. e. this, “I will be with you,” was the central all-containing promise, to which God pledged Himself when He brought them out of Egypt. There are men who profess to be Christian men. According to the covenant . 128 pp. www.easyenglish.bible. 2:5 "As for the promise which I made you when you came out of Egypt" This sentence is not found in the Septuagint, but is seems to reflect the Sinaitic covenant (cf. True, there had been a gross misunderstanding on secular Israel's part about what God's blessing meant, most of them interpreting it to mean that God would help them subdue all earthly enemies and incorporate the defeated nations into Israel's "godless state" or "kingdom," which was a concept foreign to God altogether. So - or, and, connecting "I am with you" (Haggai 2:4) and "my Spirit remaineth among you;" "according to the word that I covenanted with you" being in a parenthesis. Here we learn that the prophecy began in September, 520 B.C.i. [#3] A TIME TO ENDURE Haggai 2:1-9 Introduction: Signing up to do something is not that difficult. My spirit, of strength and courage, of wisdom and understanding, of zeal and fervency, to carry you through this work, remaineth among you; still doth dwell in you, shall be continued to you, and give direction and success. A man may let a prisoner loose now upon a promise to pay the debt a year after. The very next verse would point to the true method of its accomplishment. According to the Word that I covenanted with you, when ye came out of Egypt,.... Or rather, "with the Word, in or with whom I covenanted"F7את הדבר אשר כרתי "cum verbo quo pepigeram", Junius & Tremellius; "cum verbo illo quo pepigi", Varenius; approved of by Reinbeck, Append. (1-9) Their sins hindered the work. It is said of Achilles that he was Styge armatus, and therefore could not be wounded. The abrupt form rejects it as shocking. We cannot speak of them all; but of one point in reference to all we should make sure, that the Holy Spirit is the author of them all; so varied, so wonderful, so beautiful are the manifold Divine intricacies in which we live, that it is in some sense not wonderful if man becomes absorbed and confounded in his researches and discoveries in the things which he sees. And my Spirit remains among you. The evidence of the Divine Presence was the mission of inspired prophets, such as Haggai and Zechariah, and the Targum and the Rabbis are perhaps right in referring the words “and my spirit” exclusively to the “spirit of prophecy.” It may be noticed that the later Jews held that the Holy Spirit left the Church after the deaths of Zechariah and Malachi. "There must have been those who were theologically naive and doubted that God could be with them if the temple and the ark in particular were not intact. The Chaldee seemeth to favour this interpretation, for he rendereth it, My word shall be your help. We shall only add--, 4. There is no single believer who is not himself the possessor of the Holy Spirit’s influence. The Hebrew prophet Haggai wrote about B.C. He will not allow, any trial to befall them without making His grace sufficient for them. p. 76, 77. 2. (10-19) The kingdom of Christ foretold. So the Psalmist says, "There" (at the dividing of the Red Sea and the Jordan) "do we rejoice in Him," as if present there; and our Lord promises to the Apostles, Matthew 28:20. But, more particularly, the Spirit’s presence in the Church is fitted to remove--. References: Haggai 2:5-9. App-92. The clause is connected with the closing words of Haggai 2:4. They felt the pressure of the Divine Presence in the question of the origin of the ministry: they adopted a consistent Agnostic position, and withheld their confession both of the ministry and of Christ. Bible > Commentaries > Haggai 2:5 ... Haggai 2:5. i. e., "Would you deal thus with it?" We are reminded of the Author and Giver of life. Because Haggai … when ye came, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 12:51). This subject teaches us that the Holy Spirit is the very life of the Church and people of God. The adaptation of the blessing to all times and all circumstances. The Divine mercy as displayed in the giving of the promise. The words which precede the text contain a supplement by the translators which give a good sense. But although the accusative in Hebrew is often used, in the relation of free subordination, "to express more precisely the relation of measure and size, space and time, mode and kind" (cf. 2. My spirit — Of strength and courage, of wisdom and understanding. At that time the prophetical, priestly, and kingly offices were all filled by eminent men. Basic Questions, Advanced Questions, Question formats A. Identifying the Problem (Haggai 1:1-11) B. It is perfectly arbitrary to supply the verb zikhrū, remember (Ewald and Hengstenberg), and to understand the prophet as reminding them of the word "fear not" (Exodus 20:17-20). That I covenanted with you; in solemnest manner reduced to the form and model of a covenant, that it might be sure and firm to you, as to your fathers, in whose time I made this covenant, and with you in them. And so, when the Lord’s people have His Spirit remaining among them, they have no reason to fear that the work and cause of God shall be overthrown, either by temporal or by spiritual enemies. The Jews were greatly discouraged in building the second temple by the number and power of their enemies, and by their open hostility, secret plots, and contrivances to defeat them in the work in which they were engaged. "Undoubtedly fear gripped many of the returnees-fear that God had written an eternal "Ichabod" over Jerusalem, fear that no amount of praying or piety would induce him to bless them again, fear that the whole endeavor was in vain, fear that the political enemies would in fact win, fear that all was lost." We have the Holy Spirit not only as a Teacher, but as a Comforter. The conduct of God towards His Church in ancient time is an ennobling and a comforting study: ennobling because it brings His character before our view in a light in which we cannot see it in the fields of nature and in the works of creation; comforting because it brings to our view God in all those glorious relations which nature has no know ledge of. There are those who are continually putting off. Haggai was a post-exile returnee to the land of Israel whose main ministry was to encourage the people to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem and to let them know that God was with them and would help them. "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one." According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. All these worketh one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will.” But above and beyond all gifts He is present as the Spirit of holiness and love, making the Church and those in whom He individually dwells, acceptable to God. p. 76, 77. , &c. as some render it; that is, Christ, the essential Word, who was promised to the people of Israel at that time, Deuteronomy 18:15 and in whom all the promises are, and the covenant of grace itself; and which covenant was indeed made with him from eternity, but was made manifest, or more clearly manifest, to the Jewish ancestors, when they came out of Egypt: now it is here promised, for the encouragement of the Jews to go in the work of the Lord in building the temple, that this divine Word should be with them also, to counsel, assist, strengthen, and protect them; even he who went before their fathers in the wilderness in a pillar of cloud by day, and of fire by night; the Angel of God's presence, that redeemed, saved, and carried them all the days of old; the Word that was in the beginning with God, and was God; and by whom all things were created at first; and who would, as since he has, become flesh, and dwell among them, and appear in this very temple they were now building; and who will be with all his churches, ministers, and people, unto the end of the world: so my Spirit remaineth among you: or rather, "and", or "also, my Spirit standeth", continueth "in the midst of you"F8ורוחי עמדת בתוככם "et Spiritus meus stat in medio vestri", Pagninus, Cocceius; "stana", Montanus; "Spiritus quoque meus stabit in medio vestrum", Vatablus. iii. Barker. The Lord reiterated the promise He had made to the Israelites when they left Egypt in the Exodus. The things which the eye hath not seen, and the ear hath not heard, and the heart of man hath not conceived of, are made known to us by the Spirit of God. Haggai 2:5. Mid blended shouts of joy and grief were laid the stones Whereon the exile’s hopes were based. So great, indeed, was their power, that they prevailed for a season to induce Artaxerxes, King of Persia, to put a stop to the work altogether. The Church, ever varying in the individuals of whom it is composed, is, throughout all ages, in God‘s sight, one; His promises to the fathers are made to the children in them. What was that covenant? I covenanted with you: or, supply the Ellipsis thus: "[I remember", or "Remember ye] the word which I", &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 29:45, Exodus 29:46). They are like the returned exiles who were satisfied with having an altar, and were not anxious about getting a temple. Isaiah hath his Trisagion, or, "Holy, holy, holy," Isaiah 6:3 In Isaiah 42:5 "Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and they that stretched them out." The fulfillment of that promise would yet come, but not in the way fleshly Israel imagined. 2. eschatological, to YHWH's presence (cf. The certainty of the blessing. Where He is, is all good. . Zech. ), enabling them to erect the tabernacle in a proper manner, and one well-pleasing to God (Luc., Osiander, and Koehler). “So My Spirit remaineth among you.”. (g) "cum verbo quo pepigeram", Junius & Tremellius; "cum verbo illo quo pepigi", Varenius; approved of by Reinbeck, Append. Do not trust in any fancied security. But if a man come in the name of another, and that other not of this world but from above, then the whole relation becomes changed, and the sinful creature feels instinctively a shrinking at the Divine authority and Presence, which through the messenger is drawing men. Christ undertook to pay his people’s debt in the fulness of time; and hereby they were saved. The righteous may be bold as a lion; he hath the peace of God within him and the power of God without him, and so goes ever under a double guard; what need he fear? The returnees could identify with their forefathers who departed from Egypt because they had recently departed from another captivity in Babylon. (W. 3. As Haggai offers encouragement, he singles out the leaders and the people using the same word in every instance. We are aware that there are some who imagine that such unity in the truth, and purity of Church fellowship, is too chimerical an idea to be realised “It is not possible” say they, “unless we are to conceive men to have only one mind, and to be divested of volition and of independence.” But we reply that all the sacred writers disprove this, for they has volition and independence, and yet spoke the same thing. So my spirit.—Better, and my spirit. Hans W. Wolff. An apostolic ministry does not mean merely a ministry springing out of the earth at the date when the Apostles lived, but a ministry which through the Apostles has the Divine sanction of the will of our Lord Himself. Haggai 2:6-9 The Desire of the Nations . . The words which I covenanted - The words stand more forcibly, because abruptly. Doctrin. Fear ye not] Cur timer hominem homo, in sinu Dei positus (Aug.)? Haggai may be a contraction of Haggiah meaning "festival of Yahweh." Exodus 19:4-6; Exodus 33:14). My Spirit remaineth among you - to strengthen you for the work (Haggai 1:14; Zechariah 14:6). Power accompanying God’s Word and ordinances. The withdrawment of the influences of the Spirit, and His departure through being grieved, is an evil that the Church and people of God ought greatly to fear. 1. The state of the early Christian Church disproves it, when “the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul.”. "I am with you always even to the end of the world," by an ever-present presence with them and His Church founded by them in Him. vii. If God’s Spirit is with us He reveals to us that we are in this world to do some good to our fellow-men. And yet while we cannot speak of all, or of many of the operations of the Holy Spirit, one, and that a most principal one, the Church brings again prominently before us to-day; to-day is Whitsuntide and also the beginning of Ember week, the week that is set apart by the Church, with special prayer and fasting, in preparation for the ordination next Sunday. How else should they be able to perform their part of the covenant, since we cannot so much as suspirare unless he do first inspirare, breathe out a sigh for sin till he breathe it in to us by his Spirit? So Deuteronomy 6:4, when Moses beginneth to rehearse the law, and to explain it, the first thing he teacheth them is the Trinity in Unity and Unity in Trinity. According to the word] Or, as Tremellius hath it better, Cum VERBO quo pepigeram vobiscum, With the WORD, in and for whom I covenanted with you, &c. So my Spirit remaineth among you. For I am with you . The gift which the text promises I should desire most for the welfare of this, or any other church. But if 'ēth were a preposition instead of אתּכם, we should have עמּכם, inasmuch as the use of את־הדּבר, as a parallel to אתּכם, makes the words clumsy and awkward. Haggai 2:5-8 New International Version (NIV). Leg. The more exact idiom would have been “Remember,” “take to heart.” But the prophet points to it the more energetically, because he casts it, as it were, into the midst, not bound up with any one verb. Fear ye not; let no discouraging surmises settle in your mind or weaken your hands. (20-23) Commentary on Haggai 2:1-9 (Read Haggai 2:1-9) Those who are hearty in the Lord's service shall receive encouragement to proceed. 2. It is this ultimate resolution of the ministry into the Divine will which is at once the cause of the contention, and which is alone worth contending for. The covenant assures us a new heart and a right spirit. The greater the ability the more flattered does the world seem by the greatness of one of its own; it is but a part of itself after all that it is called upon to obey. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high p… So my spirit remaineth among you] Not the substance, but the gifts of the Spirit; not the tree, but the fruits. The word that I concluded with you at your coming out of Egypt, and my Spirit, stand in the midst of you; fear ye not." The Church, ever varying in the individuals of whom it is composed, is, throughout all ages, in God's sight, one; His promises to the fathers are made to the children in them. My Spirit remaineth among you; fear ye not. (v. 2) God’s instructions concerning the message Haggai is to deliver (v. 3-9) God’s message for Zerubbabel, Joshua, and the people (v. 3) God asks three questions (v. 4-5) God’s gives three commands. Haggai spoke some 66 years after the temple was destroyed. Isaiah 63:10-14. “Fear not.” “There is nothing for you to fear now I have given you this promise,” says Jehovah. 7 And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. He called the people to 'consider your ways' and to 'be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.' Haggai 2:1-9 (Haggai 2:1) In the second year of King Darius, in the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the prophet Haggai, saying: Some have placed this date as October 17, 520 B.C. He deadens us to the things of the world, and quickens us to all Divine realities. Special applications, such as "the Spirit of wisdom and might;" a spirit such as He gave to Moses to judge His people; the spirit of prophecy; or the spirit given to Bezaleel and Aholiab for the work of the sanctuary - these recognize in detail the one great truth, that all good, all wisdom, from least to greatest, comes from God the Holy Spirit; though one by one they would exclude more truth than they each contain. Fear not, for the existence of God’s Church among you is of some importance to the surrounding locality. so my Spirit remaineth among you: or rather, "and", or "also, my Spirit standeth", continueth "in the midst of you" (h); not only Jehovah the Father, and his divine Logos or Word, were with them; but his Spirit also, his Holy Spirit, the third Person in the Trinity, of which these words are a proof; the same Spirit which was in Moses and others in his time, for the building of the tabernacle, is now promised unto, and should continue with, the builders of this temple; as a Spirit of wisdom and counsel to direct them, and as a Spirit of might and power to strengthen and assist them: and so he is, and will be, in the churches of Christ, and in the midst of his people, to assist the ministers of the word in preaching, the people in hearing, praying, and praising; to carry on his own work in them; to be the Comforter of them, and the seal, earnest, and pledge of their future glory; nor does he, nor ever will he, depart from them; see Isaiah 59:21. fear ye not: succeeding in the work, and finishing it; nor be dismayed at what the ancient people had said; nor be afraid of enemies, who did all they could to hinder and discourage them from going on with their work; and indeed there is no reason to fear, let the service be what it will the Lord employs his people in; if he, Father, Son, and Spirit, are with them; see Isaiah 41:10. If the Lord’s Spirit remain among us we have no cause to be afraid. Again, this subject teaches us that there are many sad evidences of a great departure of the Spirit and withdrawment of His gracious influences at the present day. 4. Where He is, is all good. The word, that Israel is the property of Jehovah, and Jehovah the God of Israel, still stands in undiminished force; and not only so, but His Spirit also still works in the midst of Israel. His promise is, As thy days, so shall thy strength be.”. The Spirit takes of the things of Christ, and brings them home to us. The Spirit of God is God the Holy Ghost, with His manifold gifts; where He is, is all good, there is life, and light, and fire of Love. book 5: sect. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. Purity of doctrine and worship is also spoken of by Christ as the effect of His Spirit’s presence in the Church, when He says of Him, “He shall glorify Me for He shall take of Mine and shall show it unto you,” and “He shall testify of Me, and shall lead you into all truth.” Men may be as zealous as they choose, and as fervid and fervent about their own devices and inventions in God’s worship as they will; but, departing from the rule of the Divine Word, they are under the guidance only of their own spirits. ‘My Spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.’. In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,a. For us who are spared to give thanks again another year to Almighty God for the fullness of His great Pentecostal gift, II. II. It is an exclamation which cannot be forced into any grammatical relation with the preceding. The evidence of the Divine Presence was the mission of inspired prophets, such as Haggai and Zechariah, and the Targum and the Rabbis are perhaps right in referring the words “and my spirit” exclusively to the “spirit of prophecy.” It may be noticed that the later Jews held that the Holy Spirit left the Church after the deaths of Zechariah and Malachi. For us who are spared to give thanks again another year to Almighty God for the fullness of His great Pentecostal gift, it might be enough that we repeat our great hymn of faith, and testify our unchanged belief steadfastly in that faith once delivered to the saints; for it is a chief use of the recurring festivals of the Church, that year by year, in spite of the discordant utterances which we may have heard, we testify that our faith is still unchanged, so we give thanks to God and say ‘the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one: the Father is God, the Son God, and the Holy Ghost God, yet not three Gods but one God.’ God is one and yet three, three Persons and one God, God the Holy Ghost is one, yet are three diversities of gifts. God within us there can be no real holiness Hag 1:14 ; 4:6! This promise, ” says Jehovah Commentary for Haggai 2:5 there can be no real holiness of worship in. 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