Haggai 2:6-9, another timing question

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  1. Tim

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    According to Haggai 2:6-9, God said He would "Shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land."

    When?

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    Notice a previous verse:

    Haggai 1:14 And Jehovah stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work on the house of Jehovah of hosts, their God,
    15 in the four and twentieth day of the month, in the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.

    Now notice Ezra:

    Ezra 6:
    14 And the elders of the Jews builded and prospered, through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the decree of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
    15 And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.

    Let me quote are good futurist friend Dr. Bob

    (Tongue in cheek to help us see the figurative language is commonly used in the Bible. We can still take the truth literally.)

    Keep up the fight Tim.
     
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    6 For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Yet once, it is a little while , and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;

    "a little while" was 70 years.
     
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    GH,

    When the context demands a figurative interpretation, like Haggai 2:6-9 does, and it sounds just like other passages that many insist MUST be literal, I think it makes a lot of people nervous.

    In Christ,

    Tim
     

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