For thus says the LORD 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; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts.

For thus says the LORD 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; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts.

Psalms 2
1 Why do the heathen [gowy – the “nations” in the title] rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD has said unto me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me [the “desire”], and I shall give you the heathen [gowy – the masses who don’t know God] for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

The house, in the title, is the same the LORD speaks of earlier, in Haggai 2:3, asking His people, as now, “Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do you see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?”

He is speaking of His house, His people as His ONE BODY, which He says in the title verses (Haggai 2:6 & 7) He is going to fill with His glory. As we know, this comes by shaking, which He further describes there in the places He says He shakes and elsewhere says it’s to remove the wicked from them.

In Haggai, He describes the new crop of leaders He has awakened, raised out of confusion, and, with the residue of His faithful people, to who He is speaking. It’s in them He’s risen and is shaking His nation back to life from its now dead state.

The name Haggai is from the Hebrew word chag, meaning He is the sacrifice, from where God’s word flows, in the feast He’s kept. It (the word of God) is the source of the shaking, which is, in Zechariah 14:13, the “great tumult” from the LORD, by which His people war. In this shaking, the words, ideas, and works of the former crop of leaders melt away while they stand against it (God’s word). The event is the Feast (chag) of Tabernacles when God calls His people to leave the corrupt houses while cleansed so He can enter.

Zechariah 14
1 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, and your spoil shall be divided in the midst of you.
2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west [hafl toward the sunrise of the New creation and half toward the sunset, the end of the old and corrupt], and there shall be a very great valley [when the mighty are humbled]; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north [into ignorance, the darkness they choose because their deeds are evil], and half of it toward the south [to God’s right hand, His strength that comes with His understanding].
5 And you shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal [when you are separated from the high places, by this reserved word of God]: yea, you shall flee [from these misleaders, who are under the LORD’s feet, as His footstool], like as you fled from before the earthquake [when the wicked are shaken from the new heaven and earth] in the days of Uzziah [shaken by Jehovah’s strenth, His understand come] king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with you [See Jude 1 and Enoch’s foretelling this].
6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light [understanding] shall not be clear [shall not be realized], nor dark [even though it’s no longer hidden in ignorance]:
7 But it shall be one day [when the time is reached {NOW} when God’s people must rise to preach and teach the word He has given us – How is it that you wise men know not the the day of the LORD’s presence? Is it because you are not His, and therefore cannot hear His voice?] which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light [when the light has almost completely left, understanding shall come {comprehended not}, as darkness falls complete in the now mass delusion].
8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem [this word of God from His people]; half of them toward the former sea [the last generation of the old corrupt world], and half of them toward the hinder sea [the new generation in this new heaven and earth, wherein dwells righteousness]: in summer and in winter [to the zealous and the sleeping] shall it be.
9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be ONE LORD, and his name ONE.
10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon [when the high places of those who think they are the upright fruit, are humbled] south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate [when entering they become the right hand of God] unto the place of the first gate [with Judah the elect remnant], unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses [who God has shown favor, whose positions are their advantage and strength, who receive His grace and mercy in this judgment].
11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their [works of the] flesh shall consume [maqaq – melt away in the fire they’ve caused] away while they stand upon their feet [are risen in the flesh], and their eyes [what they’ve seen, their corrupt understanding] shall consume [maqaq – shall melt] away in their holes, and their tongue [their word they have exalted above God’s, with which they misled and destroyed the world] shall consume [maqaq – shall melt] away in their mouth.
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbor.
14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.
16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles [leaving their houses to dwell in Him].
17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families [separated from the misleaders, the dead who’ve been their kings] of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the [ONE] King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
18 And if the family of Egypt [the separated families who were oppressed by their misleaders] go not up, and come not, that have no rain [no word of God, the light, understanding that only come from Him, which only brings life again in the earth]; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt [the oppressors], and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses [ringing out from the strong], Holiness Unto The LORD; and the pots in the LORD’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar [filled with the blood of His sacrifice].
21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite [those zealous against the living God and His children] in the house of the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war].

Haggai 2
1 In the seventh month [in the perfect time], in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying,
2 Speak now to Zerubbabel [those born again by coming out of confusion] the son of Shealtiel [for which they asked God], governor of Judah, and to Joshua [the cleansed priesthood, the body of Jesus, Jehovah’s Salvation personified] the son of Josedech [who are Jehovah’s righteousness], the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying,
3 Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do you see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?
4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, says the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land, says the LORD, and work: for I am with you, says the LORD of hosts:
5 According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so my spirit remains among you: fear you not.
6 For thus says the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens [the corrupted understanding covering all the world in darkness], and the earth [this generation], and the sea [all the nations and people], and the dry land [where My word is not heard];
7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory [My presence in My People], says the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war].
8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the LORD of hosts.
9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, says the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, says the LORD of hosts.
10 In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying,
11 Thus says the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,
12 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No.
13 Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.
14 Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, says the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.
15 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:
16 Since those days were, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the press-fat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty.
17 I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labors of your hands; yet you turned not to me, says the LORD.
18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the LORD’s temple was laid, consider it.
19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, has not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.
20 And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying,
21 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;
22 And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms [of the wicked], and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.
23 In that day, says the LORD of hosts, will I take you, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, says the LORD, and will make you as a signet [chowtham – My signature pressed into the earth]: for I have chosen you, says the LORD of hosts.

Psalms 71
1 In you, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2 Deliver me in your righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline your ear unto me, and save me.
3 Be you my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: you have given commandment to save me; for you are my rock and my fortress.
4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5 For you are my hope, O LORD God: you are my trust from my youth.
6 By you have I been held up from the womb: you are he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of you.
7 I am as a wonder unto many; but you are my strong refuge.
8 Let my mouth be filled with your praise and with your honor all the day.
9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails.
10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
11 Saying, God has forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered [‘atah] with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.
14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise you more and more.
15 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
16 I will go in the strength of the LORD God: I will make mention of your righteousness, even of yours only.
17 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared your wondrous works.
18 Now also when I am old and grey-headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have shown your strength unto this generation, and your power to every one that is to come.
19 Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who have done great things: O God, who is like unto you!
20 You, which have shown me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21 You shall increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
22 I will also praise you with the psaltery, even your truth, O my God: unto you will I sing with the harp, O you Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto you; and my soul, which you have redeemed.
24 My tongue also shall talk of your righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

In Job 38, the LORD speaks of shaking the wicked from the ends (ending the old and creating the new) of the earth, when understanding comes as the light of the new day. He says it’s as a garment covering the earth changed, which is His signature (chowtham) into it pressed. As we know, the chapter begins with His voice heard from the whirlwind, to take away those who’ve darkened the earth by their counsel, which is without the knowledge of God. He follows by asking where these ignorant men were when He created and engineered all these things into their orderly arrangement.

Job 21
13 They [the wicked] spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave [Sheol – hell, where the dead are housed, of which they are ignorant].
14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of your ways [derek – His way, which is to send light, understanding, in the messenger He sends, even into hell’s darkness and there rise from death].
15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto [ask for understanding from] him?
16 Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
17 How oft is the candle [the little understanding they have to guide them in the darkness] of the wicked put out! and how oft comes their destruction upon them! God distribute sorrows [letting them go their own way] in his anger.
18 They are as stubble before the wind [taken away], and as chaff that the storm carries away.
19 God lays up his iniquity for his children: he rewards him [by their own ways, ignorance which destroys them], and he shall know it.
20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath [this word] of the Almighty.
21 For what pleasure has he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?
22 Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judges those that are high [exalt themselves and their ways above God’s, even as their ways are destroying them and all they mislead].

Job 38
1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
3 Gird up now your loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and answer you me.
4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.
5 Who has laid the measures thereof, if you know? or who has stretched the line upon it [have you assessed it and brought it to light]?
6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner [pinnah – the head, master, the builders refused] stone thereof;
7 When the morning stars [sprang to light and] sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
9 When I made the cloud [the place where understanding was kept] the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling-band for it [and ignorance its protective wrapping],
10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
11 And said, Hitherto shall you come, but no further: and here shall your proud waves [the pride of man] be stayed?
12 Have you commanded the morning since your days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;
13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
14 It is turned as clay to the seal [chowtham]; and they stand as a garment [as on the mountain, seen as the shining garments of light, as Moses and Elijah].
15 And from the wicked their light [understanding] is withheld, and the high arm [the evil works of those in power, devils now misleading the world in hell] shall be broken.
16 Have you entered into the springs of the sea? or have you walked in the search of the depth [the deep thing only the Father knows]?
17 Have the gates of death [hell] been opened unto you? or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?
18 Have you perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if you know it all.
19 Where is the way where light dwell? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
20 That you should take it to the bound thereof, and that you should know the paths to the house thereof?
21 Know you it, because you were then born? or because the number of your days is great?
22 Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? or have you seen the treasures of the hail, [these speaks of God’s word frozen {reserved} in heaven, for this moment]
23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
24 By what way is the light parted [into the rainbow], which scatter the east wind upon the earth?
25 Who has divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder [understand and its voice – these are speaking of what is written in Revelation 10:1 thru 4, of understanding reserved for this moment];
26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man [referring us to Jeremiah 4:25, after verse 23 says, “I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.”];
27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
28 Has the rain a father? or who has begotten the drops of dew?
29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who has gendered it?
30 The waters are hid as with a stone [who is Christ – see 1 Corinthians 10:1 thru 4], and the face of the deep is frozen.
31 Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
32 Can you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide [nachah] Arcturus with his sons?
33 Know you the ordinances of heaven? can you set the dominion thereof in the earth [Can you bring to light the order in heaven showing it rules over the earth]?
34 Can you lift up your voice to the clouds [where understanding is held], that abundance of waters may cover you?
35 Can you send lightning, that they may go and say unto you, Here we are?
36 Who [except God] has put wisdom in the inward parts? or who has given understanding to the heart?
37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay [reserve until now] the bottles of heaven,
38 When [without the waters of heaven] the dust grows into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
39 Shall you hunt the prey for the lion [will you seek these things out to return strength to the strong]? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait [for their LORD, the lion of Judah]?
41 Who provides for the raven [those covered in darkness] his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat [this word of God, meant for men, to return their strength].

The name Acturus is said to be from the once used word ‘uwsh, meaning “to hasten:–assemble self,” and Mazzaroth is said to be from nazar, meaning separation. The terms tell of hastening back to the one from who we were separated, referring to Joseph (Shiloh).

Deuteronomy 33
13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven [understanding held there until this moment], for the dew, and for the deep that couches beneath,
14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun [church], and for the precious things put forth by the moon [civil government],
15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains [the path to life], and for the precious things of the lasting hills,
16 And for the precious things of the earth and fullness thereof, and for the good will [God’s will is our good, for which He comes in flaming fire] of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.
17 His [Joseph’s – Jesus’] glory is like the firstling [the firstborn among God’s flock] of his bullock, and his horns [power to reign] are like the horns of unicorns [as the only power, the Most High, the Almighty]: with them he shall push the people together [into one Body] to [at] the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim [upon who this second blessing has come], and they are the thousands of Manasseh [who forgot God, and now remember Him and His ways].

When the LORD, in Job 38:31 & 32, speaks of influencing and loosing the bands of His people, for which they sing and shout for joy, He says it’s when He “guided” them. As we see, the word “guide” is from the Hebrew word nachah, meaning “to guide; by implication, to transport (into exile, or as colonists) :–bestow, bring, govern, guide, lead (forth), put, straiten.”

The following, ending with Psalms 143, is reposted from 15 September 2021, as is some of the above:

Quicken me, O LORD, for your name’s sake: for your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.

The above, Psalms 143:11, is David asking the LORD to bring him to life by leading him out of trouble and into the land of righteousness. The word “trouble” is the Hebrew word tsarah, the same word used in Jeremiah 30:7 when describing the time of Jacob’s “trouble” (the tribulation).

Before going forward, a warning: the modern false prophets and false teachers have from their imaginations dreamed up lies, saying the LORD says, when He says He hasn’t said anything to them. They will tell you this isn’t the time, and this isn’t the LORD’s word, deception by which they’ll lead those who follow them into further confusion, delusion, and eventual perdition. They, these devils put in God’s place, will tell you to sit still: either doing nothing or waiting to fly away, while their misleading destroys you. “Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spoke unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of naught, and the deceit of their heart.” Jeremiah 14:14

Jeremiah 30
5 For thus says the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
6 Ask you now, and see whether a man does travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness [the shame that comes when what is brought forth isn’t what the false prophets said]?
7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble [tsarah], but he shall be saved out of it.
8 For it shall come to pass in that day, says the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and will burst your bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:
9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
10 Therefore fear you not, O my servant Jacob, says the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.
11 For I am with you, says the LORD, to save you: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered you, yet I will not make a full end of you: but I will correct you in measure, and will not leave you altogether unpunished.
12 For thus says the LORD, Your bruise is incurable, and your wound is grievous.
13 There is none to plead your cause, that you may be bound up: you have no healing medicines.
14 All your lovers have forgotten you; they seek you not; for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of your iniquity; because your sins were increased.
15 Why cry you for your affliction? your sorrow is incurable for the multitude of your iniquity: because your sins were increased, I have done these things unto you.
16 Therefore all they that devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil you shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon you will I give for a prey.
17 For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says the LORD; because they called you an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeks after.
18 Thus says the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwelling-places; and the city shall be built upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? says the LORD.
22 And you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
23 Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goes forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.
24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he has done it, and until he has performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days you shall consider it.

Isaiah 8
13 Sanctify [declare Him, His word, holy] the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwells in mount Zion.
19 And when they shall say unto you, “Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:” should not a people seek unto their God? [or look] for the living [God] to the dead [where He isn’t]?
20 [Or] To the law and to the testimony [?]: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light [understanding, or life] in them.
21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king [I Am] and their God [His presence in Me], and look upward.
22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble [tsarah] and darkness [ignorance of those misleading it], dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness [deeper into the cultivated delusions of the day, and the resulting insanity].

Proverbs 1
20 Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets:
21 She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But you have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes;
27 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress [tsarah] and anguish comes upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33 But whoso hearkens unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Psalms 143
1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in your faithfulness answer me, and in your righteousness.
2 And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified.
3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.
5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all your works; I muse on the work of your hands.
6 I stretch forth my hands unto you: my soul thirsts after you, as a thirsty land. Selah.
7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face [presence] from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit [grave].
8 Cause me to hear your lovingkindness in the morning; for in you do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto you.
9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto you to hide me.
10 Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your spirit is good; lead [nachah] me into the land [earth] of uprightness.
11 Quicken me, O LORD, for your name’s sake: for your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble [tsarah].
12 And of your mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am your servant.

Below are the only two times the word nachah appears in the prophets.

Isaiah 57
15 For thus says the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
16 For I will not contend forever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.
17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly [twisting and perverting truth] in the way of his heart.
18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead [nachah] him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners [Even though they have not known Me or my ways, I will lead them into full understanding].
19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, says the LORD; and I will heal [rapha’ – cure] him.
20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
21 There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.

Isaiah 58
1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show [nagad] my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways [derek], as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and you see not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and you take no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure [chephets], and exact all your labors.
4 Behold, you fast for strife and debate [you rise up against your master], and to smite with the fist of wickedness: you shall not fast as you do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high [exalting your words above God’s].
5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?
7 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you cover him [with My righteousness]; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?
8 Then shall your light [understanding] break forth as the morning [bringing the new creation and shaking the wicked from it], and your health [‘aruwkah] shall spring forth speedily: and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your reward.
9 Then shall you call, and the LORD shall answer; you shall cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity [your own worthless words];
10 And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light [understanding] rise in obscurity, and your darkness be as the noon day:
11 And the LORD shall guide [nachah] you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought [when My word isn’t heard from anywhere else], and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

Psalms 111
1 Praise you the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright [who gather to Him in His ONE BODY], and in the congregation.
2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
3 His work is honorable and glorious: and his righteousness endures forever.
4 He has made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
5 He has given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.
6 He has shown his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen [gowy].
7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
8 They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
9 He sent redemption unto his people: he has commanded his covenant forever: holy and reverend is his name.
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endures forever.

The word “pleasure” in verse 2 above is the Hebrew word chephets, meaning “pleasure; hence (abstractly) desire; concretely, a valuable thing; hence (by extension) a matter (as something in mind):–acceptable, delight(-some), desire, things desired, matter, pleasant(-ure), purpose, willingly.”

The word “desire” in the title (in Haggai 2:7) is the Hebrew word chemdah, meaning “delight:–desire, goodly, pleasant, precious.”

The point today is all the earth will turn to the LORD when they hear of His purpose, when He (His way) becomes their desire, and in them He will have great delight (per Zechariah 14:16 thru 18 above).

Jeremiah 3
14 Turn, O backsliding children, says the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
16 And it shall come to pass, when you be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, says the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.
17 At that time they shall call [New] Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations [gowy] shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to [New] Jerusalem [His people, from who flows the His ways of peace]: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination [creations] of their evil heart.
18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north [out of darkness and ignorance] to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.
19 But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you a pleasant [chemdah] land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations [gowy]? and I said, You shall call me, My father; and shall not turn away from me.
20 Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so have you dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, says the LORD.
21 A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way [derek], and they have forgotten the LORD their God.
22 Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal [rapha’ – cure] your backslidings. Behold, we come unto you; for you are the LORD our God.
23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains [the high places, governments and corporations, that have exalted themselves into ruling over, oppression, this generation {world} they first blinded]: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

If you don’t see how all these ideas fit together and make up a truly pleasant picture, it’s because you’ve been blinded by the gods of this world.

Isaiah 2
8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
9 And the mean man bows down, and the great man humbles himself [before idols]: therefore forgive them not.
10 Enter into the rock [from where this Word of flows], and hide you in the dust [the ruin of the old world], for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
12 For the day of the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war] shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish [who have fled their vows], and upon all [their] pleasant [chemdah – the things in which they delight] pictures [their ideas of utopia, which is humanity in misery and hell].
17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake terribly the earth.
20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake terribly the earth.
22 Cease you from [following] man, whose breath is in his nostrils [whose life is precarious in his own hand]: for wherein is he to be accounted of [when the LORD brings him into judgment and demands payment for the damage he has done]?

2 Corinthians 4
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light [understanding] of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the LORD; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness [even from the midst of man’s ignorance], has shined in our hearts, to give the light [understanding] of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure [God’s ways and ideas] in earthen vessels [human flesh], that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the LORD Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14 Knowing that he which raised up the LORD Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

Isaiah 58
11 And the LORD shall guide [nachah] you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought [when My word isn’t heard from anywhere else], and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12 And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
13 If you turn away your foot from the sabbath, from doing your pleasure [chephets] on my holy day; and call the sabbath [when I interrupt for correction] a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shall honor him, not doing your own ways [derek], nor finding your own pleasure [chephets], nor speaking your own words:
14 Then shall you delight yourself in the LORD; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.

2 Samuel 23
1 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet [na’iym] psalmist of Israel, said,
2 The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and his word was in my tongue.
3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
4 And he shall be as the light [understanding] of the morning [of the New creation], when the sun rises [bringing this New day], even a morning without clouds [when all the understanding held in heaven is on earth]; as the tender grass [New life] springing out of the earth by clear shining [understanding given] after rain [after He empties the clouds on earth].
5 Although my HOUSE be not so with God; yet he has made with me an everlasting covenant [that He will raise my seed {I Am} to sit on my throne], ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire [chephets], although he make it not to grow.
6 But the sons of Belial [of idols] shall be all of them as thorns [misleaders in power, grown after a long period of neglect, when My people were without a king sitting on the throne] thrust [taken] away, because they cannot be taken with hands:
7 But the man that shall touch [follows the misleading ways] them must be fenced [out] with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place [outside the camp].

Psalms 16
1 Preserve me, O God: for in you do I put my trust.
2 O my soul, you have said unto the LORD, You are my LORD: my goodness extends not to you;
3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight [chephets].
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot [gowral – destiny].
6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant [na’iym] places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
7 I will bless the LORD, who has given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons [when darkness, ignorance of God, covers the earth].
8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
10 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.
7 But it shall be one day [when the time is reached {NOW} when God’s people must rise to preach and teach the word He has given us – How is it that you wise men know not the day of the LORD’s presence? Is it because you are not His, and therefore cannot hear His voice?] which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light [when the light has almost completely left, understanding shall come {comprehended not}, as darkness falls complete in the now mass delusion].de 1 and Enoch’s foretelling this].