Israel had been in captivity to Babylon for seventy years. But in fulfillment of God’s promise, it was time for them to return home; yet only 50,000 returned.
They began to rebuild the Temple but soon became discouraged and the work stopped.
God’s sent two prophets to call the people to revival – that the people repent and to return to Him with all their hearts, minds and strength. The result would be their continuing and finishing the building of the Temple and the walls around Jerusalem. Those prophets were Zechariah and Haggai.
The prophets’ message is still applicable today. The younger generation is seeking meaning in life that can only be found by faith in Yeshua.
Call to repentance
“The LORD has been very angry with your fathers. Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Return to Me,” says the LORD of hosts, “and I will return to you,” says the Lord of hosts.