South Dakota Apostolic Prayer Network

SD State Coordinator Betsy Moeller

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


66 Books of the Bible Release to 66 Counties of South Dakota

Our 37th county to pray for in South Dakota is Jones County, with the city of Murdo being the county seat.  We release the book of Haggai to Jones County.  Haggai, whose name means "Festive," was one of the post-exile prophets who had the qualities of a good pastor.  After 16 years the Jews were slow to rebuild the Temple with their personal affairs interfering with God's work.  Haggai preached a fiery series of sermons that stirred up the nation to resume work on the Temple.  An encourager whose word was in tune with the hearts of the people and the mind of God bringing to those discouraged the assurance of God's presence. "But see ye first the Kingdom of God . . . and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33).  This was the same message which Haggai brought to his discouraged people which caused them to finish rebuilding the Temple. 

Haggai beautifully refers to Jesus as the future glory for the Temple (Haggai 2
:1-9), calling Him  " . . . the desire of all nations . . ." (Haggai 2:7).  The Messiah is also portrayed in the person of Zerubabel: "I will take you, Zerubbabel . . . and I will make you as a signet ring, for I have chosen you" (2:23). Zerubbabel becomes the center of the Messianic line and is like a signet ring, sealing both branches together of the lineage of Mary and Joseph.  And for us today, anytime we are involved in God's house doing great things, we are a beautiful ornament in God's hand - his ring- we're a precious stone, a lively stone, carrying His authority.   

Father we release the book of Haggai over the land and people of Jones County.  We declare the theme verse, "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 (Haggai 2:9). Thank you Lord that the people of Jones County are finding the greater Glory of their destiny in You God.  Cause them to see you Jesus, as the Desire of All Nations and fill them with Your Glory. And as they seek 1st the Kingdom of God, they will carry Your Presence and Your authority as "a signet ring".  Let Your Kingdom Come, Let Your will be done in Jones County!

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