Haggai 2:1-23 The Foundatioon had been laid, but the building of the Temple had stopped because of opposition (Ezra 4:24). It laid abandoned until Haggai & Zechariah the prophets began to preach and then it began again and was finally completed (Ezra 5:1). This shows us the need and effect of preaching in our own lives, that our hearts are stirred and the building may continue until completion.