Tuesday June 17, 2014

Cyrus was commissioned to build the house of God (Ezra 1:1-5). Jeremiah prophesied that the Israelites would be in captivity for 70 years. You may never see what you are praying for. Raise someone else up who will fulfill what the Lord spoke to you. Believe that God will stir up the heart of a heathen king today. Go or help someone else to go. It doesn’t have to be far away. We need God to stir up people to go and to give (Ezra 1). In Ezra 2 and 3, the controlling-spirited crowd discouraged the people who were to rebuild. In Ezra chapter 5, Haggai and Zechariah prophesied to strengthen the rebuilders, and Zerubbabel and Jeshua began to rebuild. Ministry is work. We do it, not by might, nor by power, but by God’s Spirit (Zechariah 4:6). Purpose to be a finisher. Don’t do things by comparison, but do what God tells you to do. There may be mountains standing in your way (Zechariah 4:7). Speak to them.