"Let the governor and the elders of the Jews continue to work on that house of God; they are to rebuild it on its former site." —Ezra 6:7
The Israelites rebuilt the Temple with the support of government taxes and the prophetic messages of Haggai and Zechariah. That is an unusual combination. Governments and prophets don't usually mix. However, the Lord can do anything and use anyone at any time for His glory. The Israelites never dreamed a Persian king would be used to rebuild the Temple. We never dreamed the Lord would transform Eastern Europe and Russia as He has.
The Lord continues to manifest His sovereign power by doing things we have never seen, heard, or even thought of (1 Cor 2:9). He is Lord. He is not dismayed or helpless before the sin, rebellion, and confusion of our times. He can do all things. His victory is already won on Calvary. He has risen from the dead and is forever seated at the right hand of His Father's throne. He is Lord of lords and King of kings (Rv 19:16). Nothing is impossible for Him (Lk 1:37).
Therefore, pray for the impossible. Expect the inconceivable. Believe in the miraculous. He is Lord. He is risen from the dead and He is Lord. Alleluia!
Prayer: Father, leave me speechless before Your glory.
Promise: "My mother and My brothers are those who hear the word of God and act upon it." —Lk 8:21
Praise: Carol has prayed and worked most of her life against abortion and for all causes promoting life.
(For a related teaching, order our tape I Believe in Miracles on audio AV 63-3 or video V-63.)
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