Do we want to be blessed by God and to be used by God to be a blessing to others?
This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.
It is liberating to realize that the important things of life are not accomplished by our own might or power, but only by God. It relieves us from agonizing over every decision.
Although we can fully trust God to help us make decisions, we still have to make an effort.
During Zechariah’s time, when it came to rebuilding the temple, each person had a job to do. Zechariah and the people trusted God, but they also worked hard to accomplish His will.
Licy John, Hyderabad – 7067
🎊 To receive the fullness of His blessings and to have an impact on the community of the lost we encounter daily, we must conduct ourselves in accordance with God’s Word.
🎊 The message of Zechariah 8 is futuristic and looking forward to the Millennium.
🎊 Israel has been set aside for a season.
🎊 Verse 13, says that Judah and Israel had become a curse among the nations.
📖 verse 13: “Among the other nations, Judah and Israel became symbols of a cursed nation. But no longer! Now I will rescue you and make you both a symbol and a source of blessing. So don’t be afraid. Be strong, and get on with rebuilding…”
🎊 If we are to be a source of blessing we need to take the same steps in each of our lives.
I. Use our Tongues Wisely
📍Speak the truth to one another”
📍speaking the truth in love…”
📍 When we speak truth in love, we do not hide reality including our intentions, motives, or agendas, desiring to do good, building up and not tearing down.
II. Be Peacemakers
📌 “Render judgments that are just and that lead to peace.”
📌 Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
III. Build Unity
🔖 “Let none of you devise evil in your heart against another”
🔖 “Don’t scheme against each other.”
IV. Don’t listen to gossip
📎 “Do not love a false oath”
📎 Why do we, as a society and culture, love gossip? Except about us.
📎Love your neighbor as yourself.”
📎 Someone who gossips TO you will always gossip ABOUT you.
V. Build a Reputation
🖍”Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”
🖍 John 13:35 “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
♥️ LIFE LESSONS
How many will see Christ in us? ❓*How many will want to hear a witness from us? *
How many will come to saving faith in Christ through us?
💥 The early followers of Christ had a contagious faith that changed the whole world.
💥 We should make others want what we have with God.
💥 Let’s demonstrate the love of Christ so that the world will “hear that God is with us” and want to go with us.
ARE WE REFLECTING CHRIST IN OUR LIVES❓