People had begun to build things for themselves only. They put God’s work on hold for about sixteen years. In research for this blog series, I read one article that explained it this way: “In the second year of Darius, a light dawned upon the darkness of the colony from Babylon. In that year the spirit of prophecy suddenly blazed up with a most brilliant light among the returned captives. In a moment Zerubbabel roused from his apathy, threw his whole strength into the work. After much opposition and many hindrances find delays, the temple was at length finished, in the sixth year of Darius, and was dedicated with much pomp and rejoicing.
For twenty two years, my family of five has served in different capacities. We prioritized family plus ministry to others. Though they’ve always been in our prayers, we left some of our deepest desires untouched and undone. Over and over again, we’d come to a standstill. In our own situations though, there is always a word from God!
Although Zerubbabel’s temple was less in size than Solomon’s, God affirmed a greater honor: “The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,” said the Lord (Haggai 2:9). The glory given into Zerubbabel’s temple came many years later when Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came into the temple halls.”
What are you looking at that needs more work to be done? Pick up where you left off. See it take shape. Hear it come together. Watch the difference it makes. Feel it change your destiny. Stop the standstill.
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