Zechariah asked three times to be given an understanding of the vision in Zechariah 4. Sometimes we have to repeatedly ask the Lord for understanding, but we have the promise that God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
In Zechariah 1, the angel of the Lord is on a red horse standing in the midst of the lowly myrtle trees. Likewise the church is not tall or mighty, but Christ in all His power stands in her midst.
Do you hunger and thirst after righteousness? To hunger and thirst is more than merely desiring a snack. It is an all-consuming need, as we see from today's sermon in Matthew 5:1-20.
Who will be president? Will there be peace in this country? Will I get COVID-19? Will the economy recover? Answers to these questions and more can be found in Psalm 23.
The removal of Joshua's filthy garments was essential if he was to stand before or serve God. Christ alone is the only one who can remove the filth and clothe us with new raiments, as we see in Zechariah 3:1-7.
As Joshua stood before the Lord clothed in filthy garments, Satan was right there ready to accuse and resist. But Christ was there too, ready to silence the adversary and clothe the believer in new garments.
What is true revival? After hearing the Lord's message spoken by His messenger Haggai, the people feared and obeyed. The Lord then graciously declared, "I am with you."
Only by looking at the picture of Christ can we understand the puzzle that is the minor prophets. In this message we examine Haggai 1-2 and how laboring in the service of the Lord should never be neglected in favor of serving ourselves.
As we see in Matthew 10:24-25, it is enough to be like Christ. He was afflicted and hated, and if we're to be like Him, we should expect the same.
Though we may be prisoners of war in this world, we are free indeed, as we see in John 8:36.
Christ is not a brook that sometimes dries up, nor is He a spring that can be stopped up, nor is He a cistern which cannot replenish itself. Christ is a fountain ever pouring forth the water of cleansing.
Pas. Burd relates an opened understanding to the Bible text that was surely available to the early church.
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