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Friday October 13, 2017 1:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Annually on October 13

"What are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of 'God bless it! God bless it!'" Then the word of the LORD came to me: "The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you. (Zechariah 4:7-9)

 

What if we start building and then can't finish? is the thought that often crosses our minds when we take up a project. Zerubbabel and friends had begun building the temple after the exile in Babylon, but what guarantees were there that they would complete it.

 

The world gives warranties, but the Lord gives a promise to us as a guarantee.

And the guarantee to Zerubbabel was, "The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it.”

When you are unsure whether you are going to complete what you have begun, be it in your spiritual life or your work life or ministry, pick up the book full of guarantees and then you will see your faith rise to see it completed one day.

 

A mighty mountain stood in the way of Zerubbabel building the temple. It was King Darius 1. But regarding him God gave the promise that he would not be able to oppose or stop the building indefinitely. God would make the mighty mountain …….a level ground.

 

The Lord also promised Zerubbabel that his hands which had laid the foundation stone of the temple will also lay the capstone i.e. the final stone/the top stone. And that too with shouts of 'God bless it! God bless it!'

 

And it happened. So will the thing that you have started. So do not worry. Praise Jesus.

Posted by Dr. Johnson Cherian