Scripture: Zechariah 8:9-12
8 9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.10 For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast; neither was there any peace to him that went out or cam in because of the affliction: for I set all men every one against his neighbour.11 But now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in the former days, saith the LORD of hosts.12 For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.
- Things come to discourage the saints relationship with God.
- Don't let the enemy take your confidence.
- There's value in the remnant: God knows the value of the remnants
- What you have left is more than enough.
- We got to get back on our job, the temple has to be built.
- It only takes a few to start the fire.
- Don't let your light go out
- Don't use what you're going through be an excuse to give God praise.
- He won't give you an assignment without giving you a way to execute
**Read the book of Ezra**
- Don't except help from anybody, all help is not good help.
- Don't get desperate and hook up with the wrong people in this season!
- They are Joy stealers
- Wait on God!
- Sometimes you can be so discouraged that you can't see that God is trying to lift you up.
- LET YOUR HANDS BE STRONG!!!!
- Strengthen yourself
- Take that step of faith.
- Get ready to work
- God is saying "I'm going to make the earth respond and start working for you"
- You have to end somethings before God can begin somethings.
- You are living in-between the REVOKE and the RELEASE
- Stop worrying about what's working against you because God has more working for you.