Zechariah, Strength

Zechariah 8:9 -13 English Version Translation

Thus says the LORD of Hosts,:” Let your hands be strong, you who in these days have been hearing from the mouth of the prophets who were present on the day that the foundation of the House of the Lord of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built. For before those days there was no wage for any man or wage for any beast, neither was there safety from the foe for him who went out or came in, for I set every man against his neighbor. But now I will deal with the remnant of this people as in former days, declares the LORD of Hosts.

For there shall be sowing of peace. The vine shall give its fruit and the ground shall give its produce, and the heavens shall give their dew. And I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit all these things. And as for you who have been a byword of cursing among the nations, Oh house of Judah and house of Israel so I will save you, and you shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong.”

Who heard what the prophets spoke when the foundation of the LORD’s Temple was laid?

Who laid this foundation and what is the whole temple built upon? Give Biblical evidence.

What will be the sowing of peace? Is there a sowing of peace in the earth that we dwell in today?

Read Isaiah 9:6 and write what this verse says peace is?

Read Matthew 28 & John 15 and answer the following questions:

Who represents the vine in Zechariah 8:9-13 and John 15?

What is known as the great commission in Matthew 28 and how does it relate to the sowing of peace in the earth today?

What must happen to us in order that we might bear good fruit?

What is the dead weight that you are carrying around with you today that inhibits you from sowing peace in other lives today?

What do you think is represented by the dew of Heaven?

How does it help you grow?

Since the resurrection of Jesus the Christ took place in the earth how has the Lord used you to sow peace in the earth? Within your relationships and within your cities?

In Zechariah 8:9 the Word of God says, Let your hands be strong and again in verse 13 says, Let your hands be strong. Why do you need your hands to be strong?

Read Ephesians 6:10-20

What provides strength in our hands?

The Sword of the Spirit and the shield of faith.

How are you preparing and strengthening your hands?

How will you be a blessing in the earth today?

Think! Reflect! Seek the Lord!!


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