CUFI’s Word of The Week – Be Strong and Work

CUFI’s Word of The Week – Be Strong and Work

“But now be strong, O Zerubbabel,’ declares the LORD. ‘Be strong, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest.
Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the LORD, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the LORD Almighty. ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’
“This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD Almighty.
‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the LORD Almighty.
‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty.
‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.”

–Haggai 2:4-9 (New International Version)

The Lord instructed Zerubbabel and Joshua to be strong and work in rebuilding the Temple. He did so without giving them details of the miracles He would perform to accomplish the task. By faith, they were to “be strong and work.”

Likewise, may every CUFI leader and member “be strong and work.” God is doing a great work and He needs us to come together in unity in support of the house of Israel and have faith that He will keep His promise to Israel and to the “watchmen” He has put in place to protect and prosper Israel and her people as well as bless the people and the nations who bless them.

For further study and encouragement:

Memorize: Isaiah 62:6-7.

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