May 20, 2017

May 20, 2017

2 CHRONICLES 35-36

Focus Verse: Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia—in order to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah—the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying, “Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all His people, may the Lord his God be with him, and let him go up!’”
2 Chronicles 36:22-23

 

God’s will cannot be stopped. What are the odds? After seventy years, the exact time that the prophet Jeremiah had foretold, a ruler takes over Babylon who happens to be sympathetic to the customs and religions of all of the people whom the Babylonians had conquered. That’s a bit more than coincidence.

 

But that’s exactly how God works; He is the God of all creation. To think that He can’t move the hearts of people, whether those people are following Him or not, would be a rather foolish assumption.

 

This should inspire confidence in us. God’s will cannot be stopped. Maybe you’re in a place where you need to remind yourself of that today. Go ahead, check and make sure no one’s around…now say it out-loud: “God’s will cannot be stopped.”

 

This means that you can’t stop it; you’re not that powerful! No matter how badly you’ve messed up, it’s never too late to get back on track. This means that this impossible situation you’re up against can’t stop it. If God moved through the King of Persia, He can move through you boss, your spouse, your landlord, WHOMEVER…whether they are serving Him or not.

 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – it’s woven through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation: God is strong. We should be strong for God. When we are strong for God, He will be strong for us.

 

Let’s live like we believe that today!

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