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Zechariah 13-14: On That Day Jesus will Rule in His Ultimate Kingdom

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. That’s the Lord’s Prayer that every Catholic kid had to memorize in catechism class or “religious instruction”. Did we understand what it meant? Nope. Zechariah explained its meaning and what will happen in these last 2 chapters. Let’s dig in… Zechariah …

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Nehemiah 5-8: Don’t Be Sad! The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength!

The rubble of the destroyed City of Jerusalem’s wall represented failure, sin, disobedience, and judgment. The repaired wall symbolized hope, a future, life, power, a real city, more people and a threat to the enemies. Enthusiasm led to hard work, which led to tired, dejected people. However, hearing the Word of God changes things. Seek the truth…

Ezra 1-3: God Sends the People to Reclaim, Restore, and Rebuild the Temple

The books of Ezra and Nehemiah are the stories of the restoration of God’s temple in Jerusalem and the city itself. It’s c. 538 BC, the Babylonians who captured the Jews and brought them to Babylon were gone. The Medes and Persians ruled by King Cyrus are in power. It’s time for God’s promise to the Jews of renewal and reconstruction to be fulfilled. Seek the truth…