This unique time of separation provides for us a wonderful opportunity to live a more impactful and purposeful life. The book of Zechariah calls us in this day to both corporate and individual repentance, and reflection upon our Savior who died for our sins. In this time of separation, we are called to pray for and with each other as a result of seeing Him who died. Be inspired and encouraged by the powerful and relevant truths found in the book of Zechariah.
(Zechariah 12:9-10) Deep sorrow, joy and victory follows when one sees the Savior. This mourning described is a depiction of repentance during a time of separation. A time of all bearing responsibility for his/her sins that led to the cross. Only a clear view of the crucified Christ can give a proper understanding of the devastating effects of sin and only then will victory follow.
(Zechariah 8:20-23) Many people are looking at the end times as a reason to isolate and insulate themselves. Frustrated about the times while failing to take advantage of a weapon that God has provided. We cannot underestimate the power of prayer during these times, God will do great things in response to prayer if only we take the words of the prophet by saying, “I Will Go Also.”
(Zechariah 13:1) It is only through the refining fire of afflictions that we gain the privilege of bearing the identity of God’s people. The purpose of the furnace is to inspire us and to instill in us a life of prayer that leads us to take ownership of the Lord who takes ownership of the afflicted.
(Zechariah 12:1-3) In a moment of uncertainty for God’s church. In a moment where the entire world gathers against God’s people. He the Lord of Hosts promises to add weight by making His church a heavy stone. An immovable object. The church becomes an immovable object only when God is allowed to make it so. We become steadfast in our faith only when we allow God to make us steadfast.