Zechariah 8:1-9 TLB1 Then another message came to me from the Lord of Heavens Armies: 2 This is what the Lord of Heavens Armies says: My love for Mount Zion is passionate and strong; I am consumed with passion for Jerusalem! 3 And now the Lord says: I am returning to Mount Zion, and I will live in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City; the mountain of the Lord of Heavens Armies will be called the Holy Mountain. 4 This is what the Lord of Heavens Armies says: Once again old men and women will walk Jerusalems streets with their canes and will sit together in the city squares. 5 And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls at play. 6 This is what the Lord of Heavens Armies says: ALL THIS MAY SEEM IMPOSSIBLE TO YOU NOW, A SMALL REMNANT OF GOD'S PEOPLE. BUT IS IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME? says the Lord of Heavens Armies. 7 This is what the Lord of Heavens Armies says: You can be sure that I will rescue my people from the east and from the west. 8 I will bring them home again to live safely in Jerusalem. They will be my people, and I will be faithful and just toward them as their God. 9 This is what the Lord of Heavens Armies says: Be strong and finish the task! Ever since the laying of the foundation of the Temple of the Lord of Heavens Armies, you have heard what the prophets have been saying about completing the building. BE STRONG AND FINISH THE TASK!
The foundation sure; because it is built upon the rock, which is Christ, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it!! Our LORD is returning to claim HIS glory, HIS kingdom, and HIS church as His Bride!! MARANATHA!! EVEN SO, COME; LORD JESUS!!
_________________Martin G. Smith