An unobscured Light in a dark world.
The Spirit of God does a special work in ensuring the light of the Church burns brightly. Like a city set on a hill, it is visible everywhere. A city on an elevated height is prominent. It can be seen from the highest mountain, even the deepest valley.
As a governor, Zerubbabel had the responsibility of rebuilding the temple. It was a daunting task. “Unless the Lord builds a house, the builders labour in vain.” (Psalm 127:1). Zerubbabel would finish the rebuilding of the temple, however, not by human hands.
This is a beautiful illustration for the Church today:
The Church is a witness to the world. Though it faces many challenges and obstructions, it shall prevail, the enemy shall not succeed against it. It shall overcome, not in its own strength, but by the Spirit of the Lord.
The oil that fuels the Church is the Holy Spirit. It is a blazing torch, shining ever brightly, despite the caliginous clouds. Why not join millions of believers world-wide in praying for the Church. God has already made the crooked places straight (Isaiah 45:2).
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