Worship of the one True God was to be restored so the Spirit of God moved the King to release the captives and provide for them so they could repair the Temple where the rites of Worship had been formerly carried out. This was a new Sovereign move of the Spirit as true worship can only be as the Spirit instigates it.
The king’s decree said:
1. Rebuild the Temple of God
2. Only God’s people must go
3. People around them must help the Temple builders in this endeavor
4. People around should also give a free will offering to the Temple Builders
(Ezra 1:1 KJV) Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,
Ezra 1:2-4) Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem. And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem. They rose up and to do the will of the King and made the necessary preparations.
The people responded:
People must desire true worship and be wholeheartedly involved in it. True worship arises when we see God as He is and we as we are! It results in a vision of ‘what can be’ as one takes their eyes off ‘what is’ and believes God is able to do what He has said!
1. Those who were willing to go stated this by their actions (There were those who stayed behind because of ther interests in the land they were in)
2. They prepared what they could for the journey and the rebuilding of the Temple
3. The King also gave them gifts for the Temple
(Ezra 1:5-7 KJV) Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem. And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts, and with precious things, beside all that was willingly offered. Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods;
God was going to restore them but not all the captives were interested in being restored, preferring their current situation to the one God promised them (before the captivity through His prophets!)
Those desiring the restoration of True worship were being freed from their captivity as well as the idolatrous surrounds they were in. They were being given a chance to worship where God has made His temple and not in a heathen, idolatrous land! They were to be restored to a semi-autonomy!
As there were so many disparate houses of the nation involved so will it be in the last great revival. Revival will start in different parts of the earth and as they overlap and reach a crescendo as they fill the nations, Jesus will come back to fetch His glorious church in revival!!
The church is in such a mess in the western world that revival cannot occur from within it which is why Jesus said He would start it.
(Ezra 2:1-2 KJV) Now these are the children of the province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon, and came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city; Which came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mizpar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah.
Not all had come back to build the Temple as only some showed interest in the endeavour.
Some preferred the old ways of worship, polluted and compromised as it was by the idolatrous practices around them. They also preferred the security and wealth they were use to rather than the uncertainty of a new land and a God whose practice of worship had not been done for many years. They did not have the faith to commence the journey to a closer obedience to God!
(Ezra 2:68-70 KJV) And some of the chief of the fathers, when they came to the house of the LORD which is at Jerusalem, offered freely for the house of God to set it up in his place: They gave after their ability unto the treasure of the work threescore and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one hundred priests’ garments. So the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.
They started to do part of the decree of the king. Fear of those around them made them start worshipping God first! They kept the feast of Tabernacles - symbolic of their lifestyle during the Exodus and in Jerusalem as it was also being made habitable again (they were living in tents until the houses were repaired).
Those, who in faith grasped the opportunity to restore the true worship of God, worshipped Him in preparation for the task and stated their reliance on Him and His promise of restoration as prophesied by Jeremiah!
Some had come back to reclaim their inheritance (land) using the building of the Temple as an excuse and attended to the rebuilding after they had settled their inheritance. The only inheritance of those in the revival will be Jesus as their will be no time for any other!
Worship was restored before the building was restored!
So it will be in the last days! True worship will be restored to prepare the body of believers to meet Jesus in the air so that the building of the spiritual temple (body of believers) will be complete. Fear and persecution will occur but cannot stop it because God has mandated that the revival must occur!
(Ezra 3:1-4 KJV) And when the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem. Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God. And they set the altar upon his bases; for fear was upon them because of the people of those countries: and they offered burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD, even burnt offerings morning and evening.
(Ezra 3:4-5 KJV) They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required; And afterward offered the continual burnt offering, both of the new moons, and of all the set feasts of the LORD that were consecrated, and of every one that willingly offered a freewill offering unto the LORD.
Ezra 3:6 KJV) From the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt offerings unto the LORD. But the foundation of the temple of the LORD was not yet laid.
They started to rebuild the Temple believing God to protect them and facilitate the work.
They knew the promise of restoration as well as the desire of those around to stop it so they began to restore the Temple proper, having fulfilled the requirements of the law for the work. They had set themselves aside for the work and trusted God to honour their endeavours!
(Ezra 3:10 -11 KJV) And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel. And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.
Opposition is raised against them as the purity of the Jewish worship is being attacked by foreigners who had been resettled in Israel and Judah after Judah had been taken captive. These foreigners worshipped demonic gods from their former countries (or they would have been worshipping at the Temple area in Jerusalem themselves).
The opposition came from people of other lands that had been resettled in Judea and Israel and who had brought their Gods with them. If their assistance had been accepted they would have expected their Gods to be in the Temple also! Thus there was an attempt by the devil to compromise the worship of the true God!
(Ezra 4:1-3 KJV) Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the LORD God of Israel; Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let us build with you: for we seek your God, as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assur, which brought us up hither. But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the LORD God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us.
Not being able to compromise their worship, their demonic gods used lies, truth and fear to stop the Temple being rebuilt! But they had to wait till the old king was dead and a new king had arisen – one more amenable to their purposes and who had not known of the original decree.
The devil could not compromise the worship of the Temple so he stopped the work! The determination of the people for holiness meant Satan could not compromise their faith! He used the current authorities to do this – just as the devil is using the authorities today to hinder and try to control Christianity.
They sent a letter to the new king with what appeared to be truthful statements.
1. They said the Jews were a rebellious people
2. They said that the king would lose control over their area
3. They did not say that the previous king had commanded the rebuilding of The Temple
Note: the Jews had not been given permission to rebuild the city and had not done so but they implied the Jews were doing so.
The work was stopped until a new king and a new governor came to power
(Ezra 4:4-7 KJV) Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building, And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia. And in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign, wrote they unto him an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem. And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their companions, unto Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the writing of the letter was written in the Syrian tongue, and interpreted in the Syrian tongue.
(Ezra 4:12-16 KJV) Be it known unto the king, that the Jews which came up from thee to us are come unto Jerusalem, building the rebellious and the bad city, and have set up the walls thereof, and joined the foundations. Be it known now unto the king, that, if this city be builded, and the walls set up again, then will they not pay toll, tribute, and custom, and so thou shalt endamage the revenue of the kings. Now because we have maintenance from the king’s palace, and it was not meet for us to see the king’s dishonour, therefore have we sent and certified the king; That search may be made in the book of the records of thy fathers: so shalt thou find in the book of the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful unto kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same of old time: for which cause was this city destroyed. We certify the king that, if this city be builded again, and the walls thereof set up, by this means thou shalt have no portion on this side the river.
The lies worked and the work was stopped. What they could not achieve by compromise was achieved by lies, truth and fear! Thus the establishment slandered the workers of God and stopped them doing the work of God.
How often does Gossip, innuendo, back stabbing and lies kill the Work of the Spirit! It did so here for a while until God took action!
A lessor authority than God (man) had been approached and had halted the work against the Will of God! The devil had temporarily thwarted the revival of true worship and the Jewish nation just as the one-world religion and then the Anti-christ will try to stop the revival. The big threat is the one world church, as it will be prominent while the true church is on earth. Antichrist will mainly affect those that come to Jesus after the Parousia. His influence will start to occur after America is destroyed by World War III – an event Christians will see and be caught in so there is definite chance Christians will be attacked by Antichrist and his forces, but only for a short time.
Ezra 4.:17 KJV) Then sent the king an answer unto Rehum the chancellor, and to Shimshai the scribe, and to the rest of their companions that dwell in Samaria, and unto the rest beyond the river,
(Ezra 4:21-24 KJV) Give ye now commandment to cause these men to cease, and that this city be not builded, until another commandment shall be given from me. Take heed now that ye fail not to do this: why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings? Now when the copy of king Artaxerxes’ letter was read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went up in haste to Jerusalem unto the Jews, and made them to cease by force and power. Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased unto the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.
God had to send a prophet to advise them and get them started again!
They had to be reminded of their original mandate and mission. From this they drew strength and recommenced the work of rebuilding! Under the guidance of a prophet they were encouraged them to do continue the work.
Here one of the important roles of a prophet is shown.
(Ezra 5:1-2 KJV) Then the prophets, Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah the son of Iddo, prophesied unto the Jews that were in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, even unto them. Then rose up Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and began to build the house of God which is at Jerusalem: and with them were the prophets of God helping them.
God was with them and the opposition could not stop them
In their weakness and fear, God honoured and prospered them because they were obedient! They were back on track and in His will!
(Ezra 5:3-5 KJV) At the same time came to them Tatnai, governor on this side the river, and Shetharboznai, and their companions, and said thus unto them, Who hath commanded you to build this house, and to make up this wall? Then said we unto them after this manner, What are the names of the men that make this building? But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter came to Darius: and then they returned answer by letter concerning this matter.
The Jews at last had remembered the decree from the first king and had told the governor who then had to check with the king. The Governor also had the names of the ringleaders sent as well.
Now they were able to successfully use the laws of the king against their enemies by quoting the original decree (mandate) to rebuild the Temple as the prophet had restored their perspective and confidence in the words (decree) of Cyrus! Even so, the leaders of the Jews put their lives at risk!
(Ezra 5:6 KJV) The copy of the letter that Tatnai, governor on this side the river, and Shetharboznai, and his companions the Apharsachites, which were on this side the river, sent unto Darius the king:
(Ezra 5:7 KJV) Unto Darius the king, all peace. Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands. Then asked we those elders, and said unto them thus, Who commanded you to build this house, and to make up these walls? We asked their names also, to certify thee, that we might write the names of the men that were the chief of them.
The leaders relied on God as their strength and were not afraid to stand up for His Name!
They were not afraid to declare who their God was and witness to His authority and power! This will need to be the attitude of Christians in the Tribulation as God pours out Miracle after Miracle in the revival that starts then. Christians will be unable to keep quiet once they see the handiwork of God around them!
(Ezra 5:11-12 KJV) And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was builded these many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and set up. But after that our fathers had provoked the God of heaven unto wrath, he gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this house, and carried the people away into Babylon.
They spoke then of the restoration decree of Cyrus – Just as Christians will need to rely on the Word and Promises of God in the days to come! Until the Tribulation starts to climax and we are taken from this world!
(Ezra 5:13-16 KJV) But in the first year of Cyrus the king of Babylon the same king Cyrus made a decree to build this house of God. And the vessels also of gold and silver of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took out of the temple that was in Jerusalem, and brought them into the temple of Babylon, those did Cyrus the king take out of the temple of Babylon, and they were delivered unto one, whose name was Sheshbazzar, whom he had made governor; And said unto him, Take these vessels, go, carry them into the temple that is in Jerusalem, and let the house of God be builded in his place. Then came the same Sheshbazzar, and laid the foundation of the house of God which is in Jerusalem: and since that time even until now hath it been in building, and yet it is not finished.
They relied on truth and were not afraid to have their words verified by the king!
"…and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free"
(Ezra 5:17 KJV) Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let there be search made in the king’s treasure house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that a decree was made of Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.
The king checked them out good and proper just as Christians will be checked out by those around them when they start to declare what God has done!
(Ezra 6:1-2 KJV) Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon. And there was found at Achmetha, in the palace that is in the province of the Medes, a roll, and therein was a record thus written:
(Ezra 6:3-5 KJV) In the first year of Cyrus the king the same Cyrus the king made a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, Let the house be builded, the place where they offered sacrifices, and let the foundations thereof be strongly laid; the height thereof threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof threescore cubits; With three rows of great stones, and a row of new timber: and let the expenses be given out of the king’s house: And also let the golden and silver vessels of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took forth out of the temple which is at Jerusalem, and brought unto Babylon, be restored, and brought again unto the temple which is at Jerusalem, every one to his place, and place them in the house of God.
Having found the decree, he backed up the people rebuilding the Temple and gave them all the protection they needed.
Just as the king had to honour the royal decree Jesus will always honour His Word and its Promises! This will be obvious to all in these dark days of the world.
(Ezra 6:6-7-10 KJV) Now therefore, Tatnai, governor beyond the river, Shetharboznai, and your companions the Apharsachites, which are beyond the river, be ye far from thence: Let the work of this house of God alone; let the governor of the Jews and the elders of the Jews build this house of God in his place. Moreover I make a decree what ye shall do to the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king’s goods, even of the tribute beyond the river, forthwith expenses be given unto these men, that they be not hindered. KJV) And that which they have need of, both young bullocks, and rams, and lambs, for the burnt offerings of the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the appointment of the priests which are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day without fail: That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.
(Ezra 6:11-12 KJV) Also I have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house, and being set up, let him be hanged thereon; and let his house be made a dunghill for this. And the God that hath caused his name to dwell there destroy all kings and people, that shall put to their hand to alter and to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with speed.
Where there was once opposition there was now complete cooperation
(Ezra 6:13 KJV) Then Tatnai, governor on this side the river, Shetharboznai, and their companions, according to that which Darius the king had sent, so they did speedily.
The Prophet was still important but so was the attitude of the leader. But now it was encouragement not warning. God also brought a teacher of the law to teach them and ensure all was done correctly!
(Ezra 6:14 KJV) And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
God once again moved the heart of the King. Not only did he command the work to recommence without interference, he provided a teacher – Ezra –and the vessels of the Temple so that the worship could be carried out properly!
1. Ezra was sent by the King
(Ezra 7:13-14 NKJV) I issue a decree that all those of the people of Israel and the priests and Levites in my realm, who volunteer to go up to Jerusalem, may go with you. And whereas you are being sent by the king and his seven counselors to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, with regard to the Law of your God which is in your hand;
2. The king had read the story of Cyrus and the decree and wholeheartedly supported the mission to rebuild the Temple so he sent a whole–hearted teacher to ensure all things were going well.
(Ezra 7:6 KJV) This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the LORD his God upon him.
(Ezra 7:10 KJV) For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
3. Reinforcements were also sent to assist in the work and the worship! We are never alone and in the trials to come will have God’s reinforcements – natural and supernatural to assist us!
(Ezra 7:7 KJV) And there went up some of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king.
4. Offerings from the rulers of the land was also provided
(Ezra 7:15-18 KJV) And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors have freely offered unto the God of Israel, whose habitation is in Jerusalem, And all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the province of Babylon, with the freewill offering of the people, and of the priests, offering willingly for the house of their God which is in Jerusalem: That thou mayest buy speedily with this money bullocks, rams, lambs, with their meat offerings and their drink offerings, and offer them upon the altar of the house of your God which is in Jerusalem. And whatsoever shall seem good to thee, and to thy brethren, to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, that do after the will of your God.
5. The vessels from the former Temple and which were required for worship were also sent
(Ezra 7:19 KJV) The vessels also that are given thee for the service of the house of thy God, those deliver thou before the God of Jerusalem.
6. Ezra was also given a ‘blank cheque’ and the cooperation of all the rulers of the land!
(Ezra 7:20-23 KJV) And whatsoever more shall be needful for the house of thy God, which thou shalt have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king’s treasure house. And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily, Unto an hundred talents of silver, and to an hundred measures of wheat, and to an hundred baths of wine, and to an hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much. Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?
7. Tax exemption for the people involved in the worship
(Ezra 7:24 KJV) Also we certify you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, or ministers of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or custom, upon them.
8. Restoration of the laws of God in the land so that the rulers now followed the true God and not the rules of the pagan Kind and His idols!
(Ezra 7:25-26 KJV) And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not. .
9. There was judgment on those who resisted the decree of the king to recommence the rebuilding of the Temple or who disobeyed the laws of God!
And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.
So it will be in the revival God has mandated and prepared His people for!
Thus they finished the task and spiritual order was restored in the land, they gave God thanks and restored order to the Temple worship!
The land now had judges and leaders who followed the laws of God and worshipped Him. Where there is revival this will occur – not just politically, but spiritually, in the churches.
This was all done under the instigation and oversight of God!
(Ezra 6:15-18 KJV) And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king. And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy, And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel. And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which is at Jerusalem; as it is written in the book of Moses.
The first feast was appropriately the Passover where the celebrated their flight from Egypt after having sprinkled the blood of a lamb over the doorway. So it will be in the Tribulation!
(Rev 12:11 KJV) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
They had put their faith in God and had prospered and were now celebrating their escape from captivity.
(Ezra 6:19-21 KJV) And the children of the captivity kept the passover upon the fourteenth day of the first month. For the priests and the Levites were purified together, all of them were pure, and killed the passover for all the children of the captivity, and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves. And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, did eat,
And while they obeyed God they prospered
(Ezra 6:22 KJV) And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the LORD had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
The way God dealt with captives is the way He still deals with His people.
We have a mandate and promises from God which are found only in His Word (Bible).
We are commanded to do certain things and there are promises to help us do these
The devil will try and stop us in four basic ways:
? Through fear inhibiting us
? Through polluting the task and minimizing our effectiveness through this
? Through trying to control the task
? Through raising opposition against us using lies, truth, scripture (written decrees) and fear in others!
Our defence is to appeal to the Laws and promises of God as stated in His Word! as it is only the authority of God as expressed through His laws that overcomes Satan.
God has also provided prophets to guide us back to God’s rules and promises and Apostles to lead us in them.
When the church does not listen to God’s prophets it will not prosper (2 Chron 20:20, Amos 3:6,7)!
When a church has leaders who pollute doctrine with church policies, church politics and preserving their position and security in a church, the church cannot prosper!
When the congregation is ruled by fear and stops the task the church cannot prosper!
The rebuilding of Jerusalem waited many years and occurred after the Temple had been built and worship restored.
God has mandated revival and renewal of true worship in Australia. Only those desiring this, who are dedicated and willing to pay the price will be a part of it. Those holding onto the past will miss out!
There will be opposition and an attempt to compromise or stop this move, but those holding onto the vision of revival and trusting in whom God is, will succeed, overcome the opposition through God’s work and will be prospered by Him and be a part of the revival and at its climax will be snatched away by Jesus to be with Him for eternity and more!
11 January 1997