Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Ezra 1 & 2)
“The Call To Return and Build”
Text: Ezra 1:5
“Then the heads of the fathers’ houses of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and the Levites, with all whose spirits God had moved, arose to go up and build the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem.”
“The Call to Return and Build” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. After 70 years of captivity in Babylon God has stirred the heart of King Cyrus to Command All the captives of Israel to Return To Jerusalem and Rebuild the Temple of their God (for He is God)”(v.3).
Israel’s response was surprising; only about 50,000 “whose spirits God had moved, arose to go up and build the house of the Lord.” This was the “remnant” Isaiah prophesied that would return from captivity to rebuild the Temple, (Isa.10:22).
All were commanded to voluntarily return and build God’s Temple but only a remnant chose to go. The great majority chose to stay in captivity in Babylon.
We can see this as a picture of God’s Call of Salvation to all mankind. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is God’s Call to mankind to Return to Him and Build His Temple within their heart!
As Cyrus presented this Call to Israel so we as Warriors of God present this Call to Unbelievers who have been captives in bondage to sin, in spiritual Babylon! Some will allow Holy Spirit to “move upon their heart, and go up,” to the altar of confession and repentance - and Return to God, and begin to Build His Temple in their surrendered heart! Oooh Rah!
Sure, many will choose to stay in Babylon; loving their sin and the things of this world (Babylon) more than the things of God - that’s their choice!
But we must not be discouraged. We Deliver God’s Call to Everyone, that’s our Mission Responsibility. The Choice to Obey the Call belongs to the person; it must be voluntary.
We present God’s Call with the Life we live every day. What we Say, What we Do, and How we Behave; our Life is a Living Letter from God that is Known and Read by all mankind.(2Corin.3:2-3).
Listen up Warrior! Live the life of a Righteous Warrior and Deliver His Message with your Life! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,