Witness, be blessed and be remembered
Zachariah 1:1 -
In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD to Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,
One may think what has the title to do with today's scripture. If one takes the meaning of the names mentioned then one will know what the Lord is trying tell us in today's message.
The name Iddo means 'His witness'
The name Berechiah means 'Jehovah blesses'
The name Zechariah means 'Jehovah remembers'
Some people may say 'brother the order is not right Jehovah blesses must be last'. These are the worldly people; they are people who are so used to using people that they do the same with God, they try to use Him.
Being blessed is something that is part and parcel of knowing God of being in relationship with Him, but should not be the purpose. Jesus said seek Him (His Kingdom and righteousness) and all the things we need, will be added unto us. Bible says those who are His, their name He writes in the Book of Life. By being remembered by Him means we will have our name being written in the Book of Life. Jesus goes further to explain how, He says who confesses Him before men him He would confess before the Father in Heaven.
Blessings are something one automatically gets when one comes to know the Lord. Witness Him before people not in the intension of receiving blessing but in the intension that He too will remember us before the Throne of the Father in Heaven.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are light and before You no darkness can exist. When your glory starts to manifest all darkness flees. Lord we pray we witness You before people and your glory increases. We know when your glory comes all our problems flee and so do the lacking in our lives and we become whole. But Lord let not that be the purpose, let our purpose be solely You and You alone...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 10:32 - Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
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