Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Return to Me,” says the Lord of hosts, “and I will return to you,” says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 1: 3 (NKJV)

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord...   1 Corinthians 1: 9 (NKJV)

 

The book of Zechariah is not often talked about, but it speaks to our times and contains wisdom that can help us with our daily lives. In this series, we will study how the Lord causes us to be transformed and preserved, and we will see that there are many truths to enjoy in Zechariah. Firstly, we are reminded from our Scripture reading that God calls out to every human being so that we can accept His offer of a relationship, and so that we can live according to His purpose. Responding to this call may involve a change of mind or attitude, from fear and anxiety to faith and trust. 

The meanings of the Hebrew names recorded in Zechariah 1: 1 contain a thread that shows God’s heart towards His people. Zechariah means “Jehovah remembers”; Berechiah means “Jehovah blesses”; and Iddo means “appointed time/ timely”. For us, this means that God remembers us, has blessings in store for us because we have been redeemed by His Son’s blood, and declares that the time for our victory, success and deliverance is now! Please say this prayer- “In Jesus’ name, now is my appointed time. Jehovah blesses me with healing and protection as He remembers me according to His Word”.

God’s desire is for us, the redeemed, to return to Him. As redeemed people of God who are now a “new creation”, we already enjoy His peace, mercy and grace, and we must not forget the truth of our new creation (Galatians 6: 15- 16). In fact, the Lord Jesus is with our spirits, and His grace is with us (2 Timothy 4: 22). However, God calls us to return to Him because despite all our best efforts outside of Him, He is the only source of healing, joy and respite for a troubled world. Returning to God means regularly acknowledging and declaring that we need Him and depend on Him. So, tell your Father-God today, “Lord Jesus, I love You, I need You and I depend on You”.

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