THE STORY OF JESUS: Zechariah 1-3
“‘Return to me, and I will return to you,’ says the Lord Almighty.” (Zechariah 1:3)
Zechariah is a prophet of hope to a people living under God’s judgment.
God has not given up on us, He will pluck us out of the fire.
He will stand up to Satan, forgive us, and make us clean again (3:1-5).
The promised Branch of Jesse (Isaiah 11:1) will restore us in one day (3:9).
All that God asks of us is that we turn back to Him in repentance (1:3).
We do not need to defeat the enemy, we do not need to rebuild creation.
God will do what we cannot do, but we must do what we can… return!
How many times have you stood in failure before God, with Satan accusing you.
In shame, we dare not look up, we cannot believe that God can forgive us again!
But this is the hope that Zechariah is offering, for then and for now.
God hates our sin, but He loves us; He will do what it takes to rescue us.
But will we do what it takes to receive His help?
Do you really want to be forgiven, set free, and restored to wholeness?
Don’t let Satan hold you back any longer; the Lord is ready to set you free!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, sometimes all we can hear is Satan’s accusation, and Your offer of forgiveness seems to good to be true. Help me to hear You rebuking Satan (not me), and welcoming me in mercy and love.