Scripture Reading — Zechariah 1 : 1-21
“So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction. Therefore thus saith the Lord; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the Lord of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.” (Zechariah 1:14-16)
When I choose to save and spare a city or a nation, it shall be saved and spared. Nothing can reverse My decision. I am displeased with the heathen who are at ease, be they black, yellow, red or white. It is not the colour of man that I am angry with, it is the heart and spirit. I care not for a country or a people to be at peace if there is no peace with Me in their hearts. The great peace is not national peace, but the peace of God which passeth all understanding.
One must reach the hearts of the natives of every nation with the peace of Jesus Christ. One must find the soul of the one who is lost and bring it to salvation or there will be no peace. War comes from a warring soul and a disturbed spirit.
The war in every nation did not begin in the heart of the terrorists. It began when My people, who should have been nursemaids to these despised, rejected and hindered ones, exploited them, sold them as slaves and stole their land. Now there is a spirit of retaliation and anger risen in the heart of many nations which will only be quenched when a Jesus-company arises in these lands in the power and might of the Holy Spirit to bring His people back to redemption and reconciliation with the ones whom they hate.
I love all nations. I want to return to Jerusalem with mercies; mercy for them in their fear, their suffering, their hurt, their losses; I want to build My house again in this Jerusalem. It shall be called after My name. If My people will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and HEAL their land, saith the Lord of hosts.
Daily Preparations for Perfection by Gwen Shaw
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