ONCE APART / FWR

ONCE APARTMusic and Lyrics by Josh McGary VERSE 1 We were once apartAIn our broken heartsGAnd the daylight never rose aboveD AThe lonely road We were listeningAFor the song to singGWe were searching for a light that longD AHad been foretold G CHORUS DYou bring the light on throughAYou bring us back to youG DAndContinue reading “ONCE APART / FWR”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭10‬:‭1‬-‭12‬ ‭‬‬

“Ask the Lord for rain in the spring, for he makes the storm clouds. And he will send showers of rain so every field becomes a lush pasture. Household gods give worthless advice, fortune-tellers predict only lies, and interpreters of dreams pronounce falsehoods that give no comfort. So my people are wandering like lost sheep;Continue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭10‬:‭1‬-‭12‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭9‬:‭1‬-‭17‬ ‭‬‬

“This is the message from the Lord against the land of Aram and the city of Damascus, for the eyes of humanity, including all the tribes of Israel, are on the Lord. Doom is certain for Hamath, near Damascus, and for the cities of Tyre and Sidon, though they are so clever. Tyre has builtContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭9‬:‭1‬-‭17‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭7‬:‭5‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬

““Say to all your people and your priests, ‘During these seventy years of exile, when you fasted and mourned in the summer and in early autumn, was it really for me that you were fasting? And even now in your holy festivals, aren’t you eating and drinking just to please yourselves? Isn’t this the sameContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭7‬:‭5‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭6‬:‭1‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬

“Then I looked up again and saw four chariots coming from between two bronze mountains. The first chariot was pulled by red horses, the second by black horses, the third by white horses, and the fourth by powerful dappled-gray horses. “And what are these, my Lord?” I asked the angel who was talking with me.Continue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭6‬:‭1‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬-‭11‬

“I looked up again and saw a scroll flying through the air. “What do you see?” the angel asked. “I see a flying scroll,” I replied. “It appears to be about 30 feet long and 15 feet wide.” Then he said to me, “This scroll contains the curse that is going out over the entireContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬-‭11‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭4‬:‭1‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬

“Then the angel who had been talking with me returned and woke me, as though I had been asleep. “What do you see now?” he asked. I answered, “I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl of oil on top of it. Around the bowl are seven lamps, each having seven spouts with wicks.Continue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭4‬:‭1‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭3‬:‭1‬-‭10‬ ‭‬‬

“Then the angel showed me Jeshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord. The Accuser, Satan, was there at the angel’s right hand, making accusations against Jeshua. And the Lord said to Satan, “I, the Lord, reject your accusations, Satan. Yes, the Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebukes you. This man isContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭3‬:‭1‬-‭10‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭2‬:‭1‬-‭13‬ ‭‬‬

“When I looked again, I saw a man with a measuring line in his hand. “Where are you going?” I asked. He replied, “I am going to measure Jerusalem, to see how wide and how long it is.” Then the angel who was with me went to meet a second angel who was coming towardContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭2‬:‭1‬-‭13‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬-‭21‬ ‭‬‬

“Three months later, on February 15, the Lord sent another message to the prophet Zechariah son of Berekiah and grandson of Iddo. In a vision during the night, I saw a man sitting on a red horse that was standing among some myrtle trees in a small valley. Behind him were riders on red, brown,Continue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬-‭21‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬-‭6‬ ‭‬‬

“In November of the second year of King Darius’s reign, the Lord gave this message to the prophet Zechariah son of Berekiah and grandson of Iddo: “I, the Lord, was very angry with your ancestors. Therefore, say to the people, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Return to me, and I willContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬-‭6‬ ‭‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭22‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“I will overthrow royal thrones and destroy the power of foreign kingdoms. I will overturn their chariots and riders. The horses will fall, and their riders will kill each other.”‭‭ Haggai‬ ‭2‬:‭22‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Who has real power? Power isn’t described in great sweeping movements. Even world changing displays of power, such as the atomic bombsContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭22‬ ‭NLT‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭20‬-‭21‬ ‬‬

“On that same day, December 18, the Lord sent this second message to Haggai: “Tell Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah, that I am about to shake the heavens and the earth.”‭‭ Haggai‬ ‭2‬:‭20‬-‭21‬ ‭NLT‬‬ God’s ability is supreme. He starts this section of prophecy by stating something profound. He declares that he is “about toContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭20‬-‭21‬ ‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭15‬-‭19‬‬‬

“Look at what was happening to you before you began to lay the foundation of the Lord’s Temple. When you hoped for a twenty-bushel crop, you harvested only ten. When you expected to draw fifty gallons from the winepress, you found only twenty. I sent blight and mildew and hail to destroy everything you workedContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭15‬-‭19‬‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬ ‭‬‬

“Then Haggai responded, “That is how it is with this people and this nation, says the Lord. Everything they do and everything they offer is defiled by their sin.”‭‭ Haggai‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬ ‭NLT‬‬ No one has more hubris than the person who has a relationship with God. We as believers are all that creature and weContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬ ‭‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭12‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬

“‘If one of you is carrying some meat from a holy sacrifice in his robes and his robe happens to brush against some bread or stew, wine or olive oil, or any other kind of food, will it also become holy?’” The priests replied, “No.” Then Haggai asked, “If someone becomes ceremonially unclean by touchingContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭12‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭10‬-‭13‬ ‭‬‬

“On December 18 of the second year of King Darius’s reign, the Lord sent this message to the prophet Haggai: “This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says. Ask the priests this question about the law: ‘If one of you is carrying some meat from a holy sacrifice in his robes and his robeContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭10‬-‭13‬ ‭‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭6‬-‭8‬ ‭‬‬

““For this is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: In just a little while I will again shake the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the dry land. I will shake all the nations, and the treasures of all the nations will be brought to this Temple. I will fill this place withContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭6‬-‭8‬ ‭‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭5‬ ‬‬

“My Spirit remains among you, just as I promised when you came out of Egypt. So do not be afraid.’”‭‭ Haggai‬ ‭2‬:‭5‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Haggai delivers a message to Israel that his spirit has been present with them since before Egypt. Based on our knowledge of history, it is easy to see this as an obviousContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭5‬ ‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭4‬ ‭‬‬

“But now the Lord says: Be strong, Zerubbabel. Be strong, Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people still left in the land. And now get to work, for I am with you, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”‭‭ Haggai‬ ‭2‬:‭4‬ ‭NLT‬‬ When God provides us the context of his presence,Continue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭4‬ ‭‬‬”