America’s Desperate Need For Prophets & Princes.

Ezra 5
Joel Webbon

Israel had two faithful ministers, Haggai and Zechariah, who encouraged the people to start building the temple again. These two men began to prophesy for God during the reign of Darius. The kingdom of God is built by prophecy – by hearing the Word of the Lord and responding in obedience. When God sends prophets among his people, we should not assume that it is for the purpose of judgment but for blessing. Israel also had two faithful magistrates, Zerubbabel (their chief prince) and Jeshua (their chief priest), who immediately took the lead in the work. These great men were not insulted or offended by the commands of the prophets. Instead, with humility and joy, they led the people in obedience by example.