Activate 2020 LG Study

Introduction – Read Zechariah 4:1-10

Zechariah 4:1-10 was the text we used for the launch service of Activate Church in 2006. It’s a prophetic vision of God’s plans and intentions for Israel and intended to be a source of encouragement for Zerubbabel and Joshua (Israel’s leaders) to complete the building of the temple.

God’s Plan for US!

just as God had a plan for Israel, so too today Jesus Christ has a plan for His Church. Opposition will come against the Church but it’s in these times that we need to hear the word of the Lord and keep our eyes on the author and perfecter of our faith, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is the author of visions and dreams and in Proverbs 29:18 it says, “Where there is no vision, people perish.” Without clarity of direction we will cast off restraint and perish. Found within this prophetic vision given to Zechariah are 6 insights to encourage us to fulfill the vision God has given to us.

6 Insights

  1. We need to WAKE UP to what God wants to do through us (4:1) – Before there is a great awakening in the world, there needs to be a great awakening in the church. What do you need to wake up to to be ready for God to use?
  2. We need to SEE CLEARLY the vision God’s given us (4:2) – You can’t possess what you can’t see. Can you see the vision God has for us and what part do you think you could play in it?
  3. We need to PARTNER with the Holy Spirit in us (4:6) – God’s Spirit will bring about what human power and intelligence cannot. Where do you need to get out of the way, so the Spirit can have his say?
  4. We need to CONQUER BY FAITH the challenges before us (4:7) – With every new level, there’s a new devil wanting to attack us. Challenges will come and go. How are you going to face the obstacles in your way?
  5. We need to WATCH GOD complete what He started in us (4:9) – Whatever God starts in your life He intends to complete (Phil 1:6). Where do you need to trust in God to complete what He started in you?
  6. We need to REJOICE at God’s goodness to us (4:10) – God rewards those who refuse to settle for less than what He’s promised. He has poured out his favour upon us and we are not limit him by our thinking. Where in your life do you need to break out of the box of limited thinking?

Lead the Change!

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