Ezra 4:23 MSG
The letter of King Artaxerxes was read to Rehum and Shimshai the secretary and their associates. THEY LOST NO TIME.. They went to the Jews in Jerusalem and made them quit work.
Ezra 4:24 That put a stop to the work on The Temple of God in Jerusalem. Nothing more was done until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.
Whether we admit it or not, like it or not, there are people around us who hate seeing us make progress or exponential strides.
?They are vexed and they can’t hide it.
The Jews set out to rebuild the damaged temple in Jerusalem, yet, some busybodies were having cramps allover. They were pained the Jews were once again doing something worthwhile. They did not stop there…they wrote a petition against the Jews and sought approval to stop them.
V23 says, “They lost no time. They went to the Jews in Jerusalem and made them quit work…”
V24 says, “That put a stop to the work on The Temple of God in Jerusalem.
As it were, they accomplished their goal. The enemies gained momentary victory.❌
?Everyone incensed against you to stop you will fail.✔
?They may look stronger and well positioned, their plot will work against them.
Isaiah 48:12b MSG
“..I got things started and, yes, I’ll wrap them up.
?The Lord who began with you will finish it with you..
?No opposition against you will prevail. Though they gather against you, they will fail in Jesus name.