Beloved: Grace and Peace
Elkmont Baptist Church
Dearest and Beloved
Boldness to Speak God's Word
Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus says to His disciples, "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom" (Luke 12:32). He spake to the Philadelphian church, "I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name" (Revelations 3:8).
The Word of the LORD came to Zechariah to give to Zerubbabel:
word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Grace, grace unto it. Moreover the word of the LORD came
Let us sanctify Him as Lord in our hearts and grab hold of the hope He has provided, and He will bring to us those He wants us to give an answer to. He will open a door for us and His power will be demonstrated in our weakness.
He spake to the eleven, "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). The Great Commission was given to the disciples. Peter's understanding of that is found in 1 Peter 3:14-15: ". . . and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and
Grace to you.
Then he answered and spoke unto me, saying, This
gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and
upon the top thereof: And two olive trees by it, one upon the right
bowl, and the other upon the left
thereof. So I answered and spake to the
angel that talked with me, saying, What
talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
these, my lord? Then the angel that
thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel
thou shalt become
a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone
unto me, saying, The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel
those seven; they are
the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in
you with meekness and fear."
And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all
his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which
- Zechariah 4:1-10 (emphasis added)