And I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand! Then I said, “Where are you going?” And he said to me, “To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its width and what is its length.” And behold, the angel who talked with me came forward, and another angel came forward to meet him and said to him, “Run, say to that young man, ’Jerusalem shall be inhabited as villages without walls, because of the multitude of people and livestock in it. And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the LORD, and I will be the glory in her midst.”
I believe we put limits on God because we feel we are unworthy or guilty or not good enough.
In the 1st chapter of Zechariah we have the promise illustrated and confirmed by God. The vision in the 1st chapter of Zechariah prophesies the rebuilding of the temple in the city of Jerusalem in the days of Zechariah. By the time we get to our text in chapter 2 Zechariah has already had visions about rebuilding Jerusalem. His city, Jerusalem, was in ruins. He was in the midst of lots of destruction and Zechariah sees a man with a measuring line. Zechariah asked the man with the measuring line, “Where are you going? And he said, ‘To measure Jerusalem, to see how wide it is and how long it is.” Then an angel who was speaking to Zechariah was told, by another angel, to tell Zechariah…Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the multitude of men and cattle within it. The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall increase, and multiply so that it shall extend itself far beyond the present dimensions.
You see the purpose of the walls in a city were to defend it. They also kept the inhabitants confined within the boundaries of the walls. But Jerusalem was to be built with out walls. It was to be extended freely with no walls at all, and yet it would be as safe as if it had the strongest walls. When Zechariah saw this vision Jerusalem had no walls about it. “Now the Lord will be to her a wall of fire.” the LORD declares, and I will be the glory in her midst.” The Lord will make a hedge around Jerusalem as He did Job.
When Jesus came to His home town, He did not do many great works there because people measured Him to what they knew about Him from the past, they did not understand who He had become, so He could do very little there. Yet when Jesus went to the next town all were healed. Why? Jesus was not measured but accepted by them. To receive Gods gifts we must believe in Him without measuring Him
Let’s take the limit of God and see Him move powerfully in our lives…..
By Apostle Ebenezer Dei