Ezra 4:1-6  Things to Keep in Check


  When King Cyrus decreed that the Jews could return to their land and rebuild their temple it was Zerubbable.


  He put God first with the building of the alter.


  When you do something for the Lord, the devil will always turn up.

  He doesnít prevail, he isnít the final word, but he is a thorn in the flesh and a great adversary.


  God had a good thing going and then Satan came along.


  Things to keep in check.
  I.  (v.2)  Our Affinity with the World.

  (1 Cor. 5:9-13)  (Jehosophat) (Samaritans)


  II.  (v.4-5)  Our Adversaries in the Work:  (Know who your adversary is.)  (2 Cor. 10:3-6) 

  Those who cause tribulation, distress, anguish, and trouble.  Foes, enemies, those who cause afflictions.


III.  (v.6)  The Accusations that Wreak Havic

The length that is gone to, to cause friction and defeat.

  Break, make void, make to none effect, defeat, disappoint, come to naught, cast off, disannul, divide, cease, fail, dissolve,