Whoever is among you of all his people, may his God be with him, …let him go …and rebuild…” [Ezra 1:1]

The dark night is over!   We all know the sense of having come through the storm and suddenly shake ourselves as if from the daze of blazing battles.   Once delivered the Israelites knew what to do but Joshua had to remind them, ”…go forward, the enemy you have seen today you shall never see again! [Exodus 14:13 AMP]  In the words of the preacher, “When the storm is over, there’s nothing left of the wicked; good people, firm on their rock foundation, aren’t even fazed”  [Proverbs10: 25 TM]

Get on with the job!  We hear the same sound of freedom ringing from the King’s edict—return—rebuild—restore—get on with the job!

Prepare for increase!  When the dawn breaks—don’t hesitate—act now to move forward—do whatever it takes for increase. You’ve paid the price so receive the blessing.

Keep moving!  Remember the story of the young lad who, having been tucked into bed by his father, kept falling out.  The patient father faithfully returned to the lad’s room and lifted him back into bed but finally the father said, “Son why do you think you keep falling out of bed?”  The young lad thought for a moment and slowly, as if the light was dawning said, “I guess I stay too close to the getting in place”.

So the storm is over you’ve stood the test, but keep moving – go deeper into the plan and purpose of God and you won’t be an easy target for the enemy or loose your security by slipping off the edge! ”…do not remember the former things; neither consider the things of old…I am doing a new thing!” [Isaiah 43:18-19a AMP

Further Reading:  Ezra 1 – Proverbs 10