Strong Governmental Backing

King Cyrus wrote strong language to show the government of Persia supported the Jews in their effort to rebuild the temple, “Also I issue a decree that whoever alters this edict, let a timber be pulled from his house and erected, and let him be hanged on it; and let his house be made a refuse heap because of this” (Ezra 6:11).
Let us in our respective nations pray for government protection and backing as we go about our work. The government does not necessarily need to do what Cyrus promised to do, but we want the government to back us rather than persecute us.

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