Zechariah1:16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.
Zec 1:17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
Zec 1:18 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.
Zec 1:19 And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.
Zec 1:20 And the LORD shewed me four carpenters.
Zec 1:21 Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to scatter it.
Every environment have it side infects in influencing peoples mindset in what they have fleer for, like as usually said what goes around comes around. I can remember when I was in oghara community in delta state Nigeria there is this philosophy that liking to be compulsory at that point of time, step children was a pride that if a man have no step child it was as a humiliation to the man and his children, step children appear to be pride to them that even strangers were upholding it as proves of arrivers despite it was a wrong idea with hard consequences. Child of God as said in the bible
Thessalonians5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1Th 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Fight the good fight of faith by working against and abstain from such negative traditions, influence of evil happening and their consequences that beset men in your areas, family and nation. For they bankrupt and frustrate one effort in life that he cannot lift his head like our anchor verses showed us. They are wicked and can attract strange things, battles you cannot understand because they work with territorial power that have knowledge of the environment the lop hold of one family issues they can hide on. Please be able to deal with them never you undermined them. For they are your subject but if you refused to use authority over them, they will push to sin that you can lost your authority for them to pound you from accessing using privilege
Judges 3:4 And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.
Jdg 3:5 And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites:
Jdg 3:6 And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods
Jdg 3:7 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves.
Jdg 3:8 Therefore the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Chushanrishathaim eight years.
- Gen 21:17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. Oh lord my God let the voice of my household and your church attract your mercies and obtain instant provisions now in thy name of Jesus
- Gen 21:18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. Oh lord of host let your arising hands raise us and your church above every environmental challenges and their influence without consequences in thy name of Jesus
- Gen 21:19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. Oh lord of mercy open our eyes to see and behold the open and secret treasure in our land in thy name of Jesus
- 2King 2:19 And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren. Holy Spirit, the spirit of liberty, liberate my life and family, community and nation from every issues affecting lives in our land in thy name of Jesus
- 2Ki 2:20 And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him. Oh lord deliver our land from every environmental hazard in thy name of Jesus
- 2Ki 2:21 And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren Oh lord salt me and my household from effect of wrong environmental influence from it hold in us in thy name of Jesus