and build in the temple of the Lord; upon the foundation Christ; and be useful in building up others, either by private conversation, or by public preaching the word; it is not said, they shall "build the temple of the Lord"; that is Christ's work; but "build in" it:
and ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you; that is, the Prophet Zechariah, who was sent to the Jews to declare these things to them; or, as the Targum adds, "to prophesy unto you": which they would fully know, and be assured of, when these things should have their accomplishment:
and this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God; not that the fulfillment of the above predictions depended upon their obedience; but when they should in the latter day obey the Gospel of Christ, or "the word of the Lord" their "God", as the Targum paraphrases it; then this would come to pass, that they should know that the prophet had his mission from the Lord.
In the N.T. Jesus made sure he did things in line to fulfill the Messianic prophecies, example, when Jesus spoke in Parables it says he did so, as the prophecy said he would, other places Jesus said, I must do this, Go there, not go there, in order to make sure the Devil could not mess around and try to change any prophecy. The lord was God in flesh, and the Devil could not hinder any of it, but our lord was avoiding UN-needed hassles, so Satan could not get in the way, and why? Our lord had a mission, only three years to get it done, and he was focused and on the move.
In the Gospel Of Mark, Called the Pentecostal Gospel, why , who knows, it shows Jesus always on the move, the word and Jesus immediately did... that word is used many, many times as Marks Gospel, the first one written, was showing Jesus as being on a mission, active and always on the move.
This is how we should be. I am not saying get a false prophecy about your life and try and bring it to fruition, I am saying, co-operate with it, do not resist the bad, the hard, the perplexity that comes with it being fulfilled, as we can not change a true word concerning us we get in prayer no matter what, do to predestination, it's in the Bible, hence I am non-denominational. It and other things are in the word , and we must find balance in doctrine, esp. Doctrines of men, not orthodox revealed doctrine, all real Christians believe in these, and they are to stand as they always have.
I have learned, when the lord gave me a hard word, as the 2010 prophecy, I mention a lot, it was not an easy word, a very hard word, of what would happen, and to date, all but one thing has, and sadly that one thing still may happen. I did not try and get out of any of the hard times, that I was told they would be, I had to co-operate, not manipulate, to see this hard word come to pass.
I have said, " If it is a real Prophetic word, it will never pamper your flesh, nor lift you up, only Jesus", I have also said, " The holy spirit will bring needed comfort when it is a need, but he does not pamper our flesh, he is a respecter of no man, no one is special, no one has an inside track with the lord. The true Bride of Christ as a body does, but never a single person, you sin, you pay a price, you reap what you sow, the lord does not over look, or wink at anyone’s sin, he simply will not do it.
So, has the lord spoken to you yet, are you getting your own direction by the Bible, the small still voice, If so and you know it, my message is NOW it is time to act on it, get up and walk, you must walk in it, this is co-operating with the word given you, if not, our text says, it will not come to pass, you will miss the perfect will of the lord and be in his second, or third will for you, his perfect will is always best, no matter how hard, no matter how far, Jesus is the only star, amen.