Ezra 1 – A PLANNED RETURN
God had promised that Jerusalem would be build under the influence of Cyrus. Isaiah 44:28
INTERVENTION FOR ISRAEL – Vss. 1-2
Jeremiah the Prophet had promised Israel a return to the land after 70 years. Jeremiah 29:10-14
The Lord “stirred up” the spirit of King Cyrus.
He made a proclamation that God had given him the job to build a house in Jerusalem.
INSTRUCTION FROM CYRUS – Vss. 3-4
Some were to return and build, while others who stayed were to support the project financially.
INVOLVEMENT FOR GOD – Vss. 5-11
Israel – Vss. 5-6
Cyrus – Vss. 7-11