In Ezra 1:1, the Bible says “In order to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia” to issue a proclamation allowing the Jews to return to Jerusalem. Then in :5 of that same chapter, it says that “everyone whose spirit God had stirred to go up and rebuild the house of the Lord” arose and went back the Promised Land from Babylon. It is interesting that in both cases, the scripture says that God “stirred” them up!

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