No matter what is determined of God, it comes to pass. His laws stand ( Matthew 5:18), His Word lasts (Psalm 12:6,7), His promises endure (II Corinthians 1:20) . Politics did not interfere- quite otherwise, in fact-, poverty did not hinder, Herod’s pride and threatenings did not deter it. These words are a staement that God’s timetable is still on and doing well. Are you faltering, discouraged, or depressed? It is only because you are looking at your feet. Look up, and see God at work. Ask Him to use you and watch Him send along people and opportunities to encourage and motivate you. You can be a blessing and be blessed. Brother Warren