Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, Saith the LORD of hosts (Zechariah 4:6, KJV)
The LORD spoke through the prophet Zechariah to Zerubbabel the words above saying to him “not by might, nor by power but by My Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts”. Zerubbabel was the Governor of Judah when the Temple of the Lord was being rebuilt in very troubling times and with fierce opposition. The Lord essentially told Zerubbabel, “this work that looks like a mountain before you with so many enemies will not be completed by your own power or strength. It will be by My Spirit”. In other words, it is not your problem, but Mine!
Do you know this verse is more applicable to us today even more than the days of Zerubbabel? Think about the pressures, opposition and adversities that God’s people are facing today, including you. The problems seem to be multiplying each year as the coming of the Lord draws near. However, the Lord is also saying to you now that it will not be by your own power or might. That means you should not worry about where you will muster the strength to fight that battle or how you will be able to withstand that demonic oppression, financial crises, health challenge, etc. There is a heavenly supply of power and strength for you every single day. It does not run out. It is a river of endless and constant flow!
Are you wondering if it is possible for you to continue to live the Christian life? What about the ministry God called you into? Are the visions God put in your heart appearing too big and not letting you sleep at night? Are you telling yourself it is now too late? The Lord says it will not be by your might but by His Spirit. That mountain that stands before you as an unremovable obstacle will be erased without a trace by the power of the Spirit. Learn to depend on Him. One of the most important ways to depend on the Spirit is to simply trust that He will do what He says He will do and so stop worrying about it. The Spirit really longs for us to get to that place, where we lean and depend on Him. Do you know that when you worry, you are giving the Spirit a place to sit down and watch you struggle with your problems alone?
Decide to walk in faith and give the Spirit the opportunity to deal with the things that have caused you fears and anxieties.
I want you to read the verse above, then think about what it is saying and then speak those words to yourself. Again! That is how you get the Word deep into your spirit.
APPLY THE WORD
What is the first challenge that comes to your mind that is like a mountain before you now? The Spirit is saying to you that it will not be by your power or might so do not be overwhelmed by the thought that you do not have what it takes to face it. Would you trust Him?
Thank the Lord for the river of His power that is available to you daily to deal with any mountain in your life.