October 15, 2019

Today’s Promise

Not by Might, Not by Power, but by My Spirit

Zechariah 4:6

Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. 

God Gave an Impossible Task.

When Zerubbabel become the governor of Judea, God gave him an impossible assignment. He was to rebuild the temple that had been destroyed by the Babylonians. When King Solomon had built the temple, he had almost unlimited resources. His father, King David, had spent years setting aside building materials for the temple. King Solomon was one of the richest kings who ever lived and had incredible wealth and resources at his disposal.

Zerubbabel was leading a group of people who had been recently set free from captivity. They had no wealth, no resources, and no way of rebuilding the temple. God sent the prophet Zechariah with a word for Zerubbabel. It wasn’t about his power, his resources, or even his determination that would bring about success. It was the Spirit of God that would enable and empower Zerubbabel and his people to accomplish the job God had chosen. 

When God gives you an assignment, He provides everything you need to accomplish it.

Is there something God has told you to do, but it seems like a mountain before you?

The prophet equated the job of building the temple like a mountain before them. At times we all face mountains. Jesus said with just a little faith, you can speak to the mountain, and it will move.

What is the mountain that you are facing today? Your power or your strength won’t move it. You won’t conquer it with your best thinking or the world’s wisdom. It is not by your might nor by your power, but by the Holy Spirit’s power, strength, and leadership; you can fulfill all God has called you to do.

Look at that verse again.

Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. – Zechariah 4:6

When it comes to doing God’s work, you can do it by your strength, or by the strength of the Lord. One way you receive the glory, one way God gets all the glory.

Make this confession.

It’s not about my strength or power, but the Holy Spirit within me.
I can accomplish everything God calls me to do by His might and power.
I can face any mountain because God’s Spirit is within me.
Today, I won’t stand on my strength but will trust in the Holy Spirit’s power and might.

In Jesus Name.

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Thanks for being a part of The Daily Promise. I’ll be back tomorrow with another promise from God’s word. Until then, this is Billy Taylor and God’s richest blessings.


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  1. SAA October 15, 2019 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Exactly what I needed to hear today. Thank you.

  2. Renee October 15, 2019 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Thank you

  3. Bruce Colbert October 15, 2019 at 8:14 am - Reply

    A very appropriate verse for me today as I start this day out. Thanks Billy for your sharing. As always, I am very grateful You are in my life.

  4. Omer Hughes October 15, 2019 at 10:29 am - Reply

    lifted me up and renewed my faith in Holy Spirit. Thank GOD.

  5. Gary P October 15, 2019 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Awesome word for this season. Thanks Billy for your ministry.

  6. Myrna Inacio October 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I appreciate your faithfulness and obedience to God in posting. Sometimes i think well if I just pray harder, or dig in my heels… I will get better results. When we stepnout in obedience in the little things God calls us to do and when we ask His Holy Spirit to help us in our weakness …God responds. He moves… His strength is displayed. It may be difficult to tell someone the truth but the truth will set them free as the Holy Spirit moves and works. Lord we need your Holy Spirit to have his way in our lives in greater measure. We are weak but you are strong. Baptize us a new and a fresh… stir our hearts…. prune as necessary. We love you Lord…. in Jesus name

  7. Cynthia October 16, 2019 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Thank you very uplifting

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