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.
An Impossible Assignment
When Zerubbabel became the governor of Judea, God gave him an impossible assignment. He was to rebuild the temple that the Babylonians had destroyed. When King Solomon had built the temple, he had almost unlimited resources. His father, King David, had spent years setting aside building materials and resources 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, resources, or even his determination that would bring about success. It was the Spirit of God who would enable and empower Zerubbabel and his people to accomplish the work of the Lord.
When God gives you an assignment, He always 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 rebuilding the temple to a mountain before Zerubbabel. That mountain would fall to the plains before him and his people. At times we all face mountains. With faith, Jesus said you can speak to the mountain and it will move to the sea.
What is the mountain that you are facing today? Your power or 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 be and 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
Make these confessions.
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.
When it comes to doing God’s work, you can try and do it by your strength or by the power of the Lord. One way you receive the glory, the other way it all goes to God.
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