Today’s Promise

July 13, 2023

Success Comes by the Power of the Holy Spirit

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

God’s Power
Today’s promise is about trusting in the power of the Holy Spirit in you. It’s not about your strength but God’s strength.

When Zerubbabel became the governor of Judea, God gave him a seemingly impossible assignment. He was to rebuild the temple the Babylonians had destroyed. When King Solomon 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 wealthiest kings who ever lived and had incredible wealth and resources at his disposal.

Not by My Power
Zerubbabel was leading a group of people who were 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. The temple couldn’t be completed through their power or resources. Only God working through them could 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 provides everything you need to accomplish it. Is there something God has told you to do, but it seems like a mountain before you?

Move the Mountain
The prophet equated rebuilding the temple to a mountain before Zerubbabel. That mountain would fall before him and his people. At times we all face mountains. Jesus said, with faith, you can speak to the mountain, and it will move to the sea.

What is the mountain you are facing today? Your power or strength won’t cut it. You won’t conquer it with your best thinking or the world’s wisdom. It is not by your might nor your power but by the Holy Spirit’s power, strength, and leadership. Through His strength, 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 Spirit.
  • 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 your best or trust in the power of the Lord. One way, you receive the glory, the other way, it all goes to God.

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  1. Sena Ekberg July 13, 2023 at 7:40 am - Reply

    The Daily Promise is such a blessing to me! It seems like the Word of the Lord comes at just the right time for what is going on in my life. Thank you for this wonderful ministry!

  2. Joanna Joseph-Meloney July 13, 2023 at 8:41 am - Reply


    My name is Joanna from Trinidad. I have seen God get the glory in situations in my life where I did and do not have sufficient to cater to my family’s needs yet still He uses me to bless someone from my heart.

    Sometimes I double check because of my situation but God takes note. I should have been dead in July 2017 but God revived me.

    I suffered a major heart attack and stroke on my right side and all my organs were failing as my family explained to me because I was out of it with all that was happening, but God knew what was going to happen to me.

    The head doctor told my family if I was at work this trauma could have happened. Thank God He saw what was coming and therefore allowed me to be in the right place.

    The doctor who did an operation which I went to do was beyond words because my blood works came back okay before she did the operation (and that went well).

    It was while recovering my blood started clotting and I last remembered going to the bathroom and there collapsed but GOD.

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