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September 27th, 2015

By My 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 (ESV)

The people of God were discouraged. It had been nearly 20 years since their return and, yet, the temple was still only a foundation. Powerful opposition had prevented them from rebuilding the hallmark of their faith and a symbol of God’s favor and presence among them. Zechariah, though, comes with powerful visions and a powerful word to help them overcome the devastation they felt as a people who had failed to accomplish their mission. He says to them (in my own words), “Do not fear what mortal men can do to you. They only have conventional powers at their disposal. The Lord, however, has no need for those things because He has the Spirit, and the Spirit is mightier than any force this world has!” His encouragement to them was also a reminder that if God wants something accomplished, He will accomplish it in His own time and with His own power. His people must simply trust and exhibit faith in that power as they obediently follow His calling.

Have you ever been discouraged in your walk with the Lord? Have you ever felt like He called you to a task surrounded by opposition and that you failed? Do not let the enemy or any conventional wisdom dismantle your sure faith in God’s ability in the midst of your obedience. If God gave you a vision to accomplish something for His Kingdom, then faithfully walk forward in that vision regardless of the conflict, knowing that you have the Spirit of God behind you and He will not be stopped!

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Mobilization Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Sunday, September 27th, 2015 at 1:00 am
Category Power, Spirit of God, Zechariah.
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September 27th, 2012

“By My Spirit, Declares the Lord of Hosts!”

“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 (ESV)

The people of God were discouraged. It had been nearly 20 years since their return and, yet, the temple was still only a foundation. Powerful opposition had prevented them from rebuilding the hallmark of their faith and a symbol of God’s favor and presence among them. Zechariah, though, comes with powerful visions and a powerful word to help them overcome the devastation they felt as a people who had failed to accomplish their mission. He says to them (in my own words), “Do not fear what mortal men can do to you. They only have conventional powers at their disposal. The Lord, however, has no need for those things because He has the Spirit, and the Spirit is mightier than any force this world has!” His encouragement to them was also a reminder that if God wants something accomplished, He will accomplish it in His own time and with His own power. His people must simply trust and exhibit faith in that power as they obediently follow His calling.

Have you ever been discouraged in your walk with the Lord? Have you ever felt like He called you to a task surrounded by opposition and that you failed? Do not let the enemy or any conventional wisdom dismantle your sure faith in God’s ability in the midst of your obedience. If God gave you a vision to accomplish something for His Kingdom, then faithfully walk forward in that vision regardless of the conflict, knowing that you have the Spirit of God behind you and He will not be stopped!

Chronological Bible Reading Plan: (Day 263:  Zechariah 1-4)

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Associate Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 1:00 am
Category Power, Spirit of God, Zechariah.
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