Greetings in the Mighty Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! This is the word of encouragement for now. Be blessed you all!
"Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way; it will become a level plain before him! And when Zerubbabel sets the final stone of the Temple in place, the people will shout: ‘May God bless it! May God bless it!” Zechariah 4:6&7 NLT
NOTE:- The Lord informs the rebuilder of the temple that the task would not be accomplished through the force of an army nor through the muscular power or physical stamina of the workmen; rather, it would be accomplished by the empowering of the Spirit of God.
The Power of God: The supremacy of God's power is seen in the ways He accomplishes His purposes through mere vessels of clay made mighty because He has infused them His life. The passage above addresses a worn and weary Zerubbabel, who, having gallantly laid the temple's foundation, was about to succumb to discouragement.
But the word of God makes a declaration that, by the Spirit of God, Zerubbabel's hands will complete the work God has destined for him.
Discouragement can always be answered with God's ability to grace and empower the human soul. The might of our Maker is seen by what He does through the weak. His might can be seen through what He does through the insignificant, the powerless*.
Rest in this assurance! As long as your heart is turned toward Him in childlike trust. He will enable you to complete the work to which He has called you.
*Extra Bible examples:- A babe born in little Bethlehem; a timid Gideon; a melancholy Jeremiah; a hand of 12 ordinary men.
My Prayer for you:-
May the story of Zerubbabel be an inspiration to all of you in Jesus' name! May the God of Zerubbabel show forth His power in your lives, in Jesus' name! May your faith in this Mighty One never die. May you trust Him continuously, like a baby trusts his/her mother. It is well with you in Jesus' name, amen!
Have a blessed and victorious day!
Love n peace,
Yinka Opadiya Adapted from the New Spirit Filled Life Bible Copyright 2002 by Nelson, Inc