By My Spirit. August 22
Not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
This well known verse was written during a time when Israel was trying to rebuild Jerusalem. they were trying to rebuild the wall, the temple and the worship of God. Even tho their goal was worthy, it was hard. Their enemies were doing all they could to stop the work. Some had grown discouraged and even the leaders were wondering how will we ever do it. Well the lord appeared and said this is not your work it’s mine and it will be done by my Spirit. Oh what encouragement this is for us today. We are now the temple of God, the work of God and sometimes we may wonder how will I ever make it, with all these problems and trials. Oh just remember, it’s still today, not by might or mans ability but it is by Gods Spirit, the work In you will be done. It’s odd one of the greatest verses concerning the Spirit is here, in the Old Testament. When the Spirit has not yet come in the fullness as we know Him now. So how much more should we trust in the divine plans of God for us In this day of the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
Sure they worked hard and so should we at the task God places us in. But always remember this is not by my might or power but by His Spirit!!!