Zechariah 4:6

Zechariah 4: 6 (ESV)

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." 

During the prophet Zechariah’s time, God had done great things in bringing His people back from exile. Yet, the early excitement of restoration had given way to discouragement as the people had encountered opposition and other challenges in completing the rebuilding of the temple. In this context, God gives a vision to Zechariah for Zerubbabel, the governor of God’s people, reminding him that the obstacles he encountered would not be overcome by human resources (Zechariah 4: 6-7).

This is the way it has always been with God’s people. As we follow, we encounter circumstances beyond our abilities which drive us continually to His throne. We see this in God leading His people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. We see it under the ministry of the prophets calling God’s people to trust and faithfulness to the Lord. We see it in Jesus calling and equipping his disciples for kingdom work.

We have a great calling and a great task set before us – to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus who love God passionately and love others unconditionally.

As we continue this season of prayer and fasting, would you join the elders in praying for Fellowship, that we would continue growing as a people confidently dependent upon the Lord? God has great things in store for Fellowship for His glory, but He reminds us that they will be accomplished, “not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit.”