With The Gospel
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts…(Zechariah 4:6).
In Luke 24:49, Jesus instructed His disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they were filled with the Holy Spirit, because He knew they needed the divine enablement to accomplish the task He had given them. He wanted them to make enduring impact with the Gospel. In fact, during His own earthly ministry He wouldn’t do anything except by the Spirit and through the Spirit. In John 5:19, He said“Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.”In John 14:10, He said,“…the Father, who lives in me, does the work.”He was referring to the Holy Spirit, for in Matthew 1:18 Jesus is called the child of the Holy Spirit.
Nothing you do will be acceptable to God or have any eternal value except that which is done through the Spirit. No matter what purpose you’ve been ordained to fulfill in life, without the Holy Spirit, you won’t achieve much. In Hebrews 9:14, the Bible reveals that Christ had to offer Himself through the Spirit:“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God….”
Learn to function by the Spirit and through the Spirit. Be continually filled with the Spirit in order to be consistent in your faith-walk and live the supernatural life to which He has called us in Christ. The Apostle Paul wrote to the saints in Rome saying,“Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavour; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord”(Romans 12:10-11AMP). He also told the Church at Ephesus to be filled with the Spirit, and outlined how to be filled continually with the Spirit (Read Ephesians 5:18-21).
Make up your mind to do everything by the power of the Holy Spirit, and not just by human wisdom or physical ability. Through the Spirit, not only will your service to the Lord be accepted and sanctified by Him, you’ll make a more enduring impact with the Gospel.
I’m energized and aglow with the anointing today;
and the grace and peace of God is multiplied to me as I walk in and with the Spirit to impact my world with the Gospel,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Romans 8:26-27 AMP; Ephesians 5:18-19
1 Year Bible reading plan: 2 Corinthians 11:16-33; Ecclesiastes 1-2
2 Year Bible reading plan: 1 Timothy 1:1-7; Jeremiah 31