Impact By The Spirit
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…
Nothing you do will be acceptable to God or make lasting impact in the world except you do it by the Spirit. No matter what purpose you’ve been ordained to fulfill in life, without the inspiration of the Spirit, you won’t achieve much. In Hebrews 9:14, the Bible reveals that Christ had to offer Himself up through the Spirit: “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God….”
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. 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.” The Father He refers to here is the Holy Spirit, for in Matthew 1:18 Jesus is called the child of the Holy Ghost.
Again, in John 14:10, referring to the Holy Spirit as the One that works through Him to perform miracles, He said“…the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.” In the same way, the miracles, signs and wonders recorded in our ministry and the tremendous impact we make all around the world are in no way by human efforts. They are the works of the Spirit of God. We’ve learnt to work by the Spirit and through the Spirit. That’s what your life ought to be as a Christian. You have to be continually filled with the Spirit in order to be consistent in your walk of faith and demonstrate the miraculous.
The Apostle Paul wrote to the saints in Rome saying, “Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; 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 (Ephesians 5:18). Make up your mind to do everything by the power of the Holy Spirit, and not just by your human ability. That way, not only will your service to the Lord be accepted and sanctified by Him, you’ll make a more enduring impact with the Gospel.
my spirit is stirred as I pray today. I’m energized and aglow with the anointing and your grace, to make a lasting impact in my ministry, business, and all aspects of my life,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Romans 8:26-27 AMP; Ephesians 5:18-19