Not By Might, Nor By Power


SONG: You are God from beginning to the end

PRAYER: Let us begin to worship the Kings of Kings for the joy of seeing the last Friday in January 2021. Heavenly father we appreciate you for the Salvation of our souls, we thank you for your divine protection and the awesome gift of sleeping and waking. Daddy we declare your Lordship into this New day. It will be all of you today in Jesus name we pray.



Zerubbabel, governor of Jerusalem, was faced with what seemed to be an impossible task. God had spoken to his heart and told him to rebuild the temple. It is one thing to build one time but to rebuild is almost nearly impossible.

One of the hardest spiritual experience you will have in your life will not be a new experience but it will be “revival” experiences. Refreshing and rebuilding and rekindling the fires.

The devil will try to frighten us, devour us and distract us. This happens to us today. The devil knows that if he can discourage us then we are useless for God’s kingdom. Discouragement shackles our vision to do something for the Lord. It hinders us. And notice that the devil uses the same tactics. Fear, he will frighten us with lack of faith, and unbelief.

But praise God 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Fear is not from God nor of God only a fear (or reverence of God). Fear has no place in your circumstances. If you are making your decisions based on fear then you never accomplish much for the Lord.

Not only will he try to frighten us but he will also steal our joy if we don’t watch it.

Finally we notice that he will try to distract us. Give us the idea that we need to worry about what is around us more than the work.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33 AV)

Yet Zerubbabel was caught in the trap of discouragement. Things were not going as he had expected. Things were not moving as fast. As a matter of fact they had come to a standstill. People had left the work of the temple and began to work on their own houses. They had even gotten comfortable with the fact the temple of the Lord was not being built.

So God speaks to Zerubbabel through the prophet Zechariah. He says tell Zerubbabel that this temple will be built by him but it will not be, “by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit saith the Lord of Hosts. Zec. 4:6

Zechariah 4:7 NKJV ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’” 8 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying: 9 “The hands of Zerubbabel Have laid the foundation of this temple; His hands shall also finish it. Then you will know That the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you. 10 For who has despised the day of small things? For they shall rejoice to see The plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth.”

2 Chronicles 16:9 NKJV “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.”

NIV 2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

Why Is God So Adamant About This? Because he wants to prove himself to Zerubbabel and this remnant in Jerusalem. He opens himself up to being challenged. He opens himself up to a test.

This is what the Lord wants to do in your life. He wants to prove himself to you. First by salvation but even more by the miracles.

This Friday the Lord is speaking to different groups of people:

1. Some of you are dealing with circumstances in your life that is almost out of control. You see no hope and the only light at the end of the tunnel is a train. You are discouraged and don’t know which way to turn.

To be honest you have tried all you can try and done all you can do now it is time to give it to the Lord. God says to you, “It is not by your might, nor by your power but by His Spirit says the Lord of Hosts”.

2. Secondly some of you have made this decision to give it to the Lord. In your mind you keep telling the Lord, “It is out of my hands, it is out of my control.” Yet the Lord says, “You have got to pull your hand out of it.” We talk about, “God is in control”. I will let God be God yet we keep putting our hand in it and to be honest, “Mess everything up”. God says you have got to remove your hand and any resemblance of work you did. Let him be God that is what he is good at.

3. Finally some of you just need God to prove himself to you. There is nothing wrong with this as long as you are searching and open to the Lord.


The Bible says that “the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” (1 Corinthians 3:19). There is no amount of human intellect or skills sufficient to accomplish the work of God effectively. It is not by power nor by might or abilities of our own, but by the Spirit of God, that we will live fruitful lives in the Lord’s service on this earth.


1. Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me. Bless His Holy name. Psalms 103: 1

2. Thank God for a new day and for the salvation of your soul

3. Let us bless the name of the Lord. Truly; it has been of the LORD’S mercies that we were not consumed, because his compassions* has not failed us. Lam 3:22 Psalms 34:1

4. Lord please have mercy and forgive me all the sins I have committed or inherited, that is working against my turn around in Jesus name.

5. Father, please help me to depend completely on You in Jesus’ Name.

Thank You Jesus.

Jesus Loves You.

Father! In The Mighty Name Of Jesus Christ Your Son! We Cover Your Son Pastor E A Adeboye With The Precious Blood Of Jesus! He Shall Finish Strong, To Your Glory Through Christ Jesus Our Lord And Saviour! Amen!

May God Bless Israel, Nigeria, And America And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

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