“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’says the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6).
What do the words “(Possible) by my Spirit” mean? In no other way, it is possible. It is not possible with money or wealth or influence. But when relying upon the Holy Spirit, He will make things impossible for man, to happen.
Look at this historical background. After seventy years of captivity in Babylon, the Jews were slowly returning to Jerusalem. By that time the temple built by King Solomon had been burnt and destroyed. Seeing this, a great desire came in the heart of Zerubbabel to build a new temple. Satan rose as a mountain to prevent this attempt. On the other side, God strengthened him and said, “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit.”
Secondly, He turned towards satan and said, “Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel, you shall become a plain”. Thirdly He told Zechariah, the prophet, “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple. His hands shall also finish it” (Zechariah 4:9).
Today, you and I are building a Spiritual Church. “However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands” (Acts 7:48). “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (I Corinthians 3:16). When you make your life holy and initiate to make it a church of God or the dwelling of God, satan will definitely oppose you.
At the same time, the Spirit of God and the angels are with you. But when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:19). He will prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies and anoint your head with oil. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (II Timothy 1:7). So, get strengthened and make your Spiritual life a church.
When Moses was in the palace of Pharaoh, he thought that he could deliver the people of Israel with his own strength. On this thought, he killed and buried an Egyptian too. But, in the end, he had to run to the land of Midian as a defeated man. The lesson God taught him was “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit.”
Dear children of God, when you rely upon the Holy Spirit unlike Moses who relied upon his own strength, God will give you the victory taking your war as His own. “Possible only by my Spirit.”
To meditate: “…in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit” (Ephesians 2:22)