Word For Today: Monday, January 2 By My Spirit

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WORD FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA

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Monday, January 2

By My Spirit

Topic: Complete Dependence On The Holy Spirit

So he answered and 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.

Zechariah 4:6 (NKJV)

Bible In A Year Reading Plan

Genesis 4-6

Bible Versions:

Zechariah 4:6  (TLB) 6 Then he said, “This is God’s message to Zerubbabel:[a] ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty—you will succeed because of my Spirit, though you are few and weak.’

Zachariah 4:6 (GNT) 6 The angel told me to give Zerubbabel this message from the Lord: “You will succeed, not by military might or by your own strength, but by my spirit.

Zachariah 4:6 (CEV) So the angel explained that it was the following message of the Lord to Zerubbabel: I am the Lord All-Powerful. So don’t depend on your own power or strength, but on my Spirit.

Devotional Thought:

Thank God for a brand new year! As we enter this year 2017 it is necessary to recognize how much we need the Holy Spirit in our lives and ministries. In this new year it is very important to realize how much we need the help and assistance of the Holy Spirit daily, without total dependence on Him we will never be able to fulfill the divine will of God! We will find ourselves frustrated building in vain, without effectiveness and success as Psalm 127: 1 states, “Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. “

Today the Holy Spirit reminds us how much we need Him to face the challenges, trails and obstacles that await us in the New Year. We are encouraged by his word to never depend on our own abilities or strengths, but on the contrary to completely surrender our will to the Holy Spirit dwelling in us! Sure success is only found in a total dependency, a 100% of our all in the power of the Holy Spirit. Only his power, dominion, and authority in 2017 will guarantee complete victory.

We cannot replace the power and strength of the Holy Spirit with our human weaknesses in 2017. We cannot depend on our own human strengths and abilities. Our spiritual survival will never depend on how strong we are, how much valor we have or intelligence, it will only be through the fullness of the Holy Spirit over our lives! With all the resources we have, it will never compare to the resources that the Holy Spirit has to give us complete victory! With the power of the Holy Spirit all opposition will be reduced to nothing.

Foundational Scriptures:

Judges 3:10 (NKJV) — 10 The Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he judged Israel. He went out to war, and the Lord delivered Cushan-Rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed over Cushan-Rishathaim.

Judges 6:34 (NKJV) — 34 But the Spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon; then he blew the trumpet, and the Abiezrites gathered behind him.

Judges 11:29 (NKJV) — 29 Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah, and he passed through Gilead and Manasseh, and passed through Mizpah of Gilead; and from Mizpah of Gilead he advanced toward the people of Ammon.

Judges 13:25 (NKJV) — 25 And the Spirit of the Lord began to move upon him at Mahaneh Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.

Judges 14:6 (NKJV) — 6 And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.

Judges 14:19 (NKJV) — 19 Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon him mightily, and he went down to Ashkelon and killed thirty of their men, took their apparel, and gave the changes of clothing to those who had explained the riddle. So his anger was aroused, and he went back up to his father’s house.

Judges 15:14 (NKJV) — 14 When he came to Lehi, the Philistines came shouting against him. Then the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him; and the ropes that were on his arms became like flax that is burned with fire, and his bonds broke loose from his hands.

1 Samuel 11:6 (NKJV) — 6 Then the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard this news, and his anger was greatly aroused.

Psalm 127:1 (NKJV) — 1 Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.

Hosea 1:7 (NKJV) — 7 Yet I will have mercy on the house of Judah, Will save them by the Lord their God, And will not save them by bow, Nor by sword or battle, By horses or horsemen.”

Hebrews 11:34 (NKJV) — 34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

Haggai 2:5 (NKJV) — 5 ‘According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!’

2 Chronicles 14:11 (NKJV) — 11 And Asa cried out to the Lord his God, and said, “Lord, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!”

1 Samuel 14:6 (NKJV) — 6 Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few.”

Matthew 17:20 (NKJV) — 20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

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4 responses to “Word For Today: Monday, January 2 By My Spirit

  1. Lord we need you this year like never before, for we know it is not through anything else but by your Holy Spirit that we will conquer!

  2. We should not rely on our own strength, we would we? We have an almighty god that bestows his holy spirit in us, so we may do things that are too powerful for the flesh alone!

  3. It is all by Your spirit 👆👆👆👆
    Psalm 127:1 (NLT)
    1 Unless the Lord builds a house,
    the work of the builders is wasted.
    Unless the Lord protects a city,
    guarding it with sentries will do no good.

  4. Psalm 127:1 (NKJV) — 1 Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.

    All our efforts are in vain without the Lord! May you be the center of everything we do this year, like never before…

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