Sometimes we need to activate the Grace of God by coming into agreement with it.
Have you ever felt like you have to move a mountain of rubble with a teaspoon? Like a vision, dream or task is just too big and may never get done?
My wife says her favorite word is “done.” But sometimes the task is so daunting that “done” is elusive. This was the challenge of Zerubbabel, governor over Jerusalem, under Darius in 522 BC.
The Jewish people were returning to Jerusalem with the daunting task of rebuilding the city and, most importantly, the Temple. Under Zerubbabel’s leadership came the task of finishing the rebuilding of the temple. This was no small task, and to him no doubt a mountain to move. It was in this time that Zechariah brought encouragement to Zerubbabel and those with him.
The encouragement and the advice related to his voice and what he would say. I can imagine it being similar to a time when an army marched around Jericho silently until that one final day, or a time 300 men stormed into a Midianite camp with a shout for Gideon and the Lord. All of these daunting missions were too big for the man assigned to make them happen. It had to be God. Not by power, not by might, but by the Spirit. God’s power rides on the voice and is woven to our faith-filled words.
Rather than voicing the burden or discussing how it may never get done, he prophesied that the temple would be completed in the midst of them shouting grace.
Zechariah 4:6-7 – Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top stone with shouts of ‘Grace, grace’ to it!'”
Here is the focus, the wisdom, and the key to breakthrough for us. Receiving God’s grace, stirring up that grace, and voicing God’s grace is sufficient for all mountains and all troubles. Start doing it today more than ever. Believe He is sufficient for you. And then activate God’s power with the agreement of your voice!
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