Zechariah 4: 6 “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.”
There are things you will use force to achieve but will not accomplish, just as there are things that you will use your potential or someone else’s accomplishments but also will not accomplish or succeed, it will remain a great challenge for you. Once you have reached that stage and / or time it is good to learn another proper and effective way for you to solve your problems. And that’s none other than using the Holy Ghost.
Now to use the Holy Spirit, we do not use Him as we use the name of Jesus. No! We are going to see how we use the Holy Spirit a little before this lesson, but now let’s read this story that will help us better understand the essence of our lesson.
1Kings 19:11 “And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:
12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?
In those Four Steps that Elijah thought he would find the answer to his question, we see that only one way was the answer. We see in the strong wind the Lord was not present, in the great earthquake the Lord was not present, in the Fire the Lord was not present either… but in the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit then God was present and spoke to Elijah, and gave him a solution to his problems.
What we can learn from this is that, the Voice of the Holy Spirit in us is the solution to all things. And not the excitement and the shaking and the tremors.
When the Holy Spirit is in you. It is the answer to all mysteries, with His calm voice solving all problems. That is why When Zerubbabel sees it as a difficult thing to build a house for God in the midst of enemies, he sees it as a very great mountain in front of him… But the Lord spoke to him the words…
Zechariah 4: 6 “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.
7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
The great mountain that Zerubbabel saw before him, the Lord says will be a flat land. But not by power or might, but by his Spirit.
Do you have a big mountain in front of you?, so you do not know what to do? . You will not need to use much force to destroy the great mountain in front of you, but it is better to make an effort to find the Holy Spirit, who will enable you to get rid of the problem in front of you easily.
Now how do you receive the Holy Spirit?
The Bible gives us the answer…
Acts 2:37 “Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
When you obey His instructions and repent and be baptized with the true baptism, there is where the Holy Spirit enters in you and seal you. (Ephesians 4:30).
And when you receive the Holy Spirit and obey His instructions in you, then you have use the Holy Spirit. And no mountain can stand before you.