Results for March 1, 2022

Event:  Pastor's Notes Part 7
Date:  Tue, March 01, 2022 (Recurs Weekly)
Details:  Mountain Moving Power: Zechariah 4:6
What a timely word came to the leaders and people of Israel, as they were rebuilding the Temple of the Lord. In spite of all the hardships, failures and delays, God's temple would be finished. The project was a massive undertaking, with many challenges and opposition. It began with zeal and courage but eventually gave way to discouragement and defeat. It seemed that they were up against a mighty mountain or insurmountable difficulties. Zerubbabel and the people had grown weary in well doing. Rare is the person who can resist discouragement. David and Elijah experienced it on more than one occasion (1Sa. 15:13-37;1Ki. 19:2-3). The Scriptures remind us that we are not the only ones undergoing sufferings(1Pe. 5:9). The cause of discouragement can be relationships, health, finances, job, lack of visible and positive results and many others reasons, but only a small percentage are capable of overcoming them. The reason being that they do not participate in God's power. They try to solve spiritual problems with human resources. God's work must be done God's way and with God's power. We are no match for our enemies and they are no match for the Omnipotent God. Apart from His energy and power at work in and through us, we can do nothing( Jn. 15:5;Phil. 4:13;1Jn. 4:4). No wonder Jesus commanded the Church to wait in Jerusalem until they were endued with power(Lk. 24:49;Acts 1:8). The only power the devil fears is the power of God active in the life of the believer. His divine power is unbeatable and inexhaustive. We have this power and we need to use it, daily. When we do use it, we are victorious and triumphant. We are enabled to do His will His way, conquer our enemies and accomplish the impossible. Our God specializes in doing the impossible through weak and ordinary people, like you and me. He sees the finished product, we see the pain and the failures. Yet He reminds us that we are all going to be conformed to the image of His Son (Rom. 8:29). What He starts, He will finish. We need to take His word and promises to heart and follow Him (Phil. 1:6).