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Summary: Sometimes a dream looks dead, but God is able to bring the dream alive through a miracle.

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We Are on the Brink of a Miracle!

Zechariah 4:1-10

5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

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. {might: or, army}

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.

8 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.

This morning, we are going to be talking about Zerubbable, how he was anointed with the Spirit and power.

In verse 5, the reply of the Lord, in a form of a question, was not meant to show the prophet’s slowness of comprehension, but it was to call attention to the answer that is about to be given.

Zechariah 4:6 says:

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.

The message of the vision to Zerubbable was also a message to all others, at least according to the need.

Zerubbable was in the process of completing the temple; God wanted him to know that it was not by his own strength or might that this would be completed.

It was not going to be a military might, nor was it going to be through the politicians.

It was going to be through a Spiritual energy, God, which he was going to be able to finish what he had started.

When verse 6 says: Not by might, human might, nor was it going to be by human power, but by Gods Spirit saith the Lord that this job would be completed.

Everything that has ever been done on this earth as it regards to the Godhead, has been done by the Godhead, with the exception of Christ and His crucifixion.

It is claimed to be for the Lord, whatever is being done must be done by the moving, the operation, and power and person of the Holy Spirit through believers.

If it is not done by the moving of the Holy Spirit, then it would be considered a working of the flesh.

Romans 8:1 says:

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

The phrase, “Saith the Lord of Host” presents God’s supreme personal power over everything in the material and Spiritual universe.

All is organized under His command. The word host is associated with warfare and it relates to the word armies.

In other words, He is Lord of the Armies.

Zechariah 4:7 says:

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.

Zerubbable had a great mountain in the way of his path.

That mountain was Hystapes, who was the King of the mighty Medo-Persion Empire.


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