Tuesday, January 13, 2015

But by My Spirit

Zech 4:6 ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of Hosts.
God wants us to get the victory through praying in the Spirit. We can slay giants through the power of the Holy Spirit.
In John 7:38-39 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified”
Sometimes, we wait for others to fight our battles. We wait for others to prophesy over us. We wait for others to lay hands on us and pray for our healing. But Jesus is saying that “out of your own heart will flow rivers of living water”. John explains to us that this living water is the Holy Spirit.
Sword of the Spirit is the only part of our armor (Eph 6) that is for cutting the enemy. The rest of the armor is only for defending ourselves.
In 2 Kings: 9, we read the conversation between Elijah and Elisha, before Elijah was taken up. It was a pivotal moment for both the prophets. One was taken up, and the other was taking over.  When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.
Elisha did not ask for the power to bring fire from heaven as Elijah did, he did not even ask for boldness to speak to the kings as Elijah did. But he asked for a double portion of the spirit. He knew when the spirit is upon him, all other blessings like boldness, doing miracles come along with that.
You may be wondering that I do not have the talent to sing or not being eloquent or not being brave enough and the list goes on. If you keep all this on one side of the scale and keep the anointing of God on the other side, the anointing will surpass all others. God is saying that through His spirit it is possible. God is not looking for talented people, but people who yield to him, who completely surrender to him.
When we speak in tongues being filled with the spirit, we speak mysteries (1 Cor 14:2). We speak to God and not to men. Speaking in tongues is not just limited to our prayer or worship time. When we do dishes, when we drive, when we wait at the doctor’s office we can use it speak to God. Like any gift the more we use it the more we get better at it. Some have the gift of singing in tongues. Exercise it. When you pray in tongues, God teaches you how to pray, he guides you into all truth. He reveals hidden mysteries.
The mighty mountain you are facing will become a level ground (Zech 4:7) by His spirit.

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