Not By Might or By Power
Long before it became fashionable Christians around the world fell to their knees and prayed for God to save us and heal our land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
When God answered we became impatient and frustrated because we didn’t see the answer we wanted. We decide that God must not have heard us so we must take things into our own hands. We are told in scripture to wait upon the Lord. A Christian’s we should “wait in the Lord” as we are in Christ and Christ is in us.
“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles” (Isaiah 40:31).
The Hebrew word Isaiah uses for “wait” is “Qavah”. It means “to wait, look for, hope, expect.”
We began to experience that hope when God rose up a man to lead our nation on the path back to him. It was so radically unexpected that it exposed a division between the righteous and the unrighteous. Not the right and the left, but between right and wrong.
I’ve been hearing many say how we must rise up and stand our ground to protect not only our rights but those of our children and grandchildren I am reminded of this verse in Zechariah 4:6:
6 So he answered and said to me:
“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:
‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
Says the Lord of hosts.
As we continue to put our faith and our trust in God we must restrain our human impulse to take matters into our own hands or to rely on the creation instead of the Creator.
In my blogs I have continually said this was not about Donald Trump but what God was doing. Many were offended that I would mention Trump and God in the same sentence. What ultimately happened was that God pulled back on what he was doing in our favor because he is a jealous God and will not share honor and glory with anyone.
I was one who said that there was no way Trump could lose his bid for re-election. I also said there was no way Biden would win the presidency. He would not be my president. Boy was I wrong on both counts and I take that as a message from God for me to never say “never” for with God all things are possible.
As we continue to humble ourselves and seek his face I have no doubt that God is still moving in our midst ready to show everyone that when it happens it will undoubtedly be an “Act of God” and not of man.
In the meantime we must not only endure what God allows but trust it is for our good and His glory. I am reminded of this song “Take Me Into The Holy of Holies” by Petra just as powerful today as when it was first recorded. – I am the Real Truckmaster!