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Strength For Life’s Battles.

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‘’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’’ (Zechariah 4:6).

Text — Zechariah 4:1-10


Battle implies struggle, fight, conflict, or contest which demands strategies and strength. In games like football, contestants strive to win without harming their opponents. There are also physical battles that aim to destroy lives as pictured by prophet Isaiah, “For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood’’ (Isaiah 9:5). Spiritual battles are fought through prayers of faith.

Our text today addresses contending forces frustrating successes in life’s endeavors. Judah had a building project in Jerusalem that lingered. God sent Prophet Zechariah to Governor Zerubbabel to stir up his faith and hope in God. In life, there are many seemingly impossible situations that confront youths.

It may be finance, health, school admission, or family issues. God has the power to resolve all and He is also saying to you, “Not by might, nor by power but by my spirit.’’ Hold on to that promise, your victory is at hand. What you have started you will also finish well. Nothing can truncate your goals in life as you take God at His word.


God has power to resolve all


When the going gets tough never quit the battle.

Prayer for today

Give me your Spirit, Lord, to move all mountains before me.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


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