Verse of the Day:V6 “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.”
1. Spirit (V1-6)
V2 “And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:”
The Lord through an angel showed Prophet Zechariah a vision of a golden candlestick which represented the Spirit of God. God reminded the people of Israel that it would not be their might, or their power, but by His Spirit that enables them to rebuild His house.
V6 “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.”
2. Small (V7-10)
V9 “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.”
God encouraged Zechariah not to be discouraged or dismayed by the small group of people who returned to Jerusalem to rebuild His house. God assured Zechariah that it would be His Spirit that would empower and enable the small group to rebuild His house. Let us not be discouraged and dismayed when we are small and weak, because God’s Spirit and power can do wonders and miracles even in the day of small and weak things.
V10 “For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.”
3. Stand (V11-14)
V11 “Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?”
The Lord revealed to Zechariah that the two olive trees represented the two anointed ones, namely, Zerubbabel, the head of the tribe of Judah, and Joshua, the high priest, who shall stand by the Lord through His Spirit in rebuilding His house for His glory and honour.
V14 “Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to stand by You through Your Spirit for Your glory.