I’m doing a copy/edit/repost of this post from November 2, ’17. From Zechariah 4:6. We desperately need a revival of holiness in our land. Many of us with clear minds of common sense wonder how much lower we can go in … dare I say … idiocy by the rulers, elite, and intelligentcia in our land.
“Not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord. How we knock ourselves out to be the biggest, richest, friendliest, most talented, most caring, most influential and most effective voice for Jesus! And we do it for good cause, wanting to draw folks to Him.
I am so impressed with the beauty of the magnificent cathedrals; many constructed years ago by much labor, ingenuity, talent and cost. If beauty and power would do the job, wouldn’t we be much farther down the road in our zeal to evangelize the world for Jesus?
I’m not real great on church history, but I don’t recall any world wide awaking that started in a cathedral. I invite you to check with Salvageable for learning about that kind of thing. https://salvageable04.wordpress.com/
What God wants is obedience and humility, Why did he choose Israel to be his people? Because they were small and weak without might and power except by God’s Spirit. And we never qualify more for his use than when we are praying, humble and broken before him letting him clothe us in his righteousness, purify us with his holiness, and arm us with his Word.
How much we are like Peter, “let us build three tabernacles…!” Peter in one of his knee-jerk reactions to just do something! And something big would be better! How much he changed after (how long? Ten days?) in the upper room! The Holy Spirit made an impact and it was mighty and it was powerful! How? “… by my Spirit,” says the Lord. (Zech. 4:6)