26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
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.
Mary had a wonderful prophecy from the angel of God. The angel had told her “…behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS.” She then asked, “How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?” “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore, also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35. Whatever God has said to you, whatever prophecy is on your life, whatever prophetic word you are running with, how will that word come to pass? It is going to come to pass not by might, nor by power, but by the Holy Spirit. It is the Spirit of God that will bring it to pass. Manifestation is of the Spirit. The thing for which you are in faith will happen by the Spirit.
The Christian life cannot be lived by the arm of the flesh, or the strength of man. In fact, it is not possible to live as a Christian without the Spirit of God. The things that you’re trying to do in your own ability, which can only be done by the Spirit of God, will wear you out. Understand that there are things God alone can do. So, what then do you do? You have to trust God to do them in you and through you. When you go to any construction site, you see the sign “men at work” there, then you can tell that men are working there; but when you come to the Red Sea and you see it parted, that’s not men at work, that’s God at work. When you see the deaf hearing, the dumb speaking, the lame walking, the barren made fruitful, that’s not men at work but God at work. There are works that God alone can do. Now, fulfilling your God-given destiny is not men at work; rather, it is God at work in you because it’s a destiny that God designed all by Himself that cannot be fulfilled by the arm of the flesh; and that’s why the Spirit of God comes to help us, to bring us to that end in view, that end that God has prepared for us. Hallelujah.
MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION):
Heavenly Father, I thank You for the help of the Spirit. I rely on your Spirit to do in me that which I cannot do. I understand that it is not by power, nor by might but by your Spirit. Amen!
Acts 15:18; Romans 8:26.