Devo Why Tongues Part 6
Zechariah 4:6-10 (NIV) 6 So he 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 Almighty. 7 “What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’” 8 Then the word of the Lord came to me: 9 “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you. 10 “Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the Lord that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone[a] in the hand of Zerubbabel?”
1 Corinthians 3:17 (NIV) 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.
Acts 1:8 (NIV) 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
God told Zerubbabel that it would be His Spirit that would accomplish God’s work and plan not man, but that He would do it through man or the church. It would start through the capstone or Jesus and then the church. People, we are the temple of Christ where that Spirit is to reside. It is the Spirit that does the work. There are many good works in the world, but we need to be doing God works. The Spirit is the rudder of this ship. He leads, guides, directs, and does the work. We must be filled and obedient to the Spirit’s commands. It is the Spirit who holds us together and directs the church to do God’s will. He gives us the power to do God’s works not man’s. There is a way that seems right to man, but there in leads to destruction. Trust me I have seen the work of Satan and you are no match for him without the Holy Spirit. On the other hand Satan is no match for the Spirit filled believer. Through the Bible it has always been the Spirit who does the work. The word must be spoken to release the power and the Spirit speaks through us as He did Jesus. Why tongues? Because God said.
Pastor Jeff Lane
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