And the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people. And they came and worked on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God, on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month, in the second year of King Darius.
When we receive a powerful word, we still need divine power to actually do God’s will.
Observe that God is the One who stirs up leaders’ and members’ spirits alike. Beloved, that is exactly what we need today. It doesn’t help for our leaders to be all fired-up for God when most members couldn’t care less.
Neither does it It work for the flock to be more geared for the things of God than their leaders! Instead of blaming and criticising one another, we should learn to commit one another to the motivation of the Spirit.
Similarly, on a personal level, let us submit ourselves to the stirring up of the Spirit, regularly. Then things that used to be uphill tasks become easy and enjoyable for us. “It is not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord” (Zecharia 4:6). No task is too difficult for believers who are ablaze by the Holy Spirit!