By Pastor Andrew Bawa
So he answered and 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 of hosts. ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! and he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!" Zechariah 4vs 6-7 (NKJV)
Bible Readings: Romans 11: 6, 1 Corinthians 15: 10, 2 Corinthians 12: 9, Matthew 16: 17-19, 1 Corinthians 6: 19, Acts 20: 32, Genesis 28: 15, Lamentation 3: 37, Numbers 23: 13, Matthew 19: 7, Amos 9: 11, Zechariah 4: 10, Romans 11: 6, 1 Samuel 2: 9, Philippians 4: 13, Acts 20: 32, Isaiah 40: 1-4, 2 Corinthians 8: 9, Ephesians 2: 4-6, Revelation 3: 20.
God is present in the midst of opposition.
Just because there is grace doesn't mean you won't go through tribulation but God will carry you through it. Never assume that because God sent you somewhere means it will be easy. Anything that God is behind, that's what the devil goes after. The devil tries to make sure it doesn't come to pass.
You are the temple of the Holy Ghost. You are given the mandate to rebuild that temple and when you go to do the rebuilding, the devil attacks. You rebuild the temple by the word of God. When you are trying to build your spirit man by the word of God, that is when all hell breaks loose. The devil doesn't go after nothing, he goes after something. The word of grace can build you up and give you an inheritance.
Certain things will not happen easily. Devil will send opposition, turmoil. The reason why you gave opposition is because of what you carry. Don't let the opposition make you stop building. When you don't build God's kingdom, you are leaving a patch for the enemy to build his. Who is it that is standing between you are what God said you should do? Who is it that is standing between you and your vision? Behind any challenge, there is somebody. Anytime you try to bring human strength in God's matter, he backs off.
Allow God fight his battle! Grace is all about Jesus. Forget about the things you have gone through because God can and will do something new. While you are thinking you are starting, God is telling you he has already finished it. When grace enters you, disgrace leave you. Grace is strength, finisher, beautifier, healer.
You are a product of grace! Grace started it, grace will finish it. Your end is in Christ and if it's in Christ, it is good!