Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Zechariah 4:6 (KJV)
Supernatural breakthroughs in our lives happen, not because of our might or effort, but because of our dependence and reliance upon the Holy Spirit. The more we trust His leading and His guiding, knowing He is always working on our behalf, the more will we find ourselves walking into the manifestations of God’s unmerited favor.
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
Psalm 18:32 (KJV)
God supplies us with strength and He leads us into His will for our lives as we trust Him and depend upon Him in all things. We limit God by trying to do things according to our own ways; yet when we trust in His leading and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, He will make our way perfect.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)
It is a biblical principle that as we think, so are we in our hearts. And so let us be watchful over our thinking, and purpose in our hearts to think thoughts that are in alignment with God’s Word. The more we think and speak according to what God has said about us, the more will our life begin to show forth the fruits and promises that come as a result of being in Christ.
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
John 17:3 (KJV)
Salvation is to know God. It is to have our fellowship with the Father restored through the finished works of Jesus Christ. When we live in intimate fellowship with God through letting His Word abide in our hearts, we will see the fruits of salvation showing up in our lives. The fruits of salvation include healing, deliverance, soundness, godly prosperity and peace.
So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.
Galatians 5:1 (NLT)
When we are not deliberate about keeping our focus on Jesus and His finished works, we run the risk of always defaulting back into a performance-based mindset. We are called to stand fast in the freedom from the law that we have in Christ. This is not a freedom to sin, but a freedom to live right. As we are set free from the guilt and shame of not being able to keep the law, the Holy Spirit will now mold and shape us more fully into the image and likeness of Jesus.
Not that we are fit (qualified and sufficient in ability) of ourselves to form personal judgments or to claim or count anything as coming from us, but our power and ability and sufficiency are from God.
2 Corinthians 3:5 (AMPC)
There is strength and empowerment that comes when we no longer rely on our own sufficiency or ability, but instead put all our trust and confidence in God. We succeed, not because of our efforts or qualifications, but because it is God who has called us and who makes us well able to do what He has called us to do.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:1 (KJV)
God and His Word are one. We have deep and intimate fellowship with God by coming to know Him and by communing with Him through His Word. Everything God does He does through His Word, and our hearts filled with His Word will lead to our lives being transformed.
By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Hebrews 11:8 (KJV)
Living by faith involves acting on what God has told us to do. Sometimes we may be called to step out into the unknown, not knowing all of the details of the road we have been called to travel. Yet we may be certain that, step by step, God is faithfully leading us and guiding us into the manifestation of what He has promised.
By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Romans 1:5 (KJV)
Obedience in the new covenant is obedience to the faith. Rather than trying to live by the law, our obedience is our commitment to right believing. We are obedient when we believe what God says about us which enables the Holy Spirit to work on the inside of us, shaping us more fully into who God has called us to be.
Let them shout for joy and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
Psalms 35:27 (KJV)
Notice that God has pleasure in our prosperity. Godly prosperity is to experience the wholeness and the peace of God in every area of our life with nothing missing and nothing broken. It is God’s will for us to prosper and have good success so we can be a greater blessing to the people we come into contact with.