The Answer to Every Problem
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. Zechariah 4:6
“Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? “Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. Luke 14:31-32
The American Heritage dictionary defines victory as:
Defeat of an enemy or opponent. 2. Success in a struggle against difficulties or an obstacle. 3. The state of having triumphed.
No matter what problem we are facing, be it our sins, the wrongs that we have done, the injustices of others, and the things that we have not done, victory is found in surrendering to the Holy Spirit totally and completely and letting Him work unhindered, unrestricted and unlimited in our hearts and lives. For Jesus said something that is still true today:
“If you love Me, keep My commandments. “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever- “the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. John 14:15-19
Surrender to the same Holy Spirit that was on Jesus and about whom was said of Him and others:
The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears; But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, And faithfulness the belt of His waist. Isaiah 11:1-5
But it all starts with the first step of recognizing we have a problem that we cannot solve nor deal with and recognizing who is the solution and the answer to the problem – Not us but the Holy Spirit! It requires an act just like another son did, a son who journeyed to a far country, and wasted his possessions with prodigal living. But when he had spent all he began to be in want. So he worked fields feeding swine and wanted what they had. But God’s word states:
“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! ‘I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, “and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.” ‘ “And he arose and came to his father.
But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. “And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
“But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. ‘And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; ‘for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry. Luke 15:17-24
The answer was simple, he came to himself and recognized his problem. He took action and went to his father and stated he had sinned against heaven and in his sight and was no longer worthy to be called his son. He humbled himself and asked forgiveness and was ready to face the music.
What did he get for his deeds? Compassion and a feast and they began to be merry. Well our Heavenly Father is more than willing to forgive those who admit their sins, turn from them and ask for his forgiveness and for the best that heaven has to offer them.
The problem is that the enemy has deceived and blinded God’s people of how good God is to those of humble and contrite hearts. To those who say “I have sinned and failed you but with your help and power I am willing to change and make amends.” To such as these, heaven is wide open with blessings and riches of God Himself that men have not ever seen yet.
Otherwise those who take their sins and deeds lightly and continue in their way will find themselves facing a furious king who will destroy them and their kingdom. Just like King Saul was destroyed. It might take some time but it will happen.
It’s our choice we can return back to our Heavenly Father and that wonderful Holy Spirit who alone can do all the things that we cannot do or face the music? For this is the beginning of sorrows for those who have too long pretended to be God’s good shepherds. This is the beginning of the exposure of these evil men. God is here in our midst, He will move on our behalf in a spectacular way. We can not imagine what He has in store for us if we surrender. The Healing and Victory He has in store for us is only the beginning. We have to cling to Him as we would to our mother’s side when we were children. He is the breath of our life. He is the healing breath of our soul. He is the healing change of our spirit.
Our road and walk with Him can be full of His blessings and healing and changes. It can be truly marvelous and spectacular. Then our good fortune will be the envy of others. But few will desire it because they don’t understand what it is to pay the price for it all. But nevertheless it’s our choices that determine the resulting consequences.
God is setting His people free. He is delivering them from the bondage of wicked, corrupt men. He is moving, moving, moving. He is the great Whirlwind and He is changing the very fabric of the social landscape around them. He is changing it and placing Him mark upon it. It will never be the same again. It is changing right before their very eyes. For change comes with His Presence. God’s true ones can watch and witness His great changing Power on the land around them! It is marvelous to behold. The Nation will never be the same again. All will see His great change upon the land and the people! This is only the beginning! For God’s word is unchanging:
‘But now I will not treat the remnant of this people as in the former days,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘For the seed shall be prosperous, The vine shall give its fruit, The ground shall give her increase, And the heavens shall give their dew- I will cause the remnant of this people To possess all these.
And it shall come to pass That just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, So I will save you, and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear, Let your hands be strong.’ Zechariah 8:11-13
“Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.” Luke 18:6-8
God desires and wills that His children have total and complete victory in all the battles of life and be more than conquerors and overcomers. He doesn’t want them to just get by but to live in victory and prosperity and abundance. His wants to fight for them and to triumph gloriously on their behalf against all their enemies. His word is unchanging:
Stir up Yourself, and awake to my vindication, To my cause, my God and my Lord. Vindicate me, O LORD my God, according to Your righteousness; And let them not rejoice over me. Let them not say in their hearts, “Ah, so we would have it!” Let them not say, “We have swallowed him up.” Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion Who rejoice at my hurt; Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor Who exalt themselves against me. Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness And of Your praise all the day long. Psalm 35:23-28
God’s seasons are not at the command of mortal men. Just because at the first stroke of the flint does not bring forth the fire, doesn’t mean there will not be a fire? God’s delays are not His denials. For His trusting true ones God always hears their prayers and will answer them in due season. Hence they have need of perseverance and endurance for the miracle answer will come from the God of miracles. They need not fear but are to let their hands be strong for God will save them and they shall be a blessing. As God’s power and resources are unlimited and not dependent on their limited power and resources. His word is unchanging:
And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; ‘for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; “and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’?
“I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Luke 11:5-10
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.
For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life. Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, 2 Corinthians 1:3-10
We should hang on to FAITH, regardless of the circumstance. Our Lord owns everything. There is not anything that is not His. If Jesus did not defeat Satan what good came of His dying? We are to pray and say:
Oh Holy God, we lift up the Words You have given Your Prophet. We hold on to our Faith regardless of circumstances. Oh Jesus, it is You that walks with us everyday. It is You that gives us the power to say to the mountain, be gone in the Name of Jesus. You, Jesus, are the Good Shepherd. You tend to Your sheep. You pick us up and brush us off. You hold us gently in Your arms. Help us to remember Your love. Help us to know that before we were born, all of our needs had been met through Your Bloodstained Cross. We thank You for everything You have done for us.
Father God in the mighty name of Jesus we ask that you to open the windows of Heaven on our family and pour out a blessing that they can not contain as it is written. We rebuke the devourer in this family, and command the devil to give back what he has stolen from their finances, wealth and heath in Jesus name.
Yes, God has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness according to His divine power. As we meditate in the Word, faith comes. God’s power arises to do exceeding abundantly more than we can ask or think. It is faith in the heart that works! As we dwell upon and talk God’ Word and see our need met by God’s solution, the power within us becomes activated. When that power is released in words, “We have those things which we say.”
Yes, God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to us in abundance so that we may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need, be self-sufficient, possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation. For God’s word is unchanging:
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
When Moses stretched out his hand over the Red Sea and the Lord commanded the waters to divide so that the children of Israel could cross over to safety, no one had ever witnessed anything like it. God did a new thing in the eyes of His children. He fulfilled His word:
Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert. The beast of the field will honor Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I give waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My people, My chosen. This people I have formed for Myself; They shall declare My praise. Isaiah 43: 19-21
Yes, God can make a way where there is no way, He’s a WAYMAKER!!! We serve a miraculous God that is able to create a new thing to meet our need. He sees what we are going through and He wants to help us. He is a God that promises He will take care of us. “He’ll meet our every need,” not only in our finances, but in all areas of our life. But to make sure our prayers aren’t hindered, we must go before the Lord, repent of any sin and release anyone we are holding unforgiveness towards. Through our faith in God’s Word we will see our every need and desire met! For God’s word is unchanging:
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:14-20