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1 THE CHURCH EMPOWERED BY HIS SPIRIT Model and Mother Church Series: 5 of 11 Zechariah 4:1-14

2 Zec 4:1-14 (NIV) The Golden Lampstand and Two Olive Tress 1 Then the angel who talked with me returned and woke me up, like someone awakened from sleep. 2 He asked me, What do you see? I answered, I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps. 3 Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left. 4 I asked the angel who talked with me, What are these, my lord?

3 Zec 4:1-14 (NIV) The Golden Lampstand and Two Olive Tress 5 He answered, Do you not know what these are? No, my lord, I replied. 6 So he said to me, This is the word of the L ORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the L ORD 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! 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 L ORD came to me:

4 Zec 4:1-14 (NIV) The Golden Lampstand and Two Olive Tress 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the L ORD Almighty has sent me to you. 10 Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the L ORD that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel? 11 Then I asked the angel, What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?

5 Zec 4:1-14 (NIV) The Golden Lampstand and Two Olive Tress 12 Again I asked him, What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil? 13 He replied, Do you not know what these are? No, my lord, I said. 14 So he said, These are the two who are anointed to serve the Lord of all the earth.

6 Introduction Zechariahs 5th vision out of 8 visions:- The Golden Lampstand and Two Olive Tress (Zechariah 4:1-14)The Golden Lampstand and Two Olive Tress (Zechariah 4:1-14)

7 Introduction This is what Zechariah saw…..

8 1.Gods Power Is Vital for Success (v. 6) (v.6)…… : Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD Almighty.(v.6)…… : Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD Almighty.

9 Philippians 1:19 (NIV) 19 for I know that through your prayers and Gods provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. Colossians 1:29 (NLT) 29 Thats why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christs mighty power that works within me.

10 2. Gods Power Overcomes Obstacles, When We Cooperate with Him (v.7-9) (v.7) …..: What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground.(v.7) …..: What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. (v.9)…..: The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it.(v.9)…..: The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it.

11 Deuteronomy 6:1–3 (NIV) 1 These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe …… 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. 3 Hear, Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, promised you.

12 John 14:23–24 (NIV) 23 Jesus replied, Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

13 3. Empowered by Christ into Our Priestly Office and Function (v ) (v.9) ….: I will remove the sin of this land in a single day.(v.9) ….: I will remove the sin of this land in a single day. Revelation 1:5–6 (NIV) 5 …. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Fatherto him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

14 Matthew 17:20 (NIV) 20 He replied, Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Ephesians 3:20 (NIV) 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

15 3. Gods Power Will Turn Humble Beginnings to Become Great (v.10) (v.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 in the hand of Zerubbabel?(v.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 in the hand of Zerubbabel?

16 Haggai 2:9 (NIV) 9 The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house, says the LORD Almighty. And in this place I will grant peace, declares the LORD Almighty.

17 Conclusion Gods Blueprint or DNA for the Church – To Be A Church Empowered By His Spirit Let us trust in Gods power to achieve great things for God. Lets remove every obstacles and negative mind set that hinders us from building His Church!


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