“’Not by strength and not by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord who rules over all.” – Zech 4:6 NET
Who comprehends the mind of the Lord, or gives him instruction as his counselor?—God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, so that no one can boast in his presence.
“The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”—Not born by human parents or by human desire or a husband’s decision, but by God.
“Do not fear,… my spirit even now testifies to you.”—“The battle is not yours, but God’s.”—“It is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves! For the battle is the Lord’s.”
Isa 40:13, 1 Cor 1:27-29, John 3:8, John 1:13, Hag 2:5, 2 Chr 20:15, 1 Sam 17:47