Day 73: The Holy Spirit

14 Mar, 2021

The Daily Word: Sunday, March 14th, 2021
Numbers 21:1-22:20
Luke 1:26-56
Psalm 57:1-11
Proverbs 11:9-11
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” – Lk. 1:34-35

God presented Mary with impossible odds. Mary was a virgin: she had never “known a man” (v 34). Yet the angel Gabriel came to her and announced some seemingly impossible news: She would conceive and “bring forth a Son” (v 31). Mary was chosen to bring Jesus into the world! But in the face of these impossible odds, Mary had a practical question: “How can this be?”

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,” Gabriel answered (v 35). Mary couldn’t do it herself; but the Holy Spirit could do it in her! And any time you are faced with impossible, insurmountable odds, this is how God’s promise is going to come to pass. The Holy Spirit will come upon you. The power of God will overshadow you! What God has promised, He will perform.

You can’t do it. But the Holy Spirit can! Are you ready for Him to do a mighty work in you? Are you ready to lean on Him like never before?

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.” – Zech. 4:6


Father, thank You for the power of Your Holy Spirit. Help me to never try and do anything on my own! I will lean and rely on Your Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ name!

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