The Apostle Paul is sharing that the transcendent glory of the New Covenant is the basis for enduring all manners of trials.
We also believe and therefore speak: This is a great principle – that faith creates the testimony. Paul really believed God had a purpose in his death-like sufferings, and really believed he lived and experienced the resurrection life of Jesus. Therefore, he wasn’t hesitant to speak about it!
Knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus: Paul knew this. Therefore, he didn’t despair in his sufferings. Every death-like trial was just the prelude to resurrection power!
I. Faith Speaks and I am Saved
II. Faith Speaks to Mountains
Zech 4:7 (Amplified)
This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Zerubbabel was the civic leader of Jerusalem, and had the responsibility to finish the work of rebuilding the temple. The work had stalled, and Zerubbabel needed encouragement to carry on the work.
Might focuses on collective strength, the resources of a group or army. Power focuses on individual strength. God says, “not by the resources of many or one,