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And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,
“NOT BY MIGHT NOR BY POWER”
Zerubbabel had faltered in the great work of reconstruction and had practically lost heart. Here he is encouraged to renew his efforts and persevere to the top-stone. He might be weak and flexible as a wick but none of his deficiencies could hinder him from finishing his life-work, if only his spirit was kindled with the divine fire and fed by the grace of the Holy Spirit.