“Just One of the Guys”
Zechariah 4: 6: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, ‘Not by might nor by power but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.” This, one of the most well-known prophecies concerning the Holy Spirit, was spoken not to a priest, nor to a prophet, but to a political figure - the governor - a part of the Laity. But Haggai even calls Zerubbable the Lord’s signet ring (Haggai 2: 23), which symbolizes his authority before God and man. Is this possible for a non-cleric? It is when the Holy Spirit is involved. Remember, “Poured out upon all flesh” (Joel 2: 28; Acts 2: 17).