Then Elijah said to King Ahab, “Now go eat and drink. A heavy rain is coming.” 42 So King Ahab went to eat. At the same time Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel. At the top of the mountain, Elijah bent down. He put his head between his knees. 43 Then Elijah said to his servant, “Go up higher and look toward the sea.”
The servant went and looked. He came back and said, “I saw nothing.” Elijah told him to go look again. This happened seven times. 44 The seventh time, the servant came back and said, “I saw a small cloud the size of a man’s fist that was coming in from the sea.”
Elijah told the servant, “Go tell King Ahab to get his chariot ready and go home now. If he does not leave now, the rain will stop him.” I Kings 18:41-44
1. Elijah heard in his spirit a heavy rain coming.
2. He let the words come out of his mouth.
3. He prayed for rain.
4. He sent his servant to look for the cloud 7 times
Here is my take on this-take it or leave it! When you hear something from God in your spirit, don’t wait till you see it to say it. Announce it, pray for it and watch it come to pass. When you’re convinced that God is able to keep his word, when you trust him completely, nothing will stand in your way to see the manifestation of that spoken word.
Elijah did not waiver. You never hear him say, “Really? No rain yet?” No, he just kept sending his servant back until he reported what he needed to hear. A cloud the size of a mans hand is a pretty big stretch for an abundance of rain for someone who had not already heard it in his spirit.
Don’t give up! Don’t speak contrary to what you’ve heard! If it’s healing, keep going back til you get the report you need. Hold fast to your confession of faith, for the bible says that you will reap your reward if you don’t give up hope