And it came to pass after many days that the word of the Lord came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, “Go, present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the earth.” 1 Kings 18:1
I love Elijah! Now there’s a man that knew how to hear Gods voice and truly trusted in the Lord to deliver on what He said. How many times did he speak and it happened? Every time!
He was bold when he announced a severe drought, then hid for 3 years until God said go back. He killed all the prophets of Baal in the most awesome display of Gods might since the splitting of the Red Sea, then he tells King Ahab, ‘Go on and get yourself some food cause I hear a heavy rain coming!’ Not a cloud in the sky, he goes up, positions himself to pray and 7 times, sends his servant to check the sky. When his servant finally returns with the report of a teeny weeny cloud in the distance, he says, ‘Run and tell the king to get in his vehicle and drive fast before he gets stuck in the rain.’ (my modern day translation of course).
Here’s my observation on this: Most of us would have got off our face the 3rd report that there’s no cloud! We’d of taken our pitiful self back home in defeat stating we’ll never take a risk like that again. Knowing we couldn’t trust the voice of God in our lives, we’d of probably crawled into bed and refused to believe for another thing.
What has God spoken to you that you’ve hung onto and believed for all these years? Are you listening to the inner voice saying, ‘It’s never going to happen! You’re a fool for believing that way!”
Can I tell you something? Look again! There’s a cloud forming on the horizon, a cloud of the promise of salvation, restoration, healing, deliverance. I hear Jesus saying, “According to your faith be it unto you!” Stop trying to explain it! Stop trying to justify it! Stop listening to friends who spread doubt and unbelief! Stop sharing it with all the gloom & doomers! Pick your self up and begin to run with your promise, because I declare to you this day, RAIN IS COMING!
Just as you would prepare for a storm by stocking up on supplies, begin to prepare for a party! See it as God sees it, DONE! Begin to rejoice now because praise brings expectation. Its the fertilizer for your seed and add the latter rain to that and what do you have? Harvest!
Prepare for harvest,