Lawrence AchudumeAnd Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.
So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,
And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.
And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.x
And it came to pass in the meanwhile, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel. 1 Kings 18:41-45
THE servant of the Prophet, even when he saw his master bow his knees to pray to God of Heaven and with all he had seen, yet did not see faith neither did he speak faith, even as it is written.
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things, which be not as though they were. Romans 4:17
But that the Prophet knows his God, three negative responses can quench a man’s faith and probably rise up from his prayers but he made him go back seven times because he was not weak in faith.
Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations…
And being not weak in faith…
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Romans 4:18a, 19a, 20-21.
You have the power to command your day. It is when you speak into your day that you can change your world. There are forces that want to rule and control your day and what happens in your day. A closed mouth leads to a closed destiny, open your mouth and speak to your day. The same spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you.
Jesus ruled His day by His words. God ruled by His words and so we are to do also.
“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” Romans 8:11
Do not eat the bread of sorrow. Pay the price to wake up early and command your day to give to you that which you want. God had told the old man Simeon that he would see the Saviour of the world before dawn of the evening of his life. But he had to rise early to be at the temple or else, he probably would not depart the earth in peace.
And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation. Luke 2:25-30
If you want to see the Lord’s salvation, make the sacrifice to rise early.
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