In the bible we read about how Elijah told Ahab that it wouldn’t rain nor would there be any dew over the next several years unless he commanded it. After some time had passed Elijah prayed for the rain to return. Now Elijah instructed Ahab to go and eat and drink because a heavy rain was coming. Elijah left Ahab and climbed Mount Carmel. He sent his servant to go and look for the cloud. The servant went as ordered seven times before he saw anything. On the seventh trip he reported seeing a cloud the size of a man’s hand in the sky.
Surely there are times in our lives when we are standing on the promises of God. We know beyond a shadow of doubt that what God has promised us is surely coming to pass. You may be expecting a new job, a healing, or a financial breakthrough. YOu can’t give up. You must remain standing in faith. My seven year old tells me all the time, “mommy you can’t speak words of doubt, you must believe it, feel it and dream it and God is surely bringing it to pass”. Child like faith is so powerful. Hold on to your faith and know what God has for you. Never give up keep your eyes focused on God. The HEAVY RAIN IS COMING!
The Rain Comes Again
41 Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Now, go, eat, and drink, because a heavy rain is coming.” 42 So King Ahab went to eat and drink. At the same time Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel, where he bent down to the ground with his head between his knees.
43 Then Elijah said to his servant, “Go and look toward the sea.”
The servant went and looked. “I see nothing,” he said.
Elijah told him to go and look again. This happened seven times. 44 The seventh time, the servant said, “I see a small cloud, the size of a human fist, coming from the sea.”
Elijah told the servant, “Go to Ahab and tell him to get his chariot ready and go home now. Otherwise, the rain will stop him.”
45 After a short time the sky was covered with dark clouds. The wind began to blow, and soon a heavy rain began to fall. Ahab got in his chariot and started back to Jezreel. 46 The Lord gave his power to Elijah, who tightened his clothes around him and ran ahead of King Ahab all the way to Jezreel.
Dr Lisa Melton