Stay in Faith

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)

We have to learn to stand on the word of God, hold fast to our faith and declare the word of faith even when we cannot see the evidence.

In 1 Kings 18:1, God told Elijah to go and show himself to Ahab because he was going to send rain. No rain had fallen in Israel for over three years because the people turned away from God. After Elijah’s demonstration of God’s power through fire on Mount Carmel, he told King Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is a sound of heavy rain.” (1 Kings 18:41)

Ahab had such confidence in what Elijah said because he had seen the work of God displayed that he went on his way to eat and drink. Elijah then went to the top of Mount Carmel and knelt down with his face between his knees before God. He sent his servant to look up towards the sea to see if he saw any sign of rain. The servant came back and said he had seen nothing. Elijah sent the servant to look seven times and it was the last time that he reported seeing a cloud as small as a fist rising up from the sea. He instructed the servant saying, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you.’” (1 Kings 18:42-44)

At this point in time there was not even a drizzle and the only physical evidence that Elijah could see was a small cloud. Yet he was willing to bet his life on what God had said. Yes his life because the King and Queen wanted him dead. He had prophesied about the drought and he was now prophesying about the rain. So if he said it was going to rain and then it failed to rain, the King and Queen would want Elijah’s head.

I want to have the same confidence to stand on the word from my God and in the face of adversity declare what he says. It is about to rain in your circumstances and where there is dryness and barrenness, God is about to send heavy rain. God will heal, deliver, set free and restore where we have suffered losses. Believe in what God has promised you and continue to confess his word over your life. “I hear the sound of abundance of rain.”

A.P.-Y.

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