DOMINION OVER DARKNESS (PART XX) THE GOD THAT ANSWERETH BY FIRE
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- Elijah was a mountain man. You must determine to be a person of the mountain. Jesus did not die in the valley.
- Elijah was also a rainmaker. After the fire came the rain. There is something that rain can do that fire cannot do. There is the rain dimension and there is the fire dimension, you need the two. Elijah prayed once and fire fell but he had to pray seven times for the rain to fall. What does this imply? It is easier to bring down fire than the rain. However, once the condition is right; once the conditions are fulfilled, you will experience rain; you will experience various manifestations of God. The same God who makes the fire to fall is the same God that brings down the showers. Jer. 14:20-22 says, “We acknowledge O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee. Do not abhor us, for thy name’s sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us. Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore, we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things”.
As a child of the most High God, if you allow the Holy Spirit to guide you in line with the principles Elijah practiced in his lifetime, you too can bring down the fire and the rain with a very short prayer.
Rom. 12:1-2 enjoins us to present our lives a living sacrifice. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”. As born again Christians, bringing down the fire should be part and parcel of your everyday life. Present your life on the altar. The fire that will fall will first and foremost render you a healing service, it will take away every dross of sin in you so that the glory of God may shine forth. James 5:17-18 says, “Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit”. This scripture says that what Elijah did, we too as children of God can do likewise through Christ who strengthens us as we present our body a living sacrifice, as we learn to walk with the Lord according to his precepts, God will use us not only to bring down fire but also bring the rain and stop strange fire in the lives of people and cause the rain to fall.
The same God of Elijah is the God of Apostle Paul, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is our God. Let us hold onto him, fall in love with him over and over again. Eschew anything that is contaminated with idolatry. He will not only beautify your life, he will fill you with life and power and you willl become a change agent. You will become a healing agent in a sick world. The God of Elijah is our GOD.
- Heavenly Father, I thank you for the privilege of knowing you, I appreciate and bless your name. I thank you because you can never change. I celebrate you Lord, I celebrate your power, I celebrate your goodness, I celebrate your almightiness, I celebrate your faithfulness and I thank you mighty God. I worship you; I bless and magnify your name. thank you Lord, for lifting, thank you for blessings, thank you for the generous provisions you have made for my well-being here and hereafter, may your name be praised, may your name be adored, may your name be magnified in the name of Jesus. I celebrate you O God, I celebrate your sovereignty, I celebrate the power of your outstretched hand, I give you all the glory, in Jesus name.
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