Reading from the Book of I Kings 18:41-46
1 Kings 18:41 And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.
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,
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
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.
it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with
clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezebel.
46 And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezebel.
God had brought drought and famine on Israel to show His power to Ahab. God was letting Ahab and his wicked wife, Jezebel, know that they needed to change their wicked ways, and if they did not, the circumstances were not going to be good.
After announcing to Ahab what was going to happen--rain was coming--Elijah went to the top of Mount Carmel. There he got down on his knees with his forehead on the ground. Worship strengthens our faith. Doubt could have caused Elijah to give up, but his worship kept him strong. When you worship God, He will send the rain of His Spirit upon you, and it will down all the 'Ahabs' and all other resistances in your life. Take your position and praise the Lord.
holy people; the time of Ahab is passing, just as the time of Elijah is
beginning. Ahab has no idea how to function in an outpouring, while
Elijah knows exactly. The difference? My Living Word directs those that
are Kingdom minded. Witchcraft and the thinking of the world directs
those that are not.
You will find yourself in situations; over
and over again, where Ahab is trying to lead and direct, instead of
following. It is man's place to follow Me. It is Mine to speak and
I am setting things in motion to turn the tables over
on Ahab, upsetting the set order of religion. In it's place I will
establish a new order: true following. Where the heart, not the opinions
of men, will matter; Where the counsel of God, instead of the councils
of men will determine what is done. The heart of Elijah was to establish
My counsel above everything that was at that time set in place. His
declaration, why even his very name depicts it: The Lord He is God!
When I came to earth to minister, I took upon Myself the state of a
servant, humbling Myself to follow. I followed exactly what I saw Father
doing. Although religion attempted to divert Me from that path, I
determined to follow and did so exactly to Father's glory and fame.
In the days and weeks ahead there will be an unusual outpouring of My
Spirit: A downpour, a heavy rain that will cause a shift in the minds
and the programs of the church. This downpour will be similar to what is
seen here by Elijah, for I am truly sending the spirit of Elijah at
this time. The hearts of the fathers will turn to the children and the
hearts of the children will turn to the fathers. See wholesale renewal
and revival of relationships and of respect and honor to be the
hallmarks. Even Ahab will listen to Elijah and follow. Elijah will only
be looking one place - not to how things have been done, not to how the
church board wants to do things, not to what seems orderly and
reasonable, not according to the latest book or the latest teaching - no
Elijah will only be looking one place - at My Face, to Me, to face to
face communion and counsel with Me.
Follow Me. Watch and hear Me as the rain is going to fall.