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Learning From Elijah: Just Trust the Extraordinary God

18 Apr

James 5:17-18

Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

There’s nothing extraordinary with Elijah. He was just an ordinary human being just like us. But what made his prayer so powerful? It is because of his great confidence on our EXTRAODINARY GOD. He trusted our all powerful God.

In 1 Kings 17:1 Elijah said, “As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.” Wow! What a faith?! He was so confident that God will hear him that he said, “it will not rain unless I say so”. He knows that when he calls on to God, God will answer him. Again in 1 Kings 18, because of his great faith, he even challenged the Baal prophets saying, “…call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD. The god who answers by fire-he is God”. He knew then that God will hear him.

Again, there’s nothing extraordinary with Elijah except that he had great faith in our Extraordinary God. The God that Elijah worshipped and served is the same God that we worship and serve today. He is unchanging. His faithfulness to His promises remains and His power wasn’t lessened through the years. He is the same yesterday, and today and forever.

Believe that He will fulfill every promise that you received from Him. Continue to believe because he is faithful and is able. Be confident that He will perform miracles on your behalf as you call on Him.

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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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