SCRIPTURE: 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. James 5:17.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Elijah was a symbol of prayer in the Scripture.
In Scripture, one constant feature or attribute of Prophet Elijah was his devotion to prayer and the Word of God. No wonder he did great things in his time – calling down fire, shutting the heavens, raising the dead and compelling a nation to recognise the Lordship and Supremacy of God.
Elijah’s secret was that he was a man of prayer and the Word.
James 5:17 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.
Elijah was a symbol of prayer in the Scripture. He was so dedicated to God in prayer that he prayed down fire from heaven.
1 Kings 18:36-38 says,
And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
From this Scripture, we understand that Elijah prayed the Word of God. This means he was also a man of the Word. He knew God’s Word and prayed it out. He acted God’s Word. So, Elijah was both a man of prayer and a man of the word.
Beloved, maintain a consistent schedule of prayer and the study of the Word of God.
Remember this: Elijah was a symbol of prayer in the Scripture.
1. Prioritize the practice of prayer and the study of the Word.
2. Be consistent in your devotional life of prayer and the study of the Word.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for Your Word to me today. I ask for a fresh impartation of the Spirit of supplication, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEDICATION TO PRAYER AND THE WORD OF GOD
QUOTE: Revelation Word is the food of faith. You see, nothing builds faith like the insight you get out of the Bible. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Song of Songs 6-8.
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PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: A fresh Baptism of the Spirit of prayer be upon you in Jesus’ Name.