EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2022
TEXT: 1 KINGS 18:41-46
(41) And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.
(42) So 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,
(43) And 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 times.
(44) And 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.
(45) And 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 Jezreel.
(46) And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
KEY VERSE: HEBREWS 10:36-37
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
Patience is important in prayer. We need to wait for God’s divine intervention and responses to our prayers. We should try not to take any action until we are clear in our understanding of the will of God for our lives. We must have faith to believe that God hears our prayers and will respond at the precise time. Many times, Believers do not understand the next move, but have become hasty to make decisions. As we see in 1 Kings 18, Elijah gave an instruction to his servant, but the servant did not quite catch the vision until seven times later. It is a great lesson to us, that Elijah was not hasty to make rash decisions but was persistent to ensure the message and vision was clear.
We must be patient to watch God at work in our prayer life by understanding His response to our petitions. As Christian people, we need to have faith that God will always act in our best interest. We have purpose in our lives when we act within the providence of God! We have access to the power of the Holy Spirit when we wait on God’s providence with patient, purposeful and persistent prayer! We must be patiently persevering, as it shows God that we are serious in our prayer.
We should not cease or faint in prayers, because the Scripture admonishes us to pray without ceasing. Yes, there are moments of delay, but the Lord is saying to us, ‘don’t listen to delay, just continue praying and be patient.’ Remember, Jesus in agony went three times and fell before His Father with the same words. Remember, Daniel prayed and was patient for the answer of deliverance even when the enemy was trying to rob him of the answer. When satan comes with the spirit of defeat and impatience, shift to higher gear in prayers, and your patience shall be rewarded in Jesus’ Name.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Wait on the Lord and be of good courage!
SONG FOR THE DAY: Pray until something happens, keep on praying and never stop
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Ezekiel 10-12; Hebrews 11:1-19
PASTOR PAUL RIKA