Today’s SOD – 2019-03-09
TOPIC: THE PASSION OF ELIJAH
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: Your passion for God is proved by your desire to spend time with Him at the place of prayer and the study of His Word.
Our anchor Scripture makes it clear that Elijah was a man of passion,”passion for God. He was so passionate and addicted to God that he had a permanent stand in God’s Presence (1 Kings 17″:1). Elijah was so jealous and zealous for God that he stood for God alone when the children of Israel had forsaken God (1 Kings 19:10).
It is very important to know that his passion for God was evidenced by his prayer life. He prayed earnestly that it should not rain for three years and six months and the rain was suspended accordingly for that duration; he prayed again and the heaven brought forth rain at the end of the period (James 5:17). His prayer life made him to lock and open the heavens at will. Elijah was a symbol of prayer in the Scriptures. He did great exploits by the power of prayer.
He was so dedicated to God in prayer that he could call down fire from heaven (1 Kings 18:36-38). By the power of prayer,”Elijah called down fire from heaven and consumed the burnt sacrifices and sanctified the land.
Apart from prayer, Elijah was a man of the Word. His prayer life was fuelled by his knowledge of the Word of God. He had studied the Scriptures and understood that sin could make God to shut the heaven (2 Chronicles 7″:13-15) and so,”he prayed the Word of God by locking and opening the heavens.
Beloved, your passion for God is proved by your desire to spend time with Him at the place of prayer and the study of His Word. People who are passionless for God do not care to pray or study God’s Word. Make up your mind to be passionate for God today. Be given to prayer and addicted to the Word.
Remember this”: Your passion for God is proved by your desire to spend time with Him at the place of prayer and the study of His Word.
1. Study the Book of 1 Kings 17-19 to know more about the passion of Elijah.
2. Ask God to baptize you with a greater dimension of passion for His Presence and His Word.
PRAYER: O Lord,”I ask that You baptize me afresh with a passion for Your Presence. Help me to treasure Your Presence above all things, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: DEDICATION TO PRAYER AND THE WORD.
DAILY READING: Numbers 11:24 to 13: 33,”Mark 14″:22 to 52,”Psalm 52″:1 to 9,”Proverbs 11″:1 to 3.
QUOTE: One of the reasons why many believers suffer from unanswered prayers for many years is because bitterness is present in their lives. Culled from AM I BITTER? by Dr (Mrs) Becky Paul-Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: The human heart beats about 115,”000 times each day.
TODAY IN HISTORY”: 09/03/2011 – Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.
Good morning… Where blood is wasted yours shall not be wasted in Jesus name..