Rain is Coming!
1 Kings 18:17
When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, Are you he who troubles Israel?
18 Elijah replied, I have not troubled Israel, but you have, and your father’s house, by forsaking the commandments of the Lord and by following the Baals. (Other god’s)
Now if you jump backwards to 18:2 So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.
Right out of the gate you have a prophet being blamed for the famine, but not just a famine a severe famine that was some 3 years long. I want to point out that when there is famine in the land, there is “DROUGHT” that goes along with it.
Drought: a period of dryness especially when prolonged; specifically : one that causes extensive damage to crops or prevents their successful growth. Let me keep it plain and simple…There was NO water!!!
“When people worship spiritual things other than God there becomes a spiritual drought in the land!”
Let me ask you today? Are you in a drought? Where is God in your life? Is there something that you may be putting in front of God? Career, hobby, sport, relationship….
I love rain storms especially when there is zero chance of lightening. Just a nice spring rain where the heavens open up and dump refreshing water to cleanse the ground as well as myself and my 8 year old son who just happen to be outside playing in it. Rain brings a refreshing spirit! Many times in the Bible rain means an “UPGRADE” in other words the rain is about to take people to a whole nutha’ level. It is going to cause a shift, a refreshing spirit that prior to the rain was not there.
If I may pray over you today, this kind of refreshing rain is coming your way.
Father, in Jesus name as people read this I pray that you bring a rain in their lives where you just open up the floodgates of heaven and rain down blessing on them. We believe it and receive it in Jesus name!
Now here is what I want you to be ready for. This rain might not show up when you want it to but it is coming!!!
Vs. 41 And Elijah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of abundance of rain.
For you personally, the drought is about to be over. It has been prophesied-go and pick yourself up off the ground. Get rid of worry and depression, go outside and smell the moisture beginning to mix with atmospheric pressure of hot and cold air – rain is coming and it is coming in abundance. You might as well start dancing outside because you are going to be soaked soon!
Vs. 42-43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up and looked and said, There is nothing. Elijah said, Go again seven times.
The servant had to climb up and down the mountain in hope of seeing rain coming. Here me again, your blessing is coming but your flesh is going to tell you after the second climb up the mountain that you might should start doubting God. What is your attitude going to look like the 3rd time up the mountain? “See God you’re not going to help me!” Back to despair and depression?
Let me remind you on the third day HOPE arose from the grave and Jesus defeated death. Then we read there was the 4,5,6th try up the mountain - but on the 7th try (numerology – 7 means perfection) reminds us to never give up on God.
Vs. 44 And at the seventh time the servant said, A cloud as small as a man’s hand is arising out of the sea. And Elijah said, Go up, say to Ahab, Hitch your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you.
Vs.45 In a little while, the heavens were black with wind-swept clouds, and there was a great rain.
I prayed it over you and I will say it again in closing……
“The rain is coming! Your Blessing your Abundance is coming, in Jesus name!”
C/O Blake Porter