Tonight at mid week service Lisa (Ps Tom’s wife) spoke on choices and as part of her presentation she spoke on Elijah from I Kings. After the service I took a moment and continued to read in 1 Kings 18. Lisa had used part of the story when Elijah told King Ahab that he heard the” sound of abundance of rain.”
If you remember it hadn’t rained in 3.5 years and Elijah had to have heard in the Spirit and by faith told the king it was going to rain. Big step of faith. The example of hearing something in the Spirit before we see any visual evidence of that prophetic word.
Ahab leaves for Jerusalem and Elijah goes to prayer. As he begins to pray he sends his servant to see if there was any evidence that rain clouds had appeared. Remember he had already told the king it was going to rain before there was any evidence of that reality. If we wait for evidence it will hinder walking in faith.
So he prays and he sends his servant to see if there was any evidence of rain. His servant came back and said, “I didn’t see a thing.: Elijah’s response was “go again” and I hear the Holy Spirit speaking to us don’t quit, keep pursing . When you have heard God then It’s time to pursue what you have heard. Yes, it often takes persistence and endurance. Here is the verse.
I really feels many of you need to hear this word. When you get discouraged “GO AGAIN.” Oh, Elijah pursued and persisted because he prayed.
Pastor Brian R. Weeks began ministering in 1972 and has served as a pastor to both youth and young adults. He also served as an associate pastor for eleven years, and then for 25 years as a senior pastor, apostolic missionary, and church planter. In March of 2017 he released his church Solomon’s Porch, but in order to remain part of the local church, continues to serve among its several pastors.