JAMES 5:17-18: Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.
Wow! How much power is there in our tongues! We are not even aware of how powerful we are because we have the power of Christ in us. Some people have been praying for their rain for years and they are still in a drought. Where is that faith? Elijah was a mere mortal just like me and you but he had something that a lot of us lack. Elijah had full confidence in His God. I’m talking about 100% faith that if He asked God for something it will be done. When Elijah wanted to prove to the 450 Prophets that were praising Baal how real his God was, he didn’t do it with an ounce of doubt in His mind. He knew Baal was powerless and That the Lord was going to send fire to ignite his sacrifice. He didn’t know how and he didn’t worry about how it was going to be done, he just knew that His God was going to deliver. Which of course He did. That is what we need. That doubtless faith in our God. Not wondering or worrying ourselves with the details. Lets leave that to God. All we need when we hit our knees or when we speak a word is that faith.
When is our rain gonna come? We don’t know but we know its coming. We could smell it in the air. The healing, the promotion, the house, the car, the manifestation of Gods promise in your life is coming. Whatever you are waiting for, praying for is coming all it takes is that doubtless faith. That we serve a faithful God that will deliver for His glory. God didn’t deliver so that Elijah can look powerful. No God delivered so that He can get the Glory. So He can prove His power to the people who were serving false Gods and He will do the same for every Christian in today’s world. He will deliver so that people around us can see the power of faith and prayer. So that God can get the Glory when He delivers us. All we have to do is show that confidence that we have in Him. God knows our hearts and He knows if we believe what we are speaking. Sometimes we’re praying for something with uncertainty that God is going to give it to us and He won’t! Not with that type of faith! He wants to know there is not one drop of doubt in your prayer.
Elijah prayed earnestly.
Earnest: serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous, showing depth and sincerity of feeling, seriously important; demanding or receiving serious attention.
How earnestly are we praying? How serious is our situation? How badly do we want our blessing? We have to pray like we need it! Live like it is already ours! And most importantly have that undoubtedly, unquestionable faith in our God no matter the situation or the outcome, that He will make everything work out for our good.
Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it