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SEEING THROUGH YOUR GOODNEWS

28 February 2021

And Elijah went up to the top of Mount Carmel. And he bowed himself down on the earth and put his face between his knees”

1Kings 18:41-46

It is often the case that we get carried away, distracted, or even become passive after a sound of good news. The result of this could be prayerlessness or “praiselessness“ which may eventually cause the blessing to elude us and bring disappointments because scripture says “while men slept the enemy sow tars” (Matt 13:25). Good news comes through various means, including dreams, prophecy, word of knowledge, word of wisdom, or signs. The reason we are pre-informed is for us to cultivate the promises (seed) in the place of prayer and praise.

Notice in our text, Elijah went up to Mount Carmel after hearing the sound. To do what? To pray and perhaps worship and praise God for what (the sound of abundance of rain) he had conceived from God. “And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is a sound of the rushing of rain. So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Mount Carmel. And he bowed himself down on the earth and put his face between his knees” (1King 18:41-42 ESV). After instructing Ahab to go and merry, Elijah did not do the same, rather he went to see the promise out through prayer and communion with God (face between knees). It suggests that Elijah took out time, separated himself, and prostrated before God i.e., he went back to the one who had released the sound or signal, why? So that God would bring to fruition what has been promised.

Friends you have an input to make and that is prayer and praise. Remember Eph 1: 3 says “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ”. Spiritual blessings are spiritual, immaterial, and located in the heavenly places; hence they need to be drawn down through prayers and praise. Two examples of those who actively drew down good news conceived are found in the new testament. First Anna the Prophetess who bore witness to the birth of Jesus (our Good news) in Luke 2:36–38. Anna the old widow, by the Holy Spirit, had been pre-informed of the Good news that was about to happen to Israel. The bible records that she “did not depart from the temple but served God with fasting and prayers night and day”. A similar account is that of Simeon a devout man of whom it had been revealed to by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death until he sees the Lord’s Christ. And lastly, the gift received in the Upper Room was a result of active waiting with prayer. “And behold, I am sending the promise of My Father upon you. But remain in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high”, Luke 24:49. We know in Acts 2 that they prayed while waiting for the good news and eventually experienced a surge and superabundance of the promise. So, brethren wait for the good news actively in praise and prayer. You too shall receive tangible manifestations of abundance.

From: Deacon Nimi Dan-Jumbo

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