Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“Prepared For The Fight”
Text: 1 Kings 17:1
“And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.”
“Prepared for the Fight,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. Elijah was prepared for the fight Before he spoke these words to this wicked King Ahab! Even his name prepared him for this fight. Elijah means Yahweh is my God!
Elijah Stood Before the Living Lord God of Israel. In other words, Almighty God, Creator of all Creation Stands with His creation!
The Warrior Must Know that they Stand Before Almighty God as His Warrior and Ambassador At All Times!
Then we will be Prepared For The Fight for Righteousness.
The land was full of apostasy and only 7,000 had not bowed to idolatry; and these people were paralyzed with fear, hidden in silence so well that Elijah didn’t even know they existed until God told him later on (1Kings 19:18). For all that Elijah knew at this time was that he stood alone among the people of Israel as the Only one who Stood With Yahweh!
And Elijah was not unlike you and I; he was prepared by God for this Fight of Righteousness because he had a surrendered heart - he Stood Before The Only True and Living God, and that was enough for him.
“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 land for three years and six months.
And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.”(James 5:17-18).
He obeyed God and spoke these words to Ahab; and he obeyed again the Word of God going to the Brook at Cherith where he was fed by ravens, for more than a year! Then God fed him by a desperate widow woman. Later on the widow’s son died and God raised the son from the dead in response to Elijah’s prayer.
See the path the Surrendered Heart walks with their Commander and King!
Listen up Warrior! God has Prepared You For The Fight for Righteousness with a Plan of Good Works to walk in (Eph.2:10); and Holy Spirit Himself, your Helper to Empower you and Guide You along the pathway.
Yes, there will be times when you will stand alone with your Commander when it seems like everyone around you is paralyzed in fear - but You Will Stand, and Speak your Commander’s Words, because you are God’s Warrior and this Fight is part of God’s Plan of Good Works designed for you to walk in! You are the Light of Truth that leads the way for others out of fear’s darkness into the glorious Light of our King!
You are Prepared For The Fight with your surrendered heart that Stands Before The Lord God of All Creation - Ready To Obey His Command! Oooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,