Fri, 2 August 2019
REVELATION WITH DIRECTION
PRINCE HANDLEY PORTAL
DESCRIPTION OF THIS TEACHING
GOD IS GOING TO DELIVER YOU AND
Have you ever wondered why God deals with you differently at different times in your life? God has different plans―not only for different people―but for you. It seems like Elijah the prophet went through a lot of experiences that could have been traumatic to other people, but to Elijah, they were just visitations from God. Just another chance to see God work and get to know Him better. Elijah, thanked God for his experiences because he knew it was just another chance to be seeing the hand of God manifested. He thanked God for the privilege not only to be used by God, but to be provided for by the living God.
I wonder, will you give God the glory ahead of time for saving you from that problem in your life? Will you thank God for the chance to see Him work and to get to know Him better today? And then will you allow God to multiply your resources through this next “mountain moving” event?
Remember when God told Elijah to hide after he had delivered a message to the leader of the nation? God sent him to the brook and commanded the ravens to feed him there, but an amazing thing happened. After a while the brook dried up. Has God ever told you to do something and you've moved out in obedience and then it seemed like the opposite should have happened. It seemed like that if you were to figure it out or if you were to design it in the natural, you would have done it the opposite. But I'll tell you, God doesn't work the way man works. God's ways are not our ways. God's thoughts are above our thoughts and thank Him for that. Elijah probably wondered if he'd really listened to God. He might have said, "God, why in the world did you lead me here and then dry the brook up?"
But Elijah was just eating his prayers. You remember, he had just told the leader of the nation that God was going to cut off the rain. Did you ever realize that the situation you're in right now may be the result of your own prayers? Have you ever eaten your prayers before?
Did you ever visit a factory, or possibly work in one? Wherever there's great productivity, you'll find waste and sometimes dirt; wherever there is productivity, there's energy expended: one of the basic laws of thermodynamics. But our God can even take the waste and make it productive. The Bible tells us in Second Samuel Chapter 22, verse 33, "God is our strength and our power and He makes our way perfect."
There's a reason for the different situations that you and I come up against in life … or I should say the different situations that God allows to be in front of us. Different options that God designs for you and for me. You see, we're custom made―were designed for this time in history. “Option A” for Elijah was a trip to the brook. To drink of the water and to be fed by the ravens ... but then the water ran out. There was no need for Elijah to be alarmed, no need for him to become fearful―and there's no need for you to be alarmed today or fearful. Don't be anxious! Just place everything in God's control, and you will find that God will work for your best. God will allow you to produce … and He will allow you to receive MIRACLES!
Yes, Elijah was merely eating his prayers. Now it was time for “Option B” in Elijah's life. God told him to go to Zarephath next, to a widow lady. I think Elijah probably pulled his hair and said, "God, why in the world? Here we are again in another situation. Why don't you ever explain to me ahead of time, God?" Many times God would give his prophet the message for the leaders of the nation, and for the prophecies that should go forth to other of God's people. Many times God would speak to his man about things in the future―but so often the things in his own personal life―Elijah had to wonder about. And here, Elijah was at that place again.
Elijah thought, “Here, I am at the brook. You sent me here and it dried up, God.” And then, all of a sudden, the Holy Spirit dropped a thought in his mind. Elijah, that's just what you told the king. So here we went. This time Elijah was directed to go to the widow lady―“Option B” in his life. A new transition … again―God tugging at his roots again―God moving in the depth of his spirit again.
And I wonder today ... could you be like Elijah? You may be a mighty man or a mighty woman of God; but are you getting your roots planted into your geographic environment BUT God is saying move? Elijah was just getting used to the clockwork of the ravens. That's dangerous for a servant of God. That's religion. Are YOU, my friend, just getting settled in your ministry? Are you just becoming comfortable as a spirit-filled Believer? If you are, it MAY be time for “Option B” in your life. If so, God will save you from that situation today AND He will multiply your resources.
Remember, when you couldn't make it at your best, Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) died for you at your worst.
Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai.
Podcast time: 9 minutes, 32 seconds.