It’s not over yet!

When Israel was parched and rainless for years, a man of God named Elijah still had a brook beside him to drink from and ravens brought him bread and meat to eat (1 Kings 17). The entire country was wallowing in utter famine and lack. And there was this Elijah who was not bothered about what was going on around him. He was only bothered about whether he was listening to and following God or not. He had no time to spare for whatever was happening around him. Do you think you’ve waited enough? Elijah says that the right time is here. You’re not done yet. He is telling us, “My friend, I get what you’re up against. I have been down that road before. But I remember about a century or so ago King-singer David sang a song when he was in difficult times as a king: ‘...The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer ‘(2 Samuel 22:2). I sang the same song and it worked. I guarantee you from my experience in this dry famine-stricken Israel that this song will work for you too. Things happen in life and God is in control. Cheer up!” What’s your song? Elijah is asking.
The moment you’re in Christ, that’s it. It’s all over. You’re not over. You are destined to bear witness to the power of God. That’s exactly what happened to Elijah. After the brook dried and the ravens stopped supplying bread and meat, God took him to a widow woman and her son (read 1Kings 17 again). God provided meal for Elijah there. Do you think that your brook is drying up? If so, understand that God is taking you to another dimension in your spiritual life. Amen! God is about to open a door for you just like He did for Elijah. God is a door opener. If there is no door, He will create one as Revelation 3:8 clearly says: “I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it; for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.” You cannot fail. Elijah did not fail because he did not deny God. You deny God and you fail. Very simple. You see, God is not limited by anything except by you. Do you see the difference? Stop murmuring and set your eyes on God. Quit meditating on the negativity around you and say, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). God is personal and He took personal responsibility when He told Isaiah (49:16): “Behold, I have engraved you upon the palms of my hands...” See? You are engraved on God’s palms not on the back of His hands! Always remember that God is giving you a testimony of breakthrough every time you face a challenge. It happened to Elijah. After a while, the son of the widow woman fell sick and was almost dead. The woman did not know what to do. So, she called Elijah, “...O you man of God...” (17:18) and asked for help. In short she trusted God. Can you dare to trust God in such times as you are in now? Look at what happened to the boy when Elijah prayed. The boy immediately sprang up to life by God’s resurrecting power. We serve a resurrecting God. Amen! When you got born again, God’s resurrecting power surged in and it’s there to fire you up more and more until the day you meet Jesus in the clouds. We see that the woman told Elijah, “...Now by this I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth.” (17:24). Now because of what God did through Elijah, this woman saw the power of God first hand. It is obvious that this woman’s faith increased double fold after this encounter. Now, there are many like this woman around you waiting to see God’s power working in you. Have you realised that? Through you, their faith is waiting to increase double fold. That’s your mission. Your mission has just begun. It’s not over yet! Amen.