1 Kings 17:9 “Arise get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.”

The next instruction of God to Elijah was to dwell there in Zarephath. He was not told to pass through or visit, the command was to dwell.

To dwell mean to establish, to remain, endure, establish or become an inhabitant of a place. Friend, the good of a land belong to the dwellers. You cannot brisk through a place and expect the best of the place. To dwell requires perseverance and great patience.

What you want in a place will require some patience on your part. It takes time for seed to become fruits and for labour to turn to harvest and results.

Many people want things but are too much in a hurry to get it. Impatience is a weapon the devil uses to frustrate the result and harvest of men. Dwellers of a place are the ones that understands the terrain and knows where the riches are.

Patience is a fruit of the Spirit and every believer is mandated to develop it. You will not travel far with God if you lack this virtue. The best of the best of God belong to men who have stayed with Him through faith and patience.

Hebrews 6:12 “That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”

Any faith that doesn’t operate with patience will end in futility, it is like chasing the wind. Hear David:

Psalms 92:13 “Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.”

David said it is those that are planted or established that will flourish. You can’t keep uprooting stuff, moving from place to place and expect flourishing; it just doesn’t work that way.

You will hear people say that business is not profitable and you ask them for how long did you run it? They tell you one week!

Friend, dwellers are ready to weather the storm and work the work until it works out. Dwell there till you see the result, it shall end in praise!

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