1Kings 17:10 “So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink”
Immediately Elijah finished receiving instructions from God, the Bible says, he arose. It is interesting to note that Elijah rose up and set about his journey without delay. He didn’t over analyze things, he just got up.
The word “arose” as used here is translated to mean he performed. There was a performance after the instruction. He didn’t stay back, he added action to what he was told.
The challenge of many believer is not that God didn’t speak. God spoke, they heard him, they knew what to do but they wouldn’t do it. It doesn’t matter how much you love God and how much you need a way out of your challenges, until you act, your miracles remain suspended.
God doesn’t bail a man out of situations by wishful thinking, He gives succinct instructions and expects total commitment and adherence to the instructions given. Elijah enjoyed supernatural intervention while at the lake. He was fed by ravens, so he might as well sit back and ask God to send another raven, but rather he rose up and went to Zarephath.
There are about three things men do with God’s instruction that stalls miracles. They delay obeying it, they modify it and they disobey it. Those are three levels of disobedience and I want to submit to you that if you operate within the ambience of any of these, you will not see miracles.
Beloved, most times the instructions of God might not make natural sense, the conditions around you might not even look perfect but once God ask you to move, get at it quickly. Miracles are always tied to prompt obedience.
If Elijah had delayed; he might eventually get to Zarephath only to realize that the woman had had the last dinner with her son or are even dead. Delayed obedience could terminate miracles!
To be continued…
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