DCLM Daily Manna 20 September 2019 Devotional – Be Another Elijah, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi.
TODAY’S TOPIC: BE ANOTHER ELIJAH
TEXT: 1 Kings 17:17-24
KEY VERSE: “And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived” – (1 Kings 17:22).
MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 20 September 2019 Devotional
Dr. Yonggi Cho once said that prayer is like a bomb. Bombard heaven with your prayers. Afterward, there will be a complete destruction of Satan’s strongholds. One of the greatest heritages we enjoy from the Lord is the instrumentality of prayers. Prayer is the privilege of communing with God. Imagine the cluster of challenges we daily face and the disasters that could ensue were it not for the grace to summon heavenly intervention through the medium of prayers!
Our text presents us with an embarrassment which Elijah the man of God faced in the home of the widow at Zarephath. There had been a divinely arranged encounter between the two in which Elijah’s physical need was met. The widow’s fear of a last meal in a devastating famine was equally mitigated. With this glorious feat, the ordinary mind could not have gathered another daunting challenge for the two: the sudden death of the only son of the widow.
So unnerved was Elijah that he remarked, “O Lord my God, has thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn by slaying her son?” Elijah did not stop at merely bemoaning his fate: he strongly tapped into the enormous resources of prevailing prayer. God honoured him and brought the child back to life.
Today: DCLM Daily Manna 20 September 2019 Devotional
As Christians, we should not be under any illusion that the cessation of a problem in our lives marks the end of all challenges of life. It is not so. Certainly, we are bound to face challenges and pass through string of tribulations because we are not of this world.
Like Elijah, we are to give ourselves to effectual fervent prayer, the contending odds notwithstanding. And if our lives are righteous and pure as God requires through His grace, we can be rest assured of His deliverance from every fearsome challenge. Be another Elijah!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Prayer is the key which unlocks the door of victory.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Proverbs 12-14
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