FAITH CAPSULE: Receive coming word of God!
1 Kings 17
The living word of God that moves will locate one with warning as direction for deliverance and preservation.
One with the hearing of the word of God that comes will have the faith of God. Romans 10:17 testifies, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Without hearing by the word of God, the word of God will depart and not build you in the faith of God.
Through the pages of the Bible, the coming word of God entered some, and with obedience, great exploits were the mark before God
What denies the word of God’s access into your life?
Elijah did great exploit when he called off rainfall and the word of God located him for his preservation. 1 Kings 17:1-6, documents Elijah’s opening to the coming word of God, “And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.” Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Get away from here and turn eastward and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” So he went and did according to the word of the Lord, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook.” (1 Kings 17:1-6) Elijah was opened to the coming word of God for his deliverance and caring provision, and could not become a victim of wicked Ahab.
It was also the coming word of God that gave direction for Elijah’s survival of his journey when God’s word sent him to call down rain, “And it came to pass after many days that the word of the Lord came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, “Go, present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the earth.” (1 Kings 18:1)
Just as the coming word of God located Elijah and he could not become a victim of the wicked world, Jonah exposed himself to affliction because of his disobedience to the word of God, “Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me.” But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. ” (Jonah 1:1-3)
Jonah denied the coming word of God to depart from the presence of God when he landed in a stormy sea which positioned him in great fish for three days and three nights.
Give self to coming word of God.
Prayer for today: Ask from God to have you open for His word when it sounds in your direction.