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17》》” Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again…”~》》KJV》
WE’VE been greatly admonished to engage in earnest, heartfelt, continued effectual fervent prayer because it makes tremendous power available dynamic in its working. Apostle James therefore gives us an instance of a fervent prayer in the holy scriptures. And he used Elijah, the prophet from Tishbite as a case study. In the previous verse, he said the earnest prayer of a righteous man avails much. Therefore Elijah was a righteous man. And he described him as subject to human passion like us. In others words, he was a man born of a mother and father, not a spirit or angel.
Also, he was subject to passions like us, both in soul and body. He was subject to thirst, hunger, weariness, mistakes and fear (1 Kings 17:9/19:2). Remember, Elijah was called into the office of the Prophet, but Apostle James didn’t use Elijah’s prophetic office as a yardstick for earnest prayer. The emphasis here is that God didn’t hear Elijah’s pray because he was a prophet or perfect without human flaws. Notwithstanding all the human flaws and passions, Elijah prayed earnestly till he got the needed results.
Beloved, do you know that as a New Creation in Christ Jesus, there is so much assurance for you to pray and get the needed results? Yes! Jesus assures us answered prayers at all times (Mat 21:22; John 16:24; 1 John 5:14). For Jesus prayed and got results. Elijah used prayer to change the course of nature and season of his time. You can also pray and influence your world. Pray results-oriented prayers. When Elijah needed rain, he prayed and saw the sign of rain at the seventh time of request (1 Kings 18:44). You are avalanche of miracle engaged to release the miraculous through the force of fervent prayer with results.The rich grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.
Prayer Answering Father, I thank for given me the privilege and the responsibility to engage in heartfelt continued fervent prayer. As I act in this noble course in all responsibility, I believe and receive answers to my prayers according to Your will. For if you didn’t spare me your Son, you’ll freely give me all things to enjoy in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen !
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