DAILY ANCHOR, DECEMBER 18TH, 2018*
_”And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made. And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench” ( 1 Kings 18:26, 36-38)._
*Message:* Elijah the prophet was one of the men in the Bible through whom God mightily demonstrated His presence and power. The demonstration of God’s power in the life & ministry of Prophet Elijah was never for a show off but always to display the greatness of God. As explained in this passage, at a point in Israel, Elijah was displeased with the false prophets of Baals and how men were beginning to listen to their lies and give their allegiance to the false gods. Elijah challenged them unto a demonstration of power. The prophets of baals dressed an altar of sacrifice and called upon their gods to consume the sacrifice but their gods could not respond. Elijah dressed his own altar and called upon the true God. God answered Elijah and sent fire to consume the sacrifice. The people acknowledged that the God of Elijah is the true God. There is a consistent challenge over God’s power and His will on earth by the host of darkness. It takes a man who understands the secret of God’s power and willing to fight for God’s interest at all costs to bring God’s power and glory down. Think of these:
- You have been chosen by God to bring down His glory and power in order to confound the enemy who fights God’s will consistently on earth.
- You need to understand the authority of God that you carry and God’s power that He has given unto you.
3. Today is another day of opportunity to challenge the kingdom of darkness through your life, the proclamation of the gospel and the demonstration of God’s power that He has given you for God to be enthroned on earth. God bless you.