Friday 1, July 2011
Bible Passage(s): 1 Kings 18: 41 - 46
Memory Verse: “Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain”. 1 Kings 18:41
The number seven is usually referred to as the number of completion! This is because, it was on the seventh day that God completed and perfected the work of creation. This, He achieved in the creation of man; the epitome of His creation.
It was on this day that God, having created man in His own image, commanded him to ‘Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion.’ As we come into the month of July, the seventh month of the year of New Beginnings, the word of God to us is that we have entered into abundance in every area of need in our life. God gave this message to King Ahab through Prophet Elijah after a long period of famine in Israel.
In getting the word of God to come to pass, Elijah had to send his servant to go look up towards the sea seven times, and on the seventh time, it was reported to him that ‘there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand’. Then he sent the servant again to, ‘Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not’. What does this connote for us in this month of completion? As God completed the work of creation in seven days, He is telling us that the work of abundance in our lives has also been completed in this seventh month of the year.
Many of us may have been praying to God for abundance in certain areas of our lives for many months, and we are getting to a point where we may be losing hope. Or some of us may see a pointer from God towards the commencement of the answer to our prayers, but we may still be doubting and feel that the evidence is not clear enough. It looks like a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. On the other hand, some may have been experiencing challenges in their finances, health, business, family relationships or even in the relationship with their children. God wants you to know that He has completed the work of restoration in your life and that this is the month when you will have abundance in all those areas where the devil may have caused you to be experiencing droughts. All you need to do now is to go up like Ahab did, eat and drink, prepare your chariot so that the rain of abundance will not overwhelm you. So get thee up, go in faith, eat and drink for you will experience the goodness of God this month. Amen.
The Lord bless and keep you, May He make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace, now and forevermore.
Have a wonderful month.