LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF 1 KINGS 18:43 (NLT) (Re-edited)
"Then he said to his servant, "Go and look out toward the sea." The servant went and looked, then returned to Elijah and said, "I didn't see anything." Seven times Elijah told him to go and look."
10 KEYS WHEN YOU CAN'T SEE "ANYTHING" COMING
1.When you can,t see anything coming, listen, is not the time to quit .Is a sign something good is coming and a time to key yourself in prayer , so God can show you what is ahead . Amen .David prayed to God for his eyes to be opened in psalm 119:18 "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law."
2.your physical senses will never reveal anything coming to you, but the "facts" lol .Listen, cast away that evil imagination and pick up your spiritual antenna to receive what is coming . 2 cor 10 :5"Casting down
imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."
3.You cannot see anything good coming , if you are proud . Why? your flesh will always resist what the Holy Spirit is trying to reveal to you from scriptures.1 Cor 2:14(Amp)" But the natural [unbelieving] man does not accept the things [the teachings and revelations] of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness [absurd and illogical] to him; and he is incapable of understanding them, because they are spiritually discerned and appreciated, [and he is unqualified to judge spiritual matters]."
4.When you are humble or when you humble yourself before God in prayer , his grace comes upon you to see what is coming. John 16:13b(Amp)"For He will not speak on His own initiative, but He will speak whatever He hears [from the Father—the message regarding the Son], and He will disclose to you what is to come [in the future]."
5.Elijah was persistent . Now this is the key - you quit at such time you lose . you remain and keep seeking His face for a way out . 1 cor 10:13(NLT)"The temptations in your life are no different from what
others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure."
6.When you can't see anything coming ,listen is time to hold on to the word(promise).Time to appreciate God with the word He has promised you , time to confess the word back to God and don't doubt . Remember what He said in scripture Isaiah 62:6b (Amp)"you who [are His servants and by your prayers] put the Lord in remembrance [of His promises], keep not silence."
7. Elijah heard a sound "word" from God and what did he do ? He keyed into it , without doubting, not minding what anybody said or told him. Now here is what I want you to catch "know the God you serve" .Daniel 11:32"but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits." when you "know Him" doubt , fears or discouragement will be far from your picture "expectations".
8.Elijah was fully persuaded about the sound he heard . If you re not fully persuaded , the enemy can push you to doubt the very word you have being told. Remember John the Baptist in Luke 7:19 (Amp)"John called two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are You the [a]Expected One (the Messiah), or should we look for someone else?” John believed , but was not fully persuaded. Abraham believed and was "fully persuaded". lesson - become fully persuaded is key to your breakthrough . Roms 4:21(NLT)"being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised." He got it (Abraham). you will get yours in Jesus name , Amen.
9.Key - it happened the 7th time. There was no sign of rain the sixth time the servant went to check. you might think nothing is happening yet. it might just be your sixth time , one more hit is all you need for that "breakthrough" to come through in Jesus name , Amen . Key - Elijah prayed again. James 5:17 (NLT)"Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.". If Elijah had not prayed again, the sky would not have sent forth its rain. Ask God again.
10.Elijah did not allow people to distract him ; when you know you are "breakthrough" pregnant , be careful of distractors . Keep your focus at such times and you can never miss it in Jesus name , amen. Phil 4:8. (Amp)"For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].
PRAYER : Please Lord open my eyes that I may see that good thing coming to my life in Jesus name, Amen.
you are almost there!!