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Energized like Elijah (2 of 2)
Series: Energized - Life on Full
We have been asking to be energized as we wait upon the Lord with prayer, fasting and expectation. Being energized by the Spirit prepares us for our future, every step, every door, every surprise. As we journey, there are times when being energized by God is our only hope to get through our seasons of life and stay on mission. Today we delve into a character who models a journey marked by an encounter that pushed him through.
''Energized:'' God revealing Himself by His Spirit to our spirit for the specific purpose of encouraging, enabling and energizing us.
God wants you to be energized by a new and powerful work of the Holy Spirit in you that releases new strength, new faith, new desires and new prayers.
Ephesians 1:19, GW: You will also know the unlimited greatness of his power as it works with might and strength for us, the believers.
James 5:17, Message: Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn't rain, and it didn't - not a drop for three and a half years.
Life on full happens when we are energized by specific and timely God-encounters that enable us to push through seasons of life, stay on mission and finish strong.
THE ELIJAH EXPERIENCES: contrast between chapters 18 and 19.
The contrast between 1 Kings 18 and 19 are sharp and startling. In chapter 18, Elijah is bold, courageous, victoriously facing all kinds of odds, and the hand of the Lord is on him mightily with supernatural strength for extraordinary things. But then in chapter 19 we see circumstances have changed. We see an exhausted, overwhelmed, running from things, in despair, defeated and uncertain prophet. His focus is shattered and his faith is low.
ELIJAH WAS ENERGIZED BY GOD
Elijah is one who was energized by God to fulfill His mission. In 1 Kings 18-19, he was in a place of pivotal actions. Something ...
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