Memorise: And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, if I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty. (2 Kings 1:10)
Read: 2 Kings 1:9-12
Meditate on this:
Every potential champion faces the risk of never becoming a champion. Becoming a champion is a process which involves a lot of effort on d part of the would-be champion. This is exemplified by Judas Iscariot,he was one of the very few portfolio holders in the ministry of Jesus. He was indeed a potential champion but because he never realised it, satan deceived him, he lost his ministry & somebody else replaced him (Acts 1:15-20). This is one dangerous side of doing nothing about your potential: it will not only affect your destiny but it can also result in you being replaced. May you never be replaced in God’s end time plan. Rev 3:11 says “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.”
In 2Kings 5:20-27, Elijah was called a man of God. Bearing such a title suggests that one has been with God for a long time. Consequently,people would have certain expectations of such a fellow. 2Kings 1:9-12, Elijah’s request lays a demand on the anointing & on d call of God upon a servant of God. The truth is, not many man of God can lay such a demand on their calling & receive expedited answer because they have lost the essence of their calling to compromise, sin or disobedience. When such a call is made, it is only God that can answer it depending on the individual’s present (not past) standing wit God. When some people make such demands,they are put to shame. that shall not be your portion. It is possible to be a man of God & walk with God to the end. that was the case with Enoch(Heb 11:5); this will be said of you as well.
PRAYER POINT: If you are faithful to God, He will honour you when you lay a demand on your calling. But if u are not,be sensible enough not to make such demands.
Bible in one year: Numbers 28-30