Today: Fed to lead, not to lie down
Passage: 1 Kings 19
7 The angel of the LORD came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” (1 Kings 19, NIV)
We recieve strength from food. God is interested in feeding His people
What we feed on, will create appropriate results in us
Israelites were fed by the Lord; Elijah was fed by the Lord.
When God feeds, we not only get satisfied; it strenthens us and takes us a long way. It quenches our thirst and hunger completely (John 4)
God does not expect us to be fed and then go back to sleep. Once fed by the Lord, God expects us to get to work
Medical experts say that sleeping immediately after food is bad/dangerous
We get fed by the word every Sunday, and sometimes during the week
God has been constatntly telling us: “wake up, O’ sleeper”
The more we hear that, the more we pull up our “blanket” and go to sleep!
When Elijah first met Elisha, he put his blanket/mantle upon Elisha
Elisha immediately left everything and followed Elijah
19 So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him. 20 And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?” (1 Kings 19, NKJV)-emphasis added
We pray for revival. We like to have the “Revival-On/Off” switch turned to the “On” position all the time. Did we know that once the revival is “On”, it is “work”?
Peter and John, after they had the baptism of Holy Spirit, went out and started dealing with the lame and the needy. If they saw someone being enslaved by the devil, they would take up the case and act upon it!
God has been feeding us with His word, for years. Many of us even claim to be baptized by the Holy spirit. What are we doing with it?
9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] He will come in and go out, and find pasture. (John 10, NIV) –emphasis added
8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses inJerusalem, and in all Judea andSamaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1, NIV)-emphasis added
The more we receive, the more we need to give
Have a blessed day!
Prayer: Father God, thank you for giving us yourself, through the word and the Holy Spirit. We admit that we didn’t do much after being fed. It is time! Help us to get out of our sleep and slumber and start working. In Jesus’ name; Amen
We tell God, we need some more sleep; God says, “I cannot sleep at all”!