We have just finished a powerful week of meetings with our Thailand delegation led by Pastor Poomwanetr. The power of intimacy was shared again and again in our “Heaven Invading Earth” conference.
To watch or listen to all eight meetings (including Wednesday and Sunday services) click here.
The entire eight meetings grew with a strong call into the intimacy of God in face to face encounters, pressing in to touch Jesus, laying hold of Jesus, and refusing to let go until He blesses. These meetings will encourage you to press into your “Hour of Power” each day—as we all pray again as Elijah did—one hour a day!
Elijah had declared a drought and the heavens became shut for 3 1/2 years. Then the Lord came to Elijah saying, “Go, present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the earth.” 1 King’s 18:1.
In obedience, Elijah presents himself to Ahab (king of Israel) and brings all of Israel together on Mount Carmel. There, he challenges the false prophets, all 950 of them and the people, to not live in complacency but to choose and follow God.
After the fire fell and consumed Elijah’s offering, and the 950 false prophets were slain, Elijah makes a bold declaration to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” 1 King’s 18:41.
Ahab went up to eat and drink while Elijah went back up on Mount Carmel to pray. He prayed and then asked his servant to go and look toward the sea. Elijah’s servant came back and said “There is nothing.” And seven times Elijah said to his servant, “Go again”
Elijah continued to pray. Prayer out of a season, into the new season, often requires intentional prayer and focus. Praying and looking and going again into prayer and seeing. When Elijah’s servant came back the seventh time with the report, “There is a cloud the size of a man’s hand, rising out of the sea.” Elijah knew he had the answer to his prayer and the fulfillment to the Lord’s directive, “I will send rain on the earth.”
The Lord spoke that the season was to change. Elijah obeyed and presented himself to Ahab, but it took Elijah praying to unlock the last prophetic season into the new prophetic destiny. It takes prayer to change your future from your past.
17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18 Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit. James 5:17- 18