God Of Elijah - II
1st December 2019, Sunday sermon by Pastor Rajesh Mathew, The Cornerstone Church
2 kings 2:8, 14---8 Now Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the water; and it was divided this way and that, so that the two of them crossed over on dry ground. 14 Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over.
The God of Elijah will send answers to your prayers. If you pray, you will be heard and answered!
God wants to send some blessings, miracles and deliverances into your life. That is why He is calling us into a season of prayer for these two months.
December is going to be a VERY HAPPY new month. It will be a MIRACLE month!
You will see miracles and answers that you never saw before. God’s miraculous Hand will move forth for you this month!
1) YOU WILL RECEIVE POWER
POWER TO BECOME
John1:12- But as many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become children of God, to those who believe in His name
There is power to become something or someone!
- Saul received the power to become Paul
- Ordinary fishermen received the power to become apostles
When u pray, God will release supernatural power to become something that you never thought would be possible in the natural; even to become a millionaire. Somebody who will be a trend maker!
The fire of the Holy Spirit is being released into your lives to make you something! Pray.
The power to become an apostle, prophet, an evangelist, a worship leader for the glory of God.
POWER TO RESIST
The power to resist or stand against the forces that are trying to challenge and destroy you.
Luke 10:19- Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
- Jesus gave his disciples the power to overcome the devil and all the powers of darkness; to go forth and heal the sick, and to cast out demons.
- The God of Elijah is my God.
- It could be that until now, you felt defeated in many areas. Many situations made you feel like a failure and a defeated person. But a double portion of the anointing is going to come upon you to make you victorious and be an overcomer.
POWER TO BE ABOVE
Luke 24:49- I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."
The Lord commands the disciples to stay in the city till they are clothed with power from on high! Power that lifts you to a higher level that lifts you to a position of leadership.
This is a power to be lifted higher, the power to be above
Receive it in the Name of Jesus.
2) GOD WILL MAKE A WAY
GOD Elijah prayed and Elisha prayed. They came to Jordan and under the anointing, Elisha struck Jordan and asked “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?”
The Holy Spirit says the Lord is opening up a way for you in the very places the doors stands shut, and in situations where there seems to be no way. Before 2019 ends, God will open supernatural ways for you. He is a Way Maker.
Some of you might be wondering how you would overcome a problem that you are facing. Whether or not you would stay stuck; whether or not you have any hope at all? The Lord God of Elijah is the Way Maker.
You will cross over in 2020 in a new way! The Lord will do this for our church. The Ministry dynamics are about to change.
You will cross over from your test to testimony. You will not be stranded at Jordan. Your business, health, calling, you will not be stranded.
Do a prophetic gesture! God will open miraculous doors for you if you pray. He makes a way where there seems to be no way
This is a prophetic word- some of you are going through great testing, but it is time for you to cross over from your testing to testimony.
3) HE IS A GOD OF RESURRECTION
1 kings 17:21-22: 21 And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to the Lord and said, “O Lord my God, I pray, let this child’s soul come back to him.” 22 Then the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived.
- What does it mean when we say God of Elijah? It means that He is the God of resurrection.
- Elijah prayed and cried over the boy’s body and the Lord heard him and the child's soul came back to him and he was alive.
- Whatever is dying in your life, God will raise it back to life. Declare this- I receive resurrection power in the name of Jesus.
- The gifting and calling is returning to some lives present here
- That period in your life where you thought that everything is dead and that there is no way it will return to life is over! He is a God of resurrection.
4) YOUR DREAMS WILL LIVE
- You dreams will not have to RIP. His delays are not denials.
- God has not answered some of your prayers yet, because He wants to do something bigger than you imagined.
When God shows up late, He will show up BIG
- God will do greater things than you ever imagined.
1 Kings 18:45-46: 45 Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. 46 Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
When you pray, the Hand of the Lord will come upon you. Don’t hold the enemy’s hands
He is the God of overtaking anointing.
The chariots of the kings were the fastest those days but Elijah ran ahead!
Some of you who lingered in the back the last many years, when you start to pray, you will run ahead next year.
It is called the speed anointing. Acceleration! What took ten years, will take just one year. What takes few months will take few weeks, what takes few weeks in just a few days. And what takes few days in just a few hours.
You will take just one year to build a house that other took about 4 years! If you pray, worship, seek His Kingdom, God will release the blessing speedily.
God will speed up things for you.
Disease will not overtake you. You will run ahead in health.
Elijah ran 50 km from Carmel to Jezereel under the anointing. In Jezereel, when Jezebel’s voice came to him saying “I'll kill you”, Elijah ran 182 km till Beersheba. He ran much faster in fear than he ran under the anointing. There he was depressed and the angel of the Lord woke him up and gave him Angel's food (Manna). After he ate that he ran for 40 days and 40 nights till Horeb which is precisely 10014 km, 6224 miles.
- If you receive the Word, you will not run in fear like in 2019.
- The anointing that you need for years will be released over your life when you pray.
- The Holy Spirit is saying that this is a Word for you. Hold onto the Word and pray as you should;
- Some of you will be raised up to anoint kings, prophets and ministers. God will do things for you beyond what you can think or imagine.
You won’t be stuck in life, if you pray!
You can stand before any medical report. He will bless your food and water. Pray and hold onto His Word.