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1 Kings 18:42-43 And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees, 43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, there is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.

In 1 Kings 18:41 Elijah said “I hear the sound of the abundance of rain” because that was what God spoke in his ears. It was a promise that God gave following the 3 years of drought. To give birth to that promise, Elijah did three (3) things; he did not just sit back and wait for it to happen. The first thing that the scripture said that he did was to go to the top of Mount Carmel. Elijah ascended to a higher ground; signifying that to give birth to a promise we must go to higher heights and deeper depths in God. Note that Elijah was already on Mount Carmel, but that was not enough, he went to the pinnacle.

The second thing that Elijah did to give birth to what was promised was to call in the promise. The scripture said that when he went to the top of Mount Carmel, he put his head between his knees and prayed seven (7) times, what he was doing was calling in the promise of God. By calling in the promise he repeatedly used his mouth to speak life to what was promised until it was God’s perfect timing to bring it to pass. 

The last thing that the scripture said Elijah did was to look with expectation; that was evident because each of the seven times that he prayed, he sent his servant to go and look and state what he saw. Elijah expected what God had promised to materialize, so he kept looking for it with expectation. The takeaway from this is that we too must look with expectation every day to see whatever God has promised concerning our lives. See it happening, that should be reflected in how you speak. One indication that we have expectation of what God has promised is giving “evidence of things not yet seen” according to Hebrews 11:1.

Life Application: Look with expectation for what God had promised by speaking and acting as if it is already done.

Prayer: Lord, I stand in expectation for the fulfillment of your promises for my life. I thank you for the manifestation of those promises. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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