Can believers access supernatural power today? #6 (1 Kings 18:41-46)
-3.5 yrs – =Like monsoons in parched AZ – flooding and amazing power
Miracle/Sign/Wonder/Power – unrepeatable event achieved by supernatural power
-2 realms form 1 reality – divided by sin
-The unseen realm temporarily invades the seen realm
- Miracles remind us of Creation before sin
- Miracles reveal God
- Miracles vindicate God’s servant (Elijah)
- Miracles convert sinners (persuasion vs power – fire)
- Miracles deliver God’s people (physical, spiritual, mental, emotional)
- Miracles stir up faith in believers
- Miracles point us to the Kingdom (everything perfected by a miracle forever)
Luke 4:25 [Jesus] said, “in Israel in the days of Elijah…the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land…”
James 5:17–18 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. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.
1 Kings 18:41–46 Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is a sound of the rushing of rain.” So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Mount Carmel. And he bowed himself down on the earth and put his face between his knees. And he 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. And at the seventh time he said, “Behold, a little cloud like a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you.’ ” And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel. And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah, and he gathered up his garment and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
God – blesses enemies
– Wanted rain, got fire then rain. God gives what you need (Him) before what you want (rain)
– Elijah’s “servant” mentioned 1st time – faithful NOT famous
– Elijah – pray on ground defeated demons Mount Carmel – everyone can see
Ahab – Elijah blesses his enemy (mini-Noah)
– 1. “storm god” – no rain for 3.5 yrs judgment
– 2. -Exodus – Golden Calf/Young Bull. Elijah – sacrifice on Mt. Carmel!
– Stock market crash 87, 89 near wall Street. 11×16 7100 lbs (bull market)
I need this image https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/charging-bull.asp
Miracles in Elijah’s life and ministry
1. God stopped the rain three and a half years in answer to his prayer (1 Kings 17)
2. The widow of Zarephath’s oil and flour were supernaturally renewed (1 Kings 17)
3. The widows dead son was returned to life as the first resurrection in the Bible (1 Kings 17)
4. God fed Elijah bread and meat twice a day delivered by ravens (1 Kings 17)
5. God sent fire from Heaven (1 Kings 18)
6. God sent rain in response to Elijah’s prayer after a three year drought (1 Kings 18)
7. Elijah outran a horse to escape a flood (1 Kings 18)
8. God spoke to Elijah in a whisper (1 Kings 19)
9. Fire comes down from Heaven two more times (2 Kings 1)
10. Elijah was taken to Heaven in a chariot (2 Kings 2)
Do unholy spirits continue their work today?
-Matthew 24:24 “false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.”
-2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 (NLT) “the work of Satan…counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of evil deception…”
Matthew 12:39 “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign…”
-1 John 4:1 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
Jezebel Spirit (New Days, Old Demons OT – Revelation 2 – Today)
-Name means “un-husbanded”, and “Baal is my prince”.
1. Spiritual 2. Seductive 3. Scheming (side of the man in power).
Stormy Daniels (reuters, nymag, thes pectator, religious news services)
I need this photo w/the masthead: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/stormy-daniels-donald-trump-arrest.html
1. Birth name Stephanie means royalty and refers to a queen (Jezebel).
2. Stage name Stormy is the nickname for Baal the Canaanite “storm god”.
3. Daniels means “God is my judge”.
4. Works for Wicked Entertainment
5. Has a triple goddess tattoo on her neck.
6. Professional witch/medium works w/demon “Lillith” -pagan myth Adam’s first evil, & unsubmissive wife who committed adultery with Satan producing evil offspring.
7. Lives in a former witchcraft coven and “haunted house” with Catholic partner.
8. Does spells and clairvoyance at the Wicked Wednesday market in New Orleans & online saying, “From November 2020 to November 2021, I did 250 oracle readings”.
9. Hosts reality show “Spooky Babes” searching in haunted houses for demons.
-In Interview w/Olivia Nuzzi Award Winning Reporter NY Magazine:
Does the Holy Spirit continue His work today?
Cessationist Functional Cessationist Continuationist Word-Faith
won’t act can act but doesn’t can and does act must act
- Cessationists – high control, worldly (Hume), not heresy but not healthy
- Word Faith – can be more like witchcraft & wrongly crush suffering people
Prayer???? James 5:17 1). Online 2). In room
- Elijah story points to Jesus Greater Elijah
- Returns to bring fire & slaughter to evil doers, kings & false prophets
- Lifts the curse of sin
- Sit on one throne over all forever
- Today – patiently waiting & answering prayers
I need sons pic: https://www.fox26houston.com/news/houston-area-family-loses-two-boys-but-one-is-revived-from-death
“16-year-old Sammy had gone into cardiac arrest, his heart suddenly stopped. Workers @ the gym/paramedics/doctors all performed CPR for 2 hours…. Doctors left his devastated parents to say their goodbyes. 5 minutes later: “I started talking to him, just telling him how much I love him & sorry that we didn’t know how to save him. Suddenly, as I started praying, my husband said, ‘oh my gosh, he’s moving,'” exclaims Jennifer. Their miracle child. He pulled through & actually overcame death. The medical team came racing back in, when the couple started yelling that he was alive!” These are professionals who have been doing this their entire lives…Each & every one of them…said that they have never seen anything like this before. Ever. Never had they ever pronounced somebody & suddenly they came back 5 minutes later…Because Sammy went so long w/o oxygen to his brain, everyone expected a catastrophic brain injury. Instead, only short-term memory loss. That has gotten better..” -Joseph testimony