Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 1:1-10; Acts 2:1-10
Main Text: 2 Kings 1:10
“And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.”
The spirit of Elijah is associated with fire. He commanded fire to fall on the sacrifice, as God proved Himself to the priests of Baal that He’s the God who answers by fire. He also commanded fire to fall on the captains and soldiers of King Ahaziah (2 Kings 1:9-10). The fire falls when we command it.
Believers must have the grace to command fire down from heaven when the occasion demands it. We cannot keep escaping the attacks of the enemy. Some factors place us aright to command fire:
• Posture — A particular approach or attitude. Elijah sat on a hill. He had a preferred approach or attitude. We should not be haphazard and dithering in our walk with God.
• Position — The authority and power of the man of God. They referred to the prophet Elijah as “Thou man of God.” We carry authority and power as children of God. Exercise your authority and power over demonic forces.
The apostles James and John attempted to follow the footsteps of the prophet Elijah by asking Jesus Christ for permission to bring down fire upon the people of Samaria (Luke 9:54-56). Their action was declined but they demonstrated faith and audacity. When demonic activity is stirred up against you, command fire to against it.
Prayer: Pray and command fire to intercept any evil agenda against you.