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.”
We treated part one of this topic in yesterday’s devotional. We said 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.
We considered two out of four factors which place us aright to command fire:
• Posture — Prophet Elijah sat on a hill.
• Position — They referred to the prophet Elijah as “Thou man of God.”
The other two factors are:
• Proof — The Elijah spirit is a proof-seeking spirit. It loves to challenge God to prove Himself. It does not serve God based on speculation but on the knowledge that God’s existence can be tested and proven – “if I be a man of God”.
• Purpose — The purpose of the fire was defined. It was assigned to consume the captains and their soldiers. We cannot be confused about our purpose.
The Lord spoke concerning His two witnesses who will surface here on earth.
“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.” (Revelation 11:3-5).
Get ready for the two witnesses of the book of Revelation.
Prayer: Pray and command fire to intercept any evil agenda against you.