Word at Work August 31, 2016

Scripture: James 5:17-18

James 5:17-18 says, “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.” Elijah is a man like us. The Bible says God is no respecter of persons, so we can pray the same kind of judgment that Elijah prayed. We are told in the Word we qualify to pray the judgment of a wealth transfer. But we cannot pray it if we cannot pass the integrity test. We cannot walk in disobedience to God and pray it. We cannot pray it if we are critical or judgmental of the brethren. We cannot pray it if we do not limit our words and let our ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and our ‘No,’ ‘No.’ We cannot pray it if we are not transparent. And finally, in verses 17 and 18 we hear the testimony of Elijah. We are a man like he is. We are called to pray it but we have to qualify. We are called to do judgment like Elijah did judgment. Let us qualify in Jesus’ name!

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