THURSDAY, JANUARY 25
Scripture: 1 Kings 18:17-19
Not only are we probably going to lose friends but here is what we can expect in the process. ! Kings 18:17-19 says, “Then it happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, ‘Is that you, O troubler of Israel?’ And he answered, ‘I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father’s house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the Lord and have followed the Baals. Now therefore, send and gather all Israel to me on Mount Carmel, the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.” People hate us, politicians don’t like us. In this judicial realm we have to prepare for great risk. If we are going to walk in God’s judicial authority, it is costly. It is going to cost us friends, and probably our resources as well. Do not expect to be popular. To move this way with God requires laying our lives down. That is the bottom line. Just like Jesus said, are we willing to lay our life down? We cannot walk in this anointing if we are not. This is the price and we have to choose to say yes and lay our lives down to walk with God. Will we pay the price to hear Him and will we pay the price to obey? And will we pay the price to move His Hand? This is a process and it takes time. It may very well take decades. Elijah did not get there over night and we are not going to get there overnight either. We may need to spend our lives building an intimate walk with God for the purpose of moving His Hand against evil judges and politicians to save cities and nations.