Gods provisions will come, no matter what or who He has to use!
Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by My word." And the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "Go from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan [River]. You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to sustain you there [with food]." So he went and did in accordance with the word of the LORD; he went and lived by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he would drink from the brook. It happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land. Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you." (1 Kings 17: 1-9- AMP)
As I am typing this, it is during the time of the pandemic and riots that are going on in this world. There have been so many tragedies and deaths of loved ones and people are experiencing great loss. However, God is still our provider, comforter, healer, and redeemer. Jesus is still on the throne, and he will not come down. I have read the above scripture before, however, upon rereading it I had an awesome revelation.
If God used a raven and a widow woman to provide for Elijah, how much more will he do for us?
Ravens are not known for bringing food to anyone, yet God commanded the ravens to bring food to Elijah. They are effective hunters for game, and it is said that if there are several of them, they can hunt down game too large for a single bird. Yet, God used them to bring bread and meat in the morning and evening to Elijah. And Elijah drank water from the brook until it dried up due to lack of rain.
God already knew the time frame that Elijah would be sustained by the ravens and the brook, so, he had prepared another place for Elijah to go to get food and drink. Beloved, we serve the same God if it did it then, he will do it now. God’s word is true – he promises; for He has said, "I WILL NEVER [under any circumstances] DESERT YOU [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], NOR WILL I FORSAKE or LET YOU DOWN or RELAX MY HOLD ON YOU [assuredly not]!"(Hebrews 13:5b-AMP) I may not know what you are going through at this season in your life, nor what you have been through, however, one thing that I am sure of if God is with you and me. Just like he had a plan for Elijah, he has one for us, we just need to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit and do as He instruct us. God will see each of us through every circumstance that the enemy brings our way.
It may seem hard sometimes, confusing, and you may even be in a dark place at this moment. I just want you to know that God knows where you and I are, what we need, when we need it and he will supply all of our needs. For it is written; And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Php.4:19-AMP) He did not say some of them, he said all and he will do it liberally, fill until we are full, therefore we can help others.
No matter what the devil tries to make you feel or think, stand firm on the word of God, and proclaim victory. God has provided for us this far, and he will not stop. It does not matter who, what or how he gets our provision to us, just know that he will. Be blessed by the words from the Lord.
Pastor's Mike and Allean Morgan are also facilitators for a class that was founded by Pastor's Francis and Flower
Briscoe entitled "What God Has to Say About "Marriage". Our upcoming conferences are still postponed due to the status of COVID -19. We will keep you updated and informed if follow-up conferences begin.. In the meantime, we are praying for you and your families. Our Zoom, Google Meet, as well as our e-mails are always available to each of you, so if you need to reach out to us during this time, do not hesitate to contact one of us and we will get back with you, of course, the telephone is always a good option. We love you, miss you, and will await for God to rejoin us again. Until then, remember God is still on the throne and moving in a mighty way. Please have a safe and well Labor Day weekend. Blessing to each of you. You can always visit our web-page for additional information we will keep it updated - www.whatgodhastosayaboutmarriage.