Our faith, obedience, service, honor, and trust in God can be wrapped up into one package—our love for Him. We demonstrate our love and honor
through our obedience to His Word and through our eagerness to serve
Him. When we have faith, and trust His Word, we demonstrate our loyalty
and commitment. Our love for God and others is directly linked to the
power of God operating in our lives

A. “And Elijah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink for there is the sound of abundance of rain” (1 Kings 18:41, AMP).

1. During a severe famine, Elijah prayed for rain, and believed the rain was coming although there were no visible signs at first.

a. Then there was a small sign— a cloud about the size of a man’s hand. This small sign let Elijah know he needed to prepare for a rainstorm (1
Kings 42-44).

b. After Elijah prayed, God told him that He would send rain.

B. “And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain” (1 Kings 18:45).

1. After Elijah heard the Word from God, obeyed His orders, and believed the promise wholeheartedly, God sent the rain.

a. Like Elijah, we must believe we receive the promises of God and refuse to be moved by what we see.

C. There are certain things that we will not be able to accomplish without God’s help.

1. The anointing of God is divine enablement. It is what enabled Elijah to outrun King Ahab’s chariot (1 Kings 18:46)

a. God can enable us to do the impossible.

D. Mary also received a divine enablement when she conceived a child (Jesus) without a man (Luke 1:27-38).

1. Mary was favored by God, and an angel delivered a prophetic Word to her.

a. She conceived the Word in her spiritual womb before conception took place in her natural womb.

b. The spiritual womb is the heart of a man.

c. We can receive words and conceive things in our hearts, ultimately giving “birth” to them in the natural realm.

d. In the lives of many Christians, there is little or no faith for the impossible anymore. We must believe that nothing is impossible with God
(Luke 1:37).

2. Breakthrough happens when we receive a Word from God, which is why we must spend quality time with the Holy Spirit.

a. He will deliver a specific Word to us for our present circumstances.

b. He also enables us to do things we could not do in our own natural ability.

E. Locate what is dulling your faith and blocking your blessings.

1. Strife and unforgiveness are blessing blockers.

a. Satan attacks our faith with words that go against God’s Word.

b. We must hold on to the words we receive from God and reject any words we receive from Satan.

2. We receive a rhema, or spoken word, from God when we meditate on His written Word and continue to acknowledge His presence in our lives.

a. Remember, Satan attacks our love walk through our relationships, which is a strategy to ultimately destroy our relationship with God.

b. Where there is no love, there is no power; therefore, we must guard our hearts with all diligence, for out of the heart flows the issues of
life (Proverbs 4:23).

Scripture References:

  • 1 Kings 18:41-46, AMP
  • Luke 1:27-38
  • Proverbs 4:23