1 Kings 17:1-17, Luke 4:25-26
Apostle Lewis Fisher Jr continued our message of “God, The First Option” Part 2. As he began, he wanted us to take notice that Elijah just came on the scene. Everything that was going on in scripture he just shows up. His linage can’t be traced back. He hears what’s going on and has a message for the king. The bible tells us that God often shows up without our knowledge that it was him. Elijah was a type of Christ that just decided to show up. He said it would not rain unless he says so.
That means no dew or rain. God created the drought by his words and yet told Elijah to hide himself. He told him to dwell by the brook Cherith and drink the water and the raven brought him food. It was dry for three and a half years. God took the nasties thing and the meanness thing to supply Elijah every need. The raven feed Elijah for one year. If God be God, stand still and watch God supply your need. God is our source and sometimes we must be pulled away. If you depend on God, no matter what vehicle he uses he is our source. God is sovereign and once your heart is turned to him the supply line will keep coming. What if you lose your job today? It has never been your source. There is no job that can ever supply your need. Every struggle we go through is for our good. God is our source and he will supply our needs. God wants to be our first option in everything.