Raising a people of purpose


The Word: James 5: 17 – 18(KJV)

17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

Dig Deeper: 1 Kings 18: 42 – 43(KJV)

42 So Ahab went to eat and drink. But Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel and bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees. 43 Then he said to his servant, “Go and look out toward the sea.”

43 Then he said to his servant, “Go and look out toward the sea.”The servant went and looked, then returned to Elijah and said, “I didn’t see anything.” Seven times Elijah told him to go and look44 Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, “I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea.” Then Elijah shouted, “Hurry to Ahab and tell him, ‘Climb into your chariot and go back home. If you don’t hurry, the rain will stop you!’”

Think about it

Seven spiritually represents perfection and completion. It can mean the SET TIME. It can mean the APPOINTED TIME, It can mean the perfect or RIGHT TIME. We have the Seven Spirit of God. We have the Seven blessings of Abraham. God also rested on the Seventh day. So Seven can be symbolic spiritually and in terms of seasons, it means the perfect season or right season. There is something powerful about the right season because things work in the right season. In our text today, Elijah prayed Seven times before there was a manifestation. It was thesame way, the Israelites went around Jericho for Seven days, It’s also thesame way Naaman dipped in the Jordan Seven times. So the Seventh season is symbolic of a time when prayers are answered. Remember our text for the month:

Ecclesiastes 3: 1
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven

Well this is your perfect season, a season of completion, a time when there are deliveries of long standing requests

Seventh season is a time of answered prayers 

Our memory verse for April 2018
Ecclesaistes 3: 1

1. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1:  To every thing there is a season,
Line 2: and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Once you say it a few times it will stick.

Prayer focus: Our next level prayers: 
Lord, I receive grace to enter into every NEXT LEVEL you have for me this year.

On the word: Recommended book
The Bible Study Methods – Rick Warren