1 Kings 18:41-46 – FAITH AT WORK
As I write this outline I am soaring in a jet plane about 30,000 feet in the air. To get from Suriname, South America to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Dottie and I will take four flights. Today we will put faith to work trusting four pilots and copilots, four flight crews, three airplanes and many air traffic controllers.
Daily we are to put our faith in God to work. We should be filled with the Spirit by faith. We should study God’s Word by faith. We should witness and stand for righteousness by faith. One of our primary works of faith should be in prayer. Elijah put his faith to work by praying. We should do the same.
THE OUTLOOK OF FAITH – Vs. 41
Elijah saw the answer coming even before there was a single sign of rain. He was confident that God would hear and answer his prayers.
THE OBSTINACY OF FAITH – Vss. 42-44
Elijah stubbornly believed that God would answer his prayer. He stubbornly waited, looking for God’s answer. He stubbornly prayed until God answered. James 5:16-18, Luke 11:5-13
THE OUTCOME OF FAITH – Vss. 45-46
God answered Elijah’s prayer of faith. Mark 11:22-26
In we learn to work in prayer by faith we will see tremendous results and will become virtually unstoppable.