lived by faith, and
he knew he must get
that woman to live by
faith as well because her
need was so great.
As soon as the woman
believed what the Man of God
told her, she felt God’s love begin to
flow; and all fear left her. Then she went on her
way full of the love of God and did what Elijah
had told her to knowing that God would not fail
her. And she went and did according to the
saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her
house, did eat many days. And the barrel
of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of
oil fail, according to the word of the LORD,
which he spake by Elijah (I Kings 17:15,16).
When faith meets faith, God really moves.
Trust in the Lord
The Lord never fails divine faith, divine
love or His promises; but He will have nothing
to do with doubt. If you have any doubt,
you must close the door on it because doubt
brings fear; and fear will prevent you from
receiving what God has for you. There is no
fear in love; but perfect love casteth out
fear (I John 4:18). When fear comes to you,
you must immediately let the Holy Ghost flow
the love of God into your mind and flush it all
away. You can’t let fear stay.
God only works with divine faith, and the
Bible says we must walk in it. For we walk by
faith, not by sight (II Corinthians 5:7). Divine
faith will bring you into God’s promises, love,
courage, determination and full assurance. Every
promise in the Word is yours, and you will find
the strength of God Almighty in each one.
To claim those promises, you must
completely trust each one with your
whole heart. Trust in the LORD
with all thine heart; and lean not
unto thine own understanding.
When the need is
great and the valley
is deep, do you live by
faith or doubt? Elijah had
great faith, and he used it.
He boldly stood before King
Ahab and proclaimed that God
said a long drought was going to take
place. There shall not be dew nor rain these
years, but according to my word (I Kings
17:1). Ahab didn’t believe Elijah, but it happened.
God shut up the heavens for three-anda
During those years of drought, God was able
to take care of Elijah because Elijah had faith.
First, God directed him to stay by a brook, and
the Lord sent ravens to feed him. So he Elijah
went and did according unto the word of the
LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook
Cherith, that is before Jordan. And the
ravens brought him bread and flesh in the
morning, and bread and flesh in the evening;
and he drank of the brook (I Kings 17:5,6).
When the brook eventually dried up, the Lord
sent Elijah to a widow woman’s home. When
he arrived, she was out in the yard gathering a
couple of sticks to make a fire so she could use
what she had left to bake one last, little cake
for her and her son. After that, she knew they
would probably starve to death. And Elijah
said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou
hast said: but make me thereof a little cake
first, and bring it unto me, and after make
for thee and for thy son (I Kings 17:13).
“Fear not.” That was a great message to
receive from the servant of God. That woman
realized Elijah represented God and not himself,
and she knew God was talking to her through
Elijah. He went on to tell her, For thus saith
the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of
meal shall not waste, neither shall
the cruse of oil fail, until the day
that the LORD sendeth rain upon
the earth (I Kings 17:14). Elijah