1 Kings 18:36-39
When it was time for the evening offering, Elijah the prophet approached the altar and prayed: “O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, prove today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command.  Answer me, O Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, O Lord, are the true God and that you are winning back their allegiance.”  Then fire from the Lord fell from the sky. It consumed the offering, the wood, the stones, and the dirt, and licked up the water in the trench.  When all the people saw this, they threw themselves down with their faces to the ground and said, “The Lord is the true God! The Lord is the true God!”

Prophet Elijah got sick and tired of the spiritual climate change in his day and decided to give it a distinctive conclusion!

When Elijah prayed, fire, signifying the presence of the God of all creation, falls from the sky and consumes not just the sacrifice but the wood, stones, dust, and the water that had previously filled the trench.

Exodus 24:17, Deuteronomy 4:24, and Hebrews 12:29 all reference God as a consuming fire. The result of this contest is no surprise if you know the Lord.

Anytime God comes down, He consumes our sacrifices and takes great delight in this. He consumes the wood off our lives, things that were once green and alive but now dead; the Lords presence consumes them off your story! May every wooden dead situation in your life respond to this fire in Jesus’ Name and may life be restored to you!

Thirdly, the fire from above consumed the Stones! Gods presence will speak off every stone~hard situation in your life and change your heart into a heart of flesh! Hardships vanish whenever God shows up! I pray you shall receive your breakthrough this time; for whatever was impossible for you, God is making super possible!

Fourthly, this uncommon fire consumed even the dust from the ground! the bible says that our flesh is dust, I pray that your flesh will no longer rule over you. You will overcome every temptation, get off every trap, triumph over every emotional position that is in conflict with the Spirit of Christ and that your spirit man will thrive and flourish!

Lastly, the fire from above licked up the water off the trench! Water is a natural fire extinguisher but this time, the tables were turned and the rules changed! Fire extinguished water! When God comes down, every habit, the sin that so easily besets you, the wrong company, literally everything that extinguishes the passion for God in your life gets consumed off your life!

Christ will take every single sin and the entire mess in your life upon Himself and nail them to the cross. His life was consumed so that your life can be offered to God freely as an acceptable living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. (Romans 12:1).

Friend, i invite you to consider the things that have been keeping you from the Lord. Regardless of where your life is at, you can be changed into the acceptable sacrifice we alluded to earlier in Romans.

The offer for a different life is still valid and you can choose your take today while there’s still room and grace. What are these things that God needs to help you deal with?

Would you take a minute and write them down……and call on the God of all creation to come take them off your shoulders! You can travel light and without baggage this year!


In His grip,

Pastor Cyrus
Redemption Challenge


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