By Vance Havner
The God that answereth by fire, let him be God (1 Kings 18:24).
The great day on Carmel had all the elements of a mighty moving of God.
1. The promise of showers of blessing (v.1).
2. The human efforts of Ahab and Obadiah to meet the need of the hour (vv. 2-16).
3. God’s man who was in a sense the troubler of Israel as the disturber of a false peace (vv. 17-20).
4. The call to take a stand for God or Baal (v.21).
5. The test of fire. Not “the God that answereth by finances or fame or feelings” but “by fire” (v.24).
6. The repairing of broken altars (v. 30).
“Then the fire of the Lord fell” (v. 38).
“There is a sound of abundance of rain” (v. 41).
Elijah prayed down both fire and water. We need both today. And we can have both. When the fire of His Spirit falls from above, the floods of His blessing are sure to follow.
Day by Day with Vance Havner p. 76.(Baker Book House, 1983; formerly printed by Fleming H. Revell Company, 1953)
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