DON’T HOLD BACK (2)
Thursday, 7 May 2015
“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 (KJV)
Oftentimes, believers refuse to go the extra mile because of the fear of tomorrow. We are not too sure if God will come to our rescue when we need Him most, and so we hold back what we know we should give. The fear of giving her last and not having anything left to fall back on almost made the widow of Zarephath to hold back. Beloved, you need to understand that in the days we live in, except God helps you, the economy of the nation cannot sustain you. You need to walk in the revelation that if God does not keep you, your bank account certainly cannot keep you. You operate by the economy of Heaven and not by the economy of the world. God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all for you. Trust in Him! He has never failed, and He will not fail now.
Another interesting feature of the story of the widow in 1 King 17 is the fact that the devil came around to steal her joy. The woman’s only son fell ill and died. The widow cried out and said, “What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? Art thou come unto me to call my sins to remembrance and to slay my son?” You know that is exactly how we react when we meet with challenges. The devil jumps on your shoulder and lies to you that God has forsaken you in spite of all your giving and sacrifice. He suggests to you that you should hold back after-all you are not the only person in church. Beloved, that is the voice of the enemy and you must refuse to hold back. In verse 19, the Prophet of God said to the widow: “give me thy son”. And he took the boy from her, carried him into a loft where he abode and laid him upon his own bed and prayed. The scripture says that God heard the voice of Elijah and the soul of the child came to him again and he revived. He took the child and handed him over to his mother: and Elijah said, “see thy son liveth.” Beloved, that woman’s sacrifice and giving spoke for her. Imagine what would have happened if she had held back during that recession? Child of God, if that widow woman’s seed spoke for her, your seed, sacrifice and commitment will also speak for you.
I prophesy that your seed will speak for you in every area of your life. You will not lack. You will not go away empty handed. You will not be stranded. For every sacrifice you have made and are still making, my God will fill your mouth with testimonies and show you a token for good. I bless you.
Further reading: 1 Kings 17:7-24 Daily Bible reading: Morning-2 Kings 1-3, Evening-Luke 24:1-35