As told in TPM CHURCH, ROYAPETTA 08-MAR-2009 SUNDAY SERVICE
1 King 18:42 "So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees."
Here we read, when Elijah climbed to the top of the mountain,there are lot of things happened in the land. Our lord will do great things to the people who have the experience of climbing to the top of mountain for praying.
What does Climbing to the top of mountain reveals?
It reveals four things in the life of the child of God.
1 Kings 18:42 First it reveals a Life of Suffering. Climbing to the top of mountain is not an easy job. While climbing you can hear the beats of heart. A child of God must be ready to take the suffering.
Second it brings Peace
Psalm 72:3 "The mountains will bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness."
Psalm 119:165 "Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble."
Third it shows Life of Prayer
Luke 6:12 "The Twelve Apostles One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God".
Fourth it shows Holiness in Life
Zechariah 8:3 This is what the LORD says: "I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain."
Again we read in 1 Kings 18:45 "Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain came on and Ahab rode off to Jezreel".
Here we see that while Elijah prayed three changes happened to the land. We will examine them one by one.
First, "the sky grew black with clouds".What does the sign of clouds reveals?
First it shows a Leading in the life of Gods child.
Numbers 9:17 "Whenever the cloud lifted from above the Tent, the Israelites set out; wherever the cloud settled, the Israelites encamped."
Second it shows Life of testimony.
Hebrews 12 :1 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, "
What kind of testimony we have in our life?
In John 1:36 John , the baptist is saying "When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!"
Whether we are witness to God in our life? In what all ways a child of God should be witness to Lord?
In Acts 1:8 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Here Jerusalem shows , witness in the church, Judea shows witness in the home, samria shows witness in the land and ends to the earth shows all over the world.
Third it shows "caught up in the soon coming of Jesus"
1 Thessolians 4:17 17 "After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air."
The wind revelas Holy Sprit
Song of Solomon 4:16 16 "Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread abroad. Let my lover come into his garden and taste its choice fruits."
Our lover is Jesus Christ.The church is the garden of the lord and we are the fruits. It oue duty to bear good fruits to our master when north wind and south wind blows.
The Great Rain shows Revival:
In Psalms 68:9 "You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
Lets have a life of mountain , the Lord will do great things for us.
May the Lord bless you.