Unusual Messengers! Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor Adeboye.
“And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.” 1 Kings 17:4
Read: 1 Kings 17:1-5
1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
2 And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying,
3 Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.
4 And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
5 So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.
Messengers are stewards often sent to speak, act, or deliver a message on behalf of their master.
In addition to the angelic beings that God normally sends as messengers to speak, deliver messages, or carry out specific assignments, He also uses humans and other living or non-living beings as messengers.
The purpose of God’s legitimate messengers is always to inform, enable, protect, empower, and guide the people of God.
But they are sent occasionally to punish.
I pray that you will never do anything to provoke divine judgement in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
The most prominent among God’s messengers are prophets, humans and angelic beings.
However unusual messengers are sometimes deployed by God to carry out special assignments.
1 Kings 17:4-6 says,
“And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there… And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.”
In the above passage, the most unusual messengers- ravens were the stewards sent to provide food for Elijah in the wilderness.
Ravens are large heavily built carnivorous birds of the corvine family.
God used a great fish, gourd plant, worm and a vehement east wind as unusual messengers to teach Jonah the lesson of his life in Jonah 4:6-8.
And the Lord God prepared a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be shade for his head to deliver him from his misery. So Jonah was very grateful for the plant. But as morning dawned the next day God prepared a worm, and it so damaged the plant that it withered. And it happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah’s head, so that he grew faint. Then he wished death for himself, and said, “It is better for me to die than to live.”
He used another unusual messenger to play an important role in the story of Balaam in Numbers 22:19-35.
Numbers 22:27-28 says;
“…and Balaam’s anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff. And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?”
The use of supernatural beings and natural elements as God’s messengers therefore underscores God as the Lord of Hosts, with the special ability to make all things work in favour of His beloved children.
Therefore, give your life to Jesus today, and become one of God’s beloved.
Then you can be sure that all things will begin to work together for your good according to the Word of God in Romans 8:28.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Father, please command all things to work together for my good and the fulfilment of my destiny in The Name of Jesus. Amen!
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