Read 1 Kgs.18:41-46; John 20:1-10
Key Verses: “Then the hand of the LORD came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel” (1 Kgs18:46).
“So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first” (John 20:4).
We all need supernatural enablement to do the works of God, otherwise our labour will be tedious and dependent on human strength. The mighty hand of God anoints us with the ability to act with speed in the things of God. Most times, the Master’s business requires speed, haste and urgency. In 1 Kgs.18:46, we read that Ahab was ahead of Elijah, but the prophet outran the king within a short period because the hand of God came on him. Bear in mind that Ahab had a better chariot than Elijah and was ahead of the prophet, but the prophet outran him once the hand of God came on him. Though the prophet was obviously tired and exhausted following his prolonged prayer at Mount Carmel, that notwithstanding, he outran Ahab.
I am sure the story between King Ahab and Elijah would have reminded you about a similar case between John and Peter when they both ran to the tomb of Jesus when they heard the news about Jesus’ resurrection. John, the younger disciple outran Peter, the more elderly person to get to the tomb first. Swiftness and agility are not always a function of age, but a function of fitness and health. In spiritual things, swiftness and momentum is even more determined by whether the hand of God is upon one or not.
Moses prayed and blessed Asher to receive increased strength. To Asher he said, “Your sandals shall be iron and bronze; as your days, so shall your strength be. There is none like the God of Jeshurun, who rides the heavens to help you. And in His excellency on the clouds” (Dt.33:25,26).
We all need renewed spiritual momentum especially when we become weary and exhausted. This is what we are supposed to achieve during this month of prayer and fasting. Isaiah reminds us that God renews the strength of those who seek and wait on him. “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fail, but those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Isa.40:30,31).
No matter how long the devil may have slowed you down in life, by the end of these thirty days fast you will receive the anointing for speed. The sovereign hand of God will come upon you to overtake those who have been ahead of you, and to do extra-ordinary things.
PRAYER: O Lord, I receive the anointing for speed and the anointing to overtake in every area of life where the devil has tried to slow me down.