“Call On The Name” By Kirk Hunt
“Then you call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the God who answers by fire, He is God.” So all the people answered and said, “It is well spoken.”
1 Kings 18:24 NKJV
Please also read 1 Kings 18:18–24
How would you confront a murderous pagan heresy and wrestle your nation back to true and devout worship? With political maneuvering and power? Through economic dominance and manipulation? Elijah, a true and faithful prophet of God, chose to call on the Name of God.
Elijah did not seek a palace coup. Scripture does not record that he organized nationwide political or economic movements. Instead, alone and outnumbered, Elijah chose to call on the Name of God.
Too often it appears that God’s people confuse good human stewardship with God’s power. I encourage you to righteously and wisely gather, husband and make use of resources. Still, whatever financial, social or political assets come into your hands may be God’s provision, but they are not God’s power. God is infinitely bigger than anything mere men and women can control or manipulate.
Faith takes action. Choosing to appear before Ahab was an act of obedience. Calling for the showdown with the prophets of Baal was an act of faith in God’s guidance. Elijah placed himself in a situation far beyond any human means of rescue or retreat. God’s prophet was confident in God’s power and sovereignty.
Does God enjoy your trust and confidence? Are you willing to be His agent and instrument in this modern age? Call on the Name of God, then work and act in true belief and complete confidence in His power.
Think: We conquer the nations for God’s Kingdom through the Name and power of God.
Pray: “Lord, help me to daily work in obedience, belief, and faith in Your great Name.”
Copyright © October 2017, Kirk Hunt
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