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Summary: When we get down to business with God he hears us and answers.

A great miracle of our God

1st Kings 18: 42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,

43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.

44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.

45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.

46 And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

(1) Elijah left the crowds.

Elijah went alone.

He had to have a talk with God alone.

No one complaining about ever thing.

Matthew 6: 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Psalms 46: 10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

He prayed a believing prayer.

Ver. 42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,

Romans 10: 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

I went to Mt.Carmel 2 times you feel the Holy Spirit so real up there.

(2) Note his posture a man of God.

Ver. 42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,

He prayed humbly.

Luke 18: 13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

Elijah could not life his face till he got the benediction

Abraham’s attitude Sodom..( he was looking for 50 righteous men)

Geneses 18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:

(3) His prayer was based on a divine promise.

1st Kings 18: 1 And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.

It pleases the Lord for us to ask for a promise to be filled.

Psalms 2: 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

James 4: 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

(4) His was to the point.

James 5: 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

(5) His prayer was a fervent prayer.

Ver 43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.

Look not once but keep looking.

Look as many times as it takes to get the answer.

(6) He prayed perseveringly.

\ Ver 43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.

Genesis 32: 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. (Jacob 32: 24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

(7) His prayer was answered .

Ver:44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.

The five fingers of Grace

He new the answer would come.

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