Obeying God’s Instructions

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Obeying God‘s Instructions

by Pastor Andre Butler

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.” And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, “Get thee

hence and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith,

that is before Jordan.” And it shall be [when you’ve done what I’ve

told you to do], that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have

commanded the ravens to feed thee there-

1 Kings 17:1-4

God’s ability to get wealth to you is dependent upon your obedience to

Him, even on the receiving end. God prepared a miracle for Elijah, but

God gave him very specific instructions: get out of here, go east, and

hide by the brook Cherith. Only God could have gotten provisions to

Elijah in the middle of a famine. Cherith may have been the only brook

with water left. Only God could have known that.

Sometimes people think that wealth and blessings will only get to them

when God uses other people to put money in their hands. No, God may put

an idea, concept, or insight in your heart as a vehicle to get the

money to you. If you know the idea is from Him, ask him what the next

step is, and take that step. Obedience is the master key to receiving

God’s will.