Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
It is important that you pray your revelation, and not your complaints. Many pray their needs without having a clear revelation of what the Lord has said about their needs; they pray just out of the need to have their needs met but don’t have light as to what the Word says about their needs. But God wants us to pray our revelation. That’s how to be effective in prayer. Prayer must be an expression of our faith in God, not an expression of our fears. When the Lord Jesus taught His disciples to pray in Mark 11:22-24, He first taught the principle of faith, and applied it to prayer, which means that God wants us to internalize faith and express it in prayer. Whatsoever we ask in prayer, believing, that’s what we have assurance or guarantee to receive from God (Matthew 21:22). So, faith in prayer makes it work, or produce powerful results; and faith comes by the revelation of the Word of God in us. Therefore, the revelation of the Word ought to be the content of our prayer life.
There is a missing link between some people having a lot of revelation and little or no manifestation. Some people have a lot of revelation of the Word, and when they share their revelation, your cap may go off your head. But they have little or nothing to show for it. It is sad to know, though. The reason for this discrepancy is lack of giving prayer expression to revelation. But God wants us to have fruits for every revelation of the Word that we receive from Him. For example, in 1 King 18:1-3, the Lord spoke to Prophet Elijah to go and show himself to Ahab the king of Israel, and that He would send rain upon the earth. There had been drought for 3 years all over Israel. The Word tells us in 1 Kings 18:41 “And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink for there is a sound of abundance of rain.” And not only did he have God’s Word that it would rain, but he also heard in the spirit, a sound of abundance of rain. But when Ahab had gone to eat and drink, Elijah went up to Mount Carmel and cast himself on the ground, with his head trapped between his knees, and prayed. He prayed into manifestation the revelation or the Word that the Lord had given unto him. This is the missing link in the faith walk of a lot of God’s children. Pray your revelation, don’t just talk about it!
My Solid Front (Confession):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that my prayer life is guided and mentored by divine revelation of the Word. I do not pray sense-ruled prayers; therefore, I am productive in my prayer life. Amen.
Further Meditation: Matthew 6:9-12; Ephesians 1:15-17.