Oh Come Elijah’s Days by Bishop Dr. S. I. Okelezoh
1 Timothy 2:1-5
1 Kings 17:1.
“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”
1 Kings 17:1
The fullness of what we will become is in our Nation so if we hate the men that makes up the Nation, we thereby hate the blessings, benefits and privileges that we are expected to receive.
For a strong foundation to be laid, you need a solid rock which is Jesus Christ; He is the rock of our salvation. God created us from the core of the Earth which is rocky in nature to make us firm in accomplishing His purpose for us.
God wants to give to us the spirit and power of Elijah. Elijah’s source of force and power was driven by His believe in God. The name ‘Elijah’ means my God is Yahweh. God always raise people who will stand in love and patriotism for His Nations. Examples of the people who stood for their Nations with love and patriotism are Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David, Esther, Moses, Elijah, Elisha, Deborah and so many more.
The Bible refers to the days of Elijah as the days of:
- Holy prophets
- Resurrection and Restructure of a Nation
- The Building of a Nation in a proper way
- Authentic law making
- Nationalism and patriotism
- The Execution of God’s mandate upon a Nation
- Righteous judiciary
- The Rebirth of a Nation
- Supernatural and natural authority.
One of the important reasons God called Abraham is to make a great nation out of him. Many of you don’t know the vital relationship you have as God’s children, Christians, religious people and as a person with love and commitment for the Nation you dwell in. The inspiration of Elijah was formed from the love that he had for his Nation.
“Behold, I will
send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom
ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant,
whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts”
The coming of Elijah in the Old Testament was made as a promise unto believers by God which He also fulfilled through His son Jesus Christ in the New Testament.
“And the LORD
said unto her, two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be
separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other
people; and the elder shall serve the younger. And when her days to be
delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. And the first
came out red, all over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. And
after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his
name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare
All nations must be loved. Jacob and Esau were referred to as nations; they were loved by their parents.
loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob”
The love a man has for God is called the love of God, but the love a man has for his Nation is called a Nationalistic love. Thereby he is called a Nationalist. How many of you are nationalistic in your ways? How many of you are patriotic towards your Nation? How many of you can sacrifice for your Nation? Praying for your Nation is a way to show your patriotism for your Nation. If we have no Nation or we allow the enemies to destroy our Nation, our lives will be in danger. We are alive today because there is a level of peace in our Nation.