God’s Power Displayed

When Elijah prayed, fire fell from heaven and consumed the sacrifice. When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!” (1 Kings 18:39)

Elijah lived in a time when Israel turned their backs on God. The people drifted between two opinions and some served Baal while others served the God of Abraham. King Ahab and Jezebel killed some of the Prophets of God but God spared Elijah to demonstrate who he was to his people.

Because of the wickedness happening in Israel at the time Elijah prophesied that it would not rain except by his word. (1 Kings 17:1). The Lord then hid Elijah in caves because the King was angry with him over his prophecy. The time came when God told Elijah to show himself to Ahab because he wanted to send rain after three years.

Elijah gathered all the people on Mount Carmel along with the prophets of Baal to show them the power of God. He challenged the prophets of Baal to call down fire from heaven to consume a sacrifice that he had set up. The prophets cried out to Baal for hours and cut themselves as part of their ritual but Baal could not respond. It was then time for Elijah to demonstrate to the people that God is almighty.

Elijah prayed and God sent fire which dried up all the water and consumed the sacrifice and even the stones that made the altar. (1 Kings 18:36-38)

What a great and mighty God we serve who will demonstrate his power through us so that the world can see that he is the true and living God. If your faith is being tested and you feel persecuted for the sake of Christ, call upon God to demonstrate his power. God can do greater things and show himself strong so the world can see that he is God.


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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December 5, 2020

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