The Faith from God (in the Elijah Company)

The Faith from God (in the Elijah Company)

These messages are exceedingly difficulty to provide brief summations, given their meaty nature. The primary focus of today is on the faith from God. Using 1 Corinthians 2 and Mark 11, Pastor Ray makes the point that simply being in the presence of Jesus must be the all-consuming goal of the Elijah company but none of us can make it to God on our own. Flesh only produces flesh. You can’t pump up faith like a football. Mark 11:22 says And Jesus having answered says to them, “You must have faith from God.” (Malcolm L. Lavender, Lavender’s New Testament, A Literal Translation of the Robinson-Pierpont Majority Text(1995)).

As a reminder, here are the marks of the Elijah company:

  • An absolute refusal to compromise with Ba’al or Baal, believed to be the god of prosperity or the god of fire;
  • A willingness to pray for judgment unto repentance;
  • A willingness to be hidden away, so there must not be a desire for recognition, simply willing to be a servant of Jesus;
  • An agreement that the company will only receive from the hand of God, however God chooses;
  • A prayerful heart that seeks the Mt. Carmel experience;
  • A single-mindedness of seeking Jesus with all of our hearts (i.e., no hidden agendas);
  • A full recognition that God’s work is too big for us but we are willing to invest all of our energy in going after Jesus (God’s work always requires God’s power);
  • An ongoing and increasingly critical need of a fresh revelation of the glory of Jesus, simply to be in His presence not to use Him for what we can get out of Him.

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