“So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Mount Carmel. And he bowed himself down on the earth and put his face between his knees” (1 Kin 18:42).
Having slain the promoters of idolatry and having received a definite word from the Lord on imminent rain, it’s remarkable that Elijah doesn’t rest on his laurels and just wait for the fulfilment of the Rhema. The prophet employs another faith principle we see elsewhere in Scripture. It’s this: Watch and pray (Mar 13:33).
Miracles are incubated in the womb of prayer, brethren. After revelation, intercession is still necessary. When you hear the sound of abundant rain, prayer is still necessary. Receipt of a prophetic word isn’t a signal to party but to pray! That’s where many of us have missed it. Our celebration of victory is often premature. How many miracles, breakthroughs and answers are held back by our reluctance to engage in Intercessory travail?