Calling Down Fire by Elaine Tavolacci
There is a story in the bible about the prophet Elijah confronting the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel against their false gods. Elijah invited 450 prophets of Baal to a challenge. He asked them “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, then follow Him. If Baal is God, then follow him.” Elijah then told them to make a sacrifice without a natural fire and the God who answers by fire will prove to be God. They built an altar, slaughtered and cut oxen, then laid them on the wood of the altar. Elijah told them to pray for their god to send fire to light their sacrifice. The prophets of Baal prayed all day and night, and even cut themselves to offer blood to their god without success as Elijah mocked their god.
The next day Elijah told them to pour water on the altar three times. When he called on the Lord (Jehovah) God sent a fire and consumed all the water, the sacrifice and the stones. When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and declared, “The Lord (Elohiym), He is God! The Lord, He is God!”
Let There Be Light
Just as the days of Elijah, there are powers, principalities and rulers of darkness trying to take authority over our nation. Jesus is raising up men and woman who will speak into the darkness and say “Let there be light” as we take the reins of intercession to steer our country in the right direction. He is raising up the Elijah’s who will tear down the altars and confront the prophets of Baal. We will then witness the inevitable supernatural intervention and power of God in our country, personal lives and ministries.
The Lord says; I am about to demonstrate My power in a magnificent way in the days ahead, as I release supernatural encounters which will cause men to acknowledge My deity as well as My humanity. This is the day of unnatural occurrences when men will leave their religious traditions and follow after truth. Do not fear or be intimidated by the prophets of Baal, as their plans will not succeed. I am El Shaddai and I will show Myself strong on your behalf. When you speak, it will not be with persuasive words or mortal reasoning of mere men, but in demonstration and power with signs following. The time has come for My glory to be revealed.
I will raise up those who will know how to call down fire from heaven to destroy the works of the enemy. I will train them how to thwart the strategies of the kingdom of darkness and cancel their assignments. They will dismantle his works of destruction by their authority from Me, and the words or their mouths. I will teach them how to walk in divine wisdom, release revelation and have keen discernment. The sword of My word will be in their mouths because they are unwavering in their faith and their strength in Me. Supernatural encounters and signs will follow those who believe and many shall be used mightily in this season. Know your identity and be confident of who you serve and You will experience My glory released in an unprecedented way in the days ahead, says the Lord.
1 Kings 18:21 Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”
1 Kings 18:38-39 Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!
1 Corinthians 2:45 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.