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A Handful of Meal From: June Ritchie 23 Dec 2011 (09:30)
There are special days when you receive such a precious gem from God that you gain a new anointing of joy, laughter and praise that can last for hours.
and not only that but the actual subject of the Lord\'s message literally buries itself in one\'s heart to continually keep on popping up! I had that kind of a message yesterday and boy did I react. If I could have danced I would have danced! Instead I sang loudly and laughed loudly and yes there were tears as I felt it deep down in my soul. A _Handful of Meal_ Yes in 1 Kings 17 the story of Elijah and the widow woman who had one son. Getting stuck into a new book called _A God Without Limits_ I\'ve been working on it for a week or more now. The title was inspired by a great sermon I heard by a Pastor from Ghana.
Even so I felt it to be ambitious really for me to attempt it but somehow knew I must for God has done exciting things in my life in 41yrs.
I am not here to describe the book because it has much more to say my great experience yesterday was on the study of the story of Elijah being fed. Incedible!
First by ravens by a brook till it dried up. Twice daily what a wonderful and miraculous routine! But then we come to God\'s call to move him off to Zarapheth
obviously the words struck me that God spoke about His feeding arragements. Dear me even now I want to giggle for the whole thing is just so supernatural and so a bit ridiculous to the very natural human mind. (SAD to see it that way) V4 tells us-- and I have commanded the ravens to to feed thee there.
So a bread and flesh routine was born They gave it and Elijah gratefully received it! But then the story adds a new picture that of a poor widow.
God\'s words? -- Behold I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.--
Such authority like that only comes from heaven. Yet the words by the widow when asked for a little food were very interesting--V12; As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and behold I am gathering two sticks, that I amy go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.
Emd of the story? NO! Elijah had recieved the promise from God\'s mouth and knew this was the right place, the right time and the right widow. Father was well in control then no fear and no doubt just glorious faith!
Elijah\'s answer and repeated request in V13-14 are worth seeing and meditating on fully for at least a year! --Fear not; go and do as thou hast said; but make me thereof a little cake FIRST! and bring it to me, and after make for thee and for thy son. V14 telling Elijah\'s prophetic declaration is breathtaking here in it\'s boldness. A BOLD FAITH. yes that\'s so needed today. V14--For thu8s saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not WASTE neither shall the cruse of oil FAIL, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth.
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