By Lana Vawser
I have had the story of Elijah contending for ‘rain’ from 1 Kings 18 burning on my heart very strongly the last 24 hours. As I sat with the Lord and asked Him what He was saying, I felt the Lord saying that through this major onslaught that many are facing over the past few weeks, the enemy is attempting to bring a CLOUD before them. It is a CLOUD that is bringing DOOM, it is a CLOUD that is bringing HEAVINESS and INTENSE WEARINESS AND AGITATION.
I then had a vision where I saw God’s people looking above and in front of them and seeing this cloud that was dark and heavy, and Jesus was standing next to them and He said “Raise your hands and celebrate, rain is coming! Worship Me! Worship Me! Celebrate! Rain is coming!!”
I was thinking that this cloud that was before and over many of God’s people was so heavy and dark and clearly sent by the enemy to squash them and shut them down, but the Lord could see something bigger. He could see THE OTHER CLOUD that was coming.
Instantly 1 Kings 18 began booming in my heart again and verse 41 was swirling all around me.
Elijah said to Ahab, “Up on your feet! Eat and drink–celebrate! Rain is on the way; I hear it coming.”
Suddenly it made sense! The Lord was highlighting that this cloud of HEAVINESS, INTENSE WEARINESS AND AGITATION had been sent by the enemy simply to BLIND and HINDER God’s people from SEEING AND HEARING the MANIFESTATION of HIS CLOUD and the ABUNDANCE OF RAIN that is about to REIGN in their lives.
The Lord began to speak to me about many of His people who have been “checking” for the “visible signs” of His promises, and it feels like they have reached their point of “Is this ever going to manifest?” but it IS the SEVENTH TIME MOMENT!!!!!
And sure enough, the seventh time he said, “Oh yes, a cloud! But very small, no bigger than someone’s hand, rising out of the sea.” (verse 44)
You are about to see the VISIBLE MANIFESTATION of God’s PROMISE RISE SUDDENLY and seemingly OUT OF NOWHERE, a miraculous, stunning breakthrough that is going to release refreshment, abundance and revival into your heart, soul and life on exponential levels.
“Things happened fast. The sky grew black with wind-driven clouds, and then a huge cloudburst of rain.” (verse 45)
The enemy is attempting to have many look at this cloud he has sent as an indication that there is a DELAY and a MISALIGNMENT and things are OFF TRACK.
I felt the Lord wanted me to declare over you today that you are MOVING INTO MANIFESTATION and a realm of the MIRACULOUS you have not known before. It is NOT OVER!!!!!!! WORSHIP your way through this cloud of heaviness, agitation and weariness. God is moving powerfully. There is a huge attack on God’s people right now to hinder VISION and HEARING, but KNOW you are moving to a place of encounter and increase like you have not known before AS YOU WORSHIP YOUR WAY THROUGH!! DON’T STOP!!! DON’T STOP!!! DON’T STOP!!!!
It’s about to RAIN abundance, revival and refreshment into your life!!!!! HOPE is going to RAIN and REIGN again!