“Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said. Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.” The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea,” 1 Kings 18:43-44a NIV.
The things of God require faith and perseverance even when they don’t make sense. This faith is required from the spiritually immature to the mature. Any level of this walk will test and stretch your faith and reveal your resolve.
The above Scripture depicts how each level has its own challenges. The prophet’s faith must have been stretched the six times he asked the servant to go look outside. I can only imagine what was going through his mind every time he received a negative report. Some would have accused God of humiliating them before the servant and would have given up. The servant also required faith in his master to keep checking outside. Most of us would have told the prophet there is no point in checking over and over again. This means every time he went he had faith that something would happen, he had faith the vessel used by God was truly a servant of God.
Whenever a word is spoken over our lives faith is required from the person giving the word and from the recipient as well. Faith to keep sending the servant to look and faith to expect a positive report. This shows that every level requires true faith, without it promises of God will never manifest. When we operate in the prophetic we must always be cognisant that the word will always be challenged and our faith tested, ours is to always be expectant of a good report in the midst of negative reports.
The things of God require faith and perseverance even when they don’t make sense