The Lord Sends Rain
Then Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain."
So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; h then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees,
and said to his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea." So he went up and looked, and said, "There is nothing." And seven times he said, "Go again."
Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, "There is a cloud, as small as a man's hand, rising out of the sea!" So he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.' "
Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel.
Then the i hand of the LORD came upon Elijah; and he j girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.
And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.
2 Kings 3:15
But now bring me a musician." Then it happened, when the musician played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him.
For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying:
So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.
2 Kings 4:29
Then he said to Gehazi, "Get yourself ready, and take my staff in your hand, and be on your way. If you meet anyone, do not greet him; and if anyone greets you, do not answer him; but lay my staff on the face of the child.
2 Kings 9:1
And Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets, and said to him, "Get yourself ready, take this flask of oil in your hand, and go to Ramoth Gilead.
Therefore prepare yourself and arise, And speak to them all that I command you. Do not be dismayed before their faces, Lest I dismay you before them.
1 Peter 1:13
Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.