If there’s any song that we enjoyed singing those days on campus, it was, “These are the Days of Elijah!” That song really carries a presence that literally stirs men’s heart in the move of God for the moment. It communicates to us that what God did then, He’s still doing now. It is the same God but different generations.

Friend, Elijah in scriptures does not just represent a man, he represents a move. Elijah represents the spirit of prayers and revival. Little wonder that he was one of the personalities that appeared to Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. The completeness of God’s workings across generations was represented and revealed on that mount (Matthew 17:1-5).

While Herodias came in the spirit of Jezebel, John the baptist came in the spirit and power of Elijah (Mark 6:17-28, Luke 1:13-17). This tells us that for every move of the devil, there is always a counter and stronger move of God. The problem has not always been the move of the devil but the move of God that believers fail to understand and appropriate. The question today is; “Where are the Elijahs?”

Where are the men and women with the spirit of revival and national transformation? Where are the men and women whom God has raised to counter the onslaught and assault of the enemy in our days? Remember that when Elijah was in his place of authority and relevance, Jezebel was put in check (1 Kings 18:19-40). There are those whom God has specifically anointed for this hour (Malachi 4:5-6).

The Elijahs of our days are men and women who understand their consecration and assignment. They are men and women who would not romance evils in the place of authority but would speak truth to power and extol righteousness (1 Kings 18:17-18). They are people who stay in their place of honour and grace that compel kings to come seek counsels and help from them. They don’t look for kings, kings look for them (1 Kings 18:41).

The hallmark of the Life and Times of the Elijahs is their prayer prowess and power. They are men of like passion but given to intense prayers and intercessions (1 Kings 18:42, James 5:17-18). If they see anything, it is because they stay in prayers. If they speak for God, it is because God has spoken to them. They don’t only have prophetic (public) voice they have bended knees. May you be an Elijah in your family, work place, Church, neighborhood, society and the world at large. Amen!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria