1 Kings 18:36-39
36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. 37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God.
The great sign and wonder God performed that day through Elijah, was to show the people that He and only He was, is and will always be the one and only true God. That is one of the reasons why God gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit; the power Jesus waited for (John 1:32-34), what John the baptist received in his mom\’s womb (Luke 1:15) and what Jesus\’ disciples waited for before beginning their earthly ministry ( Acts 1:8).
This power is what the devil doesn\’t want many in and out of the church to know of; the lack of this power is what makes many born again people easy prey to the devil\’s schemes; without this power, no one will ever know the true power of God and like the people of Israel back then, will be continually deceived by the things of this world, false gods and every other thing that will keep them in bondage to sin and Satan.
Satan\’s \”marketing\” Strategy:
1) Magnify the power of the occult, which will lure people in satanic practices and for some produce fear and make them doubt God.
2) Belittle the power of the Holy Ghost which is the only power that can and will be used to destroy the works of the devil.
Which are you more familiar with, the power of evil spirits or the power of the Holy Ghost?