Ask a sign for yourself from the Lord your God…”  [Isaiah 7:11a]

“Cannot the same wonders be done now as of old?  Where is the God of Elijah? He is waiting for Elijah to call on Him.”

The greatest saints who ever lived, whether under the old or new dispensation, are on a level, which is quite within our reach.  The same forces of the spiritual world, which were at their command and the exertion of which made them such spiritual heroes, are open to us also.  If we had the same faith, the same hope, the same love which they exhibited, we would achieve marvels as great as those, which they achieved.  A word of prayer in our mouths would be a potent to call down the gracious dews and melting fires of God’s Spirit, as it was in Elijah’s mouth to call down literal rain and fire.  If we could only speak the word with that full assurance of faith wherewith he said it.  [Dr. Goulburn dean of Norwich]

Do not get weary of praying, or working or watching for the wind to catch the sails.  The slightest breeze will soon turn to be a force no man can harness, no man would desire to, but every man willing of heart to ride the wave, walk on the water or go where no man has been before will know the thrill of living in the power of the Holy Spirit for this is the promise of Almighty God! [Acts 2:38-39]

Further Readings:  Isaiah 7; Acts 2