Luke 1:17 He will be a man with the spirit and power of Elijah. He will prepare the people for the coming of the Lord. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and he will cause those who are rebellious to accept the wisdom of the godly.”

More than ever there is a need for somebody to cry loud, “He’s coming back!” There is so much violence in this world. We seem to be engulfed in turmoil. Families are being torn apart with domestic violence. There is domestic terrorism as well as foreign. There seems to be no fear of God. We need the Spirit of Elijah to fall on believers to turn people back to God before it’s too late.

Before Jesus began his public ministry his cousin John the Baptist was born. He had to come before Jesus. Before Jesus comes back something has to come over us. It is the Sprit of Elijah. When John the Baptist was prophesied about to his mother, the angel told her that he would have the spirit of Elijah. He would make ready the way of The Lord.

If we are going to get people ready for the return of Jesus we must have the Spirit of Elijah. We must:

1. Prepare the people for the coming of The Lord. It’s time for us to start discipling the people of God to recognize the signs of the times. We have to get them ready by ensuring their lives are in order. As the old folks said, “my bags are packed and I’m ready to go!”

2. Turn the hearts of the fathers to their children. The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people. We have to empower our men to be fathers. When we get this right we will no longer have mobs of youth attacking people in the streets.

3. Cause those who are rebellious to accept Godly wisdom. We must engage with people who don’t know God and help them to see the light and turn from destruction.

Dear God,

Give us the Spirit of Elijah so that we can be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Use us to save your people and get them ready for your return.

In Jesus Name,

Amen