1 Kings 18:41,43-46 NKJV
[41] Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.”
[–> There is a sound of rain…
From where?  There is no rain in sight
The prophet heard ‘in the spirit’s]

[42] So Ahab went up to eat and drink.
And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel;
[—> Elijah went… Away, out of the area,]
then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees,
[—> Elijah prayed]
[43] and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.”
[—> Elijah had no physical manifestation .. yet]
And seven times he said, “Go again.”
[—>. Elijah is seven times without manifestation]
[44] 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!”
[—>. Manifestation begins very small]
So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.'”
[45] 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.
[46] Then the hand of the LORD came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.