In I Kings Chapter 18, Elijah called unto God that He would prove He was God and that Elijah, was his servant, who obeyed God’s command. A second time, the prophet cried out, “Hear me, O LORD, hear me that the people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart again”. 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. 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. And Elijah said unto them, “Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape.” And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there. (Verses 37-40). The Prophet then prayed for rain verse 45 reads… And it came to pass in the meanwhile, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah …
Immediately, after God wrought these miracles through Elijah the prophet… Chapter nineteen, verse two reads, Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, “ So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time”. Now we find in verse 4; But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, “It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers”. Have you received some disturbing news so now the dreams of your destiny have turned into nightmares?
Elijah is now fleeing Jezebel, a Phoenician tyrant, who corrupted her husband and her nation with pagan idolatry. What is the Jezebel in your life? The Spirit of Jezebel is one of control, working through the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life; being neither male nor female in gender. Have you discerned this spirit enough to know how subtle yet cunning it is? Alternatively, are you still wrestling with this selfsame spirit, which has kept you in constant bondage? You actually fooled yourself into believing you have conquered it. When the truth is you are still bound by this generational curse! Going through the same motions day in and day out only to wind up in the same place because your mind is not where your spirit is. You know, like the movie Groundhog Day?
…you are running for your life with floods of fear…
Likewise, do you find yourself in the place where God has wrought mighty works through you, or in your life? Subsequently, the next thing you know; you are running for your life with the floods of fear and depression overtaking your spirit? For it is written, So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in, like a flood the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. (Isaiah 59:19)
God lifted up a standard for Elijah by sending an angel to his rescue—not once, but twice. (I Kings 19:5-7 NKJV). Your angel may not be physical food, but spiritual food—a rhema word that will give you a breakthrough or an answer to a situation that appears hopeless. We cannot always believe what we see. Your angel may be an innovative job or business, because the old one you just lost was God’s way of shifting you into position for that better job or business you desire to see. Your angel may be new relationships because you outgrew the old ones or perhaps they were not true friends to begin with—whatever reason they left your life and left you feeling rejected, guilty, and empty because you had yet to discover God catapulted you into another.
God wanted Abram to take his physical eyes off where he was
Moreover, by taking you to this next dimension you had to separate from familiar places and familiar faces to get a fresh revelation from the Lord. And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, “Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.” (Gen. 13:14-15) God wanted Abram to take his physical eyes off where he was and see, through the eyes of faith, what his destiny would be. However, this revelation could not come to Abram until he was alone with God. (Side Bar: Not every revelation is for everybody. Some things you reveal and some things you keep until further instruction.)
Stay tuned for Part 2 next week. May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week….Blessings and Peace!
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