1 Kings Chapter 19

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1 Kings 19

1 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.

2 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 to morrow about this time.

3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.

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.

5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.

6 And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.

7 And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.

8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:

12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

14 And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

15 And the Lord said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:

16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.

17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.

18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?

21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.

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48 thoughts on “1 Kings Chapter 19

  1. Elijah said,
    10. “… and I, even I only, am left…”

    14. “… and I, even I only, am left…”

    But God said,
    18. Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

    As Bro. Chavis preached Sunday night, we are not in this alone.

  2. 9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

    13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

    Elijah, a great man of God, had to be asked twice, What are you doing here? It is not a good thing to feel sorry for ourselves but look to Jesus for our strength. Elijah with the Lord’s help had just beaten hundreds of prophets yet was afraid of one woman. When we have our eyes on circumstances instead of Jesus, we tend to end up where we should not be.

  3. iLove to Grow in the Word
    7Then the angel of the lord came again and touched him and said, “Get up and eat some more, or the journey ahead will be too much for you.”
    8So he got up and ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to travel forty days and forty nights to Mount Sinai, the mountain of God. 9There he came to a cave, where he spent the night. But the lord said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

    Notice this…Elijah takes off running and God sends an angel to encourage him to live, feed him, and strengthen him so that he can make it to his destination…but when he gets to his destination the Lord asks him what’s he doing there. Ha! How many of us would argue with the preacher and say, “I know it’s God’s will for me to move over yonder because God sent an angel and gave me comfort in my decision.”

    Let me tell you something kinfolk, it doesn’t matter how many angels come down and cook you waffles in the wilderness and help you along the way, the only voice that really matters is that still small voice and more than likely He’s going to be asking you the same question once you get to where you’re going…”What are you doing here?”

  4. 8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

    9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

    10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

  5. 18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
    No matter how many their backs on God and truth there will always be a people who will not bow down to the enemy but will rise in victory and stand for God!

  6. WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

    13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

    Ministry is taxing on the physical, mental and emotional strength of the human body. Teaching or Preaching the WORD of GOD is spiritually confrontational. The WORD (Light) pierces sin (darkness), the WORD (Righteousness) confronts sin (transgressions), the WORD (Life) confronts sin (death).

    We witness this taxation of body and fatigue in the life of Elijah. He just left a Supernatural move of GOD, where JESUS moved mightily and now he finds himself under a tree wanting to die. The LORD woke him, stirred him and now he is lodged, hiding in a cave.

    Why?

    1 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.
    2 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 to morrow about this time.
    3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.

    Because of what a sinner said. How can you hear the voice of GOD one day and operate in the supernatural and the next day you are running for your life because of what some lady said?

    Humanity, we live in a sinful state and that is why we must REPENT everyday. Repent of doubt, fear, unbelief, murmuring, complaining, accusing, contention, strife, division and such.

    Are you under a tree hoping to die? Are you in a cave hoping to hide?

    JESUS knows where you are and is calling you to Revival NOW.

    iRepent
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  7. ‘If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” – Woody Allen

    I believe this saying is true because some of our plans are not too Kingdom minded. Maybe we will complete college and start working in our chosen field, make good money, marry, raise decent children and live a long, happy and fruitful life. While there is nothing wrong with this scenario; where is God?

    Proverbs 16:1 Mortals make elaborate plans, but God has the last word.
    Proverbs 16:9 We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it.

    To say that God laughs at our plans is to suggest He is sitting around waiting for just the right moment to upend us. A mean God who gleefully interrupts our plans our earnest efforts, when all along, we should have done… what – nothing? No. The basis for this proverb is plan our lives around God and His kingdom. Life happens, and we contribute to it. And sometimes while we’re rushing around, things happen that could even have been prevented had we bothered to pray a little more and slowed down just a bit. And some things can’t be prevented.

    Sometimes the unfortunate scenarios suffered by our family, friends, and neighbors don’t happen for their spiritual benefit at all, but for ours. Sometimes the family on the side of the road with the flat tire is sitting there for us — so that we will show God’s by upending our own plans in order to help them.

  8. 2 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 to morrow about this time.

    Carnal hearts are hardened against God and easily get enraged by anything that would convince, conquer, and bring them into subjection to Him.

  9. 2 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 to morrow about this time.
    3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.

  10. 19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

    If Elijah would have gotten what he asked for “let me die…” there would have never been an Elisha. Elisha was mentored by Elijah and was given the mantle of a double portion when Elijah was taken away by a chariot of fire.

    God doesn’t always give us what we ask for, when we ask for, or sometimes never. He sees the big picture of our life and knows our down sittings and our uprisings and what is best for us. Don’t be discouraged if God doesn’t answer like you think He should. There could be an “Elisha” in your life that is being mentored by your example.

  11. What doest thou here, Elijah?

    In verse 9 & 13 God asks Elijah the same question. I believe it was because of verse 4.

    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.

    God knew what was in Elijah and what was in him need to brought out of him. Sometime the wilderness experiences is for us to see that we are stronger and greater than we think. It’s not on our own accord but God is with us and He will send an Angel to feed us for the journey and then He will meet with us. We cannot miss our time of visitation with the angel, the wilderness, or with God.

  12. 7 Then the angel of the Lord came again and touched him and said, “Get up and eat some more, or the journey ahead will be too much for you.”

    This verse reminds me of a song that says
    “When the Lord steps in and gives you everything you need healing,power, and victory…”
    So when this verse says the journey will be to much for you, it makes me think it may be hard for you now but when the Lord steps in and gives you everything you need you can do anything! The Lord gave Elijah strength in his own way, he gave him healing in his body, power to keep going on, and victory over the thought of death and the enemy! You may think a journey is to hard for you now but just wait till the Lord steps in and gives you everything you need to keep pushing through in his name! Hallelujah what a awesome God we serve to help us keep going and make a way when we think there is no way!

  13. God asks Elijah twice “What are you doing here?” and both times Elijah gives the same response, “…they’re trying to kill me,” What’s funny is God says to go back the way he came and into the wilderness. (1 Kings 19:15, NLT)

    This is what happens when we allow fear to scare us into “running away.” God says, “no go back and finish the job I have for you.” Elijah having “zealously served the Lord God Almighty” (as the NLT says) knew to obey God because he also knew that the Lord’s will would persist with or without him.

  14. 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

    God may not always give us what we want, but he will always give us what we need! So next time you feel like God just doesn’t hear your cry, remember he may just be preparing something far greater for you!

  15. 11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:
    12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
    13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

    God displays his might and power before speaking to Elijah in a still small voice. I believe this helped Elijah to remember that God is more powerful than a heathen queen after his life- and to shake him out of the fear that put him on the run. We need God to shake us, to wake us up so we can hear his voice – especially when we are in the wilderness. We too can become fearful and the trials we face can rob us of our faith, but God will send us a word that we are not alone…that he is with us. We can have authority over the trial even while going through it when we know he is with us. I know he will make a way even when we may see no way out.

  16. 1kings19:10-18

    This story tell me that elijah had a little Pride he thought he was the only one serving god but also tell me that he was feel sorry for his self And he was alone. Sometimes we have to keep doing things over and over again just to get it right. Well to me that what god did to elijah

    I am glad that we are serving a god that if u fail the test the first time god will let us take again and again until we get it right that’s how much god loves us is Mercy is forever thank u Jesus

  17. 5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.

    6 And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.

    7 And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.

    8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

  18. 7 And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

    Many of us need an angel to wake us up and continue the journey…but we must know why are we here?? God is not a Goo that we can play games with and not know why we serve Him. Be a motivation to someone and bring them to God, teaching them the what they need to know about the gospel.

  19. “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”

    Don’t ever quit! Many times people want to give up when they seem that their journey towards there purpose has taken long . Or when they get caught in situations when they see how big the trial is with their physical sight and forget how big it really is with their spiritual sight! Don’t ever quit on the purpose that God has destined for you! Regardless of what situation or trial you may face, always remember that God ALWAYS has the LAST word! HIS timing is PERFECT! A young generation with a persevering mentality for the will of God will impact their cities! #Persevere

  20. 1 Kings 19:11-13
    11) … but the LORD was not in the wind, … but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
    12) … but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
    13) And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou her, Elijah?

    The Powerful Acts of God are great to behold at times, but it’s when I’m facing a test, and in a cave hiding, and feel alone that I need to hear His Still Small Voice speak to me. It’s His Still Small Voice that can minister to me and tell me that I am not alone for He is with me. It’s His Still Small Voice that can draw me out of the cave and give me PEACE that passeth all understanding, so that I can GO On to do His Will.

    Thank You JESUS for Your Still Small Voice that ministers to our hearts when we are in need!

  21. 18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

    There comes a time in your walk with God that you should make up in your mind that you are going to live for God no matter what the cost. If mom or dad, husband or wife’s neither children what to live for God that your not going to turn away from him.

  22. 2 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 to morrow about this time.

    3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.

    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.

    It is at the times whem we get a great victory that the enemy will come and attack and temp. We need to stay strong and hold up the sheild of Faith and dont doubt your healing, your deliverance, your supernatural breakthrough… Dont doubt and run for God has show that he has all power and that he is with you.

  23. 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

    God is always there for us even when we think we don’t deserve God or what he can do for us, we just need someone to pick us up and tell us that God is a merciful God!!

  24. 19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

    Lord let me have my mantle.

  25. 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

    13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

    Sometimes we need to stop and listen for God’s voice. We can be so caught up in our needs that we forget to hear what God has to say to us. If he whispers to us what his will for our lives and we aren’t listening, we might miss something important from God

  26. 1 Kings 19:2-3 (KJV Strong’s)
    2 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 to morrow about this time. 3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.

    Who are you going to believe? The gods of Jezebel or the one true living God? Elijah literally fled in fear from Jezebel’s imaginary friends. He trusted more in the possibility of the gods doing something to him rather than the walk he already had with the Lord.

    Yet God did not kill Elijah for this mistake. Instead he understood the pressure of life, and the tiredness of his body. Elijah wanted to die but God sustained him and then led him to higher purpose.

  27. 19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

    20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?

    Twelve yoke of oxen!!?? This tells me that Shaphat’s farm was large, so they had to have been well established and not too bad off financially. This tells of how strong the call of God is on a person’s life. Elisha had no problem leaving a very comfortable life behind. God was more than faithful to Elijah. He though he was done for. He just wanted to die. They were going to kill him anyway, right? But God would not let His prophet die off like that. Even today, it may look bleak sometimes if you watch the news or listen to current events, but God has kept His people and we are growing strong. Prophets, evangelist, preachers, teachers, a mighty Army of the LORD.

  28. 11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:
    12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

    Today, we seek answers from our friends, our families, our co-workers, but do we seek an answer from Jesus? Do we get distracted by the dog barking outside, or the earthquake? Are we going to allow some “blow hard” to tear our garments from us leaving us naked, uncovered?

    All too often I am distracted by things that don’t matter, and I miss the small voice speaking to me. In order to reach our families and this reigion, we, I , must listen for that voice.

  29. “And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.”
    ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭19:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    …Be still and know I am God

  30. “Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.” The word of Jesus (God) states he was not the only one. The media will have one to believe, what they (or their controllers) want one to believe; nevertheless God (Creator) is still on the throne. The world’s false gods and those that are blinded by them, can never do anything unless God allows it. Dear God, remove the lying and deceptive acts that our eyes and ears may clearly see and hear. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  31. 1 Kings 19:2-3 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.” Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there,

    Did you forget so soon?

    How quickly we forget about the miracles that God does in our lives. A couple friend of ours testified of a miracle that God did for them on a Thursday. This was the first time they had put there complete trust in God and God answered in a supernatural way even until now. That was on a Thursday. On the Sunday early before church, the devil acted quick and sparked anger in on of them and the fight was so that they didn’t even go to church that day.
    How fast that we lose traction, even with warning, we let satan steal the joy of the blessing. Elisha had just ushered in fire from the heavens, and now he fears for his life.

    The bible says, “Neither give place to the devil!” Don’t let lying deceiving fool a place to plant discord and let you lose sight of the power of God.

  32. “And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.” There was much noise and movement in the earth, which the Lord created; however the message was in the “still small voice”. There is much noise, movement, and even confusion today; however the Lord has not changed. God help us to recognize, consider, and listen for the “still small voice”, in Jesus name.

  33. 3Elijah was afraida and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, 4while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”

    Why is it so many men and women of God fall right after an amazing victory? I believe it is because they are so hopes up on the wow that we forget the right now. The God that brought him the victory he should have known God would protect his life especially from Jezebel. It all hit him by surprise while his guard was down. Then he acted out in fear but this doesn’t mean that he is a failure. Any thing worth doing is worth failing over. We are not a failure because we failed but because we gave up. Elijah is someone who is so easy to identify with because one minute we could be on top of the world and the next sucking our thumb under a juniper tree asking God to take out life. Fear is a breakdown in the mind that causes a reaction either anger or isolation both the enemies playground to pacify us. Controlling emotions in a state of fear and anxiety can feel next to impossible. If we remind ourselves of who our God is then we would be in a position under his protective covering against the plot of the enemy.

  34. 7. And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.

    If you feel down, Arise! For the LORD is not done with you yet. Get back up on your feet and brush away all your situations and negative thoughts. Eat the word of the LORD daily to gain spiritual strength. Keep your head high and look unto the LORD, for your strength comes from HIM!

    Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

  35. A prophet in the run!

    3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.

    What a change in the boldness of Elijah from the last chapter to this. He just slew 400 men and now he’s running from one woman. He had so much faith in God at mount Carmel but now he’s running for his life. This happens to us when we are in the valley or better yet between victories. This chapter shows us how we have to listen to the still small voice of God when we are not having a good day, when we are not on top. We need to have the same faith in God when we are on top of the mountain as when we are in the valley. Even though we may feel like God is not there he still is. If you are a prophet of the Lord yesterday then you are still a prophet of the Lord today.

  36. 14 And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

    15 And the Lord said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:

  37. It’s nights like tonight when I thank God for the love of the word. We have had a guest in our home. We red the Bible like “normal” and we had a shock. We were asked if an altar spins like an alternator. We were able to express the meaning and need for an altar in the Bible as well as our own lives.

    We found ourselves explaining one thing after another in order for our guest to understand our readings. This is why pastor has been trying to instill this hunger for the word in us. This is the relationship that We need and Gid is seeking. Who is going to be the one to reach a soul that doesn’t know the difference in the altar and the alternator, and oh by the way, this guest is in church EVERY WEEK. They are lost ON THE PEW!! It doesn’t matter I we see people in a church somewhere. We still need to get them to READ THEIR BIBLE!!! This sweet one did not know because there is Bible time at home. Glossed over Sunday school and feel good messages are not going to save our friends, neighbors, families, and loved ones. We HAVE TO get them to READ and LOVE the WORD so they can have a relationship with God and understand The World (which really is just God).

    –ok, I’ll leave my soap box, but I sure hope people get cleaner from it, or at least change if they don’t jump up there too because lives don’t often change on their own. We have influence. We should use it!

  38. So many times we think God is in the “big” scheme of things. We say, “Oh God told me this because of some big ‘blank!'” Sometimes, God isn’t in them at all just like in this chapter with the wind, earthquake, and fire. We must be careful to not confuse natural events with God’s communication. Most times, God is a still small voice. A whisper. The only way to hear a whisper is to be close to the one whispering. We must be sensitive to the Spirit and we do this by being in relationship. Then we can truly hear the voice of God and know his will.

  39. Yes, it is true that God hears each and every cry we make towards Him, but do we hear Him? God comes to humanity through His small voice. We need to build patience and understanding through our relationships with Christ to be able to hear Him.

  40. “After the earthquake a fire came. But the Lord wasn’t in the fire. And after the fire there was only a gentle whisper.”
    ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭19:12‬ ‭NIRV‬‬
    Lord help me to be in tune to hear your still small voice. 

  41. 19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

    20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?

    When Elisha knew the mantle had been cast on him he did not hesitate to chase after the man of God

  42. 7 And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.
    He will make provision for me in my journey. I can’t do this all on my own.

  43. In reading this chapter, it brought to mind “What now?” as the end of verse 9 and 13 KJV says “……What doest thou here, Elijah?” We must always stay in tune to hear that small voice in order to know the answer and direction that the Lord is directing us in.

  44. 3Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. 4Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died.”

    Even though he had just performed a miracle a few day ago, he still lost his faith in God. At times the enemy may seem to be so great, that we lose sight of God. We just have to stay focused with God, and we’ll protected by him.

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