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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Response to Comment in Showers of Blessings

Elijah had a relationship with God. He walked with God, talked with God and lived a life of prayer. And when Elijah spoke he spoke with the Authority that God had given him. I believe that Elijah was God’s Chosen vessel. John 15:16 says, "You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.” I believe that under the direction of God Elijah chose his steps very carefully only stepping in the direction that God lead him to. If you will read through the previous two chapters in I Kings you will see that Elijah acted just as God had commanded.

It is my belief that you allow scripture to interpret scripture; therefore, knowing that he was a man of prayer, one who walked and talked with God and one who did according to the Word of the Lord (I Kings 17), I believe that it was under the direction of God that he said what he said in verse 40 ordering the death of those men. Elijah was in the company of those that did not believe the same as he did, especially prior this incident. And for him to stand up and order the death of the prophets of Baal with not one once of retaliation tells me it was only of God. There is not a government around that will stand aside while you slew 450 of its prophets and then to command its King (leader, President, Prime Minister, etc.) to follow your orders.

If your will read all the way through this chapter you will find a very important piece of information in the last verse, “Then the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he girded up his loins and outran Ahab to Jezreel,” (I Kings 18:46 NASB). Did you catch it? GOD’S hands were on Elijah. God was in complete control all along.