Season 13. Episode 4
Elisha What are you doing here (I Kings 19:1-21)
1Ki 19:1 Now Ahab told Jezebel everything that Elijah had done, and [fn]how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.
1Ki 19:2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more so, if by about this time tomorrow I do not make your [fn]life like the [fn]life of one of them.”
1Ki 19:3 And he [fn]was afraid, and got up and ran for his [fn]life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah; and he left his servant there.
1Ki 19:4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree; and he asked for himself to die, and said, “Enough! Now, LORD, take my [fn]life, for I am no better than my fathers.”
1Ki 19:9 Then he came there to a cave and spent the night there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
Elijah’s name means “the Lord is My God”. Truly he lived out the meaning of his name in many ways. He walked, talked, and encouraged others to trust in the Lord their God! He was a prophet that shared God’s message and warnings. He was often ridiculed by people and sometimes they did not listen. More often those he warned, turned from following false gods and found the true and Holy One. In this Chapter 1 Kings 19 we see the one who listened to God, Elijah, being asked a question.
He came to a cave there, and camped there; and behold, Yahweh’s word came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
I. How he was driven into banishment by the malice of Jezebel his sworn enemy (v. 1-3).
II. How he was met, in his banishment, by the favor of God, his covenant-friend.
1. How God fed him (v. 4-8).
2. How he conversed with him, and manifested himself to him (v. 9, 11-13), heard his complaint (v. 10-14), directed him what to do (v. 15-17), and encouraged him (v. 18).
III. How his hands were strengthened, at his return out of banishment, by the joining of Elisha with him (v. 19-21).
Elijah Came up against many powerful enemies, but he handled them by the power of God. But when Jezebel threatened him was overwhelmed with fear. The threat that Jezebel made represents How the devil wants to make us feel with just a word. The enemy uses words, rumors, innuendo and threats to make us feel afraid. But behind the threat is only an illusion.
So Elijah runs away to a cave. Have you ever tried to run away from the pressure? Maybe you asked God to ‘kill you’. One time I was depressed and wanted to die. I was in a car incident where the car spun around on a busy highway. However, God made it so that no cars came, and we were clear on the roa…so we were able to continue on our way. Stop laying down and taking the attacks of the Devil. Do not Give up on God, he sees your future…there is more for you that God has in store. God can start and stop time (Joshua 10:12-13). He certainly can change your future!!
As Elijah lay in the cave there an angel came, touched him, and fed Elijah. God is there to speak, tough, and provide! (v. 8)
I hope you enjoy the lesson today. Be Blessed.
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