History does repeat itself and there is nothing new under the sun.
Each generation has had to battle darts and arrows fired off at them by the ruler of this world which scriptures declare that one as Satan. The Lord has given to His people the power of the Holy Spirit and the full armor of God. We are to put that armor on and stand in the wicked day.
Which bring us to the Biblical Psalms (songs) which most were written by King David.
The Psalms are praises to the Lord God that he sang out to glorify God, call out for mercy and proclaim the Majesty of the Lord. There are Psalms in remembrance of His great love and mercy for His children. The Psalms were written with deep conviction, love, repentance and truths. For in the flesh we have all sinned and come short of the Glory of God, but God has given to all of His children, his great love everlasting.
Psalms 51:1-2 “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.”
As children of the Lord, and as always…God searches the heart of His children. God chastises those he loves. The same as a loving father corrects his children of the way to go that is right and good. There are many scriptures that speak of having a heart of David. We are not judged by how many times we have sinned as though we had a few chances and then we are kicked out of the presence of the Lord. That is not how God does his children and anyone who says such things is speaking through the mouth of the devil who is our accuser.
Psalms 139:1-8, “O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.”
What we strive for is to keep our eyes on God and to do his will in our lives, not perfection, for in the flesh we are not capable of that. If we were, there would have been no need to send His only begotten Son to die for us. Amen.
Which lead us to the days of Elijah… which the song that tells of it is a powerful song and it reminds us of the days we are in.
Let us look at what took place in the days of Elijah…
In 1Kings Chapter 16, we learn that Ahaab becomes King of Israel and built an altar in the temple of Baal and worship there. In 1Kings Chapter 17, Elijah is sent by God to warn King Ahab that God will send a drought that will last for several years, as punishment for worshiping Baal. Then after God tells Elijah to go out from there and hide near the brook Cherith, where the ravens would feed him.
1Kings 17: 5-6, “5 So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 6 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.”
Now we see that Elijah was obedient to God and God provided for him in ways man would have never thought could be done. And Elijah had faith that God was leading him and obeyed and did what he was told. He did not question God’s Words… nor argue of how or ask for proof that if he went to the brook of Cherith that it would be done. He merely obeyed and did what God said for him to do. After a while the brook dried up for lack of rain and God then instructed Elijah to go to a widow in Sidon. You see God knows where to send His children and who needs also the one He is sending, for she was a poor widow with barely enough grain and oil to feed her and her son, but took Elijah in.
Elijah asked the widow for a little bread and she let Elijah know she didn’t have but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil.
1Kings 17:12 – 16 “12 And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. 13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. 14 For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth. 15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. 16 And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah.”
Now the widow could have scoffed at Elijah and called him mad in the head. But, instead she chose to do as Elijah had said… in faith, and found meal and oil enough to bake the loaf and made it and took it to Elijah.
Now more events took place and the widows son died, and Elijah took the son, placed him upon his bed and prayed to God to return his soul that he might live and God did so and the son was brought back from the dead and the widow knew this was an act of God.
1Kings 17:24, “And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in thy mouth is truth.”
After this God instructed Elijah to return to King Ahaab and he obeyed, He meets the prophet Obadiah on the way, who he tells he is going to appear before King Ahab. Obadiah tells King Ahab about Elijah, and King Ahab prepares for the meeting. At this meeting Elijah challenges King Ahab and Baal’s prophets to show the people who the real god is. On top of Mount Carmel the people all recognize the true God after Baal’s prophets fail to light the fire and the Lord sends down fire from heaven and destroys the sacrificial bull of the priests of Baal….and Elijah orders the people to execute the prophets of Baal at Brook Kishon. – 1 Kings 18:40 and then in the following verses Elijah asks God to bring heavy rains and it rains. But, this is just the climax… for this is all leading up to Jezebel sending out her armies after one lone prophet named Elijah. Who is NOT ALONE at all… he is WITH GOD!
1Kings 18: 45-46, “And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel. 46 And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
When Ahab reached Jezreel he told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had all the prophets slain with the sword. Outraged, Jezebel sent a messenger to 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.” 1Kings 19:2. Which Elijah obviously took in that fiery dart of the devil, for he then went into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and prayed for God to take him now, that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
But God sent an angel to Elijah who touched him, and said to him, Arise and eat. And when Elijah looked, he saw a cake baked on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he ate and drank. Then he laid down again and the angel of the Lord came a second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.
So when you find yourself stressed out, feeling weak and tempted of the devil to give up… and under that Juniper Tree… remember…you are NOT ALONE. GOD IS WITH YOU!
Elijah ate and drank and went forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God. These were the same number of days our Lord Jesus was tempted in the wilderness.
It is important to note here that Mount Horeb and Mount Sinai was the same place. It is the same Mount where God gave Moses the ten commandments and the laws for His people. So God brought Elijah to that same Mount and spoke to him there.
As the story of Elijah continues we find that Elijah then came to a cave and went into it and lodged there; and the scriptures tell us, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? And Elijah answered, “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.”
The Word of the Lord told Elijah to Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. Which was Mount Horeb the same as Mount Sinai. Elijah did so and 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: 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?
Elijah answered in the same manner he did the Word of the Lord and God spoke to him. (So we see the Word of the Lord and God are two, and these two are one. Our Lord is the Word of the Lord… just as it is written in John 1:1 ““In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. And through our faith in Jesus, we are made one with the Father, just as the Lord has told us. Within us is the Holy Spirit and the Word of the Lord… we are one with the Father and never alone.
17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
“4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.“
We continue to read 1Kings and find in the chapters that God prophesied to Elijah King Ahab’s death and tells Elijah to deliver the prophecy to the king, and he tells him of the death of Jezebel to be devoured by dogs by the wall of Jezreel and the victory ending the reign of Jezebel and her wicked priests of Baal. The victory belongs to God for it is God that sees it all through for Elijah. Through his faith and obedience to God, he was never alone.
In 2Kings Chapter 2, God took up Elijah into the heavens in a firy chariot… and Elijah passed on his mantel to Elisha.
The most important part in the hand of God’s protection over Elijah…and one that is not often stressed is that to show who is MOST POWERFUL GOD NEVER ALLOWED ELIJAH TO DIE AN EARTHLY DEATH!
Instead, God took him up into the heaven’s in a BLAZE OF GLORY, astounding all who beheld that moment. Amen.
Which bring us to these very days we are in where the righteous in God struggle with attack after attack after attack. Where the enemy shouts lies, and bears false witness against those who God has set forth to stand up for His people. We are watching the same evil as in the days of Elijah. We are to declare the word of the Lord, and come out from the evil in the World of Babylon the Great. For we are in it but not of it. For the devil never gives up, he repeats the same patterns and regardless of the times, he sticks to his wicked playbook.
In the days of Nebuchadnezzar the Word of the Lord was also with those who went into captivity. They too were never alone.
Today, these are yet the days of great trial, of famine (of God’s Truth and of substance), and darkness (evil doers of great wickedness) and sword.
The world corruption is much greater and vast than just who is elected president in the US or any other nation. This is about taking down corruption within our nation and all nations. All the systems have been infiltrated by doers of great evil that desire to destroy God’s children. This is Babylon the Great’s beast kingdom infiltrating and rising, but it shall fall just as God’s prophets have written that it shall in the Word of God.
It is playing out before our eyes with all the drama of the days of old. We are the generation that John spoke of in Revelation that would be alive when the Beast’s Kingdom falls. We are of that remnant. So stand strong and be God’s voice for Truth!
Still there is a remnant with a strong voice in the desert crying out to “PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD”.
These are the days of Elijah
Declaring the word of the Lord
And these are the days of Your servant Moses
Righteousness being restored
And though these are days of great trial
Of famine and darkness and sword
Still, we are the voice in the desert crying
‘Prepare ye the way of the Lord!’
KEEP ON PRESSING INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD. PRESS, PRESS, PRESS!