Here's the deal. Elijah, while yes he was a prophet of the living God, was and is still just a man; an ordinary man, just like you and me. James, Jesus' brother, said of Elijah in his letter to those Jewish Christians who most probably lived beyond Palestine, that Elijah was just an ordinary man, very much no different than you and me.
I'd have to guess that none of us is going to be called upon to call down fire on a bull sacrifice anytime soon. But how did Elijah have such confidence and boldness in his request of God?
Last week we looked at prayer, not as rote repetition, but as real conversation. For Elijah, his conversations with our Living God were not only real, but they were frequent. His boldness, his courage, and his follow-through were all tremendously affected by the fact that he had personally seen our God act many times before.
Pray for real. Have real heart to hearts with the Lord. And do it often. Let's listen to this week's message.
2/2/2016 04:45:34 pm
I, Alice, have observed the Muharram holiday in Pakistan when the participants would parade back & forth on the road and had an instrument consisting of a handle with sharp cutting blades attached to it by chains. They would swing the instrument over one shoulder and then other, resulting in bleeding backs. I felt the presence of evil, very real and never wanted to observe that again. Sounds like the Baal prophets!
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