God had called to the Prophet Elijah, within the cave.
In 1 Kings 19, Elijah, fully restored, found himself at Mt. Horeb where he entered a cave. There, he thought he’d hide out – “I’m done!” He’d fought the good fight…to the end? Was he now the ONLY prophet left?
What are you doing here, Elijah? The Lord asked him within the cave. “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the ONLY one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”
At the entrance of the cave, the Lord again asked, “WHAT are you doing HERE, Elijah?
What are you doing here, yes you?
Just when we think we’ve been defeated, that we are alone in this fight, God shows us that we are NOT ALONE.
He called Elijah out of the dark cave, gave instructions for the next task and sent him back where he’d ran from,
“Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him.”
(1 Kings 19:10,14,15-18)
Elijah had not reached the FINISH LINE yet; it wasn’t time for that chariot of fire.
We can’t look at our current condition and base our understanding off of that. Our Father is always at work. We have to believe that God can change a life; Jesus is always on the boat in the midst of our storms.
He’ll rest on your situation until you STOP depending on what you can do and seek His help.
We are not DEFEATED and we must stand our ground fighting unto the end,
“Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8)
The enemy will try to make us feel defeated, he wants us to go into hiding, to shut up. He wants to turn OFF your electricity -our power line to Christ.
Jesus has gifted us His Holy Spirit, therefore, we are NOT ALONE. We fight with confidence knowing we are closer to the finish line than we were yesterday.
Our reason to fight: eternal salvation, a promise to be in His kingdom, His presence forever!
Our job: tell the message of the cross to EVERYONE; Gods LOVE, GRACE, and MERCY; showing love to them that they too might be SAVED. (Eph6:19-20, John 5:24, 6:37-40, Romans 13:8)
Today, if you have not received Salvation or you would like to rededicate your life back to Christ, say this prayer:
God, I know that I am a sinner. Right now, Lord, I turn from my sins, and I ask you to forgive me. Jesus, I believe that you died on the cross and rose from the grave, for me. I open my heart and life for You to come in, and I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You, God for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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