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1 Kings 19:9
There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
Elijah had destroyed the Prophets of Baal at Mt. Carmel and prayed to the Lord for rain. AND it Rained!! Then Jezebel threatened to kill Elijah within twenty-four hours when she heard what he had done. Upon hearing her threat, Elijah wilted with FEAR and ran for more than forty days to a cave in Horeb. That’s when God asked him, “What are you doing here Elijah?”
When God asked Elijah what he was doing in Horeb, He was in effect saying, “Elijah your time is up.” The one thing the Lord will not tolerate in an aged leader is FEAR. It’s one thing to be alarmed as a young person who hasn’t known the Lord for very long. However, for a seasoned veteran to run away in fear … the Lord lovingly looked for someone new to use. Elijah immediately sought out Elisha and called him into service. Not long after, Elijah was taken up in a fiery chariot to heaven. Yes, Elijah finished victoriously by the grace of God, but in the process he learned “Only FEAR Can Stop You.”
May FAITH be my portion all the days of my life! Amen