WHERE IS THE LORD GOD OF ELIJAH?
2 Kings 2:11-15 reads thus, ” And it came to pass, as they (Elijah and Elisha) still went on, and talked, that , behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder, and Elijah went up by whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and he cried, “My farther, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.” And he saw him no more., and he took hold of his own clothes and rent them in two pieces. He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back , and stood by the bank of Jordan. And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and smote the waters , and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither, and Elisha went over. And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
God used Elijah mightily. The first time he was introduced to the readers was when he declared drought in Israel for many years according to the word of God, and there was no dew nor rain for 31/2 years, and when it was time for the drought to be over, he prayed again and rain came. Throughout the drought God took care of him using Ravens to bring him food, and when the brook dried up, he was directed to a widow woman who took care of him. Later we saw him in a public show of “who the real God is” by gathering the prophets of Baal and demanding them to call on their God to send down fire to consume the offering. When there was no response from their god, Elijah called on his God and fire came down. The end of this was a public declaration of the real true God, and the 450 prophets were slain. When Jezebel the queen heard that Elijah had killed the prophets of Baal, she sent message to him that she was going to take revenge by killing him. Elijah ran for his dear life and then God met with him and asked him why he was running, he said he was fed up because all God’s prophets had been killed, and he was the only one left. and Jezebel wanted to kill him too. God told him to get a successor ready and that was Elisha, and Elisha was anointed to continue the work. He was trained under him and when he was ready to go to heaven, Elisha followed him until he was taken to heaven by whirlwind. For Elisha to come back to the other side of Jordan where the people were, he had to cry out to the LORD God of Elijah to come to his aid, now that the master was gone. He cried “Where is the LORD God of Elijah?” and smote the Jordan river with Elijah’s mantle so that he too can pass through like they both did when Elijah was with him. The LORD God of Elijah showed up and parted the Jordan river for him.
Now that we are getting ready to transition to the new year 2019, where do you want the LORD God of Elijah to show up for you? Is it in your finances, your marriage, your academics, your career, or your spiritual life? The LORD God of Elijah is FAITHFUL and each time both prophets called upon him, He answered them., and He will answer you too. There is no area of your life that He does not have control over if you surrender it to him. Psalm 55:22 says”Cast your burdens upon the LORD, and He shall sustain you, He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” If you have been burdened with so much especially in this year 2018, please allow the Burden Bearer to relieve you, and you will be surprised that 2019 will be much smoother and peaceful in the mighty name of Jesus. Call upon Him, He is nearer than you think. List all the problems you want Him to solve for you, and begin to call upon Him in prayer and one after another, be thankful unto Him for answering your prayers. Please the bible is the key to knowing the mind of Christ, and when you spend time on the word of God, more light will shine on your path, and you will have insight into what to do to get your breakthrough, and in the process you will be getting transformed into the image of Christ day by day. By the grace of God, year 2019 will be much glorious in our lives if our Lord Jesus tarries His coming. God bless you as you continue to read Daily Words of Wisdom and then share with other people, this is another form of evangelism. The LORD be with you all. Amen.