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Face Jezebel

As we’ve been discussing, Mt. Carmel is an interesting place. It has the ability to make you think about your life choices and if you are being loyal to God or not. Elijah came out on the other side of Mt. Carmel victorious. For all intents and purposes, he won! However, after his victory, Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah saying that she would have him killed like the prophets. And instead of going after Jezebel he runs and flees to Be’er Sheva and wanders in the wilderness asking that he may finally die.

Face The Roots

Now, let’s get this straight. Elijah, a man who supposedly just killed 850 false prophets is scared of one woman. Let’s think about a tree for a moment. Elijah essentially cut down an entire tree that had gone bad. But the roots….the roots still run deep within the earth. Jezebel and Ahab represent those roots that still exist and are still able to produce more branches. Elijah, at this point, is incredibly emotionally, physically, and spiritually drained from what just happened and producing rational thoughts are difficult. He probably feels like all of that hard work was for nothing because the root of the problem still exists.

Face God

As Elijah laments in a cave, the Lord begins asking what his problem is and is told to stand out at the edge of the cave. As he stands there, 1 Kings 19 records a dramatic episode where there is a strong wind, an earthquake, and fire but the Lord was “not in” any of those events. Behold, a gentle whisper arose and Elijah knew it was the Lord. Within the response of God, Elijah is told to find his successor, Elisha, who will carry his torch and defeat the house of Ahab and Jezebel.

Face Yourself

The point of this post is that in each episode of the Elijah story, the Bible calls us to face different aspects of our lives. We’re asked to face the false idols we put our trust and hope in. We’re asked to face the roots that have grown deep into our hearts that prohibit us from living out our faith in an effective manner. We’re then asked to face God, who reveals to us what we must to get back on the path of righteousness so that we can leave a legacy that reflects the character of God. And then, we’re asked to face ourselves. Are we able to put those false idols and roots to the fire? Are we willing to give them up to live a life of obedience and devotion to God? The choice is yours.

Click Here to learn more about the Holy Land and the Megiddo with one of our seminars.

Face Jezebel

As we’ve been discussing, Mt. Carmel is an interesting place. It has the ability to make you think about your life choices and if you are being loyal to God or not. Elijah came out on the other side of Mt. Carmel victorious. For all intents and purposes, he won! However, after his victory, Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah saying that she would have him killed like the prophets. And instead of going after Jezebel he runs and flees to Be’er Sheva and wanders in the wilderness asking that he may finally die.

Face The Roots

Now, let’s get this straight. Elijah, a man who supposedly just killed 850 false prophets is scared of one woman. Let’s think about a tree for a moment. Elijah essentially cut down an entire tree that had gone bad. But the roots….the roots still run deep within the earth. Jezebel and Ahab represent those roots that still exist and are still able to produce more branches. Elijah, at this point, is incredibly emotionally, physically, and spiritually drained from what just happened and producing rational thoughts are difficult.He probably feels like all of that hard work was for nothing because the root of the problem still exists.

Face God

As Elijah laments in a cave, the Lord begins asking what his problem is and is told to stand out at the edge of the cave. As he stands there, 1 Kings 19 records a dramatic episode where there is a strong wind, an earthquake, and fire but the Lord was “not in” any of those events. Behold, a gentle whisper arose and Elijah knew it was the Lord. Within the response of God, Elijah is told to find his successor, Elisha, who will carry his torch and defeat the house of Ahab and Jezebel.

Face Yourself

The point of this post is that in each episode of the Elijah story, the Bible calls us to face different aspects of our lives. We’re asked to face the false idols we put our trust and hope in. We’re asked to face the roots that have grown deep into our hearts that prohibit us from living out our faith in an effective manner. We’re then asked to face God, who reveals to us what we must to get back on the path of righteousness so that we can leave a legacy that reflects the character of God. And then, we’re asked to face ourselves. Are we able to put those false idols and roots to the fire? Are we willing to give them up to live a life of obedience and devotion to God? The choice is yours.

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