MORNINGTIME4132by Benjamin Munsell on November 1, 2022
But he (Elijah) himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers. (Elijah is having a really depressing day). And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat. And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again. And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee. And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God. 1 Kings 19:4-8. When "the angel of the Lord" shows up in the Old Testament, many people believe it is Christ Himself. Again, when He shows up, amazing things happen. In this case, Elijah is given a cake baking on the coals and a cruz of water 2 times, and then walks for 40 days and 40 nights unto Horeb the mount of God to have a sit down talk with the Lord about what's REALLY going on. The Lord passes by and there's a great wind, an earthquake, and a fire, and the Lord's not in them. Then the Lord speaks in a Still Small Voice. THAT gets Elijah's attention as that still small voice is plenty enough to be heard. For us today, don't be looking for big "signs and wonders" to be the voice of the Lord, He's not in them. He doesn't need to yell at His people to be heard. And there will be plenty enough Great Signs And Wonders coming to deceive the lost into thinking "the Lord is talking", and it won't be the Lord. Leave the "Big Talk" seekers alone as you and the Lord have a quiet chat off in the corner as He gives you your next instructions. The Lord is always around and more than willing to talk, if we'll be quiet, listen, Fellowship, and, Be Blessed.