As we continue with Elijahs story in1 Kings 18: we find:
O, BLA D, O, BLA DA, LIFE GOES ON,.. YA,… LA, LA, LA, LA, LIFE, GOES ON.
After three years of drought, food and water had become scarce, we find King Ahab and Obadiah, (the trusted head of his house), splitting up to search the land for water and grass to keep the live stock alive.
The Lord tells us twice, how Obadiah had defied his King and the wicked Queen Jezebel, by hiding and feeding, 100 prophets of God, to foil Jezebels plan to kill them.
The Lord is showing us a man, an ordinary man, with the gift of faith, a righteous man, who if caught would have faced death, yet did what he could, even if secretly, to serve God.
Meanwhile back at the widows home, the miracle of provision is ongoing. When Elijah receives more words of Knowledge and Wisdom.
“Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.” “And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab.”
Another page turned, leave your place of provision, Go back and find the man who would have you dead, and speak truth to him once again.
Really Lord? Will you at least send an earth quake, or loud voice from heaven or are you going to leave me there alone once again.
We find: “Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab.”
The Lord just will not alow Elijah to get too comfortable. He doesn’t want us to get too comfortable either.
We must be willing to give up our comfortable circumstances and walk where the Lord directs, if we wish to be used for His glory.
When Obadiah meets Elijah on the road, he recognized him, and was afraid to tell Ahab that Elijah was there for two reasons.
First: Ahab had been searching for Elijah and made an oath to punish those who were hiding him.
Second: He was afraid God would translate Elijah away, and Ahab would blame him.
“And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here: and he shall slay me.”
And Elijah said, “As the Lord of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely shew myself unto him to day.”
This last verse tickles me, God told Elijah to go show himself to Ahab, but:
So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him: and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
Ahab came to the man of God.
Elijah, a man just like you, used of God, because he knew Gods voice and acted apon it.
If we learn to hear, then obey the voice of The Holy Spirit. We may find ourselves used by God. Possibly in a way that saves lives.
Lord open the doors, help us to hear… teach us to walk with You. Amen