MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

May 14th, 2015

Elijah is an interesting prophet– calls down fire yet hides from a human queen. What do you irrationally fear?

Who Is Esaias Anyway?

March 22nd, 2011 Viewed 3689 times, 3 so far today
(KJV) 1631 Holy Bible, Robert Barker/John Bill...

(KJV) 1631 Holy Bible, Robert Barker/John Bill, London. King James Version (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For a moment, let’s accept the KJV Only argument that the King James is the best translation from a manuscript standpoint as well as from tradition.  My question, that has yet to be answered, is “Why has it not been updated since the 1800?”

To give a reference, here’s something that always baffled me as a kid.  Who is Esaias?

Matthew 3:3 – For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

I Have 7,000 Other Prophets

February 15th, 2010 Viewed 2575 times, 1 so far today

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This past Sunday, in the message of the morning, the Pastor was in the book of I Kings, looking at the story of Elijah when he’s in the wilderness.  What stuck with me, when looking at this passage again, was the whole part of the passage where God tells Elijah just how many people He had for himself:

Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him. – I Kings 19:18

Elijah

January 21st, 2010 Viewed 1748 times

flames 4 Somewhat out of nowhere, Elijah appears on the scene at the court of King Ahab of Israel and promises a drought until he says it will stop.  It’s not clear whether King Ahab believes him or not, and yet the next thing we know, Elijah is whisked off to the Brook Cherith to be fed by ravens.

As if this wasn’t enough, Elijah was then taken to a widow and her son.  He promises them food that will never run out until the drought does.  And he raises the son from the dead.

After some time he returns to fight the prophets of Baal on Mount Caramel, and here’s where things really start to get interesting.  He challenges the prophets to see who is the real god—Baal or Yaweh, and the test is a test of bringing fire down from the heavens to light a sacrifice.

Where is Elijah?

April 22nd, 2008 Viewed 2480 times, 1 so far today

Torch For some weird reason I’m in a reflective type mood as of late. I think a lot of it has to do with the workbook I’m working through called Experiencing God. (You can find the link to it in my sidebar.) At its core is the premise that God is still at work in the world, and He wants us to join Him in that work.

Ok, pretty good so far, right? Then the screws tighten. He wants to do God-sized things through us, but we’re too busy being busy for God and all the while depending on ourselves rather than him.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.