Where is the spirit of Elijah?
These are the last days, and many spiritual leaders act like crème puffs. Where is the fire, passion, and strength to stand up against, and fight evil? Where is the call to repentance?
The original Elijah was a powerful prophet who called fire down from heaven, and burnt up the altar of sacrifice. He contended with the prophets of Baal, and demonstrated that the power of the God of Israel was superior to the “do – nothing” god they worshipped. He then killed the false prophets.
Elijah was also so powerful in his faith that he even raised the dead.
John the Baptist was not a soft, spoiled man, who discovered that God had a nice plan for his life, praised God at temple, stayed home, and enjoyed his blessings.
He rejected all that was of the material world, went into the desert to be with God, and came out of that wilderness with fire, courage and determination.
He did not eat steak, he ate locusts and honey.
*** since locusts represent demons, that could preach right there!
His words burned in the ears of sinners.
He dared to stand before kings and tell them they were sinners. He died for his daring and faith. He had no regrets.
John had the spirit of Elijah.
There is an expression: Put your money where your mouth is.
This means back up what’s in your mouth, in your speech, with what means the most to you (your money).
On the flip side, I say,
Put your mouth – where your – money – is.
It is time for high profile preachers, and other spiritual leaders, high profile or not, to put their mouth into gear, and preach what they are being paid to do.
Jesus did not die so we could have a nice plan for our life. Or so, we could prosper, and have what we want.
He died a bloody, tortured death for our sins, and if we repent, we can have forgiveness for those sins.
If we refuse to repent, and amend our ways, we are going to hell, because we have rejected the atonement for our sins, and the One who did this for us.
Once we humble ourselves, we may submit petitions to God for important matters, like our health, etc. But those petitions do not come as a main focus in our lives. Our main focus is our relationship with Him, and our state of holiness before him.
I cannot count the times that I have experienced discrimination for my faith. It is one of the most frustrating things to be known as a Christian at work, and then be condemned, based on what people see on TV. There are many that destroy, and not lift up, the true call of Jesus.
The bible says that if we suffer for our faith, because we belong to Christ, that we will have our reward in heaven.
It says nothing about suffering because Christians are giving themselves a bad reputation by being frauds, and hypocrites.
So I have suffered for nothing.
My best response was to just react to the discrimination in a Christ like manner.
But I was not suffering because I belonged to Jesus. I was suffering because of corrupt people on TV. This is such a waste.
This post is not about false preachers. It is about finding the true ones, who will stand up for Christ.
Where is the spirit of Elijah?
Will the ones who get paid the most earn their keep?
I would like to see the preachers on TV march to Washington, DC, and tell the governmental leaders to repent of their crimes against God and man. I would like to see millions of others join them.