May 1, 2006
Death of Ahaziah King of
Ten years before Elijah's departure in a "chariot of fire," the LORD said unto him . . . anoint (Jehu) . . . to be king over
Just prior to Elijah's translation into heaven, Elisha again revealed his spiritual discernment and loyalty to God, which qualified him to be Elijah's successor. Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here . . . for the LORD hath sent me to
Like Elisha, circumstances have placed each of us where we are today to determine the sincerity of our commitment to the Lord. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord (I Corinthians 15:58).
In the taking up of Elijah in the whirlwind and the dropping of the mantle — a symbol of the presence of God and power that remains with His faithful servants (II Kings 2:8-15). This is a type of the ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ and the sending of the Holy Spirit to indwell the believers, giving us power to evangelize the world. He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven (Luke 24:51-53; also Acts 1 — 2).
1:8 girt =b> bound; girdle of leather =b> leather belt or band around his waist; 2:19 naught =ollutted, bad; 2:24 tare =b> mauled or mangled them; 3:9 fetched a compass =b> circled around; made a roundabout march; 3:27 offered him =b> burned him alive as a sacrifice to a god of
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Memory Verse for the Week: I Kings 11:9