Today: God skips what man picks!
Passage: 1 Kings 19, NIV
15 The LORD said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram. 16 Also, anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet.. (1 Kings 19, NIV)
As Elijah was “on the run” in fear of Ahab King of Israel and his partner Jezebel, God asked Elijah to anoint two Kings, one for Israel and another for Aram. God also asked Elijah to anoint a prophet after him, Elisha
The man who was “on the run” because of one King, anointed two kings and a prophet! That prophet got the double portion of Elijah’s anointing. So Elisha was equivalent of two prophets!
While a King can only carry a King’s anointing, a prophet can contain the anointing of many. Once God took some of the spirit that was upon Moses and gave it to seventy others (Numbers 11:25).That is why, this power of God that you and I can receive, is called “Dunamis”, like the power in dynamite!
Another example we can see among us today, is Reinhard Boenke
The power of God is real! It is no small thing. We think we have it, but may be we are far from it. If we really had that power, we would have seen so many more mighty works of that power in our midst!
Paul knew it better than us. So he calles it “the all surpassing/mighty power”
Elijah anointed Jehu as King of Israel, but Jehu was not made King soon after Ahab. Two others ruled Israel before Jehu
In many churches and organizations, this is what is happening today. There are people whom God has found/anointed, but man’s eyes skip it.
The wrong ones are “picked” instead. Thay start giving all the trouble
Today, many people are suffering because of wrong leadersip in Churches/organizations
Such organizations/churches will suffer/fail
When Jehu finally became the King of Israel, he did what was pleasing for God
Those whom God has chosen will come to the respective positions, even if it is delayed. It takes much prayer. If you think you have been “skipped”, don’t fight for it in a human way. Only pray
Elijah’s of God could be suppressed, but no one can suppress the God of Elijah!
God bless your day!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for being there, always for me. There were times I got frustrated, and tried to hide, forgetting that you are always with me and that you follow me wherever I go. Thanks for your presence.Amen
“When man skips, God picks”