Prophet Elijah proved the authenticity of God’s power to shame King Ahab that wanted him dead. Elijah commanded God’s fire to rain down on the king’s soldiers until the last man sent to arrest him submitted to God’s honor. It is reported, “The king sent to him (Elijah) a captain of fifty with his fifty men. So he went up to him; and there he was, sitting on the top of a hill. And he spoke to him: “Man of God, the king has said, ‘Come down!’” So Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, “If I am a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men.” And fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty. Then he sent to him another captain of fifty with his fifty men. And he answered and said to him: “Man of God, thus has the king said, ‘Come down quickly!’” So Elijah answered and said to them, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men.” And the fire of God came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty” (2 Kings 1:9-12).
Christians serve an un-defeatable God. His power is strong and cannot be curtailed by any man or woman. Also, God’s fury is fierce; its impact can last eternally. It is therefore important that all people fear God and pay him due respect. No one should take God for granted, but we must all make a serious effort to satisfy his desires with holiness so that we can receive his benefits. Jehovah will endow his benefits on us if we can faithfully serve him.
Dear God, I know you are the Lord of lords and King of kings. You own God of the universe, and the extent of your power is unimaginable. Please teach me how to duly respect you. Help me to give you due honor at all times so that I can receive your benefits everyday of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
AUGUST 12 BIBLE LIFE
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