1Ki 19:3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.
1Ki 19:4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper-tree: and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is enough; now, O Jehovah, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
1Ki 19:5 And he lay down and slept under a juniper-tree; and, behold, an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.
1Ki 19:6 And he looked, and, behold, there was at his head a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.
1Ki 19:7 And the angel of Jehovah came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for thee.
1Ki 19:8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
1Ki 19:9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of Jehovah came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?
1Ki 19:10 And he said, I have been very jealous for Jehovah, the God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword: and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
1Ki 19:11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before Jehovah. And, behold, Jehovah passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before Jehovah; but Jehovah was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but Jehovah was not in the earthquake:
1Ki 19:12 and after the earthquake a fire; but Jehovah was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
1Ki 19:13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entrance of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?
1Ki 19:14 And he said, I have been very jealous for Jehovah, the God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
1Ki 19:15 And Jehovah said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, thou shalt anoint Hazael to be king over Syria;
1Ki 19:16 and Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel; and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
1Ki 19:17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay; and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.
1Ki 19:18 Yet will I leave me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
1 Kings 19:4-18
1Ki_19:4-18. He is comforted by an angel.
went a day’s journey into the wilderness — on the way from Beer-sheba to Horeb - a wide expanse of sand hills, covered with the retem (not juniper, but broom shrubs), whose tall and spreading branches, with their white leaves, afford a very cheering and refreshing shade. His gracious God did not lose sight of His fugitive servant, but watched over him, and, miraculously ministering to his wants, enabled him, in a better but not wholly right frame of mind, by virtue of that supernatural supply, to complete his contemplated journey. In the solitude of Sinai, God appeared to instruct him. “What doest thou here, Elijah?” was a searching question addressed to one who had been called to so arduous and urgent a mission as his. By an awful exhibition of divine power, he was made aware of the divine speaker who addressed him; his attention was arrested, his petulance was silenced, his heart was touched, and he was bid without delay return to the land of Israel, and prosecute the Lord’s work there. To convince him that an idolatrous nation will not be unpunished, He commissions him to anoint three persons who were destined in Providence to avenge God’s controversy with the people of Israel. Anointing is used synonymously with appointment (Jdg_9:8), and is applied to all named, although Jehu alone had the consecrated oil poured over his head. They were all three destined to be eminent instruments in achieving the destruction of idolaters, though in different ways. But of the three commissions, Elijah personally executed only one; namely, the call of Elisha to be his assistant and successor [1Ki_19:19], and by him the other two were accomplished (2Ki_8:7-13; 2Ki_9:1-10). Having thus satisfied the fiery zeal of the erring but sincere and pious prophet, the Lord proceeded to correct the erroneous impression under which Elijah had been laboring, of his being the sole adherent of the true religion in the land; for God, who seeth in secret, and knew all that were His, knew that there were seven thousand persons who had not done homage (literally, “kissed the hand”) to Baal.
I was in my Desert praying place, it was hot, I found a desert shrub to sit under for shade, and it was also on a sand mound. As I read JFB after I got home, this portion of the word was given to me, and was a 100% word of confirmation why?
I was weeping, feeling, is there not one other person that feels what I do, where are the people of the lord that are feeling, hearing the same words I am. The Lord spoke in love, in a small still voice and said.
" My son you may feel you are alone in what you have spoken, wrote on, declared, you may even be the only one in this area, but you are not the only one in the world that is getting the same word of the coming hard times. I have many, all over who are doing as you are, crying out, where are the true servants of the lord, you are not alone. Your but one. I have many I have, and many are not even in the know yet" as the word said.
Having thus satisfied the fiery zeal of the erring but sincere and pious prophet, the Lord proceeded to correct the erroneous impression under which Elijah had been laboring, of his being the sole adherent of the true religion in the land; for God, who seeth in secret, and knew all that were His,
I was deeply convicted, the Holy Spirit does that, who am I but one of many scattered ones. You reader may feel the same thing, the whole world is going to hell, Churches are in apostasy, false teachings, worldly, but you are not alone, maybe where you are, but not in the whole world. The lord has a remnant, some are in the know, some will become so, after the judgment falls and the economy falls, they will return, like the prodigal son.
If you are one who is trying to wake people up, and they think you are crazy, or a dooms day prophet, so be it, you are his and you are indeed not alone. let this word that convicted me, speak to your heart today, let us arise and be about the masters business and never stop, never, not until the fall comes. When the fall comes you will be needed, and this is why you are going through so many trials and tribulations, it is the way it works.
All I can say is, work on Lord, work on. I repent for my thoughts and many of you need to. We are not alone