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"Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal and every mouth which has not kissed him."
- 1 Kings 19:18
 
The prophet Elijah was a lonely man. He beloved that he was the only member of the chosen people who had remained faithful to God. He prayed that death might end his heartaches and disappointments.
 
The Angel of the LORD appears and bids him go to Mount Horeb, near which Moses had seen the burning bush. From the shelter of a cave he beholds in succession a whirlwind, and earthquake, and a fire. But God is in none of them. Then the despondent prophet . . .

"Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal and every mouth which has not kissed him."
- 1 Kings 19:18
 
The prophet Elijah was a lonely man. He beloved that he was the only member of the chosen people who had remained faithful to God. He prayed that death might end his heartaches and disappointments.
 
The Angel of the LORD appears and bids him go to Mount Horeb, near which Moses had seen the burning bush. From the shelter of a cave he beholds in succession a whirlwind, and earthquake, and a fire. But God is in none of them. Then the despondent prophet hears a voice through which God assures him that there are still seven thousand in Israel who have not yielded to the allurements of idolatry.
 
We at time incline toward the pessimism of the prophet. We think of the one billion and a half people who live in our world today. We study available statistics of the Christian Church. We are deeply disturbed as we compare the two figures. At best it is a small flock which acknowledges Jesus as Savior and LORD.
 
Christian friends, we fail to remember that the Kingdom of God does not come with observation. We are apt to overlook God's promise that His Word shall not return unto Him void.

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
O what a foretaste of glory divine
Heir of salvation, purchase  of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in He blood.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - The blood of Christ make us safe; the word of God makes us sure.

 

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