In the Desert
Elijah rise and eat, he seemed an awesome hero, a man who did not fear anyone, or anything, defying the royals and their court including the 850 false prophets. But he also had his weaknesses. As soon as he heard Jezebel was out to kill him, he starts running away as far as he possibly can. He was, however, forgetting the strong and faithful Hand of Yahweh. The same Hand that also is leading us in our daily life. He was so confused and so very disappointed in himself that he asked Yahweh to take away his life. Feeling, his mission failed he laid himself down and fell asleep under a juniper tree. An Angel of Yahweh came down and woke him up, gave him food and drink. While in the desert, he looked around him and saw a cake baked on coals and a cruse of water. He ate and drank and laid himself down again.
Again, Yahweh touched him and for the second time he got up ate and drank; as he had to travel forty days through the desert. Yahsuah Christ before he began His Ministry stayed forty days in the desert, where the Saviour rejected satan three times.
This second time of Elijah’s awakening is of much more significance. The flight of Elijah is a foreshadowing of what is about to happen at the End of Time. Surely right after the confrontation with the idols Elijah flees to the desert and was fed by the Angel of Yahweh; just like Moses who represented the Hebrew people. Moses, who tended sheep in the desert for forty years for a gentile named Jethro. Elijah is standing right in front of Israel. Malachi 4:4 “Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, within the statutes and judgements.” Elijah is going through the phenomenon pointing to great tribulation Matthew 24:21 and Revelation 12:6 describe about the flight in the fullness of Israel to the desert. The time the flight will take place is just before great tribulation.
Elijah will be taken up to Heaven. He and Moses will appear on the Mount where the Transfiguration and Glorying of YahshuaChrist took place. (Matthew 17) Elijah will not see death in his time, he will see death in the End Time when he has fulfilled his second task. He will be killed during the reign of the antichrist, but Yahweh will turn his death and that of Moses as well into triumph by resurrecting them both from the dead after three days. Yahshua was resurrected after 3 days; Jonah was in a big fish for three days (Revelation 11) Because of the internet, verse 9 of this chapter falls into place. “And when the people and kindreds of all nations shall see their dead bodies three and half days”…..)
After traveling forty days, Elijah came to Mount Horeb and lodged in a cave. Then the Word of Yahweh came to him. According to the first chapter of John, the Son of Yahweh. Yahweh is saying in 1Kings 19:9 “What doest thou here (= what are you doing here) Elijah?” and he emphasizes his active mission: ” I have been very jealous for the LORD the God Hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken the covenant, thrown 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” Being face to face with Yahweh he has neglected also, in danger of death, to put his trust in Yahweh. But before he leaves the cave to stand face to face with Yahweh, something else happens. History is repeating itself when Moses asked to see the Glory of Yahweh. Moses also was standing in the entrance of the cave when the Glory of Yahweh passed him by. The same with Elijah, however, there was a difference. Just before the Glory of Yahweh passed, a great strong wind was released that crashed and shattered the rock, but Yahweh was not in the wind; neither was He in the earthquake, that followed; the fire came, but Yahweh was not in the fire. Yahweh displayed frighting powers of nature. Elijah must understand that nothing including fear and death can separate the Love of Yahweh. He had to turn to Yahweh as a response to satan’s threat. Most of all in mortal danger. That is the same with us. No harm will come to us, that is to our soul.
In this time, the greater part of mankind seek their baal in worldly pleasures, indulging in excess and defying YAHWEH.