“Where is the Lord God of Elijah?”
When Bobby and I were first married, we preached on street corners, in gospel tents, churches, and anywhere we could, because Bobby and I believed that “God was still God.” We saw great miracles…and many souls saved.
When we go back to the States, there are a few churches we love to visit, but to tell the truth, it grieves us when we see many changes. In many churches, there is no “altar call,” because there is no “spirit of conviction.” We rarely see anyone “running to the altar and falling down and crying, ‘Lord, forgive me, save me!! I’m a sinner!’” It is rare to see a miracle or to see someone get healed.
I was listening to a tape of the late Evangelist Jack Coe. He was “crazy for Jesus!” He believed God could heal anyone of anything. He was known for his “reckless faith!” But he hated cold, dead churches that did not believe in the power of God. I laughed when I heard him say this on the tape, “In many churches, there’s snow in the pews…frost in the choir and there’s a six-foot icicle preaching!”
If you are in a church where the Spirit of God is moving and souls are being won, stay there! Don’t leave! You are blessed! But if you dread going to church, and you are in a cold, dead church, and you cannot feel the presence of the “convicting power of Jesus,” then leave. Otherwise, you will become a member of the frozen “chosen.” You will have “spiritual malnutrition.” You need to leave before you die, “spiritually.”
When the Spirit of God fell upon Elisha, he had seen “Elijah, the Prophet, taken up,” into the Heaven, leaving his mantle behind. Elisha picked it up and said, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” He is still here, still the same, yesterday, today, and forever. We may change, but God never does!!
Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever!” I hope you have a wonderful day, and I hope you feel His presence with you all day long!!!! Sherry