The same happened to the prophet Elijah, the last remaining prophet of God in the reign of Ahab.
Elijah had the courage to face 850 prophets of demons or false gods (400 of Asherah and 450 of Baal who sat at the table with Jezebel 1. R. 18.19) and destroy the 450 prophets of Baal, because he trusted and cried out goodbye. But when the attack came from a single enemy, in this case Jezebel the wife of King Ahab, Elijah flees for fear of losing his life instead of going and cry to the Living God as he did previously.
1. MAN WITHOUT GOD FEARS MAN 1. R.19.3a.
to. Flee from his presence and walk through deserts Vr. 3-4a.
b. You want to die Vr. 4c.
c. He falls asleep instead of watching, instead of fighting. Vr. 5
What's up with the sleepers:
d. Stop eating the heavenly food Vr. 5c-8a.
2. THE MAN STRENGTHENED BY THE FOOD OF GOD IS STRONG AND VICTORY Vr. 8c.
to. The verdadero food is to do the will of God Jn. 4.34
b. Christ is the Bread that produces Life Jn. 6.35
c. Talking about the word of God gives life to man Lc. 4.4
3. THE MAN WHO DOES NOT TRUST GOD ESCAPES HIMSELF. Vr.9
Elijah hid in a cave. The cave is a symbol of store, of confinement, of stagnation. The cave leads to monotony and spiritual cooling.
To find the blessing of God, to be in his presence and to be prospered by Jehovah of Hosts, you have to leave the cave. God is terrified of confinement. God bless you if you are outside the four walls of the church's enclosure, get out of there so that the Lord Almighty may bless you.
The man keeps locked, stuck because he does not love God and does not trust Him
It is enclosed in:
· The cave of fear to keep going, fear of facing the problems and the prince of this century.
to. We must fear God alone Mt. 10.28.
· The cave of discouragement.
b. Do not faint, or be discouraged, because God is with whom you are looking for. Dt. 20.2-4
· The cave of human intelligence and wisdom, I am the best because I am very studied.
c. Do not boast about our intellectual abilities Pr 3.7
· The cave of conformism.
d. Do not settle for what we have, always seek to be better Rom. 12.2
· The cave of religiosity and witchcraft that is devotion to idols
and. Religious and idolaters will not enter the kingdom of God 1. Cor. 6.9
Stgo. 1.26-27. 6 If anyone thinks he is religious among you, and does not restrain his tongue, but deceives his heart, his religion is vain. 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: To visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
· The cave of the works of the flesh or sin Gal. 5.19-21a.
F. Do not practice them, move away from them because we will not see God Gal 5.21b
4. GOD WANTS YOU TO GET OUT OF THE CAVE Vr. eleven
to. Where are you? Asks God in the spiritual sense Gn. 3.9
b. Come out of the cave, flee from it and come outside to the presence of God Vr. 11-15
5. FOR GOD TO LISTEN TO YOU AND TO ANSWER YOU, YOU HAVE TO ARRANGE THE ALTAR OF JEHOVAH 1.R. 18.30
Previously God lived in the Most Holy place of the temple.
to. Today, the Altar and Temple of God is You 1. Cor 3.16-17
b. But many have the Altar and Temple of God ruined, destroyed, dirty, contaminated by sin. Because the king of this world who is satan has the man deceived and as a thief, he came but to kill, steal and destroy …, Jn. 10.10.
c. Let's approach God and arrange the Altar of the Lord so we can see his glory 1.R. 18.30
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