Isaiah- How Long O Lord?
In the year King Uzziah died, a member of the royal family of Judah received a startling vision. He heard the voice of the Lord asking, “Who shall I send?” Isaiah said, “Here I am, send me!” The Lord sent Isaiah telling him what to say to the people but also advising, “They will not listen.” To which Isaiah said, “How long O Lord!”
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Elisha-Chariots of Fire
Elisha was one powerful, faithful prophet of God! His name means ‘my God is salvation’ and the whole ministry of Elisha would prove to be a testimony to the meaning of his name. You see, Elisha lived in dark times. Idolatry and secularism was embraced by the people and Israel’s enemies were circling. Yet through countless situations, Elisha stood as a light… a voice in the wilderness… showing through his life that the God of Israel was well and truly alive! In fact, Elisha performed more recorded miracles than Elijah or anyone else in the Bible other than Jesus. Elisha was called by God to join Elijah to be trained to be the next prophet of Israel, Handing off the mantle, the baton so to speak, from Elijah to Elisha was a dramatic scene and turning point in Elisha’s ministry and brought the “chariots of fire.”
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Elijah- Who Do you Follow?
God’s methods are often surprising. God did not raise up an army to destroy Ahab and Jezebel (1 Kings 16:29-34). Neither did He send some scintillating prince to argue His case or try to impress their royal majesties. Instead, God did the unimaginable—He chose somebody like . . . well, like Elijah (1 Kings 17:1) to directly oppose evil head on.
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“ A Wise Man Once Said….”
What is wisdom? It is certainly something we want to learn and obtain. Years ago there was a series of E F Hutton ads that proclaimed, “When E. F. Hutton talks, people listen.” As soon as someone mentioned the magic words, “my broker is E.F. Hutton and E.F. Hutton says,” everybody stopped to hear those word of wisdom.
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