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A discouraged prophet

But he himself [Elijah] went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.  (1 Kings 19:4)  The history of […]

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Onward Christian Soldiers

“It is enough!” The mighty prophet of God now sits alone in the shade of a juniper tree a day’s journey into the wilderness of Beer-sheba, far from the danger that wicked Jezebel posed, and proclaims to his God that he is finished. He is no longer able to battle on and makes an ardent […]

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What Doest Thou Here?

In First Kings chapter nineteen verse nine we read: “And he came thither unto a cave and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and said to him, What doest thou here, Elijah?” Jehovah asked this question of Elijah when he had come to the “Mount of God.” That we […]

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John the Baptist Elias: That Was to Come

I have this question: “We read in Matthew 11:14 and again in Matthew 17:1-13 that Jesus unmistakably points out John the Baptist as “Elias (Elijah) that was to come”. Our question is: “why does John the Baptist himself deny that he is Elias when interrogated on this point by the priests and Levites in John […]

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