Heart searching message. I returned again to this sermon and I listened to it again this morning. There are sermons who, after listening them, I know that my mind is full with information, but my spirit is not touched, not filled, and it gives me no deep searching and no power. But this sermon is still honored by the Lord after so many years after it was delivered, and the Lord continues to bless it and to put His seal upon it. It touched my heart every time I am listening to it. It filled my heart with a longing to seek the spiritual high places of God. I am very thankful for it again!
Great difference. What a blessing to be a man separate for the Lord, totally at His disposal! When the Lord can call you and send you with His message! Elijah was a man like this. What a difference between Elijah and Obadiah! Obadiah feared Ahab more than he feared God. Obadiah never confronted Ahabâ€™s sins! The Lord could not send Obadiah to rebuke sin. The 100 prophets learned from Obadiah compromise and fear of man. Not one of them confronted Ahab! The Lord could not send them, but He sent Elijah! To what profit is a silent prophet, a silent and fearful preacher? Elijah saw well that no one in Israel stands with him faithful in confronting the idolatry of Ahab and of the nation, so he said he had no colleague in this ministry (v. 22). The Lord cannot use people like Obadiah. But he can work through people like Elijah. There is no place for compromisers in the building of Godâ€™s kingdom!
Great blessings. Good points, good lessons. What a blessing to know that we have such a loving and glorious God, and that we have brothers, friends, in the Lord Jesus, who feel for us and pray for us!