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17 February 2021 (updated)
The Spirit of Elijah - Part 2
setting, about 930 BC: (Read 1Kings 16:29-34) Israel split shortly after
death, 10 tribes were called Israel, and Samaria became their center of
worship. The other
two tribes, Judah and Benjamin, were referred
to as Judah and their worship center remained in Jerusalem (cp Jer 3:6-8,
written about 300 year later). Ahab, who married Jezebel a princess and
the false god, Baal, was 10th in the line of kings over Israel. And there
was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the
of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up, 1Ki 21:25. Israel, the 10
tribes, has reached her lowest spiritual state when the Lord sent Elijah.
of Elijah is an allegory of the gospel going from Jew to Gentile and back
to the Jew. God will bring forth a remnant in the spirit of Elijah.
1. How does what Elijah told Ahab concerning rain, apply to Israel literally
and spiritually? Isa 55:10-11; Rom 2:28-29; Mal 4:5-6.
Elijah was told to turn eastward and dwell by the stream Cherith (h3747
= a separation).
Allegorically, what do Elijah’s actions indicate
and what is meant to be fed bread and flesh by black birds until the stream
up? Eze 8:16; Rom 8:5-7; Job 15:2-6.
Read 1Kings 17:8-12:
3. Spiritually, how do you see the gentile widow woman and her son? 2Cor 11:2;
Pr 12:4; Ps 127:3-5; Acts 13:47-50.
In verse 12, what do you see in the widow’s comments to Elijah?
Eze 4:16-17; Zech 4:11-14; Rv 11:3-4
Read 1Kings 17:13-16:
5. What is the spiritual lesson in the promise to the woman? Gal 3:14; Eph
Read 1Kings 17:24:
6. What spiritual lesson can be seen in the death and resurrection of the
son? Rom 6:3-11; Eph 4:20-24.
God was withdrawing from sending His word to Israel because they would
hear. The 3 ½ years, a figure that applies to Israel, spiritually
since the cross . I think the time is here, when the word of God is no longer
spoken to the church at large, until He sends the spirit of Elijah. This time
of spiritual drought appears to be from time of the apostle John’s
death until Matthew 24:14 is fulfilled, which I believe in the near future.
Israel was understanding God & scripture according to the flesh, until
they were desolate of God’s Spirit (cp Pr 18:4); they had separated
themselves from God, going into spiritual darkness. (cf Acts 13:46) This
to the Apostolic church by the time the apostle John died, cf 1Jn 2:18-19,
22; 4:3; 2Jn 1:7. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation....,
flee from it, Mt 24:15.
Outwardly, a woman is a symbol for a church. A pure church is in subjection
an impure one is subject to confusion–Babylon, Rv 17:1-3,
18. Inwardly, a woman is a mind-set of a person thinking and reacting to
their own feelings; children are her thoughts. Metaphorically, the widow,
is dead, is a type of us as gentiles about to die spiritually, Gal 4:19;
Eph 4:15; 5:23 (inwardly); cf Rom 7:1-6. It is a picture of what happened
which led to the spirit of truth going to the Gentiles.
Note: The Hebrew for sticks h6086 is rendered tree(s) 162/ 328 times. The
is scarce, Jn 6:48, & little is understood of the truth
(Holy Spirit, 1Jn 5:6). Elijah, a type of one who, in their understanding,
ascends into heaven spiritually, Rv 4:1-2; Jn 3:12-13. He represents a person
having God’s spirit & helps the woman birth the truth (a Son), one
like God & the Son of man–two olive trees, sons of oil (symbol of
the Spirit). The woman a picture of Gentiles who stop eating at Jezebel’s
table when given the Godhead truth (show bread, Lv 24:5-9), Rv 2:18; 12:1-2,
The bread would not cease, nor the oil lack, Pr 4:18. A bruised reed he
and a wick (of a lamp) growing dim, he will not quench,
will bring forth (a decision toward) the truth, Isa 42:3 (Hebrew) (I was
at one time like the wick with a tiny spark of light about to go out). The
is the never ending truth from Jesus, Jn 6:50-51, & the oil is the anointing
of the Holy Spirit, 1Jn 2:20, 27. The widow woman has existed for the last
two thousand years–and RAIN is coming soon–it is time for the
harvest, Jn 4:35!
When we are immersed in the understanding of Jesus, we become spiritual
of his death & resurrection & the old self dies. This comes
with realizing that Christ died to prove God has always loved us & we were
forgiven even before we asked, Jn 3:16-17; Lk 23:34; we see that Jesus was
made to be sin by depicting our “old man” in his body on the cross,
Eph 4:20-24; Col 3:8-17 (stripes–wounds given to us by others; crown
of thorns–our care & guilt of a worldly life & the unforgiveness
in our hearts toward others; darkness over the land–our lack of understanding
of the Father & Son; naked–not having the character of Christ,
cf Rv 19:7-8). Today, I believe the resurrection of the Gentile church has
and soon, the true gospel will be spread to the rest of the church.
Malachi 4:5-6: 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the
coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: 6 And he shall turn
the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to
their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Then, like the Gentile widow woman, anyone having been resurrected in Jesus
Christ, can say to the person bringing the spirit of Elijah, Now by this I
know that you are a man of God, and that the word of Yahweh in your mouth is