Follow........
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinrssyoutubevimeotumblrinstagramFacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinrssyoutubevimeotumblrinstagram

Todays readings.. 2 Kings 1&2, Jeremiah 50, 1 Corinthians 10                                    

            Our reading of 2 Kings 2 today records the transfer of responsibility before God from Elijah to Elisha. 

            Elisha requests, “Let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.” [v.9] and it is significant that it is recorded of Elisha that he ultimately performs twice as many miracles as Elijah.  However, in doing God’s most important work and conveying God’s messages it is evident that Elijah is the greater prophet, he is the one with Moses on the mount when Jesus is transfigured.

            Elisha’s sight of his dramatic departure when “Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven [v.11], is proof to him that he has a double portion of his “spirit.”   But what kind of “heaven” does he go to?  The next use of the Hebrew word for heaven is in ch. 7 v.2 about whether the “windows of heaven” could be opened to provide flour and food! The rain comes from heaven (eg 1 Kings 8 v.25).  The fact that a letter later came from Elijah to Jehoram, the son-in-law of Ahab, makes it clear Elijah still somewhere on the earth (see 2 Chron.21 v.12).

            So God removes Elijah from the scene because his work is finished, just as John the Baptist, whom Jesus refers to as a promised Elijah (Matt. 17 v.11,12) came – and his work was finished in “turning the hearts” (Malachi 4 v.6) of people ready for the ministry of Christ.  He was removed from the scene to leave the way clear for Jesus.  The widespread impact of his work is clear from the way Paul encounters those who only knew the baptism of John – who were a great distance from Israel (see Acts 18 v.25  19 v3,4)

            The heavens of the sky are to be the scene of the most dramatic events yet!  When Jesus returns those alive will see him “coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels … and they will gather his elect …” [Matt. 24 v.30,31]   Only those looking for him will really know what is happening.  Jesus says, “all the tribes of the earth will mourn … the sun will be darkened … the powers of the heavens will be shaken..” [v.29]  Some think this means the political heavens, but it seems more in context to see it as meaning the literal heavens.

 

Thoughts for the day based upon the Christadelphian Bible reading Planner by R.Roberts


Christadelphianvideo.org exists to serve the brotherhood in providing both preaching and Study material in video and other forms to assist in the proclamation efforts of individuals and Ecclesias alike and also as a preaching tool in itself.

This website was set up to assist in this endeavour and our aim is to Declare the God of Israel to those who are seeking the truth about the Human condition and the message of salvation found within the pages of scripture (the Bible).

We are a group of Baptised Christadelphians from all over the world who volunteer their God given time and resources to this cause.

Follow us on our dedicated Facebook page (click Images)


or our dedicated FACEBOOK group

Or our website http://bibletruthandprophecy.com/

If you would like to subscribe to our channel, once you have clicked ‘Subscribe’ make sure you click the cog next to the subscribe button and select ‘Send me all notifications for this channel’

Download our ‘Free’ Bible APP – ‘KeyToThe Bible’ for i-phone or Android

Bible App

Features: Bible, Personal Journal, Reading Plan, Video On Demand KeyToTheBible was created by Christadelphians for everyone to learn about God’s message. Our beliefs are based wholly on the Bible, we regard the Bible as inspired by God and without error in its original form.

For more information on the Christadelphians

Bible Truth and Prophecy

One Man should die for the people 6 part series New Video Release: This Study was given at the SWCBS in July 2018 Follow Bible Truth and Prophecy on WordPress.com (function(d){var f = d.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0], p = d.createElement(‘SCRI…

ChristadelphianVideo (@Christadelph) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from ChristadelphianVideo (@Christadelph). Bible Truth & Prophecy https://t.co/WOKMXNMbom. England, United Kingdom

The Christadelphian Office

The Christadelphian Office

Free Online Bible Study Courses | Learn More About The Bible – This Is Your Bible

Free Online courses and instruction on important bible topics concerning Salvation, God, Jesus Christ and his coming kingdom on earth

Read a variety of booklets on-line concerning various key Bible subjects.

True Bible Teaching Booklets

 

 

ChristadelphianVideo.org (@christadelphianvideo) * Instagram photos and videos

514 Followers, 681 Following, 120 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from ChristadelphianVideo.org (@christadelphianvideo)