Unashamed of Yeshua
1 Kings 18:36-39: “And it came to pass, at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, “LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word. Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that You are the LORD God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again.” Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The LORD, He is God! The LORD, He is God!””
Earlier in the above passage of scripture, we read in 1 Kings 18:21: ““If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.”
What a sad passage of scripture.
We read in 1 Kings 18 that, even though the Israelites knew that “the L-rd, He
is G-d”, they would not commit to Him.
There may have been certain reasons for this:
Perhaps they were afraid of King Ahab and Jezebel; perhaps they were afraid of the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah.
I don’t know! However, they really had no excuse as they knew G-d and they knew the might of His miracle working power.
Is it so different today?