The Battles

Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one of the bulls and prepare it first, since there are so many of you. Call on the name of your god, but do not light the fire.” So they took the bull given them and prepared it.
Then they called on the name of Baal from morning till noon. “O Baal, answer us!” they shouted. But there was no response; no one answered. And they danced around the altar they had made.
1 Kings 18:25-26

Again, we see that Elijah seems to be having a blast at giving these so-called prophets of Baal and Asherah directions. In the verses following, we’ll see him mocking them. There were 850 of them all doing this. What a sight it might have been. At any time, though, these men could have turned on Elijah and torn him apart with their bare hands, but they chose the way they knew: to pray to a god who wasn’t there, begging him to ignite their altar.

All around us is an enemy who wants to destroy us. If we knew how many times God has protected us, we would be rejoicing daily. If you are doing the work of God, you will be severely tested and tried. You will be mocked and laughed at. Your beliefs and faith will be tested, and often at the hands of fellow Christians.

But, I’m happy to tell you that “He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). We don’t see the unseen world. We would probably be astounded if we did. Even though we don’t see the invisible spirit world, it exists. Battles are raging even as you read this. The battles are won daily, hourly, and minute by minute. But the battles can be won.

Continue to seek more of God. Continue to seek His face.

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