Dear Friends of "Dial Daily Bread,"
The Lord has promised to "send" us the prophet Elijah, "before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord," which means now (see Mal. 4:5, 6). We will see and hear someone preach in whom there is no "self"-importance, but a man who has humbled his soul before Christ, and in whose voice there is the tenderness of the Good Shepherd mingled with the fire of the heaven-inspired voice of Elijah on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18).
Such a "voice" will be the fulfillment of Revelation 18:1-4. That voice will command attention from every honest-hearted person on earth; they may never have heard such a voice before; but they will recognize it immediately.
"Elijah" is somewhere in the world today, for the Lord promised to send him, and He does not fail to keep His promises. Go to "school" with Elijah; the classroom is open. Join him at the "Brook Cherith," some place of humility where you can learn from Jesus how to lay self aside.
But how does one do it? It takes time. It takes asking; "ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find" (Matt. 7:7). It takes waiting before the Lord (cf. Psalm 27). "When You said, 'Seek My face,' my heart said to You, 'Your face, Lord, I will seek'" (vs. 8).
It takes acting on His word: getting up when He calls you, going when He sends you, and studying when He impresses spiritual hunger upon you.
I think I can be reverent and say, Get acquainted with your human friend, Elijah.
--Robert J. Wieland
From the "Dial Daily Bread" Archive: February 7, 2009.
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