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The Call - by Michael Phillips
Elisha the Prophet - Part 2 of 17
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1 Kings 19:19-21
Dec 19, 2004 am - Last week we began to study the life of Elisha. Our man, please note, is not the prophet who went to heaven in a fiery chariot, but the other one. At first, he was Elijah's servant, and, later the man who replaced him as the chief prophet in Israel. Elisha's calling was both hard and glorious. Hard, because the times were evil, his supporters were few, and his foes were many and powerful. But glorious, because he was God's partner in the salvation of the world. We often shy away from such wording because it seems to divvy up the credit-some for the Lord and some for us. It does no such thing! The glory, Lord, from first to last, Is due to Thee alone. Yet the Bible speaks of our partnership with God, and we should embrace it with reverence, gratitude, and a mind to work! The Lord has called us to work with Him. Maybe 'called' us is not the right word; He has 'honored' us by giving us a role to play in saving the world. Are you working at it? By witnessing to the lost? By praying for them? By supporting missions? By showing them it's a joy to serve the Lord? No one today is called to be a prophet. But every believer is called to join God in His work of reconciling the world to ... More >>>

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