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Days of Justice

KATHY—Days of Elijah are days of justice.  In 1Kings 18, Elijah told them to seize the “prophets of Baal and not let a man of them escape. And they caught them, and Elijah brought them down to the Kishon and killed them there.”  The justice was public and did not end there on Mt. Carmel.  In the following chapters “The LORD told Elijah to appoint Hazael to be king of Syria and appoint Jehu to be king of Israel and appoint Elisha to take his place as prophet.  Hazael was to start killing the people who worship Baal. Jehu was to kill those who escape from Hazael, and Elisha was to kill those who escape from Jehu.”  Jezebel died when Jehu had her thrown from a window of Jezreel’s palace, and her body was eaten by dogs.  Justice continued in the next generation when King Ahab’s sons were beheaded and their heads piled at the gates of Jezreel. 
As our days mirror the days of Elijah in so many details, (more than those listed in this article), may we be encouraged that we too will see the called of God follow the Lord’s directions and take down corrupt entities and willful evil, both now and in generations to come.  And may we see the power and original design of God manifest in our homes and nations, both now and in generations to come. (This is the last of the excerpts from Kathy’s SEEC Magazine article “Days of Elijah”. You may read this article in its entirety at this link: martygabler.com/articles/ )