Monday, 15 July 2013

Today Reminder - 15 July 2013 (Special)

A reminder for today
As they were walking along and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire. It drove between the two men, separating them, and Elijah was carried by a whirlwind into heaven. (2 Kings 2:11)

According to the Bible, Enoch and Elijah are the only two people God took to heaven without them dying. Genesis 5:24 tells us, "Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away." Second Kings 2:11 tells us, "Suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind." Enoch is described as a man who "walked with God for 300 years" (Genesis 5:23). Elijah was perhaps the most powerful of God's prophets in the Old Testament. There are also prophecies of Elijah's return (Malachi 4:5-6).

Why did God take Enoch and Elijah? The Bible does not specifically give us the answer. Some speculate that they were taken in preparation for a role in the end times, possibly as the two witnesses in Revelation 11:3-12. This is possible, but not explicitly taught in the Bible. It may be that God desired to save Enoch and Elijah from experiencing death due to their great faithfulness in serving and obeying Him. Whatever the case, God has His purpose, and while we don’t always understand God’s plans and purposes, we know that “His way is perfect” (Psalm 18:30).

My dear friend, it is clear that God’s ways are beyond our own understanding and even if we question them, they remain perfect and well planned. Each one of us is designed with a special purpose just as Elijah had a special purpose even in his last moments on earth. Do not think your purpose any less than then next person. We are made, each one of us, in special way with special gifts that will make us a key part in God’s plan. Do not let the enemy deceive you in thinking you are not as important as the next person. You are and will always be part of God’s great plan.

My prayer for you is that you will realise that your purpose on this earth is all part of God’s plan and that you will know you are just as important to Him as the next person. You are beautifully and perfectly created just as you are and in your perfection is His glory. So let His glory shine through you so that you are a light in the darkness and a beacon of hope to those that are lost.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus