How many prophets are there in the Old Testament?
Identifying all of those prophets who spoke for God is actually a challenging task. A prophet is one chosen by God to share His message with the world. Obvious are the Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament who have books written by them. But beginning with Noah who preached and prophesied for 120 years about the coming judgment to Abraham and Moses and the seventy elders of Israel to the school of the prophets, the Old Testament is filled with men and women who spoke what God told them to say.
This summer series will focus on ten of the prophets and at least one of the lessons from their lives and prophesies. The first week focused on Elijah who fills the pages of the Chronicles of the Kings as well as the New Testament at Jesus’ transfiguration and in the epistles. He was a man of faith.
In 1 Kings 18:21, Elijah asks an important question of the people of God, “How long will you LIMP between two different opinions?” Think about that choice of word, LIMP. The prophet is picturing life without the True God, Yahweh, is lame and involves limping through all of the days on this earth. While God created us to walk upright and run with passion, the one who misses God is unable to reach their potential.
Ask yourself today, am I limping through life or running with the power of God? At the end of the chapter, Kings reveals that Elijah had the power of God on him and he ran so fast that he outran the chariot of Ahab, the wicked King. What an incredible story! If God’s hand is upon you, you can run with passion and power. You can overcome any challenge and crisis. You can reach the potential and goal that God created you to accomplish.
Where do you begin? Seek the Lord with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. Matthew 6:33 says that if you do this, everything else will fall into place.
Blessings on you,