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April 24 - Morning

"When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven
in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way
from Gilgal...
The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked,
'Do you know that the Lord is going
to take your master from you today?'...

...The company of the prophets at Jericho went up to Elisha and asked him,
'Do you know that the Lord is going
to take your master from you today?”...

...Fifty men from the company of the prophets went and stood at a distance, facing the place where Elijah and Elisha had stopped at the Jordan...

...The company of the prophets from Jericho,
who were watching, said,
'The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha.'

And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him."

- Second Kings 2:1, 3, 5, 7, 15

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  

Elijah’s Public Ascension Again Demonstrates the Worthlessness of Baal


In the Old Testament believers (and, unbelievers) would not “go up to heaven” at death, but would
“go down to Sheol.” This is seen in Genesis, Job, Psalms, etc. (Genesis 25:7-8; 42:38; 37:35; Job 7:9; 21:13; 5:26; 17:16; 1 Kings 2:10; Psalms 16:10; 139:2; 30:3; Isaiah 57:9; Acts 2:27 (Diagram HERE; Details HERE). Sheol, or “grave” as it is translated in English Bibles, was the realm of the dead in the underworld. The righteous would be released from Sheol upon Jesus' death and resurrection and would then enter heaven, the presence of the throne of God.

So, it is very interesting that Elijah is “going up.” The phrase that says Elijah was about to be taken “to heaven in a whirlwind” in 2:1 is literally “in the storm of the heavens.” This does not necessarily mean Elijah went into heaven where the throne of God is located, since Jesus says in John 3:13,

“No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven – the Son of Man.”

Elijah and Elisha pass through three cities, each with a local school and residence for the prophets (Gilgal, Bethel, Jericho, see map HERE) called the "company of the prophets" (literally "sons of the prophtets").

Elijah's, Elisha’s and their students' were opposed by Baal, or Hadad, the storm god who was the “rider/driver of the clouds.” Baal, or Hadad, was said to ride on his chariot of the clouds with fire and lightning. But, while all the prophets were watching the true Lord took his true prophet in a chariot of fire that descended out of the sky and ascended back into the sky. This was the very domain of Baal celebrated by Jezebel and her followers.

This would mean Elijah’s removal from the earth was a demonstration of the Lord’s authority (similar to fire coming from heaven on Mount Carmel from Elijah’s YHWH and the Baal of Jezebel and her false prophets). After this demonstration of power and dominion Elijah would have then gone the way of all the earth and entered Sheol, the underworld (called Paradise by Jesus on the cross and others in the days of the New Testament, or Abraham’s Side) to wait for the resurrection of Jesus.

Another key element of this historical account is that Elijah’s powerful and faithful ministry was to continue through the man Elisha. These were dark days of Israel and this supernatural confirmation strengthen and secured the prophets and the believers in the depths of a dark confused society.

  Christian Quote from Church History

“A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.” – Sir Francis Bacon

Something to Ponder??

Propitiation – the universal concept of an angry God who must be pleased or satisfied before any good or blessing can occur. The work of Christ on the cross satisfies all the claims of divine holiness, righteousness, and justice so that God is propitiated. Many times you hear a man say that Christ satisfies him, when in reality, that was never really an issue. Christ has always been the bread of life and the water of life which satisfies man. The problem is that God was not satisfied. Our biggest concern is not whether we are satisfied with God, but whether God is satisfied with Christ. Jesus Christ is our propitiation before God, and God is satisfied or propitiated
with Christ.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Tob (Hb) – Good (Eng) – tob is the Hebrew word that means “good,” “pleasing,” “right,” “best,” “favorable” and “festive.” Tob describes land in Exodus 3:8 and 1 Samuel 8:14. Rebekah is described as tob, or “very beautiful,” in Genesis 24:16. Men, such as Gideon in Judges 8:32,
are said to die at a tob age, or “a ripe old age.”


In Jerusalem the western hill (Mount Zion today) had water cisterns cut into its eastern slope facing David’s original city. These cisterns were eventually used as tombs before Hezekiah included this western ridge into the city of Jerusalem by enclosing it with the extension of the wall around 701 BC.

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I both believe and obey? 
Do I demonstrate that I trust the Word of God by responding with the appropriate action?
I desire to learn God's Word and then allow that Word to direct my thoughts, words and actions.
  "Rescue those being led
away to death;
    hold back those staggering toward slaughter."

- Proverbs 24:11
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
Joshua 11 Second Samuel 21 Psalm 81 and 88
Prayer for Today
Personal Prayer Church Prayer Item National Prayer Concerns World Prayer Concerns


Boldness in the face of opposition

Global Presence

Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram

Late night class at the Western Wall.

Late night class at the Western Wall.

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Elah, Zimri and Omri, Details from 1 Kings 16:1-20 on a map.
Watch a brief 16 second video of this class that Galyn uploaded
with his cell phone below:
Details from 1 Kings 16:1-20 on a map.
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