Choose Your God or Lose Your ‘Dew’

posted by Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
June 26, 2018

Reminding this blogger again that The Bible—especially the non-revised King James Version—must be read carefully to extract God’s meaning in every Word. Thus, I too reluctantly obeyed The Holy Spirit’s urging to turn to Elijah’s story in I Kings 17 which I had read many times:

“And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said into Ahab, As The LORD God of Israel liveth, before Whom I stand, there shall not be dew or rain these years, but according to my word (17: 1).”

I thought The Holy Spirit wanted to encourage me since Elijah came from a relatively unknown place too, but that was not the case at all. The prophet came from an area called Gilead which was known as a location that could bring a healing balm (salve or medicine) for all types of illnesses. One of four major writing prophets, Jeremiah, lamented:

Is there no balm inGilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of thedaughter of my people recovered? (8: 22)

Elijahis one of two of the greatest non-writing prophets in The Bible—besides The LORD Jesus Christ—who ever lived. Of course,The LORD Jesus is The Living Word. But even He is an unwritten prophet in the human sense. (It is said, however, that Elijah may have written some eight or ten words of Scripture).

However, to examine what this great prophet actually said to the Hebrew king Ahab—who was, by the way, indifferently evil and who was married to a non-Jewish woman who was extremely dedicated to bringing Satan’s evil rule entirely over Israel—Jezebel, probably the most evil witch who ever lived.

It was to this King Ahab that Elijah—who always walked with God—spoke the plan he obtained while spending countless hours in prayer:

“. . . As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand,there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word (1 Kings17: 1).” But what does he mean by“dew” and why does he put that word before “rain,” in the wholesale Christian Bible. Now the lesson The Holy Spirit was teaching me became clearer: Each word in the Bible not only must be read carefully in detail, but the placement of each word as well.

“Dew”—especially “dew from heaven”—is especially significant in the Old Testament: It means special blessings upon the nation Israel from God: “. . . God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: (Genesis 27: 28)” . . . “And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above (Genesis 27: 39).”

Therefore, Elijah’s message to the Jewish King Ahab and to all Old Testament confessed believers was about the special blessings that they (as well as today’s Christian believers) expect God to bestow upon them. The prophet is saying that those special blessings will not come without stopping their timid, “wishy-washy” faith. Thus, he cried out to so-called confessed believers on that famous mountain where he confronted 850 of Jezebel’s wicked priests:

“And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if The LORD be God, follow Him, but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word (1 Kings 18: 28).”

With his great demonstration to show the utter weakness of Jezebel’s prophets, the great prophet spoke words similar to that of Joshua:

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; . . . (Joshua 24: 15).”

Elijah had turned off the Dew of God’s blessings for three and a half years, and now he tells them, “if you want it to be turned on again—Decide and Live for whichever God/god you choose.” (Of course it would never be turned on again if they chose Jezebel’s evil god. All believers must understand this: God can turn off those special blessings to believers and nations anytime He feels it is necessary in order to cure them of sin.

Christians today must decide who they will serve. Time is quickly running out wherein they can serve God on Sunday and the devil and man the other days of the week: whether they can say The LORD’s prayer at night before sleeping, and then curse worse than sailors all the working day; whether they can be faithful to vows, and then have sex with every convenient man and woman when they get ready.

It is past time in this modern day for those who confess to know God to start living according to His commandments, because on the ‘soon to come’ Judgment Day, it will be far too late to decide!

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