Get Out Of Your Cave
Dec. 4, 2019
The Chariot Eye
Prophet Patrick Buwemba
_Get Out of Your Cave_
1 Kings 19:9-12 There he came to a cave, where he spent the night.But the Lord said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" Elijah replied, "I have zealously served the Lord God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too." "Go out and stand before me on the mountain," the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper.
Elijah was fleeing Jezebel’s death threats, he found himself, in the
wilderness, wishing for God to just go ahead and take away his life right there.
Elijah was worn-out, exhausted and just plain done. He was ready to throw in the towel and quit.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a Cave - Although caves seem like they are safe places but they are prisons.
God asks the prophet an interesting question "what are you doing here?" The emphasis in this question is *"Here"* meaning God wasn't expecting Him to be in that place after him feeding him and also using him in that way he did .
Elijah didn't answer the question but instead tells God about how people have been unfaithful, how they had broken the covenant with God, destroyed God’s altars, and killed God’s prophets and how he was the ONLY one left who had been faithful to God.
Elijah seemed right but his perception of God totally changed.
When we operate out of our own perceptions, we become blind to what God intends to be done and end up isolated from the presence of God and people.
Many people become like this "inflated with self importance." *That he is only one left and only one faithful.* God reminded him of How he preserved himself 7000 other prophets. Because God isn't in the business of hiding or men that draw back but after those that move forward to carry out His assignment.
Therefore today make it a point to step into your place that God called you to move in. Not because you are being called upon but because you know your accountable before God.
Father help me come out of whatever cave am stuck in. Bring me back to the rock that is higher than I so that I may finish the assignment you have given me.