“Still, I have preserved seven thousand men in Israel for Myself, all of whose knees have not bowed to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him.”
— 1 Kings 19:18
Elijah, the bold prophet of the Lord, thought that he was the only one left in Israel who worshiped the one true God. But God told him there were seven thousand who did not bow the knee to the false god, Baal.
In the great struggle that we have with the forces of unbelief, we need men and women of faith like Elijah. Men who have something of that unyielding spirit, that iron in their backbone that will enable them to stand up against the forces of evil and godlessness. Men and women who will see the great battle that is really before us.
But so many people in America today seem oblivious to the great spiritual struggle of our time. We need men and women of faith today who are not afraid to stand up and confront the unbelief of our day.
When Elijah confronted the forces of Baal on Mount Carmel, God answered powerfully with fire from the sky, proving that He alone was God. What consequences hang in the balance for this nation if the forces of godlessness succeed in completely overthrowing the followers of Christ? We thank God that in our day there are far more than seven thousand who have not bowed their knee to Baal. May God grant us that we may have something of the courage and something of the faith and something of the determination and steadfastness of Elijah in the critical hour in which we live today.
Lord, we marvel that You would have saved Sodom and Gomorrah for the sake of even ten righteous people there. As it is, You delivered Lot and his family. Lord, send a great revival that the millions of people who bear Your name will truly live for You…
BY GOD’S STRENGTH, WE BOW THE
KNEE TO THE TRIUNE GOD ALONE.