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How long halt ye between two opinions?

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Announcements Forums God – July 3rd, 2016 How long halt ye between two opinions?

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    JPalmer
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    4. I Kings 18
    21 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.
    23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under:
    33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.
    35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.
    38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
    39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.

    Elijah’s complete faith that God can overcome any obstacle is so inspiring! I had myself in a humanly impossible situation, drowning in decades of ungodly behavior, and essentially in a blink God changed it all and brought me here. I marvel over it quite often still, as humanly there seemed to be no solution.

    Also, it is a good reminder to me that I don’t need to “prepare the way” or “make it easy” for God to work. To do that is to still be halting between two opinions. I need to work within my own consciousness to completely realize His allness, and trust that His work will be done in His time.

    I am so grateful for this week’s lesson. Thank you!

    #1701
    Susanne
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    What struck me here is that you allowed the old stuff to completely burn away, just as any doubt was burned away on the altar, even the water was licked up!

    So many people wallow in their past, ruminate, and what a waste of time that is. We are taught to never forget how far we’ve come, but we have no time to waste on the past because there is so much of God’s glory to experience and share in the NOW, as you say, “completely realizing His allness” and trusting His perfect plan. Hallelujah!

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