The Ascension

8th October

As they were walking along and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire. It drove between the two men, separating them, and Elijah was carried by a whirlwind into Heaven.”

2 Kings 2:11

Elijah may have had his doubts about his calling but he will always be remembered as being one of the greatest prophets in the Bible. There was something special about him. He was also one of the only three people in the Bible to have been taken to Heaven without actually dying (Enoch and Jesus the other two). Scripture does not mention why this happened but what we can know through scripture, is that he was a very anointed man who followed the Lord closely. In fact so great was his life that he even appeared in Jesus’ transfiguration in Matthew 17:3, along with Moses (there is also many references to him in the New Testament too).

Yet Elijah didn’t have any special qualifications to inherit such an anointing. He was just a normal human being who even had thoughts of giving up (both on his ministry and his life). However, his life is a great example of how a simple man can be used by God is such a mighty way.

Let us too take hope and courage that we can also be used by God in a mighty way. Let us cast off our doubts and walk in faith. Let us simply believe that God is the One and Only True God. Moreover, let us not hide that fact but freely share it. There is only one God and His Name is Jesus Christ. Let God’s miraculous deeds through our hands bring many to believe in HIM!