Elijah's name is synonymous with miracles and displays of power. His greatest miracle, arguably, was on Mount Carmel. There he engaged the prophets of Baal in a contest where he called down fire from Heaven to completely consume water drenched sacrifice after which Elijah singlehandedly executed four hundred & fifty prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). He also raised a boy from the dead. Elijah was accustomed to seeing God move in great power.
Towards the end of his ministry, Elijah went to Mount Horeb and waited for God to speak.
"The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord , for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord , but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper." 1 Kings 19:11-13.
We live in a time when Christians are greatly attracted to signs, wonders and miracles and are chasing after them everywhere without testing the spirits. Churches that supposedly manifest powerful miracles seem to gain more attention than those who seemingly do not.
Yes, Jesus said signs and wonders will follow those who believe in him but that is not the only way God moves. He can manifest in the furious wind that shatters rocks! He can manifest as fire that consumes irredeemably. He also speaks with a still small voice.
The desire to always see God in the wind and the fire may lead you to wrong places and people. Allow God, and not signs and wonders, to lead you as you walk with Him. The more you know Him, the more you will know where God is and where God is not. You will learn to recognize and appreciate His still small voice too.
Love, Lady Monica ❤