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2 Kings 1:8
They replied, “He had a garment of hair and had a leather belt around his waist.” The king said, “That was Elijah the Tishbite.”
King Ahaziah had succeeded his father, Ahab, as king of Israel. He had fallen through the lattice of his upper room in Samaria and injured himself. Ahaziah sent his men to consult with the god of Baal-Zebub, who was the false god of Ekron. He told them to ask this god of stone if their king would live. The angel of the Lord had dispatched Elijah to intercept them on the way. He told Ahaziah’s men to go back and tell Ahaziah that he would surely die because he had not acknowledged the God of Israel but had instead accepted a god of stone. Ahaziah’s men went back and told Ahaziah what Elijah had told them. When Ahaziah heard, he asked, “What did this man look like?” They described what Elijah wore, and right away, the king said, “That would be Elijah who told you that!”
It wouldn’t have mattered what Elijah wore had he not been able to perform the works of God the Almighty. But because Elijah could deliver miracles and wore odd clothing, even the king knew it was “The True Man Of God!” When I use the word man, I’m speaking of The True Woman Of God as well. As never before, our nation and this world need The True Man Of God. Why? Because we need men and women who walk so close with God that they can cut through all of the lies and satanic deception that’s out there and speak truth to the issues at hand. The True Woman Of God cares not what others think of her; instead, she is alive for one purpose—to please the Lord. It’s time for The True Men And Women Of God to step up. By the way, just as Elijah spoke it, Ahaziah died in his palace quarters, never recovering from his injury.
I’m asking you to raise men and women up in this final hour to speak the truth and not lies to the situations at hand. May we not be people-pleasers, but instead, may we be God Pleasers in all that we say and do. Amen