They’re His people

God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel? “Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life.” – Romans 11:2-3 

People say, ‘Give us a man of passion and power. Give us a man who can pray down fire from heaven. Give us Elijah.’ But look how Elijah prayed. He made intercession to God against Israel. Yet even this man whom James holds up as an example of one who prevailed in prayer, an example of one who knew how to pray, didn’t influence God in this case at all.

Although others may curse you, pray against you, or come down on you, none of those things move God. If God be for us, who can be against us? Elijah was unable to pray successfully against the people of Israel for God had made promises to Israel which still needed to be kept. He had a remnant in Israel Elijah didn’t know about.

Next time you, like Elijah, pray God will get someone, remember that there are things about them you don’t know. There are qualities in them you are just too blind to see. God sees people in an entirely different light than we do. Yes, He’s aware of their failings and frailties—but He also sees what He’s doing and the work which has already taken place in their lives.

We miss it. We judge people by what we think they should be. God looks at them and sees what they would have been had He not entered their hearts.

A Days Journey – J.Courson

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