Had it not been that the book of James 5:17 mentioned that Elijah was a man as we are, one would have wondered if he were really human. This is mainly because his lineage was never mentioned in the Bible and he did not die because he was taken to heaven in his human form.
However, I also discovered something very interesting about Elijah. He was also fond of disappearing! This is because it was particularly mentioned in 2 Scriptures.
The first one goes;
1 Kings 18:12
“I don’t know where the Spirit of the LORD may carry you when I leave you…”
If you study that place, you will see that the person who made statement – Obadiah, was afraid of him disappearing.
Another incidence here also shows that the people knew that he was fond of disappearing. Read this.
2 Kings 2:16
Look now,” they said to Elisha, “we your servants have fifty valiant men. Please let them go and search for your master. Perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has taken him up and put him on one of the mountains or in one of the valleys.” “Do not send them,” Elisha replied.
Recall that Philip had a similar experience in Acts 8:39
“When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, but went on his way rejoicing.”
On several occasions, Ezekiel had similar experience too.
Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard a great rumbling sound behind me–blessed be the glory of the LORD in His dwelling place!
“So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the LORD upon me.”
This occurrence is not strange because Jesus Christ Himself also experienced it after His resurrection.
“…then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst…”
I hope you were inspired.
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