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2 KINGS 1:10-12

So Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, “If I am a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men.” And fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty. Then he sent to him another captain of fifty with his fifty men. And he answered and said to him: “Man of God, thus has the king said, ‘Come down quickly!'” So Elijah answered and said to them, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men.” And the fire of God came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.

Many years ago on a bitterly cold January night, the inhabitants of the town of Sleswick, Germany, were in great distress. A hostile army was marching on them, and the reports of the conduct of these lawless soldiers struck fear in every resident’s heart. In this town, however, lived a grandmother with her widowed daughter and her grandson.

As they waited, this aged woman prayed for God to “build a wall of defense around them.” At midnight the enemy came pouring into the village, breaking down the doors of the houses. But not even a knock came to this woman’s door. In the morning she found out why.

The snowfall that night had drifted in front of her door, creating such a massive wall that it was impossible to get to them. “There!” said the grandmother. “God answered my prayers. He raised up a wall around us!”

God does take care of His own. When King Ahaziah sent a regiment of 50 men and their captain to take Elijah by force, God responded to Elijah’s predicament by sending down fire that consumed them. The same happened to a second group of 50. It was only when a third group approached Elijah with the fear of the Lord that their lives were spared.

Every Christian walks under the protective watch care of an omnipotent God. There is not a moment when His eye is not on us. Take heart. Until God’s purpose for you on earth is completed, no danger can truly threaten you. God will take care of you.

FEAR GOD AND YOU’LL HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO FEAR.

WOODROW KROLL
www.backtothebible.in

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