“11 And He said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:
12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What are you doing here, Elijah?” 1 Kings 19:11-13
Sadly, many of God’s Children seek the wind, earthquakes and fire instead of beholding God’s still small voice. Although God indeed caused the wind, earthquakes and fire, they were not the manner in which God chose to speak to the prophet Elijah.
Be careful not to forsake the still small voice of the Lord for the wind, earthquake and fire that He may cause as He passes by.
“12 For whosoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that he has.
13 Therefore speak I (Jesus) to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.” Matthew 13:12-13
Whosoever has and wants more of the righteousness of God which only comes through the Cross of Jesus, will have more. Whosoever has but does not care for more, will not receive more and what they have will be taken away.
Those who reject the finished work of Jesus on the Cross for victory over the world, the flesh and the devil, will lose what righteousness they would have had and what they currently possess. However, those who seek for more of God’s righteousness because of Who HE is and what HE has done and not the experiences as He passes by, to them will be given more abundance. They will see, they will hear and they will understand because they are not seeking the “experience”, they are seeking Jesus Christ and following Him daily – not just on Sundays.
While seeking the experience, we too often miss God’s still small voice. As a result, not only do we seeing see not or hearing, we hear not but we don’t understand. We are tossed to and fro and carried about by every wind of doctrine because we don’t understand…we can’t hear the still small voice.
“2 But He that enters in by the door is the Shepherd of the sheep.
3 To Him the porter opens; and the sheep hear His Voice: and He calls His own sheep by name, and leads them out.
4 And when He puts forth His own sheep, He goes before them, and the sheep follow Him: FOR THEY KNOW HIS VOICE.
5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.” John 10:2-5
The religious lack understanding. They do not have ears to hear. They look for and point to the wind but God is not in the wind. Religion will not hear the still small voice of the Lord asking…what are you doing here, Elijah? Behold the still small voice.