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Was Elijah A Great Man Of God

How do you see Elijah? A great man of faith (he caused it to stop raining). Or a weak man of doubt (he cowardly ran away from Jezebel).

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Eliyahu was a normal great man. The beauty of the Scriptures is that it shows us his human side too. Eliyahu paints a picture of a man submitting himself to God even when he is having doubts. It also wonderfully illistrates that God sees us when we hurt and are in times of doubt and anguish, and will comfort us and help us see it through. And yes, if what we need is a good old fashioned slap to the back of the head and told to get up and get busy, then He will do that too.
---Rabbi_Dean on 7/9/07

James 5:16-18, "...The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit."
---Bruce5656 on 7/8/07

To the point, Elijah, was like Moses, Abraham, Sarah, Jeremiah, the nation of israel, & others used mightilly by Echad/God. He has a way to make individuals "decrease, so he could increase" in their lives. Remember Paul's thorn in his flesh & the messenger of satan sent to buffet him?
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 4/13/06

Mima, Moses & Elijah talked with The Flesh & blood man Jesus Christ, not God The Son who was in "The Bosom Of The Father" or scond Person of The Godhead or Echad ["The Ubited One"], as God's Angels also ministered to Him. A flesh & blood body could'nt hold the omniscience or Glory He left in Shekinah Glory to become a sin offering for our sins [Phil.2:5-11].
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 3/22/06

Elijah was a normal flesh & blood man as are we all, doing so much on our own. Jacob fled from Esau, David fled from Saul, Annanias feared the apostle Paul who went back to Tarsus, all twelve disciples denied or deserted Jesus Christ, Moses fled from Pharaoh, on & on it goes. Different reasons, same results, "without me ye can do nothing", then & now! Stress can weaken our flesh!

The more flesh, less of Echad/God & vv [Jn.3:30].
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 3/22/06

Well, Scripture says they spoke to Jesus about His work here. Who knows what they said. I would think Jesus would respect whatever it was.
---Ann5758 on 2/15/06

If JESUS was counseled by Moses. Then I must be completely wrong about the nature of JESUS. I am under the believe that JESUS is God in the flesh and as such He really does not need counsel!!
---mima on 2/15/06

remember that its not our short comings but our belief, consistency, faithfulness, and obedience that promotes salvation.
---berne on 2/15/06

He was truly a man of God with failings of a mere mortal. He was seen standing on the Mount of Transfiguration with Moses, speaking to Jesus- perhaps offering counsel- regarding His life's mission. Only one highly favoured & blessed could do that.
---Ann5758 on 2/15/06

Hebrews 11:32-40. Look closely & you'll see Elijah standing with the multitude of faithful.
---Leon on 2/15/06

James notes that Elijah was a man who had similar passions to our own. We see him on Mt Carmel calling down fire from heaven and we see him cowering in a cave hiding from the wicked queen. We see him perform miracles and we see him wanting to end his life under a bush. The point of the James passage is that we do not have to be a man of "great faith" or a "great man of God" for God to hear and answer our prayers. Elijah was just a regular guy who God chose to use for his purposes.
---Bruce5656 on 2/13/06

I believe that he was a great man of faith. He was still human and felt "down" at times. It happens to the best of us. I've noticed that especially after God does something great in our lives, the devil normally brings something to make us get discouraged.
---Karlie on 2/13/06

Elijah was a great man of God. God said he would send down the fire and he sent it to Elijah and God set the alter on fire. As close as he was to God I would say he was a GREAT MAN OF GOD.
---Rebecca_D on 2/13/06

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