reply to post by Byrd
Actually In the Old Testament worship of Idols and sacrifices makes it clear people that people who fell away from God continued in their wicked
The prophet Elijah (900 years B.C).
was one of the strongest defenders of true faith and godliness (Ch. 17-21). Grieving over the spiritual death of his people,
Elijah was determined and tough in punishing the wicked.
Elijah was called to prophetic ministry under the wicked Israelite king Ahab. Ahab's blood-thirsty wife,
Jezebel, who was a daughter of a pagan priest from Sidon, put many Jewish prophets to death and filled the land of Israel with pagan priests of
Baal.Although God gave the people time to repent, they did not end their sacrifices and worship of Idols....
Elijah was great in Gods eyes and heard His prayers...For his holy life and a great love for God, the prophet Elijah was taken to heaven alive in a
fiery chariot. The story of the 2nd (4th) Book of the Kingdoms starts with this event.
According to prophecy, Elijah will come again before the end of the world in order to expose the lies of the antichrist. At that time he will die as a
Right throughout the Old Testament Rightious Prophets were put to death by Idol Worshippers for their gods!
Only time it stopped was when Rightious Kings were put in POWER!
The same goes for todays world...those in POWER and CORRUPTION only bring out the WORST in people!
The time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
In the Great Prophet DANIEL we hear....Christ shall be slain, and the people who shall deny Him shall not be His.
In the New Testament Jesus Christ said....
And in REVELATION we read...I know thy works,
and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews,
and are not,
but are the synagogue of Satan.
My people did not hear My voice,
and Israel harkened not to Me ...
They gave Me gall for My food,
and in My thirst they gave Me vinegar to drink ... Let their eyes be darkened,
and their back bend down always.
Pour out Thy indignation upon them: let Thy wrathful anger take hold of them.
Let their habitation be made desolate,
and let there be no One to dwell in their tabernacles,
because they have persecuted Him Whom Thou hast smitten,
and they have added to the grief of My wounds.
Add Thou iniquity upon their iniquity; and let them not come into Thy justice.
Let them be blotted out of the Book of the Living, and with the Just let them not be written...............Prophecy Fullfilled!
You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears,
you always resist the Holy Ghost; as your fathers did,
so do you also.
Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted?
And they have slain them who foretold the coming of the Just One,
of Whom you have now been the betrayers and murderers.
Acts 7:51-52...Pretty interesting SCRIPTURE!
They have rejected Me,
that I should not reign over them ...
They have forsaken Me and served strange gods....Indeed STRANGE gods!
1 Kings 8:7-8
Let their eyes be dim so that they cannot see,
and let them walk bent-backed forever with a heavy load.
Thou shalt eat bread ... and cover it with the dung that cometh out of a man ... Thus shall the children of Israel eat their bread all filthy among
the nations wither I will cast them out,
saith the Lord.
Many more passages that have been fullfilled and are still being FULLFILLED in OUR DAYS!