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The Chance of a Lifetime (5 of 5)
Series: Elijah: A Man for our Time
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
1 Kings 19: 20-22
1) The Person that is Sought by God!
A) A Working Man
B) A Willing Man
2) The Priority that is Special to God!
A) How He Readily Gave In
B) What He Willingly Gave Up
3) The Power that is Sent from God!
A) A Faithful Ministry
B) A Fruitful Ministry
A woman meant to call a record store, but dialed the wrong number and got a private home instead. "Do you have 'Eyes of Blue' and 'A Love Supreme?'" she asked.
The puzzled homeowner answered, "No, but I have a wife and eleven children." The lady asked, "Is that a record?" He replied, "I don't think so, but it's as close as I want to get."
The call of God is a call that you cannot mistake, and it is a call that you don't want to miss.
The last part of 1 Kings 19 tells of the call of God on the life of Elisha. A. W. Pink comments, "The narrative of Elisha's history consists of little else than his call and his supernatural acts." 
The first appearance of Elisha, in the Bible, involves his calling to the prophetic office. He does not come on the scene abruptly; he comes on the scene quietly.
While Elijah was battling depression, God gave him some very specific instructions as to the future. Let me just pause for a minute and say that the best way out of defeat, discouragement and depression is to KEEP ON KEEPING ON! Keep serving, keep laboring, keep being faithful to do what God has told you to do, and you'll eventually come through the dreary days of depression.
Here are Elijah's instructions.
(15-17) "And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria: 16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room. 17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Ha ...
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