Are the days of Elijah upon us? Just as Elijah warned of the coming judgment in ancient Israel, today we need to be aware of coming judgment…
- “‘For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘that will leave them neither root nor branch.’”—Malachi 4:1
We must have a biblical mindset of judgment. Judgment is a friend to those who desire a right standing with God.
This leads us to ask…
- What is judgment?
- How should Believers view judgment?
- What word does the Lord have for us today about judgment?
Judgment is coming. The Lord is saying, ‘I left it up to My kings and priests to take care of the evil in the nations, but the evil was bigger than they knew. It has overcome too many. I will step in and remove it with my holy fire.’
This is what the “days of Elijah” refers to—God stepping in and sending His fire.
As Malachi 4:1 says, the Lord will burn up the evil roots of sin.
But there is good news for those who desire a right standing with God, whose friend is judgment…
- “‘But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves. You shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this,’ says the Lord of hosts.
- “‘Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.’”—Malachi 4:2-6 (emphasis added)
The Days of Elijah | What is Judgment?
When we ask, “Are the days of Elijah here?” we are really asking about the timing of judgment.
There are two things that happen regarding judgment…
- Evil is burned up, consumed by the holy fire of God.
- The righteous are built up and strengthened.
The good news about the days of Elijah is that God is “fattening” us up, strengthening us, and releasing authority to those of us who will not compromise.
Those who stand in their covenant relationship with Him will be restored.
Just as Robin Mark’s revival song says…
“These are the days of Elijah,
Declaring the word of the Lord:
And these are the days of Your servant Moses
Righteousness being restored.
And though these are days of great trial
Of famine and darkness and sword
Still, we are the voice in the desert crying
‘Prepare ye the way of the Lord!’”
Join Curt Landry as he walks you through understanding this hour and the days of Elijah.
The Days of Elijah | How Should Believers View Judgment?
God says that before judgment comes, He will send the prophet Elijah. Believers must understand the shift that happens in judgment. This shift is taking place in the atmosphere today.
The shifting is about a new establishment in our lives.
The prophet Elijah will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers. For Believers, we must seek a new establishment in our lifestyles, a shifting of our hearts to our Heavenly Father.
This shift is done by…
- Walking in biblical instruction
- Standing in biblical truth
- Using the Bible to guide our behaviors
Turning our hearts to our fathers means that we are not bitter about the evil that is being burnt up, but rather we will have a deep appreciation and love for our Heavenly Father who gives us dominion and authority to trample the wickedness that surrounds us.
During the days of Elijah, which is judgment, God is restoring instruction, love, and respect—from fathers to children and children to fathers.
Because the Lord is all about legacy and inheritance. He wants to be able to transfer what was paid for by Jesus to the next generation.
The Days of Elijah | What is God’s Word for Us Today?
- “And Elijah came to all the people, and said, ‘How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.’ But the people answered him not a word.”—1 Kings 18:21
For us today, this is the word: How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, then…
- Follow His instructions
- Vote in alignment with His instructions
- Be pro-life
- Be pro-family
- Speak out against what goes against His Word
- Let people know you are for God
The cancel culture of today wants to keep us—kings and priests—silent. We must rise up and be bold. We must understand that the demonstration of righteousness is coming to America, it’s coming into Israel. You will see a mighty hand of God.
Many will want to move over to the sidelines and not say a word when judgment comes. This is the same as those who didn’t respond to Elijah’s question: “But the people answered him not a word.”
Right now, the Lord is looking for those who will rise up and speak up, right now, BEFORE the sign comes.
Elijah got it. Will we?
He knew the false gods had nothing on the True and Living God. He asked, ‘Where is your god?’
- “And so it was, at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, ‘Cry aloud, for he is a god; either he is meditating, or he is busy, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is sleeping and must be awakened.”—1 Kings 18:27
First Kings 18:38-39 says…
- “Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, ‘The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!’”
Notice what happened AFTER the people saw the sign? They fell on their faces. We must proclaim the Lord is God now… don’t wait.
The holy fire is going into every place, from governments and nations to individuals and families. There will be a time when the Lord says, “Let the redeemed say so!” Is this now? Will we respond this way?
God is calling us to respond in this hour, BEFORE the signs come.
There is another Word for us today. It comes from 1 Kings 18:40…
- “And Elijah said to them, ‘Seize the prophets of Baal! Do not let one of them escape!’ So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the Brook Kishon and executed them there.”
Don’t let them get away… they are to be executed.
These are powerful words. We can’t leave even one false god or iniquitous structure because if we do not slaughter the sin that surrounds us, we will only have to battle it again.
There are situations that will arise where we will have to declare, “We will cut off the evil. We will not compromise. We will clear out the sin, in Yeshua’s name!”
The Days of Elijah | When the Testing Comes
One word of opposition can set itself up against God and introduce fear, causing us to forget His power.
A Jezebel stirs up tension and causes fear.
- “And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, also how he had executed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, ‘So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.’ And when he [Elijah] saw that, he arose and ran for his life, and went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.
- “But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, ‘It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!’”—1 Kings 19:1-4
Jezebel’s word caused fear. Words are powerful. This is all the more reason that God’s Word must be proclaimed from our mouths.
We Must Not Isolate
When testing comes, we cannot isolate as Elijah did. Isolation brings depression and death. This is what the enemy wants. He wants to isolate us when a word of fear comes.
But 1 Kings 19:5 goes on to tell us about an encounter Elijah had with the Lord. An angel touched him and told him, “Arise and eat.”
The Lord is saying, ‘Stand up. Take care of yourself. I will provide what you need. I will give you victory and rest.’
Let us arise, O Church, and dwell in unity. Let us not give up because of a word of fear. Rather, let us claim our victory in the Lord and fight together!
The days of Elijah are about judgment. When judgment comes…
- The Lord will consume evil with fire
- He will raise up the righteous
- The righteous will establish a new lifestyle
- The righteous will trample the wicked
And those who are righteous understand that judgment is a friend. They understand the power of dwelling in unity and not isolating. And most importantly, they refuse to compromise.