It’s easy for us to feel alone sometimes when we’re trying to convert others to Christ. We live in such a dark, evil world that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. 

Isaiah felt the same way after he killed the prophets of Baal in the contest found in 1 Kings 18.

His life is threatened by Jezebel and he runs away. An angel takes care of him for 40 days and 40 nights, then the word of the Lord comes to him and asks what he’s doing there.

1 Kings 19: 10 “So he said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.”

You might think after a major victory he’d feel ecstatic, yet, he felt alone.  Even his own people turned against God. Or so he thought. 1 Kings 19: 15-18

Then the Lord said to him: “Go, return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus; and when you arrive, anoint Hazael as king over Syria.  Also you shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over Israel. And Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place.  It shall be that whoever escapes the sword of Hazael, Jehu will kill; and whoever escapes the sword of Jehu, Elisha will kill.  Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”

God didn’t allow Elijah to sit around and mope, rather God gave him a support group which included Elisha most notably, to rally him to the task at hand.

The same is true for us, we may feel like we’re the only Christians left, but that’s where the church comes in. It’s our own support network that God gave us through His Son to rally us onward to the task at hand.

We may not be the prophet of God that Elijah was, however we are the mouth piece of God today. It’s up to us to tell others about salvation and leading them to Christ.

And this salvation is what we offer every time we give an invitation.  The opportunity to take advantage of the blessings found in Romans 6: 3-4

“Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”

And the blessings found in Acts 2 starting in verse 41  Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers”… and in verse 47 “And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”

We are not alone, not in this life nor the one to come, it’s God who adds us to His church when we are baptized, so we too are not alone.

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