Expounding the More Perfect Way….Jesus Christ and Him Crucified Acts 18:24-28

1 Kings 18″21–21 And Elijah came unto all the people (when they all had gathered at Mount Carmel), and said, How long halt you between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word (the objective of Elijah was to prove that Jehovah, and not Baal, was God).

As we can see in the above scripture, the prophet Elijah poses a question to the prophets of Baal as well as to the us presently.  How long will you halt between two opinions?  If the Lord be God then follow Him but if Baal, then follow him.  The word halt in the Hebrew means to hesitate or fluctuate from one to another.  What were they fluctuating between?  Two opinions which are whether to serve Jehovah God or the idol Baal. The word opinions means thoughts which distract the mind.  Baal claimed to be the Sun-god and lord of the elements and forces of nature; while Jehovah, as well, identified Himself with this token [Lev. 9:24; 1 Chron. 21:26; 2 Chron. 7:1]).

Many today are fluctuating between serving the true and living God Jehovah, by exhibiting faith in Jesus Christ and His atoning work at Calvary, or serving through religious works and self efforts to bring about spiritual change.  King Ahab and his wife Jezebel, leaders of Israel, were enforcing false worship but Elijah a true prophet of God, endorsed God Jehovah.  The things which we allow to distract our minds from serving the Lord fully based upon faith in Calvary must be cast down.  This can only happen when we choose to place our focus and minds on the Cross of Christ exclusively.  Once a person comes to Christ, there can be no adding to nor taking away from God’s plan of redemption, which is Calvary.  We must serve Him according to His precepts and Plans alone.  Israel in Romans 10:1-4 went about to establish their own righteousness but not according to God’s Way.  The question asked then is the same questioned asked today, How long will you halt between two opinions?  If God be God, then follow Him!


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