Not only bad things could tie us down but also good things. The word Yatsa is an Hebrew word meaning Come out or Go forth. God was telling Elijah to come out of the cave. So also unto us, if we must do mighty things for God, we have to come out of whatever thing that is holding us back and stand for righteousness.
God gives specific instructions. After telling Elijah to come out, he told him to stand. The Hebrew word for stand is Amad which means to endure, God was telling Elijah to endure the pain for there are great manifestations to come. Sometimes God answer some of our prayers is ‘NO’ because they are death wishes just like the prayer that Elijah prayed for God to take his life. If he knew he will be taken with the chariot of fire to heaven he wouldn’t have prayed to be dead but thank God, God’s answer to that prayer was ‘NO’. Don’t try to comprehend God’s way because God reveals only what our brain can take.
Many of us are spending ages, years to hear from God when God continually whispers to us daily. It takes a listening ear to hear the whispers of the lord to us daily.
Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor