August 9, I Kings 18:23-29
Again Elijah gives the perceived advantage to the prophets of Baal, he allows them to choose first. The rules are simple, whoever answers with fire will be god. Now scripture doesn’t say this but we have evidence throughout that demons can influence physical things. Perhaps these prophets at times contact a demon which could at times start a fire. Now today they have a certain confidence because of things that happened before. It’s a danger with occult and fortune tellers, I believe there are actually people who can tell futures because they speak to the demons who are influencing their life. I’ve always contended that if someone were to ask a demon what it plans for you it will tell you. So these prophets have a certain expectation, but God is here today and He will not allow any demons to perform. The prophets become frantic, trying to understand why the ritual won’t work. And Elijah pokes fun at them. This became an entertaining spectacle, imagine a bunch of men dancing around a dead bull on a wood pile, chanting and cutting themselves. I also believe this whole event was scripted by God, that God told Elijah how and what to do and say to bring the greatest effect. Perhaps even the crowd is ridiculing the prophets. It truly has become an entertaining show, God has a great sense of humor.
Today's workout, chest-shoulders intervals.
High knees, push up, box hop, bench dip, jump rope, hug, windmill, db shoulder press.