Elijah Is Selected by Jesus

So today on the Daily Bible Podcast, Jesus personally visits a guy named Elijah to tea bag some sense into him. Elijah gets selected by God to be His prophet. So naturally, the first thing that Elijah does is threaten the local government. After successfully becoming the kid everyone hated, he chilled by a stream because God told him to.

Then Jesus walked by and told him to see this woman in Sidon. He went to her and did a couple miracles while Jesus took notes from the shadows show he could plagiarize Elijah later. After that Jesus told him to go back to the local government and convince them to dispose of people from different faiths. Elijah did but that made some people mad so he fled to the desert. Jesus was like “OH man that was a good I idea, I gotta do that too.”

Then Elijah goes to a cave and lives like a savage until god walks by and releases a massive wind and whispers in his ear.

Word Of God

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.

John 1:1-2

The Old Testament has a lot of appearances of the Messiah, or Jesus. Jesus appeared to Gideon as an angel of the Lord. Anytime God sends an angel to interact with humans, it is the Messiah figure that he is sending. As denoted by the Gospel of John, Jesus is the word of God.

Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah:  “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan.  You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.”

1 Kings 17:2-3

This is where Jesus, the Word of God, visits Elijah and tells him to eat whatever ravens bring him. Jesus guides Elijah to perform miracles and massacre people of other faiths. He even guides Elijah into the desert for 40 days and nights and subsequently to a cave where God whispers in his ear, apparently.

Jesus is all over the new testament and next week we will see how he affects Elisha.