Strengthened, Elijah went 40 days and 40 nights to Mount Horeb, where God appeared to him in a whisper. He had a servant douse the sacrifice and wood with four jars of water, three times until all was thoroughly soaked. Bible scholars have assumed Elijah was removed during the reign of Ahaziah or perhaps that of his successor, Jehoshaphat because the writer of 2Kings recorded his account of Elijah’s departure in chapter 2, between the account of the Ahaziah’s death in 2Kings 1 and the reign of Jehoshaphat in 2Kings 3. 2Chr. God can use you in amazing ways as well if you surrender yourself to his will. Elijah, a biblical prophet is one of the most interesting characters in the Bible. The Bible says, “He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. The false god Elijah opposed was Baal, the favorite deity of Jezebel, wife of King Ahab of Israel. Elijah Taken Up to Heaven. Therefore, we conclude that Elijah was still alive during Jehoram’s reign. But Christians include Malachi 21 as their last book in the Old Testament, so the last reference for Christians is at Malachi 4:5-6. Therefore, we must conclude that while the Lord permitted these men to avoid death, nevertheless He could not bring them into His presence in bodily form. On the other hand, scripture says definitively that no man entered into Heaven before Christ. 2 Kings 11: is correct. As we’ve said, the timing of Elijah’s departure is an assumption, since scripture never specifies the exact date of Elijah’s removal. We can only guess, but writers of scripture commonly move events around in time for stylistic or theological purposes. Apparently, Elijah was living elsewhere. God ordered Elijah to anoint his successor, Elisha, whom he found plowing with 12 yoke of oxen. The verb “to take” is used in the Bible only two times to refer to a person being removed from earth to the heavenly realm. Jezebel was furious at the loss of her prophets, however, and swore to kill him. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.” Other references include 2 Chronicles 21:12-15; Malachi 4:5,6; Matthew 11:14, 16:14, 17:3-13, 27:47-49; Luke 1:17, 4:25,26; John 1:19-25; Romans 11:2-4; James 5:17,18. Elijah had previously given his mantle as a prophet of Judah to Elisha, so Elisha was operating as a prophet for many years while Elijah still lived. We must use the explicit teaching of scripture to guide any implied understanding. Elijah stretched himself on the boy's body three times, and God restored the child's life. Based on Hebrews 11:5 (King James Version), which says, “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death,” some believe that Enoch never died and was taken to heaven. What happened to Elijah? The great prophet Elijah prayed about the weather of his day—both literally and spiritually. Elisha performed his service for God over… He was seen speaking with Moses and Jesus at the Transfiguration. Under God's guidance, Elijah struck a heavy blow against the evil of false gods. If so, how was this possible before Jesus' death and resurrection? In 2Chron 21 we read this: Notice that Elijah sent a letter to Jehoram, who is the son of Jehoshaphat of Judah. We can only know they did not see death on earth. First Kings 17:1 “Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God The New King James Version states that “Enoch was taken away.”The phrases “translated” or “taken away” come from the Greek word metatithemi, which means “to The authoritative Reese’s Chronological Bible says that Elijah went up into the whirlwind about 868 B.C. After many hours, Elijah built an altar to God, soaked it in water and asked God to send fire. 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