1kings 19:12: and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a STILL SMALL VOICE.
CEV- ‘hardly a sound’
MSG- ‘a gentle and quiet whisper’
HCSB- ‘a soft whisper’
CEB- ‘a sound. Thin. Quiet’
Question is why would God choose to NOT SPEAK in the rock shattering wind(hurricane), trembling earthquake, or the fire?
These 3 elements are quite easy not to miss, isn’t it? And on Horeb too. Remember Horeb the mount of God?
The 3 elements got Elijah’s attention and each time, he must have tried seeing God in it. But the bible says, God was not there!
So, where is God?
God does like to make some appearance though. He did a whole lot of that at Sinai. The trumpets, earthquake, fire etc. But here, He was Present in a quiet whisper and the irony is this, His presence was easy to miss because it was conveyed in (a still small voice).
Now that quiet whisper changed the spiritual history of a nation, set kings into power and set in motion Elijah’s transition into glory.
I recall Bro Hagin admonishing us to not miss the SUPERNATURAL voice of God for the SPECTACULAR. The gentle voice of the spirit or conscience on our inside is supernatural enough! Its God in us.
Now, let me conclude this morning friends that the conception of this appearance and instruction was a journey to Horeb. I would highlight on that in subsequent editions.
I ask God today for you and for me, that we would not miss the destiny intentions He has had for us enveloped in that quiet whisper. I pray that God in His mercy would speak to us yet again.
Feel free to share and also give me your feedback on this Whisper.
May you not miss your own specific whisper!