The Christ in Prophecy Journal

How Long Will You Waver?

Mount Carmel Elijah Statue

When I travel to Israel, my favorite place outside Jerusalem is Mount Carmel. Technically a range of mountains, the traditional location for Elijah’s contest with the prophets of Baal is located at the end of a winding road through gnarled oak trees.

The Carmelite Monastery of Muhraka (meaning “scorching”) stands to proclaim the time when God sent fire from heaven to consume the water-drenched sacrifice Elijah had prepared. When my brother and I visited as pilgrims in 2006, Chris found an outcropping of stones that had a striking appearance of being completely charred. The imposing statue within the now-peaceful courtyard also bears testimony to the horrible toll exacted on those who had led the Children of Israel into the darkness of idol worship.

The site is also famous for its breathtaking overview of the Valley of Jezreel—the biblically famous Valley of Armageddon. From the roof of the monastery, visitors can cast their gaze across the broad plain that will someday contain the collective armies of the Antichrist and nations of the world.

Right below the overlook is a northern Israel Air Force base where F-16 aircraft are based. Pilgrims to Mount Carmel often hear the sound of freedom ( jet noise) echoing across the valley.

Past. Present. Future. Mount Carmel has, does, or will see so much prophetic history fulfilled.

When Elijah stood before the gathered sons of Israel, he asked them a timeless question: “How long will you waver between two opinions?” (1 Kings 1:18, CSB).

Their answer was as shocking as it was indicting. Yet it foreshadowed the sad trajectory our own nation has been on for too many years. We, too, have drifted catastrophically into idol worship and immorality. We, too, are faced with a dramatic contest—not between a single prophet of God and the false prophets of a named imposter, but between the true and living God and the empty cisterns that now compete for America’s loyalty.

We must consider America’s looming decision. For now, Elijah’s question echoes down through the centuries to every one of us still today: “How long will you waver between two opinions?”

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Tim Moore

Colonel Tim Moore serves as the Director and Senior Evangelist of Lamb & Lion Ministries. He leads pilgrimages to Israel and is the host of the television program Christ in Prophecy.

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  • We are grateful to Lamb & Lion and other Ministry resources who teach the true gospel. God’s word is a bright and shinning light in the chaotic world and guides us into clarity.

    Isaiah 2:1-4 has brought a closeness to us to the Lord because of the words of renewal.

    The word that Isaiah the son of Amos saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

    “It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills, and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the House of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” FOR OUT OF ZION SHALL GO FORTH THE LAW, AND THE WORD OF THE LORD FROM JERUSALEM. He shall judge between the nations and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plow shares, and their spears into pruning hooks, nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

    This will be the eventuality when Christ comes to be with His People.


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