24. Spiritual famine in land. [Amos 8:11]
SPIRITUAL FOOD IN DUE SEASON. JEFF. IN 65-0718E
33 Now, that type there that I'm going to type Elijah with the church today, or the church of today... Just before judgment he received this message. Elijah, he represented, being cared for in the natural, his natural food, because it wasn't going to rain now, according to the Word of God, for three years and six months, or until Elijah called for it. "Whatever time you say, Elijah, that's what it'll be." Therefore he walked up to the king and said, "There'll not even be dew fall till I call for it." That's quite a--a load, isn't it? That's quite a message.
And now we're going to type that with the spiritual drought of today. Now, we all know, we're very aware that there is a great spiritual drought in the land today, spiritually speaking. And, you know, that was predicted by the prophets, just before the second coming of Christ would be, said, "There will come a famine in the land, and it won't be for bread alone, but for the hearing of the Word of God." And that day is now, "hearing the true Word of God." Now, this types the natural drought with the spiritual.
Sin and unbelief, by false teachers and modernists in the church had brought the place to this coming, oncoming judgment. Then they had turned from God's Word and His prophet to a modern theological terms of the Word.
If you notice here it's just at that time that God always raises up something? 'Cause He always... He does nothing until first He reveals it to the people, and He always reveals it by His servant.
Now, but Elijah, during this time, had a secret place that God had ordained for him to go to. That's the thing we want to see now just before we have the prayer line. Elijah had a secret place provided by God Himself. Now, the church never provided it for him; the king never provided it for him; he didn't provide hisself; but God provided a secret place for Elijah to be fed all the time during the drought, where his food was provided day by day. He didn't need to wonder what's going to happen tomorrow or wonder if the supply would run out. God said, "I have commanded the ravens and they'll feed you." What a wonderful thing, a type of our secret place in Christ.