Ahab, Jezebel’s husband told her of all that Elijah did to her prophets. So Jezebel sent a message to Elijah saying let the gods do to me and more, if i do not may him pay with his life by this time tomorrow.
And when Elijah KNEW that Jezebel was out to kill him he FLED for his life. He took his servants and left them with the tribes of Judah, and went into the wilderness and requested from GOD that he himself must DIE for he said to the LORD i am not better than my fathers.
As Elijah slept under a Juniper tree, an angel touched him and said arise and eat. and a second time after Elijah had fallen asleep, an angel touched him and said Arise and eat, because the journey will be too great for you. And Elijah’s strength was renewed and he was able to continue the tasks and duties GOD had set for him the next 40 days and 40 nights. (1 Kings 19:1-8, 21:23-25, 2 Kings 9:22, 30-37 )
Did you know that Elijah fled from the evil Queen Jezebel because of her witchcraft and her enchanting influences over her husband and his a Kingdom ? She commanded all peoples against Elijah and the servants of GOD, and it eventually wore him down. So he fled. Isn’t that such human response to fear ? Although a believer’s walk is a godly one, know that it is alright to experience fear in adversities.
There are many examples within Scripture that show the men of God fled. Take Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus. They Fled to Egypt Africa, and stayed there until King Herod was dead. (Matt 2:11-21)
The Bible says we must go thru and ENDURE tribulations (difficulty, affliction, unhappiness, setbacks, ordeals) In order to ENTER the Kingdom of GOD. (Acts 14:22)
What we should learn from Elijah, is that he didn’t just think of himself when in trouble, he protected his servants and sought a quiet place to tell GOD what was in his heart. Know also in our quietness the will send the right word from a person, a certain song , a bible Scripture, a prayer-line, that will free you of all anxiety so you can go forward in your endeavors. (Pro 12:25, 1 Peter 5:7, Ecc 11:10)
We oftentimes, tell everyone else INSTEAD of having a prayer-like conversation with all reverence and humility with GOD FIRST. Then having the patience to wait for HIS answer. Scripture states: In all your ways acknowledge GOD, and He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-8)