KRYZYS POWOŁANIA PROROKA ELIASZA
THE CRISIS OF PROPHET ELIJAH APPOINTMENT
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The prophet himself, during his life underestimated by anyone, attained the unique exaltation in leaving God and later biblical history of salvation. He went to God in an extraordinary way (2 Kings 2: 1-2. 11-13) as a reward for absolute fidelity to God, vocation and mission that he was obliged to complete. Yes, absolutely, because even while experiencing a deep crisis, he persisted at God, spoke to him in prayer and asked for help. And when finally it proved not to be such as what he asked but the opposite, instead of death and blissful peace in the land of the dead he had to take a new superhuman action, however, it has finally been adopted and faithfully executed. That is why throughout the Old Testament tradition, he was expected at his second coming. It was believed that he would begin the Messianic times, coming back to the earth as he has gone to heaven – on a fiery chariot harnessed to fiery steeds. His coming was confirmed by Messiah Jesus of Nazareth during the descent from the Mount of Transfiguration when he explained to students that his mission was fulfilled in the person and activity of John the Baptist (Mt 17, 9-13).
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