They went back and told Jehu, who said, “This is the word of the LORD that he spoke through his servant Elijah the Tishbite: On the plot of ground at Jezreel dogs will devour Jezebel’s flesh. 2 Kings 9:36
While Elijah still walked on the earth he had prophesied that when Jezebel dies, her body would not be buried, but devoured by dogs. Elijah did not stay on the earth to see that word fulfilled. It was many years later, while Elisha was the prophet, that the word of God had been fulfilled. She was thrown over a wall onto the ground, where horses trampled on her. When the men went to get her body and bury it, the body was gone, having been eaten by the dogs.
In today’s society most people expect things very quickly. No matter how fast something is, they would like it a little bit faster. Prior to the speed limit being raised to 75 mph, while it was still 60, people would still drive 65-70 mph. Now that the speed limit is raised to 75, people drive 80-85 miles per hour. They want to get there just a little bit faster, or at least feel like they are getting there sooner.
People are impatient with each other and with God. When they pray for God to meet a need, they want it right away. When they hear a word from God about something to occur in their life, they want it right away. Very few are patient in waiting on God.
There are many people who have walked away from God, because they gave up believing that Jesus would return soon. They grew up hearing that His return would be soon, and now it is 20 years later, and still no return.
God’s word will always be fulfilled. It will come at the right time and no sooner and no later. Many may have given up on the word Elijah had told the people about Jezebel, but God did not forget His word.
Hold on to what you have read in God’s word, all the promises God had made. Those promises will be fulfilled.
Do not forget the promises God has personally told you, either directly or through someone else. Be patient as you wait for His word to be fulfilled. God will not let you down. God does not lie or break any of His promises.
I pray today that you will know the promises God has for you; that you will believe God’s word; that you will not grow impatient in waiting on God; and that God will do great things in your life.