In Elijah, Hamilton Smith traces the major events of the life of Elijah, the Prophet of God, with all the highs and lows in his work as a prophet. Elijah knew only too well the inadequacies of his own humanity - he was a man who was "subject to like passions as we are". But Elijah knew the living God, was conscious of His presence, and was aware that prayer brought him into contact with the greatest power in the universe. By experience, he comes to understand that the God of creation, power and judgment, is supremely the God of grace.
At each step, the author presents clear, practical lessons for Christians today as they too seek to present God's word with authority to an indifferent or antagonistic world. "...may we too catch the spirit of Elijah and learn to walk in separation from evil, in dependence on God, and devotedness to God; while waiting to be rapt to glory at the coming of the Lord."
Apart from the encouragement of remembering these times of Elijah's life, and that we really do need to learn and never forget these spiritual truths and lessons in life, and can grow from hardships that are then not wasted, another aspect of this I can say I know. That is that it is not only possible to ask for a double portion of Elijah's spirit, as Elisha did, but to then even be able to convey what Elijah did in the burning up of his sacrifice, and to have that outcome, that he did. ('Whether they listen or fail to listen'..)