I wonder what it would be like to escape death and vanish into Heaven. What would it be like to witness such an event?
Descending from the clouds reveals a chariot of fire and horses of fire. Elijah cheated death as we know it and was carried up to heaven in a fiery chariot. Like Enoch (Hebrews 11:5-6), Elijah was translated (2 Kings 2:11) to heaven, vanished into thin air… sweet!
“As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.” 2 Kings 2:11 (NIV)
There is by no other conclusion for me except to know Elijah carried out the work of the Father and finished well. What a reward to not only be qualified for service, but to earnestly serve God and literally vanish in a blaze of glory for the glory of God. Now that’s some good stuff right there!
Image credit: Pieter Symonsz Potter