In 2 Kings 2 we read about Elijah being taken up to Heaven in a chariot. What a privilege he had! And what an honor it was for Elisha to witness him being taken up and then to carry on his ministry.
“Then it came about as they were going along and talking, that
Behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which
Separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind
To heaven.” (2 Kings 2:11)
Daniel 6 shows us how God takes care of us when we are true to Him, regardless of the attacks by the enemy.
“My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths and they
Have not harmed me, inasmuch as I was found innocent
Before Him; and also toward you, O king, I have committed
No crime.” (Daniel 6:22)
And he uses our witness to bring other people to him. For the king said, “I make a decree that in all the dominion of my kingdom men are
To fear and tremble before the God of Daniel;
For He is the living God and enduring forever,
And His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed,
And His dominion will be forever.
He delivers and rescues and performs signs and wonders
In Heaven and on earth,
Who has also delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.”
The Psalmist reflects what I imagine Daniel must have been feeling after being rescued from the lion’s den.
“Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
Who greatly delights in His commandments.” (Psalm 112:1)
“Praise the Lord! Praise o servants of the Lord,
Praise the name of the Lord.
Blessed be the name of the Lord
From this time forth and forever.
From the rising of the sun to its setting
The name of the Lord is to be praised.
The Lord is high above all nations;
His glory is above the heavens.” (Psalm 113:1-4)
“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.” (2 Thes. 2:16-17)