God had selected Jeroboam to be king of the northern tribes (Israel). God’s expectation was that Jeroboam would be obedient to Him in leading the Israelites. However, Ahab was not obedient, he did evil in the sight of God. He was provided with an opportunity to forsake his evil ways; but chose to govern the… Read More »
This story is not simply about Elijah searching for and finding Elisha, it’s about the Spirit of God speaking to the hearts of two men with a purpose for each of them. Both are free to accept or reject that Spirit. In this case both accepted and Elisha became an apprentice of Elijah.
Several hundred miles from the palace of Ahab and Jezebel, hidden in a cave near Mt. Sinai, Elijah attempted to put as much distance as possible between Jezebel and himself, to avoid her promise of his death. Did it occur to Elijah to ask God where he should be? It appears that he did not,… Read More »
“Elijah, I have a message for you from Jezebel,” the messenger said. “By this time tomorrow you will be a dead man, just like the prophets of Baal and Asherah.” Immediately, Elijah and his servant fled south, into Judah, out of the jurisdiction of Ahab and Jezebel. Elijah left his servant at Beersheba and he… Read More »
“Jezebel, I spent all day with that troublemaker,” Elijah, Ahab said. “It was a most unusual day. Your prophets for Baal and Asherah, the ones you feed every day, they spent all day crying, shouting, begging, beating and cutting themselves until they were a bloody mess. Trying to get their gods to rain down fire… Read More »
“I see a cloud about the size of a hand, rising up from the sea” Elijah’s servant said. “Go and tell Ahab,” Elijah replied. Then, enabled by the Spirit of God, he tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab’s chariot, the seventeen miles to Jezreel, where Ahab’s wife, Jezebel was waiting. … Read More »
“There you are, you troublemaker! All of Israel is suffering because of you,” King Ahab said. “I’m not the one that has caused the trouble,” Elijah said. “You’ve abandoned God’s commands and have followed after Baal.” In a public display of Baal’s ineffectiveness and God’s power, the Israelites chose God.
Obadiah, an official in the King Ahab government, and obedient to God, responsible for secretly hiding and feeding a hundred godly prophets, was on an assignment from King Ahab when he met Elijah. “Obadiah, go tell your master that I want to meet him,” Elijah said. “Why are you doing this to me? What have… Read More »
The widow felt like life just wasn’t fair. She lost her husband, there was a drought, and she was looking at her last meal, when a stranger asked her to serve him first. He promised her that if she fed him she would not run out of flour and oil before the rain came and… Read More »
In a town near Sidon lived a widow and her young son. She had gone out that day to gather some sticks to start a fire to make bread with the last of the oil and flour. After that she just didn’t know… She was interrupted by a stranger who asked her for a drink… Read More »