God accomplished a number of miracles through Elijah. Since he was a full-time prophet/servant of God, God used other means to take care of his needs. CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible (Hardcover). He told him to go to a river and wait there and the ravens would provide for him. He put his life on the line, having faith that God would answer his prayer and show Himself to His people. When Elijah is introduced in 1 Kings 17 he is standing before the wicked king of Israel named Ahab. Elijah's story begins by introducing the state of affairs for the people of Israel. Our flesh is weak and can fail at any time. However, from his habits it appears that Elijah was an outdoors type. See James 5:16-18. , ( ) - " ' are allowed. Maximum quantity allowed for this product is . The lesson from Elijah’s life is that, whatever the method, we do confront false beliefs and religions and seek to bring people to worship of the true God. How should we seek to minister to this type of people? Pleading with God in prayer can accomplish much. There had already been a drought for 6 months. He confronted Ahab at the very beginning of the account, and God used him to bring a drought onto the land. God makes us strong even through our weaknesses. Carmel). He was able to move from place to place easily. Some counterfeit “miracles” are performed by Satan and his demons. Sign up for our newsletter to receive your free Bible study E-book of Hebrews. Free shipping on books, Bibles, gifts, VBS and Church Supplies of $50 or more. The tribe of Benjamin produced several heroes and mighty warriors. Include punctuation, capital letters and spaces. He experienced highs and lows in his walk with God. Important acts and events: Bringing the draught to Israel (1 Kings 17), the challenge to the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18), confronting Ahab about the vineyard (1 Kings 2), translation of Elijah (2 Kings 2). The font selections shown on this preview above are a general representation of the fonts offered and will not appear exactly as shown. There are many strengths in … Form is being submitted, please wait a bit. Soon after that he pleaded with God to raise up the dead boy and God listened to him. At the time when he needed it most, God provided divine sustenance for Elijah (1 Kings 19:6-8). Because of other Scriptures and the fact that all humans die most believe Elijah either did or will come to earth again, serving a special capacity, and then face death (Heb 9:27). God told him to go and let a poor widow provide for him. LifeWay will choose a font color that best matches this item. Personalization applies to quantity selected. Or maybe they do so in willful disobedience to God because they don’t want to be accountable to Him for their sins (Rom 2-3). God told him to go confront Ahab, the king who hated him and wanted to kill him. Elijah lived the ultimate mountaintop experience only to run away in fear when he came down from that mountain. Elijah did it. Inconsistent/prone to ups and downs- Elijah was a human. Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. They are deceived. It had become apostate. Faith (1 Kings 17:1, 21; 18)- There were several times in his life when Elijah demonstrated great faith in God. Elijah did it. We want to help you study the Bible, obey the Bible, and teach the Bible to others. Courage- On numerous occasions Elijah showed great courage by risking his life in order to make a stand for God in front of the people or in front of Ahab, hoping to encourage them to choose to serve God rather than Baal. Training and occupation: No specific training is mentioned. He ran seventeen miles from Carmel to Jezreel faster than Ahab’s chariot (1 Kings 18:46). The Bible story of Elijah is found in the Old Testament, in the first book of Kings chapters 17 and 18. The Word of the Lord Comes to Elijah (1 Kings 18:1-6) 9. Strengths: Elijah was a dedicated servant of the Lord in a time when it was very dangerous to even believe in or worship the true God. (A sincere heart, to worship in spirit and truth). Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.