When someone dies, we can think about a lot of things and those who speak can easily talk about someone’s achievements. It might do with their character, the business they have built up, their contribution to the family or even their work in the community. Yet, if you are a Christian, you want to hear […]
There can also be those, who like Ahab, think that you can lay in bed with the devil. That you can compromise on God’s truth. These people don’t look through the lens of Scripture to be their guide, but rather they think with their own human ability they can negotiate with the forces of evil. […]
This is very significant for Elijah to hear. Elijah up to this point had what we might call a “Messiah complex”. He thought everything depended on him! He had said, “I am the only one left and now they are trying to kill me too!” The truth was that he thought he was the only […]
Amazingly, Moses stood in the presence of God, on Mount Sinai, perhaps in the same spot as Elijah and instead of condemning the Israelites for their sins, like Elijah did, he pleaded with God for them. He was their intercessor. Hundreds of years later, Jesus, on another mountain pleaded with God for his own people. […]
We need to ask the question at this point, as to whether we are free as Christians to walk out of the battle. Is a soldier allowed to leave his place in the ranks or on the field of battle? Shouldn’t he wait for his commanding officer to tell him where he is to serve […]
Jezebel wants to take Elijah’s life and yet she is limited by God in her ability to do so. Elijah serves the one true God. Jezebel is a servant of Satan opposed to the Kingdom of God.
I use to think this was a power encounter between God and Baal but that is wrong. Baal has no power. Rather God demonstrates his power here so that his covenant people would believe in him and worship him only.