1 kings 19:15-21 sermon

"Am I where I should be, whither God calls me, where my business lies, and where I may be useful?".

11 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. Do not be deceived; we are come out to the word of the Lord. Elishas response to Gods call gives a perfect example of how somebody should respond when God calls them.

And he received it!

148. Faith and Worship section shares with you articles of how Christians built a Elijah? He anointed Hazael and Jehu indirectly through his successor, Elisha (2 Kings 8:7-14; 2 Kings 9:1-3). And it is the more remarkable, too, that this very character of miracle is what Satan will imitate in the latter day.

It was not "I, even I, only." And he said, Do it the second time. It was, I say, a witness to them that they were even below what God had commanded to feed His prophet.

He says, "There shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word." 5. free online. And he arose, and went after Elijah, and became the servant of Elijah ( 1 Kings 19:19-21 ).

Not "Why are you here?" So "as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat. The facts speak out the mind of God, and so it was in the case of Elijah.

"And he said, Go forth and stand upon the mount before Jehovah. In fact, Elishas call does not involve any direct encounter with God at all. The laws remain precisely the same as before. And as I was coming down, the skies were so blue, so clear and it was just such a beautiful day, spring day. Jezebel, a foreigner, slew them (1 Kings 18:4; 1 Kings 18:4), but the crime is charged upon the body of the people because the generality of them were consenting to their death, and pleased with it. And it's that still, small voice within. We can understand therefore why Elijah was fed by ravens. We are called from darkness to light and from death to life. And Elijah went and put his cloak on Elishas shoulders. Elijah was to learn that whereas God had revealed Himself in dramatic ways in the past, He would now work in quieter ways. Grace must work somewhere or other if the chosen people cast it out from them and will have none of it.

But when he complained of his discouragement (and whither should God's prophets go with their complaints of that kind but to their Master?) You never can, by an alliance with what is unfaithful, raise or recover the unfaithful. I commit the whole details of it as most profitable for every soul that respects and loves the word of the Lord. God is leading me.

Where now is the LORD, the God of Elijah? he asked. And that some kind of a mystic thing where I'm walking around in a trance. Never does the king of Israel join in what was of God. He says, "I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there" birds which, as we all know, are remarkable for their voracity. [Note: Ellison, p.

Must be diplomatic and useful in battle and famines.

It is evident that if sin be always sin, the aggravation of the sin is the favour that God has shown the person that is guilty of it, and the nearer the relationship of the person that is guilty the greater the sin. No, it was "the god of the hills." three ways to get a fresh start with God, Please leave your message and contact details in Elijah did, and he wished to die, wished to get out of the trial certainly a most unbelieving wish. He sends him now to a place outside the land, to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon.

And he came to Horeb the mountain of God ( 1 Kings 19:8 ). Accordingly, therefore, having sunk into the place of the faithless they would have signs offered to them, as the apostle Paul shows that miracles are for the unbelieving.

And yet I realized, "Hey, God was directing me, because though I love the coast, being that well along on my way in the inland route, I don't like Sunset Boulevard and all the signals going up to the coast." Go back, Elijah replied. We are called to the despised One, we are called to the rejected One, and it is not merely so, but we are called out of what is broken or ruined, and anything that would gainsay the breach and the ruin is not true in the sight of God; and if so I say that unless our souls are prepared to cleave to the Spirit of God and the word of God, apart from all appearances, we are unworthy of the place that God has given us.

It is a great comfort to good men and good ministers to think that God will never want instruments to do his work in his time, but, when they are gone, others shall be raised up to carry it on. I'm through.

It was not only the thought of natural relationships. It can seem absurd in its abruptness. Well, the next time they would go into the valleys and they would see whether the God of Israel was able to meet, them there; but the God of Israel was the God of the hills and of the valleys as much as of the hills; and there they are beaten more disastrously on the second occasion than on the first, for there was a challenge given by them and God answers, and they were overwhelmed.

(1.) That government, as no other, was the direct action through the family that God Himself had chosen to govern His people, and therefore the very fact of their being the people of God made their insubordination to be so much the more grievous. After his awkward, self-identified allegory of Hagar and Sarah (Galatians 4:22-31) in which freedom was connected with the idea of being an heir (4:30-31) and both freedom and heir connected with being the child promised to Abraham and Sarah, Paul seems to draw breath only to issue his ringing call in a resounding repetition of words in 5:1. Not just prophets, not just ministers, not just missionaries. He found another man.

13 He picked up the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. In fact," I said, "I'm going through Ventura." But this remarkable planting of prophecy on miracle is found, not in Judah, but in Israel. Israel had virtually cast it off. He was in the secret of Jehovah; he was an announcer of Jehovah's mind, but more than that, he was the executor of Jehovah's purpose; that is, there was prophecy in deed as well as in word, and this we have seen to be most suitable to the circumstance of the case.

And this couple who I never expected to see again came forward.And so there were several people that came forward that evening and I went down and prayed with many of them.

But dark as this day was, it only furnished the occasion for God to cause a new light to shine the light of prophecy. That might be a great deal more, surely, than kissing father or mother as a farewell to bury him. It was because he could not appear to any purpose: "I only am left, and have none to second or support me in any good design.

God wants to use us to change the world! Rather, it was a transformation from pure anger to pure But still there is that, as in the word of God, so also in the prophet of God in a man of God that gives confidence where there is faith. Genesis 32:30).

There are times when to spare the enemy of the Lord is to fail entirely in meeting the Lord's will and the Lord's glory. When Elisha slaughters the oxen that had previously provided his livelihood, he makes a powerful statement of vocational commitment. There is no going back to his former way of life.

Obadiah declined.

But now comes another thing death.

Judah maintained still, however guiltily, the word of the Lord. The enemies of Israel were utterly put to nought, and yet, for all that, there was no soundness in the king.

Nevertheless, Ahab humbled himself, and in consequence the judgment lingers, and the word of the Lord meets his trembling heart as he humbled himself and walked softly. "When Jehu comes to be king of Israel he shall make bloody work with the royal family, and shall utterly destroy the house of Ahab, that set up and maintained idolatry."

But in reality, it is God speaking to you. Note, The wicked are reserved to judgment.

Prepare for Jesus Return section shares, Salvation and Full Salvation section selects articles explaining the meaning of, What is eternal life? They are each of them different. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, he came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested that he might die; he said, It is enough; now, O LORD, [I've had it] take away my life, slay me, I'm through ( 1 Kings 19:4 ).

Seven thousand is a perfect number and probably should be understood as a larger but indefinite multitude. 1 Kings 19:15-21 This closes the so-called Elijah cycle or narrative (chs. believers in God, we all know that, By YimoSpeaking of Gods blessings, all brothers and sisters in the Lord are familiar with them. I've been very jealous for You: for Israel has forsaken the covenant, they've broken down your altars, they've slain your prophets; I, only I am left; and they're looking for me to take my life ( 1 Kings 19:14 ). Eternal Life section, Prayer can narrow the gap between us and God. The word of the Lord never fails. Instead, it is the prophet Elijah who initiates Elishas change in vocation. That is a vital part of passing the faith on from generation. In the retirement to which God sent Elijah (1 Kings 17:1-24; 1 Kings 17:1-24) he was a blessing to a poor widow at Sarepta, but here he had no opportunity of doing good.

So we find in this very case, because, after all, it is a great mercy in the midst of the ritualism and infidelity of the day, that there are persons, although they are hand in glove with ritualists and rationalists, yet who, for all that, are preaching Christ. The world is full of back seat drivers. Full of good advice but never ever getting in the hot seat. He would care for His prophet Himself, and in a way suitable to His own glory. But having known the Saviour we may wince under the trial to which we are exposed in this world. There was no power to enter in either instance. relationship with God, what true honest people are, how to get along with others, and more, helping Remember in those days the Jewish custom was that the first-born son and heir would receive the privilege of a double portion of the inheritance. And thus it is that God is always above the evil of man, and that the deeper the evil, God's goodness only shines the more. Hello brothers and sisters of Spiritual Q&A,I have a question Id like to ask.

What signs of our talents and gifts have we seen in the past, and what must we give up to embrace the future God is making for us?

39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far offfor all whom the Lord our God will call. But part of what that means is that we learn from other older, wiser, more experienced Christians. the sword, and I, even I, only am left."

I grant you, there was all the difference between the death of the Lord Jesus Christ and that of any other.

Just kill me, Lord. He went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree, and he requested for himself that he might die.

Elijahs zeal for Gods covenant, altars, and prophets was admirable, but he became too discouraged because he underestimated the extent of commitment to Yahweh that existed in Israel.

And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them. That is another thing altogether, and this is the true and only true application of the thought. as having been done by Elijah, but this is no problem. Yet, says he, at this time also there is a remnant,Romans 11:5; Romans 11:5. Accordingly, it was no question of going up to the temple at Jerusalem to offer a sacrifice. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel. It was not in the presence of Jehovah in the presence of His Father here it was in the presence of Satan,.

And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. 1. We ought to wish to do His will, the only right wish for a saint. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah? In the Old Testament God the Holy Spirit came upon specific individuals at specific times for particular purposes. There was the electing grace of God that wrought in this widow just as in the case of Naaman the Syrian. There it is again.

Faith comes by hearing the word of God; miracles do but make way for it.

Not so. You know it seemed like so me because I love the ocean and all. So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant Ben-hadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. You know, quite often we miss the voice of God because we are anticipating God to speak in such, you know, great thunderous tones or in such a mystic way. Know Jesus section contains sub-sections such as Miracles of Jesus, Parables of Jesus, Jesus Second Coming section offers you insights into truths about the second coming of, How do Christians prepare for Jesus return? Yet even in this hiding-place he brings out the illustrious power of God, and His care for His servant, for God had many ways of watching over him. And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.". handmaid