Outrun a Chariot.Today’s Scripture :1 Kings 18:46, NLT, Then the LORD gave special strength to Elijah. He tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab's chariot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel. Today’s Word :In today's Scripture, the prophet Elijah had just defeated the 450 prophets of Baal who supported King Ahab, and no doubt he was exhausted.
This biblical tell happen 200 years ago ( 1 kings and 2 Kings) in old testament. Jazabel was a wife to King Ahab. Since the husband was the king of the land she begins to go against the Loard (Yahweh) . She try to bring pagan worship to the kingdom of Israel.
Well let’s explore (based on Scripture) some of God’s “less than loving” moments. Some may rationalize these as “tough love”. (1) Our first example depicts God’s love being contingent on reciprocating exclusive belief in His existence and submission to His laws.
Speak What You Hear. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE Then Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain." (1 Kings 18:41, NKJV) TODAY'S WORD When the prophet Elijah heard God speak to his spirit and told King Ahab, "I hear the sound of abundance of rain," it hadn't rained in Israel for over three years.
We are living in a world where everything happening in the physical realm is directly connected to the spiritual world. Our battles are not against the flesh and blood but against spiritual forces of evil in the heavens (Ephesians 6:12). The devil is in command of other evil spirits which help him in misleading people and preventing us to see the light (2 Corinthians 4:4). These spirits blind our minds with evil thoughts and influence us act upon them, only to realize later that we have sinned against God and
Orange Democratic Movement, ODM party leader Raila Odinga and his Azimio La Umoja team are today, Sunday attending Sunday Service at Jesus Teaching Ministry JTM, Soweto, Embakasi East. The pastor today told leaders my Kings especially King Ahab failed. The pastor also reminded his congregation that if they want to know a true leader, they they should look at the people around them.
In many nations of the world that existed long ago had rulers who were given the obligation to rule.Among them was Israel the great people of God according to the bible and early manuscripts.God himself chose israel among other nations from the time of Noah until there came so many great kings like David, Solomon and many more.
Prophet Elijah was one of the greatest Prophet who lived in Israel.He acted as a watchman to the people of Israel.He emphasised the importance of observing the sabaath and worshipping God.
The breaking and rebuilding of the alter by Elijah is expressed in the book of 1st kings chapter 18, where Elijah, Gods servant arranged a covenant with baal prophets to prove to then that Yahweh is the true God. 1Ki 18:17 Then it happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, "Is that you, O troubler of Israel?"
The strength of our faith can collapse in some situations. This is human nature – and we must recognise how to recover from this. We have an outstanding example in our 1 Kings reading. Elijah had been the ‘spiritual hero’ of the LORD on Mt Carmel in front of Ahab. God responded to his faith and “the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering” 18 v.38 despite it being heavily doused with water. Then 450 Baal worshippers were killed. After this the 3 ½ year drought dramatically
Today we will take a trip, back to the scriptures, where many individuals in the throne, who had done their share of wrong, and still holds the title of most evil Kings. There are many evil Kings , but we just go through the top two most evil Kings. king Ahab. King Ahab is arguably the most evil King of the northern ten tribes of Israel. He was the first Israelite king to Mary a heathen (non-israel) woman, the beautiful but devilish Jezebel. Together They became one of the most sinful couples in biblical history.
"And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master." (1samuel 25:10) The names which are Uncommon are found in the Bible This names are avoided because of of the character or the wickedness these people did. Nebuchadnezzar is a king who was very proud.His pride reduced him to nothing,he ate grass with Wild animals in the forest. Delilah was a wicked woman who was used by the Philistines to seduce
When we fight against sin, we know that God is with us. He taught Israel that lesson in their literal battles against their enemies. Deuteronomy 20 contains laws regarding warfare, and it opens with the words, “When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.” (v1). Verse 4 goes on to say, “for the Lord your God is he who goes with
The second most important commandment in the Bible is “you shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Lev. 19:18). It should be a simple concept (even if at times a little challenging to implement), but as with all Bible principles, we need to understand the spirit behind the law. A man who naively followed it without thinking about the implications was Jehoshaphat. He comes across in the biblical record as a genuinely nice man, someone who wanted the best for those around him. However, that included Ahab, his
Tucked away at the end of our reading in 1 Kings 16 is the story of a man who rebuilt the city of Jericho. It’s a curious little footnote in the otherwise well-known record of the life of King Ahab. We start reading in verse 29 that he began to reign, married Jezebel, and brought Baal worship into Israel. But before we get into the account of Elijah coming into his palace in chapter 17, we have the historical footnote that “In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho.” (v34). As we’re learning about one
Man Claims to be Jesus(Illustration) Whose God is Jehovah. (1.) "The Tishbite," the "Elias" of the New Testament, is suddenly introduced to our notice in 1 Kings 17:1 as delivering a message from the Lord to Ahab. There is mention made of a town called Thisbe, south of Kadesh, but it is impossible to say whether this was the place referred to in the name given to the prophet. Having delivered his message to Ahab, he retired at the command of God to a hiding-place by the brook Cherith, beyond Jordan, where he
The grisly end of Jezebel’s life recorded at the end of 2 Kings 9 is a fitting testimony to the justice of God. Verses 36-37 remind us that her end, her corpse being eaten by dogs, was forecast by the prophet Elijah – “This is the word of the Lord, which he spoke by his servant Elijah the Tishbite: ‘In the territory of Jezreel the dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel, and the corpse of Jezebel shall be as dung on the face of the field in the territory of Jezreel, so that no one can say, This is Jezebel.’”
When Ahab approached Naboth and said, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden” (1 Kings 21:2), there’s a huge irony. The Hebrew for “vegetable garden” is only found in one other place in Scripture, Deuteronomy 11. There God contrasts the Promised Land with the land of Egypt – “For the land that you are entering to take possession of it is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and irrigated it, like a garden of vegetables.” (v10).
The above saying was spoken by Israel’s bad king Ahab to Elijah when the prophet challenged him as he took possession of Naboth’s vineyard – after his evil wife Jezebel had organised the death of Naboth. Yet Elijah had only “found” Ahab because God had directed him, he was acting for God. Let us make sure we are always aware, as Ahab wasn’t, of the all seeing eye of God. We read earlier this month of Jeremiah’s prayer to the LORD, “O great and mighty God … the LORD of hosts, great
Bible Gateway 1 Kings 19 :: NIV.Now Ahab toldJezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.