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Elijah. Elijah Elijah: The Man Elijah: The Man – His name means “Jehovah is my God” KJV has his name as “Elias” in the N.T. KJV has his name as “Elias”

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2 Elijah Elijah: The Man Elijah: The Man – His name means “Jehovah is my God” KJV has his name as “Elias” in the N.T. KJV has his name as “Elias” in the N.T. – “He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins” (2 Kings 1:7-8). Similar to his successor, John the Baptist Similar to his successor, John the Baptist “John himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey” (Matt. 3:4). “John himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey” (Matt. 3:4). John the Baptist was referred to as “Elijah” in prophecy (Mal. 4:5) and by Jesus (Matt. 11:14; 17:12). John the Baptist was referred to as “Elijah” in prophecy (Mal. 4:5) and by Jesus (Matt. 11:14; 17:12).

3 Elijah Elijah: His Ministry Elijah: His Ministry – The Judgment of the Drought (1 Kgs ) Proclaimed the drought to Ahab (17:1) Proclaimed the drought to Ahab (17:1) – Ahab & Jezebel were very wicked (16:29-33) God took care of Elijah God took care of Elijah – Ravens (17:2-7) – Widow of Zarephath (17:8-24) Reappears before Ahab (18:1-18) Reappears before Ahab (18:1-18) – Commanded by the Lord (18:1-2) – Arranged by Obadiah (18:3-16) – Accused of being a “troubler of Israel” (18:17) Application: The Providence of God

4 Elijah Elijah: His Ministry Elijah: His Ministry – The Judgment of the Drought (1 Kgs ) – The Challenge on Mount Carmel (18:20-46) Challenge to Israel (18:19-21) Challenge to Israel (18:19-21) – “How long will you falter…If the Lord…If Baal” Challenge to 450 Prophets of Baal (18:22-40) Challenge to 450 Prophets of Baal (18:22-40) – The challenge issued & explained (18:22-24) – The prophets of Baal go first & fail (18:25-29) – Elijah’s remarkable victory (18:30-39) – The prophets of Baal executed (18:40) Drought comes to an end as Elijah prays (18:41-46) Drought comes to an end as Elijah prays (18:41-46) Application: The Need for Commitment Application: The Power of Prayer

5 Elijah Elijah: His Ministry Elijah: His Ministry – The Judgment of the Drought (1 Kgs ) – The Challenge on Mount Carmel (18:20-46) – The Flight for His Life (19:1-21) His life threatened by Jezebel (19:1-4) His life threatened by Jezebel (19:1-4) His journey to Horeb (19:5-8) His journey to Horeb (19:5-8) His discouragement & the Lord’s response His discouragement & the Lord’s response – Felt alone & lost (19:9-10) – God teaches him a lesson (19:11-12) – Elijah’s despondency remains (19:13-14) – The Lord’s new duties for Elijah (19:15-17) – He is not alone, there are many others (19:18) Elisha becomes Elijah’s servant (19:19-21) Elisha becomes Elijah’s servant (19:19-21) Application: The Challenge of Discouragement

6 Elijah Elijah: His Ministry Elijah: His Ministry – The Judgment of the Drought (1 Kgs ) – The Challenge on Mount Carmel (18:20-46) – The Flight for His Life (19:1-21) – His Messages to Ahab & Ahaziah (1 K. 21; 2 K. 1) Rebukes Ahab & Jezebel regarding Naboth, whom Jezebel had killed for his vineyard, and announces their shameful deaths (21:17-26) Rebukes Ahab & Jezebel regarding Naboth, whom Jezebel had killed for his vineyard, and announces their shameful deaths (21:17-26) Rebukes Ahaziah for inquiring of Baal & prophesies of his death (2 Kgs. 1:1-17) Rebukes Ahaziah for inquiring of Baal & prophesies of his death (2 Kgs. 1:1-17) Application: The Consequences of Sin

7 Elijah Elijah: His Ministry Elijah: His Ministry – The Judgment of the Drought (1 Kgs ) – The Challenge on Mount Carmel (18:20-46) – The Flight for His Life (19:1-21) – His Messages to Ahab & Ahaziah (1 K. 21; 2 K. 1) – His Journey to Heaven (2 Kgs. 2:1-18) Elisha accompanies Elijah Elisha accompanies Elijah Elijah parts the Jordan with his mantle Elijah parts the Jordan with his mantle Elisha asks for a double portion of Elijah’s spirit Elisha asks for a double portion of Elijah’s spirit Elijah is transported to heaven Elijah is transported to heaven – Chariot of fire with horses of fire – up by a whirlwind Application: The Hope of the Righteous

8 Elijah Elijah: His Message (Lessons for Us to Learn) Elijah: His Message (Lessons for Us to Learn) – The Power of Prayer James makes this application in James 5:16-18 James makes this application in James 5:16-18 – The Providence of God Food from ravens, a widow & an angel Food from ravens, a widow & an angel – The Need for Commitment Stood for the Lord in face of adversaries Stood for the Lord in face of adversaries Called on Israel to make the right choice Called on Israel to make the right choice – The Challenge of Discouragement Thought he failed, thought no one heard him Thought he failed, thought no one heard him The Lord put Elijah to work; revealed he was not alone The Lord put Elijah to work; revealed he was not alone – The Consequence of Sin The drought, death of prophets of Baal, Ahab & Jezebel The drought, death of prophets of Baal, Ahab & Jezebel – The Hope of the Righteous Like all who persevere, death had no power over him Like all who persevere, death had no power over him Appeared with Jesus in glory, talking with Him (Lk. 9:28-32) Appeared with Jesus in glory, talking with Him (Lk. 9:28-32)


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