Calling down the fire 1


Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice and the wood  and the stones, and also licked up the water that was in the trench. (1Kgs18:13-39 Amp).  and when the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all assembled together in one place. When suddenly there came a sound from heaven like the rushing of a violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house in which they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire’ which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them. And they were all filled(diffused throughout their souls) and they began to speak in other (different, foreign) languages (tongues), as the Spirit kept giving them clear and loud expressions [in each tongue in appropriate words]. (Acts 2:1-4 Amp).  But if anyone builds upon the Foundation, whether it be with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw. The work of each [one] will become [plainly, openly] known (shown for what it is); for the day [of Christ] will disclose and declare it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test and critically appraise the character and worth of the work each person has done. If the work which any person has built on this Foundation [any product of his efforts whatever] survives [this test],he will get his reward. (1Cor3:10 -14 Amp). Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.(See Jas 5:13-20 NKJ)


Ahab had been a wicked king, who reigned over Israel. He had done great evil in  God‘s sight, worshipping idols, (false gods} He (Ahab) married Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal. Ahab had made a wooden image, to which he would bow down. Through these actions of his; he caused Israel, to commit great wickedness, sinning greatly against the Lord their God.    The Lord raised Elijah up, as a fiery preacher; to act as His spokesman. Through whom He showed Ahab, the foolishness, wickedness of his ways. Elijah said there would be neither rain nor dew, except at his word. God, thru His servant Elijah; challenged the false gods, the baals, the false religions which were from Sidon.


Jezebel had been behind the massacre, death and murder of the Lord’s prophets. She allowed her own, false prophets, acting as advisors, deceiving Israel, and their king. Against this backdrop, we see the Lord ready to judge Israel. This created an ideal atmosphere for revival, restoration to take place. Once again, this had been proof, that if an unrighteous, lawless king is in power, then woe for that nation. This gives us as believers; all the more reason to pray for our nation’s, spiritual welfare, spiritual and political leaders. In scripture we are often reminded to regularly pray, for all our leaders, everywhere, throughout the nations.


Elijah being a prophet of God, had been a man of much prayer. He spoke with Godly Authority. Through an intimate relationship, and a desire after God, he would be able to confront Ahab.  Being zealous for God; Elijah could not allow compromise, with the false prophets of baal. Like Samuel before him, we may assume none of Elijah’s words fell to the ground. He had been greatly anointed, by God, to act as His prophet. His boldness, which he walked in, through obedience to the Lord, gave him courage to confront Ahab, and call down God’s judgement, against his wickedness. Through this process all Israel suffered, due to the wickedness, Ahab and Jezebel, committed against God.

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Elijah, Fiery Prophet
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    • Thanks for the comment. It is written we shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set us free. Yeshua (Jesus) said “I am the Way, the Truth, the Life; no one comes to the Father, except by (through) Me; ” Jesus Christ. (see Jn 14:6 Amp)


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