I am presenting accounts of what the Bible gives us in the life of the Prophet Elijah. What a powerful prophet of God he was.
There are some invaluable spiritual principles that I have and will be sharing with you that will help you in your daily Christian walk.
As a side note regarding Elijah we can see that Elijah’s ministry is not over yet.
In the Book of Revelation the Bible records the fact that God will send forth two witnesses for three and one half years (based on the Jewish calendar of 360 days in a year, the prophetic lunar calendar that God uses for prophecy) to proclaim the Gospel on this earth during the tribulation time so that many will ask Jesus Christ into their life and be born again and spend eternity with the Lord. Revelation 11:1-12
Malachi 4:1-6 talks about the prophet Elijah being sent by God to earth before the second coming of Jesus Christ so many feel that Elijah is one of the two witnesses and that the other may be Moses.
Last week I stopped ministering at 1 Kings 17:16.
Now let’s go to 1 Kings 17:17-24.
The widow’s son had passed away and she was very upset and came to Elijah obviously knowing he was a man of God and basically asked Elijah what he was going to do about the fact her son had died?
The Bible said Elijah asked the widow for her son and carried her son up in the loft where Elijah was living and through the gifts of the Spirit Elijah raised her son from the dead.
Before I go any further to comment on this miracle I want to say that the 9 gifts of the Spirit recorded in the book of 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 cannot be activated nor administered by any Christian without the calling and anointing at that moment by the Spirit of God to do so.
In other words the 9 gifts of the Spirit do not work at your will but only at God’s will. Then you have to be open for the Lord to use you in what He wants to accomplish.
To try to make these gifts work on your own is to open the door for satan to come in and deceive you. It will not be a move of God it will be only your flesh at work and you can pay a big price with the deception that satan will unleash on you.
Three different gifts of the Spirit have to be in operation to raise the dead. First of all the Gift of Faith will be used to call the spirit back in the body of the deceased person. Then the second gift of the Spirit that must be used is the Working of Miracles to raise the person and break the spirit of death in him. The third gift of the Spirit that will be needed is the Gift of Healing because they still have the sickness they died from and if they are not healed they will die again.
So you see it is very involved and cannot be accomplished unless the Lord has called you to intervene and given you the momentary anointing through the gifts of the Spirit to operate in these three supernatural gifts from the Lord.
We cannot imagine the stress that was on Elijah when he first met the widow and her son to produce food and now her son needed to be healed and raised from the dead. Elijah knew he could not do a thing in his own power it all had to come from the Lord and His anointing upon Elijah.
Elijah had to have ultimate trust in His God.
The widow of Zarephath did show faith in the man of God when she came to him and asked him what he was going to do about her dead son. However I can’t help but think that when Elijah carried her son in his arms down the ladder from the loft that her jaw must have dropped as she must have been shocked with such a miracle of God.
Hallelujah, what a person to have in your house in the time of need like this one, Elijah a man of faith in God.
The prophet Elijah was truly a man that had great fellowship with the Lord, Elijah walked with the Lord in his life. Elijah truly knew the character of God regarding God’s love and compassion for him and all of mankind.
Now I want to go to Elijah and his Mount Carmel experience.
As I mentioned in part one of this series of ministry King Ahab was a very wicked King of Israel (the ten Northern Tribes of Israel). He sinned against the Lord and started worshipping idols rather than the Living God and this led to much of the people of Israel being in idolatry also.
One day King Ahab and Elijah met on their daily journeys and King Ahab was very angry with the Prophet Elijah and asked him if he was he one that was troubling Israel (obviously referring to the drought and famine in the land). (Please see the account of all of this in 1 Kings 18:17-46).
Elijah replied to King Ahab that all of this famine was because of the sin in King Ahab’s life and the sin of the people of the ten Northern Tribes of Israel as they were involved in idolatry.
So many times in the Bible you will see that the reason why God allowed drought and famine in a country was because of the sin of the people and this was surely the reason for drought and famine in the 10 Northern Tribes of Israel.
Therefore King Ahab and his people were paying the price for that sin.
The next thing that happened is that the Lord inspired Elijah to call a contest between him and the 450 false prophet of Baal that King Ahab and his people were worshipping along with the 400 false prophets of King Ahab’s wicked wife Jezebel on Mount Carmel.
Can you imagine the Prophet Elijah going up against 850 false prophets that hated him challenging them to a contest and then present was King Ahab who also hated Elijah and people of the Northern King of Israel?
You talk about faith in God, Elijah had tremendous faith in his God. He did not care how many the opposition had, he had his God and that was more than enough for any occasion.
Then Elijah challenged all of the people assembled on Mount Carmel saying today we will find out who the true God is. Elijah told them why have two opinions of who the true God is. If He is the Lord then you need to follow Him and if he is Baal then follow him.
A very bold statement indeed but it gets much better.
Elijah told the crowd I am the only one here that is a prophet of the Almighty God but Baal’s false prophets are 450 men.
You see right from the start Elijah starts antagonizing all of them and making fun of them. Elijah was as bold as a lion because he knew who his God was.
Do you have that confidence in your position with the Lord that even when you are in the middle of many unsaved people that you would have such a strong witness?
Elijah advises King Ahab and his people to get two bullocks and bring them to Mount Carmel. He told them to pick their choice of what bullock they wanted and cut it into pieces laying it on the wood but he told them not to light a fire under the bullock.
Then Elijah told them that he would do the same and that he would not put any fire under his bullock either.
Elijah said that the one that answers by fire and consumes the sacrifice is the true God. They all agreed to the terms of the challenge Elijah gave and the false prophets started first, calling on Baal.
You may come up into situations in your Christian life that it boils down to a challenge from the world to really prove you are a Christian and are living for the Lord.
No it will not involve calling fire down from heaven but instead a life that you will need to pray that the Holy Spirit will help you to lead that will prove that you are connected to the Lord. That you are what you say you are.
That can be a real challenge.
Some Christians would be intimidated by a challenge like that however you will find that it will come to pass if it has not already and it will seem like it is you against the world.
I know it is not easy but with the help of the Lord you will overcome.
I believe that many Christians feel that the world has no clue what a Christian is and how they should live but that is not true. The world (the unsaved) often times knows more about the Christian life than Christians give them credit for.
For one thing, in that group of people there most likely will be someone that has backslid from the Lord and ended up back in the world and although they are not living the Christian life they know what a Christian should be doing and not doing.
We as Christians have entered into a time of scrutiny from the world like never before.
Remember the promises of the Lord for you: “He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.” Psalm 91:15
Jesus said: “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the word, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” John 15:18-19
Such was the situation with Elijah, he was in the middle of people that wanted to kill him. Remember Elijah is the one that commanded it not to rain until he commanded it to rain again under the inspiration of God. Israel the 10 Northern Tribes were reaping the results of no rain because of their idolatry to the false god Baal.
However Elijah had steadfast TRUST in His God.
When you stand steadfast and TRUST in the Lord He will also help you, God is no respecter of persons. Acts 10:34
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Next week I will continue with this ministry that will stir your heart and give you faith and hope in the Lord and His Word.
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On Tuesday October 27, 2015 the Spirit of God gave me a dream about a very large amount of people that I was ministering to. It seemed they were from different parts of the world. As I ministered to them I told them that WORLD WIDE REVIVAL was coming and that it would touch everyone on the face of the earth.
Every time I would say something to this huge crowd of people there would come a shout of excitement from them. But as I looked over to my right there was a man who I got eye contact with and I said this to him as we looked at each other. I told that man, whoever he was, that it was even going to affect him even though he would try to resist it.
And then I woke up.
Nita and I knew then and now that it was a dream from the Spirit of God and that He had called Nita and me to be part of this END TIME WORLD WIDE REVIVAL.
Since then I have ministered on revival in meetings and conversations I have had with other churches around the world.
JESUS SAID, “SAY NOT YE, THERE ARE YET FOUR MONTHS, AND THEM COMETH HARVEST? BEHOLD, I SAY UNTO YOU, LIFT UP YOUR EYES, AND LOOK ON THE FIELDS; FOR THEY ARE WHITE ALREADY TO HARVEST.” JOHN 4:35
Mankind has a tendency to push revival back to sometime in the future.
REVIVAL, REVIVAL, REVIVAL. (NOW, NOW, NOW).
“AS GOD’S PARTNERS, WE BEG YOU NOT TO ACCEPT THIS MARVELOUS GIFT OF GOD’S KINDNESS AND THEN IGNORE IT. FOR GOD SAYS, AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME, I HEARD YOU. ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.” 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, NEW LIVING TRANSLATION. INDEED THE “RIGHT TIME” IS NOW. TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.”
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In the service of the King, Jesus Christ
Conrad and Nita Freiholtz
Conrad Freiholtz Ministries.