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James 5:17 ESV
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.

Compromise in Relationships

James 5:18 ESV
Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.
1 Kings 17:1 ESV
Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.”
Personal name meaning “father’s brother.”
1. The seventh king of Israel’s Northern Kingdom, married a foreigner, Jezebel, and incited God’s anger more than any of Israel’s previous kings. Ahab was the son and successor of Omri.
His 22-year reign (874–853 B.C.), while enjoying some political and military success, was marred by spiritual compromise and failure
Ahab’s marriage to Jezebel, a Phoenician princess, had both commercial and political benefits. Commercially, it brought desired goods to Samaria and opened the way for expanded sea trade. Politically, it removed any military threat from Phoenicia.
The days of Ahab in Samaria were days of growing wealth and spiritual apostasy.
Davis, J. J. (2003). Ahab. In C. Brand, C. Draper, A. England, S. Bond, E. R. Clendenen, & T. C. Butler (Eds.), Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (p. 36). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.
Elwell, W. A., & Beitzel, B. J. (1988). Ahab. In Baker encyclopedia of the Bible (Vol. 1, p. 38). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.
Ahab gave Baal equal place with God. Building a temple to Baal.
Davis, J. J. (2003). Ahab. In C. Brand, C. Draper, A. England, S. Bond, E. R. Clendenen, & T. C. Butler (Eds.), Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (p. 36). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.
Davis, J. J. (2003). Ahab. In C. Brand, C. Draper, A. England, S. Bond, E. R. Clendenen, & T. C. Butler (Eds.), Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (p. 37). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.
Through the cohesion of his wife Jezebel, Ahab opposed the worship of The true Lord.
Destroying alters and killing His prophets
Ahabs story is sad in the fact that he was indeed a capable leader an avid builder but because of his compromise by marring
Jezebel, an immoral and fanatical pagan

-Before whom I Stand...

Elwell, W. A., & Beitzel, B. J. (1988). Ahab. In Baker encyclopedia of the Bible (Vol. 1, p. 38). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.
-Before whom I Stand

Catalyst will be the Scriptures

1 Kings 17:2 ESV
And the word of the Lord came to him:
Deuteronomy 11:16 ESV
Take care lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them;
Deuteronomy 11:17 ESV
then the anger of the Lord will be kindled against you, and he will shut up the heavens, so that there will be no rain, and the land will yield no fruit, and you will perish quickly off the good land that the Lord is giving you.
Deut 11 17

You wont mind when God Covers You

1 Kings 17:3 ESV
“Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.
Cherith= Separation = Cut off
_We are Committed to Pleasing The Lord
1 Kings 17:4 ESV
You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.”
1 Kings 17:5 ESV
So he went and did according to the word of the Lord. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan.

Changes Your Diet

1 Kings 17:6 ESV
And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.
Deuteronomy 8:2 ESV
And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.
Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV
And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
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1 Kings 17:7 ESV
And after a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.

Changes Your Plans

1 Kings 17:8 ESV
Then the word of the Lord came to him,
1 Kings 17:8 ESV
Then the word of the Lord came to him,
1 Kings 17:9 ESV
“Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.”
1 Kings 17:9 ESV
“Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.”
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