Importance Of Revelation – Elijah & Baal Prophets

Ahab married a pagan queen called Jezebel. She was a dominating female. She vented her spleen of idolatry on Israel. The whole nation fell into the error of Baal worship. Not Elijah.

He called for a showdown with Baal’s prophets. To offer a sacrifice that must be divinely consumed by fire. Elijah called for this contest according to a God-given vision.

The fiery consumption of the evening oblation soon vindicated the prophet that came by revelation. And those who came by their own volition paid the ultimate price for their indiscretion.

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Elijah: A Type Of The Church

After Elijah’s Mount Carmel victory and vindication
Jezebel fumed at the decapitation of Baal’s religion
For the cream of the Baal’s prophets had been decimated
Thus the prophet of the age was now a target of her retaliatory rage

Elijah fled for her threat-it was a curious life that he led
He that showed boundless courage in killing proponents of Baal’s image
Now took flight in fright from this queen of pagan parentage
A lesson on anointing’s effects-under its blessing the prophet was bold
Without it his fiery heart became cowardly and cold

God never forgot His servant as he fled to the safety of obscurity
In the solitary wilderness angels brought relief supplies
Elijah was depressed thinking he was alone resisting the pagan throne
Not so there were seven thousand knees that were godly to the bone
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Elijah’s Vindication

Elijah stormed out of the wilderness one sunny day
When Israel had abandoned their God and lost their way
He was the prophet of the day but no one knew his credentials
He belonged to no pool of prophets or school of theology

What makes the study of Elijah so important?
Frequency it is-for God used the Spirit of Elijah five times
In the Scriptures, four already past and one to come in the future
Same Spirit produces same characteristics and nay-saying critics
Each time and so in every land or clime Elijah comes
He is identified by the elect and villified by an unbelieving hordes

Elijah was a rugged man of the wilderness outdoors
From thence he came with a resounding ‘Thus saith the Lord’
For a famine in Israel that would not abate until he gave the Word

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Ahab

Ahab the son of Omri was wicked to the highest degree
In Israel’s chronicles there was none as bad
He was sold out to evil and sinned with unconcealed glee

His father became king after a deadly civil war
Ahab inherited the throne and proceeded to make infamy his own
His iniquity made Jeroboam’s apostasy seem like equity

Ahab’s original error that birthed future spiritual terror
Was to marry Jezebel the daughter of a proud pagan priest
He wanted to make his kingdom secure by marrying from next door
Jezebel’s people-Sidonians would be allies in war and peacetime
It made political sense but had the God of Israel incensed
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Gideon: From Latent Valour to Potent Warrior

One day a man was threshing wheat by a winepress
And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him
The man was Gideon, and he was working in oblivion
He could not raise his head for the oppressor’s dread

Israel had sinned against the God they once adored
So He had removed His protective shield from their borders
And sent the Midianites to ravage their coffers
For seven years Israel toiled to sow, while Midian toyed
With their harvests, carting away their labour’s fruits

Then they cried for deliverance from penury
They remembered they had a mighty God
Who had helped their sword to win many battles
God found a man to use, it seemed like a ruse
For he was hiding for fear of Midianites arriving
Lest he lose his entire harvest to the eastern pests
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