Elisha gets a double portion of Elijah's effectiveness (2Ki 2:9-15). Elijah confronts Ahab for killing Naboth to take his vineyard (1Ki 21:1-29). Elijah illustrates the difficulty in the life of a believer. A prophet was to take a stand against evil. God's plan elevated a prophet over a king -- spiritual over political. Elijah believed the word of the Lord enough to die for it. Ahab could have killed him. Ahab is as guilty as his wife. Ahab repented, but the Lord followed through on the manner of the deaths of Ahab and Jezebel. Elijah confronts Ahaziah when he seeks guidance from an idol (2Ki 1:1-4, 1Co 10:20). Ahaziah sends men to get Elijah three times (2Ki 1:5-15). The third captain humbled himself and was spared and Elijah confirms God's word about Ahaziah (2Ki 1:15-17). Elijah fulfilled his purpose. He bought time for people. Elisha and Elijah goes to the cities of the schools of the prophets before the chariot of fire comes to get Elijah (2Ki 2:1-15).
Elijah's life shows us the keys to spiritual power: the power of God's Word faith prayer revival and failure.
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