Gene Cunningham - September 11, 2000

Elijah #6

A cry for and assurance of revival (Psa 119:25-32). To Ahab the apostate, Elijah the prophet was the troublemaker (1Ki 18:17-18). Jesus tells His brothers that the world hates Him, but won't hate them (Joh 7:7, Luk 23:5). Amos was hated (Amo 7:10). Paul and Silas were troublemakers (Act 16:20, Act 17:6). If you can read these passages and not be troubled then you fit into the world too well (Mat 5:3-12, Luk 6:20-23). After the Babylonian captivity Ezra led the people back to the land during restoration (Ezr 9:4-11). Ahab was one of the kings who facilitated their destruction. Oswald Chambers led a revival among the light horseman of Australia. That calvary freed Palestine under General Allenby during WWII. Elijah took a confident stand of faith in the face of 450 false prophets (1Ki 18:19-24, Jos 1:9, 1Jo 4:4, 2Ki 6:16). The irony of Elijah's challenge to the false prophets is that Baal was "the God of fire" (1Ki 18:24-35). The "evening sacrifice" a lamb was to be offered. Elijah prepared his sacrifice in the pattern of the cross and asked the Jews to join in (1Ki 18:36-37, Heb 10:23-24). The revival started (1Ki 18:38-40).

Scripture References: Acts 16:20, John 4:4, Amos 7:10, Joshua 1:9, Luke 23:5, Ezra 9:4-11, John 7:7, Luke 6:20-23, Psalms 119:25-32, Matthew 5:3-12, Acts 17:6, Hebrews 10:23-24

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