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“And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
(1 Kings 17:1)

 A reflection of the last days can be seen in this chapter in Elijah’s life.  Israel had forsaken the true faith of their fathers for an idolotrous religion that was pressed upon them by Ahab’s marriage to Jezebel – a satanic union of church and state . The land seemed to flourish in prosperity that was undoubtedly attributed to this new religion of Baal.  Baal, or course, is the god of love who preaches a kinder, gentler gospel message than that old, stern and judgmental Jehovah and is more in tune with the pleasures of the world.  Satan’s job is not to try to convince us that sin is not sin, but rather that we can get away with sin because God will always forgive us, understand our human failings and cover our sin with His love.  That is the god of Baal, and that is precisely why the people loved Baal and hated the prophets of God.

How like today!  We have a form of godliness, but we have denied the power thereof because we have pulled away from the holiness and fear of God that our grandfathers preached to us.  We denigrate the old Brush Arbor revivals, and then wonder why the modern church is so anemic.  But although we are disenchanted with the old message, we still adhere to the idea of Jesus … we just manufactured it into a different form that has an uncanny resemblance to the golden calves at the foot of Mt. Sinai.

Elijah was chased to the Brook Cherith to be fed by the ravens until the brook dried up.  Every morning and every evening the birds came to sustain him.  I’m not sure how Elijah felt about being fed these delicacies from birds, but this is certainly not the same picture that we see in how today’s ecclesiastical royalty is being served.  But then, neither are they the type of preachers that we would expect to march into Ahab’s throne room and tell him that he is going to Hell. (more…)

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