Loving God, Equipping People, Mentoring Leaders, Reaching Nations
As we noted on Sunday the issue between the prophet Elijah and the northern Kingdom of Israel (the nation before this time had become two separate kingdoms with two separate ruling families and separate kings) was not that they had totally rejected Yahweh, the LORD God but that they were limping along between two options or dancing with two lovers. God saw this as spiritual adultery; the people saw this as normal and acceptable. In many cases, nothing has really changed.
The Northern Kingdom where Elijah served as the only remaining prophet of the One True God had been without rain for over three years. They blamed Elijah because he was the one who had come to them and declared that it would not rain in the nation until he said it would. Of course, he would do that as soon as God told him to do so. However, the people did not blame God, they blamed him. They could see and hear him; they could not see God and had not heard from Him in a very long time due to their disobedience and idolatry. Read more