by Robert Walker

Elijah's God Is Alive
Robert Walker
I Kings 17:2-7

These were terrible times in Israel for they had an extremely wicked king who leads the entire nation astray. They wanted God but they wanted their idols as well.

But God does not tolerate this kind of behavior and so God had to punish their sin. God sent a message to the King

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.

The drought was for three and half years. The heavens were as brass--no rain fail! No dew came! The grass of the field began to wither and die. The crops began to die on the vine.

Soon the cattle of the field became taut and skinny and died simply because they had failed God. And then God commands Elijah saying I want you to go up to the Brook Cherith.

Cherith is one of those little brooks high up in the mountains near Mt. Herman that feeds the Jordan River. The Lord told Elijah to hide himself there in those cool mountains and He could take care of the prophets by sending ravens there to feed him.

1 Kings 17:2-7

And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith that is before Jordan. And it shall be that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. [5] So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith that is before Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.

But then the Bible says, "And it came to pass after a while that the Brook dried up. (v7.

Friend it is just a reminder that events changed and the brook can dried up in your life.

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