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Series: On The Road With Elijah
1 Kings 17:1-7
1. God Speaking
a. The Method of God Speaking
b. The Moment of God Speaking
2. God Sending
a. The Direction that God Shows
b. The Devotion that God Seeks
3. God Sustaining
a. A Divine Provision
b. A Daily Provision
1. I must confess that my favorite Old Testament personality is Elijah. He is the kind of person that attracts me. He makes me think of the kind of preachers that just rear back and let's it rip. I grew up under the kind of preachers in the mountains of North Carolina that knew one gear and that was wide open. When they finished preaching, if they still had their tie on, their shirt-tail was still in their pants, the socks were dry, and they could talk on Monday morning, they hadn't preached. Elijah was the kind of preacher who meant what he said and said what he meant.
2. As well, his life is one that leaves the soul saying ''the LORD God of Israel liveth'' (cp. 1 Kings 17:1). His name means, ''The LORD (Jehovah) is my God,'' and indeed, over and over again, God showed Himself as the God of Elijah's life. The Bible says in 2 Chronicles 16:9, ''For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew Himself strong in behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him.'' In Elijah, God found one in which He could show Himself strong. Each miracle associated with his life did not testify of the greatness of Elijah, but rather the greatness of the God of Elijah.
3. The man, who the Holman Bible Dictionary refers to as ''the grandest and most romantic character that Israel ever produced,'' enters the Scripture suddenly in 1 Kings 17:1 as, ''Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead.'' Although the exact location that is referred is uncertain, most believe he was from Tishbi located in the mountains of Gilead.
4. He boldly steps into the pages of history by walking into the ...
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