...

All Articles For I Kings

Results 1 to 10 of 45

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 ram these years, but according to my word. I Kings 17:1 Amazing appearance! Elijah the Tishbite . . . said unto Ahab. . . . Perhaps, you are inclined to criticize the writer of this history? You remark that here he introduces a character to his readers, and speaks of him as if all his readers should be thoroughly acquainted with him, while fact is that in his entire...

Continue reading

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. 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. I Kings...

Continue reading

And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. Ami the people answered him not a word. I Kings 18:21 Ah, thou troubler of Israel! Such was Ahab’s greeting when, after three years and six months, he met Elijah, the lonely representative of Jehovah in the midst of apostate Israel. Diligently, persistently the king had searched for the prophet of the Lord that had power to shut the heavens and to open them again. No nation or kingdom there was...

Continue reading

And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be know this day that thou art God in Israel. I Kings 18:36-38 Let it be known! O, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, let it be known! We beseech Thee O, Jehovah! let it be known that Thou art God, and that we are Thy servants, and that we have said and done all these things in Thy name, and according to Thy word! Always, throughout...

Continue reading

And Elijah said unto Ahab? Get thee up, eat and drink: for there is a sound of abundance of rain. So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees? And said to his servant? Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said? There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh timey that he said, Behold? there ariseth a little...

Continue reading

But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and, sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said: it is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for, I am not better than my fathers. 1 Kings 19:4 From Carmel to the juniper tree! From the glorious, heights of a victorious faith down into the lugubrious depths of utter despondency! Out of the consciousness of an exultant assurance that God’s cause has the victory into the doleful state of mind of one who is ready to give up...

Continue reading

And he came thither unto a cave, and he lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only am left; and they seek my life to take it away. And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by,...

Continue reading

“And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.” Joshua 6:26 “In his [Ahab’s] days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.” I Kings 16:34 King Ahab, king over the...

Continue reading

God gave us the book of Ecclesiastes to instruct us in spiritual wisdom as those living in a world fallen in sin and under the curse. He gave it by one who was old and endued not only with the wisdom of age and experience, but with the wisdom that only the Spirit of God can give. The Preacher searches the life of man under the sun, giving us to see with spiritual understanding the way of that life and its value and meaning in a world subject to vanity because of sin. In many ways the book addresses especially...

Continue reading

Rev. Hanko is minister in the Protestant Reformed Church of Lynden, Washington. The First Prophecy (continued) We have seen that the Old Testament temple and the New Testament church have the same name in Scripture. They are both called the house of God because they are the place of God’s covenant, the house where God and His people live together under one roof and as one family—where He is their Father and Jesus is their elder Brother through the communion of the Holy Spirit. This identity of temple and church is our point of contact with the prophecy of Haggai....

Continue reading