Empowered to Be Faithful unto Death

Elisha’s Last Days We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:7 Elisha’s death wasn’t as spectacular as Elijah’s had been—no whirlwind, no fiery horses, and no chariot. Elisha became sick, died, and was buried (2 Kings 13:20). However, he was visited by a king …

Empowered To Do Even Greater Works

Working by the Spirit of God “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied. “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours—otherwise, it will not.” 2 Kings 2:9-10 When the Lord made it known that he was about to take Elijah up …

Empowered to Worship

No Other Gods “You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3 and Deuteronomy 5:7 His name meant “My God is Jehovah,” and Elijah was a prophet during a time when idolatry abounded. God gave Elijah a message to deliver to King Ahaziah that might have made any prophet fearful. He was to intercept Ahaziah’s men on their way …

Empowered to Pray Boldly

The God Who Answers Mightily, He Is God Elijah prayed, “O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, today let it be known that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and I have done all these things at your word. Answer me, O Lord, answer me, that this people may know that you, O …

Empowered to Facilitate Healing

From Tragedy to Transformation Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God and the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth.” 1 Kings 17:24 Elijah consistently obeyed God. He delivered God’s message of judgment to King Ahab. He lived by the brook Cherith and trusted God to send food …

Empowered to Depend on God

Faith in a Famine “For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’” 1 Kings 17:14 The bills mounted. With two kids in college, our budget was tight. Income generated …

Elijah and Elisha Series

Elijah and Elisha: Empowered by the Holy Spirit   Elijah and his successor, Elisha, were prophets who served God faithfully in a time when most of God’s people had turned to idol worship. In the Bible, nothing is revealed about Elijah’s life before he warned King Ahab of an upcoming famine in 1 Kings 17. But the accounts of his …