He is God!

 
He is God

He is God

The Prophet Elijah is standing on Mount Carmel before King Ahab with 450 prophets of Baal and all the people of Israel. There comes a time when enough… is enough. He had just said to them all before this,

“How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”  (1 Kings 18:21)

Taking a Stand:

When faced with great opposition, what is our response? In the midst of trials and persecution, are we found taking a stand? Elijah stood firm and courageous, faithful and confident in his God. Though he was surrounded by 450 pagan prophets and the king, he stood firm, resolved to see his God, the One True God, come through and display His power. And come through He did…with a great fire from heaven that burned up the sacrifice on the altar, the soaking wet altar itself, and even all the water that filled the trench all around the altar! Notice too, that God’s fire did not come until after Elijah’s display of great faith! 

Fire is a Resource:

Fire provides light. It provides a shield. It provides guidance. It cleanses, purifies, consumes and burns up the old or dead stuff that accumulates in our lives. This process makes room for the new life in Christ to be released. We all need God’s fire from heaven to reach deep into our hearts and make all things new.

We Must Believe: 

We must believe in the God of the Bible! We must move in confident assurance into the position God has for us, because we are all going to need to take a stand at some point in our lives. If we have not decided who we believe, we will fall into a life of opinions rather than a life of conviction. Does your god answer by fire? Can your god shield you? Guide you? Cleanse you? Make you new? Can your god purify your heart? The Bible says, “…Our God is a consuming fire.” (Heb 12:29)

“The god who answers by fire – He is God.”

 

 “Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by fire – He is God.” (1 Kings 18:24)

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