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Hebrew words:

  • ‘Eliyyah (Elijah) – My God is Yah (Yahweh)
  • 100x in the Bible (71x in the OT, 29x in the NT)

Passages covered in this podcast:

  • 1 Kings 19
  • James 5:17 -- Elijah was effective in prayer!
  • Malachi 4:4-6 -- plus the N.T. passages where John the Baptist is compared to Elijah.
  • 1 Kings 17-21, 2 Kings 1

Even more:

  • Did Elijah go to heaven? Click here.
  • What he reincarnated in John the Baptist? Click here. For more on John the Baptist, click here.

  • Regarding his appearance during the Transfiguration of Christ, click here.

  • Elijah pours 4 jars of water 3 times: 4 x 3 = 12 -- as in the 12 Tribes of Israel = Unity!

Some things we learn about God:

  • God listens to man's voice.
  • God speaks to us in a voice, in his word – not only through impressive natural phenomena.
  • Though our moods and feelings may change, God’s word does not change.
  • The future will take care of itself when we are trusting the Lord.

For kids: You will find lots of ideas for teaching children about Elijah if you click here.

Key verses:

  • 1 Kings 18:21 -- Elijah calls Israel to decision
  • 1 Kings 19:3 -- After a triumph, the prophet becomes fearful and depressed.
  • 1 Kings 19:19 -- He chooses a successor, and begins to mentor him.
  • James 5:17 -- We should aim to pray like Elijah!

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