Elijah Bible Study

Elijah Prophecy

Christianity Oasis Ministry provides this Elijah Bible study trek for truth into the Elijah Prophecy and story within the Elijah Bible verses. We will be looking into that as well as all aspects of the Christian Walk. This Elijah Prophecy study brings forth truth, understanding and then a true peace within.

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Christian Walk Bible program. This is our extremely intriguing and extraordinarily exciting ... Elijah Bible study looking at the prophetic and adventurous Elijah Bible verses events as well as the Elijah prophecy shared with us by Jesus and what this has to do with Christians today. The truly thought provoking and absolutely awesome message of truth found within this Elijah Bible study on Elijah prophecy will truly bring a smile to the lips and heart.

Elijah Bible Study on Elijah Prophecy

Elijah Bible Verses Mystery

To begin our Elijah Bible study today, I have a trivia question for you ... What in the world would you and Elijah have in common? I mean ... Elijah was one of the most popular and potent Prophets in the Old Testament. Most would imagine this Elijah Bible entity to be this perfect and fearless man. I mean, God chose him to be a prophet and he was performing miracles right and left. So, let us look in on this mighty man of God in the Elijah Bible verses, shall we? I would like to share a story from the Bible with you that affects every one of you in your Christian walk.

1 Kings 18:21-22

21 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. And the people answered him not a word.
22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the Lord; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men.

How would you feel if you were Elijah?

Surrounded by haters and those who followed a false god, but God calls you to go share Truth, so you do. This is the essence of the Elijah Bible verses story.

So, Elijah asks the people how long they will continue to live as tho they have two gods. There was just him representing the Lord at this gathering and 450 prophets of the false god, baal.

He was outnumbered but not overpowered. He had faith.

1 Kings 18:23-25

23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under:
24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.
25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.

Prepare for an Elijah Bible study excellent event ... Elijah challenges these wanna be prophets of a false god to a contest of sorts to see who the REAL God is. He suggested he prepare an animal sacrifice for the Lord and they sacrifice one to their false god and see who responded.

1 Kings 18:26-29

26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.
27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

So, in the Elijah Prophecy event, Elijah lets the 450 false prophets go first. (He is such a gentleman) They chanted and carried on, but it was a no show by their god. Elijah mocked em and said maybe your god is busy talking with someone else or on a journey or maybe sleeping. They began to cut themselves in a vain attempt to grab their false god's attention, but to no avail ... Cuz he was not there. Right about now, we can imagine the hopeless look on the faces of the false prophets. But what about the followers? How do you think they felt right about now when their false god did not answer?

1 Kings 18:30-35

30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down.
31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Lord came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:
32 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.
33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.
34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.
35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.

Now, it is time for the Elijah Bible verses miracle ... Elijah prepares His offering to the Lord. As you can imagine everybody and their momma was watching to see what would happen. Would God really respond? Had they REALLY been following a false god and abandoned the only true God?

1 Kings 18:36-39

36 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 known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.
37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.
38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God.

God answered in an awesome display and before the eyes of all the people ... At the word of His prophet, God performed and suddenly the people knew who the one and only God truly was. Imagine the ambiance of that very moment in the hearts of the people.

Imagine the ambiance of that very moment in the hearts of the people. Imagine the joy that Elijah must have felt to see His God react in this manner. This is an Elijah Bible study truth ... God was truly with Elijah.

1 Kings 18:40-42

40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
41 And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.
42 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 ...

The false prophets were killed. Then the Elijah Bible story tells us that Elijah told Ahab that it would rain. This is after a 3½ year drought that Elijah Prophecy predicted 3½ years earlier.

1 Kings 18:43-46

43 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.
44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down that the rain stop thee not.
45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
46 And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

Here comes another wild part of the Elijah Bible study on the Elijah Bible verses events ... God responded to the word of His prophet. God brought forth a cloud shaped as a man's hand and it did rain.

Pretty amazing God we have huh? And what of this cloud shaped Hand? Where else in the Bible do we read of a hand being seen without a body attached to it? In the book of Daniel, a hand appeared and wrote of a kings demise because he was flaunting God's Dishes from the Temple that was destroyed at this kings little party.

Daniel 5:5

In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

Daniel said it was a Hand sent by God ...

Daniel 5:24

Then was the part of the hand sent from Him ...

The king lost his kingdom and died that very night. Think that man and those who bore witness did not fully understand the following?

Hebrews 10:31

It is a fearful thing to fall into the Hands of the living God.

One more little tidbit ... Ezekiel had a vision of Cherubims (Angels) having a man's hand under their wings.

Ezekiel 10:8

And there appeared in the Cherubims the form of a man's hand under their wings.

So, whatcha think the cloud, shaped as a man's hand in our Elijah Bible verses story today, the hand that wrote of the demise of a king in Daniel's time and the hand under the wings of these Cherubims represents? It is the Power of God. It is the Spirit of God.

Ezekiel 8:3

And He put forth the Form of an Hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the Spirit lifted me up between the earth and the Heaven, and brought me in the visions of God ...

Let us return to our Elijah Bible study looking into the Elijah Prophecy within the Elijah Bible verses for even more exciting events to come. Now, here comes the interesting part ...

1 Kings 19:1-2

1 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.
2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.

So king Ahab goes back and tells queen Jezebel what Elijah did and this angered her and she sent a message to Elijah saying I am gonna get ya. One would think he would say, "Yeah right, bring it on lady" especially after what just happened and what he had seen the Lord do for him.

But ... Elijah did not react that way.

1 Kings 19:3-4

3 And when he [Elijah] saw that, he arose, and went [ran] for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.
4 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.

Now, here comes an important Elijah Bible study on Elijah Prophecy tidbit ... Elijah ran and hid in fear and asked God to allow him to die saying enough is enough. We all know just how he felt at times in our lives ya know? We all get tired and weary from the trials and tribulations that we are to endure even after we have seen the Miracles that God has performed for us in our lives, during our past. And just like God will be there for you again and again ... He came to Elijah's rescue yet again.

1 Kings 19:5-8

5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an Angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.
6 And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.
7 And the Angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.
8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

Of course God was still there for Elijah as well and sent an Angel to hook him up with some food and that meal lasted him 40 days and nights.

Here is the Elijah Bible study warning ... Tell me friend ... Ever get lost like Elijah did in fear, doubt, pride or any other overwhelming emotion finding yourself feeling alone and useless and yet as undeserving as we are, awake to find that God is still there in Spirit nudging you to carry on?

Sure ya do, we all do. Now, these next Elijah Bible verses have an essential ingredient you may wanna partake of. You will hear of a voice, but will you hear what the voice said? Most get caught up in the essence of the sound of the Voice itself, but fail to capture the message from the Voice. Here we go ...

1 Kings 19:9-14

9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?
10 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.
11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:
12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?
14 And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: because 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.

Now, let me get this straight ... At this point in our Elijah Bible study ... After the Lord asks what he is doing there and Elijah answers it reveals the Lord answered Him in a still small voice and it says that Elijah heard the still small voice yet went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. A voice repeats the original question and Elijah repeats his answer.

Why was he asked a question by the Word of the Lord in the Elijah Bible verses story? He answers, but then a still voice tells him something so he walks away to mouth of cave and a voice asks again what he is doing there? And Elijah repeats his answer? What do you think is going on?

Perhaps he was overwhelmed by his own thoughts. His own fears deafened him. He could not comprehend the meaning of the words of the still small voice. So, here comes the Lord to clarify.

1 Kings 19:15-18

15 And the Lord said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:
16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.
18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

What is the Lord saying to Elijah in the Elijah Bible story? He is telling Elijah to get up and get back to work and that He (God) has everything under control.

The point of why I am sharing this story is to show you that we are all just human. Even those who God chooses to serve Him and gives great Spiritual gifts are just humans that are chosen and used as His Body of Christ to reach and teach others who are so very lost and troubled.

More Elijah Bible study truth ... We would really like to be in control of everything and know what is going on behind the scenes, but we just do not. We must Trust in the Lord that He has it all in check. That He is in control and we put our Faith in Him, not ourselves.

I would like for you to consider this Truth every time you fall down and are con-vinced by the whispers from the enemy or from your own guilt and shame and/or from others that saw the fall that you are not worthy to serve the Lord.

We are just human and tho we strive to do our best, we fall and it always seems someone is there to point it out for us. We all fall short. We all have our faults. We all have our vices. We all sin. We all fall down as we sojourn down this VERY difficult Christian path being renewed within day by day. Even Elijah fell.

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Elijah Bible Verses Conclusion

But Why?

Why would God allow us to endure these trials and tribulation which we fall victim to and fall?

The Christian walk is a healing process for the Original sin that dwells within us. It is not a quick fix but rather an eternal healing of the soul. We are being perfected by God. One day at a time. The trials and tribulations which have us fall, teach us patience for the next trial.

Romans 5:3

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience ...

But, the cool thing is that, like we find in the Elijah Bible verses ... God oft times sends an Angel to uplift us. God also uses His children (humans) to be that Angel. We have each other. We can always offer to reach out for another instead of stepping on their necks. WE can choose to b Angels that come and share the Spiritual food (Word of God) to replenish their weary soul.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

We are our brother's keeper.

Our Elijah Bible study on the Elijah Bible verses reveals that prophets are very human ... Just like you and I. But, that does not mean God can not or will not use us for His cause.

There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare