1 KINGS 16:29-34 – THE DAYS OF ELIJAH

GOOD (FAITHFUL) SERVANT FOR BAD TIMES #1 of 10 on the Prophet Elijah 

  • How are we living in bad times politically?
  • How are we living in bad times morally?
  • How are we living in bad times spiritually?
  • What kind of people does God want in bad times?

 The days in which Elijah the Prophet lived were bad times. Yet Elijah the Prophet stood as a good, faithful servant during those miserable days. Because we live in bad times as well, we need to learn from Elijah how to be faithful despite the circumstances in which we live. First, let’s see just how bad the times were in “The Days of Elijah”.

A SPLIT KINGDOM

  • The prophecy of a split Kingdom – 1 Kings 11:28-40 – Jeroboam would be king.
  • The coronation of and appeal to King Rehoboam – 1 Kings 12:1-5
  • Rehoboam’s unwise decision – 1 Kings 12:6-15
  • The formation of the Northern Kingdom (Called Israel) which left a Southern Kingdom (Called Judah) – 1 Kings 12:1-24

A PARADE OF WICKED KINGS OF ISRAEL

  • Jeroboam – 1 Kings 12:25-33
  • Nadab – 1 Kings 15:25-26
  • Baasha – 1 Kings 15:27-34
  • Elah – 1 Kings 16:8-14
  • Zimri – 1 Kings 16:15-19
  • Tibni – 1 Kings 16:21-22
  • Omri – 1 Kings 16:23-28

THE WORST OF THEM ALL – AHAB

  • He did more evil. – 1 Kings 16:29-30
  • He married Jezebel. – 1 Kings 16:31
  • He worshipped Baal and made an altar for him. – 1 Kings 16:31-32
  • He provoked the Lord more than any other king of Israel. – 1 Kings 16:33
  • He endorsed the rebuilding of Jericho. – 1 Kings 16:34, Joshua 6:34

TIME FOR A FAITHFUL SERVANT

  • Elijah the prophet showed up apparently out of nowhere. 1 Kings 17:1
  • Elijah was a person just like us, and mightily used of God. James 5:17-18