September 29, 2015 – I Kings 17:1-4

IKings17-1-4Now Elijah, who was from Tishbe in Gilead, told King Ahab, “As surely as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives—the God I serve—there will be no dew or rain during the next few years until I give the word!” Then the Lord said to Elijah, “Go to the east and hide by Kerith Brook, near where it enters the Jordan River. Drink from the brook and eat what the ravens bring you, for I have commanded them to bring you food.” I Kings 17:1-4Elijah, a prophet of God, knew it wouldn’t rain for a while and told King Ahab.  No rain for few years.  This would be a disaster, for people would surely die and the King would be angry.Did he go to a barn filled with plenty?  There is no such barn.  But God had a plan.  Several years camping out, with no food supplies.  Can you imagine what it would be like to have a large black raven bringing you food?  God always uses his creation as his tools to care for his people.  The ravens brought Elijah bread and meat each morning and evening.He replied, “What is impossible for people is possible with God.” Luke 18:27.  Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” Matthew 19:26.What did Elijah think when the brook dried up?  God always has a plan for people who follow Him and his teachings to wish them good.  When all seems lost, do we who love God above all, quit and give up?Do you believe God in all things and adore Him?  Do you visit with Him often and tell him your dreams and give Him the glory that is His, and His alone?  Do you know what God did to feed Elijah and keep him alive next? Read more in I Kings 17 and learn just how great God is and why we can trust Him above all!So Elijah did as the Lord told him and camped beside Kerith Brook, east of the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat each morning and evening, and he drank from the brook. But after a while the brook dried up, for there was no rainfall anywhere in the land. I Kings 17:5-7