Counter Culture – Prophet on the Run – 1 Kings 18:41-19:9

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The Story of Elijah - Counter Culture Smaller Website BannerHave you ever experienced a “mountain top moment” in your life? such an event could be described as a joyful moment of victory after a long-fought battle or sporting event. It could also be the emotion and sense of accomplishment following the completion of a difficult test, or just having been given a raise at work. As several examples have been mentioned, no doubt some of your own “mountain top experiences” have been flooding into your memory banks.
In 1 Kings 18, the prophet Elijah experiences not one, but two mountain top experiences back to back. The showdown on top of Mt Carmel between the 850 prophets of Baal and Asherah and Elijah and the one true God ends in an awesome display of God’s absolute power and authority. And literally hours later, God sends the much needed rain across the lands where there had been drought for three straight years. We can be sure that Elijah is thrilled! Yet what happens next might come as a surprise, I believe it was for Elijah. His expectations were not yet, wicked Ahab and his queen Jezebel did not repent. Instead Jezebel orders that Elijah be killed! Fear sweeps in like the winds of the rain, and Elijah suddenly flees out of fear for his life. What would you have done? What is your default reaction of opposition or even unmet expectations? We would like to encourage you to download the teaching notes, and follow along in your own Bible at 1 Kings 18 & 19 as Pastor Anton teaches. We hope and trust that you will be challenged and encouraged.