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Dealing with the death of his colleagues and friends, Elijah began making his way for Jezebel and the prophets of Ba’al and Asherah. It’s clear that he was fed up with the corruption and blood he saw all around him and demanded a meeting with the prophets at Mt. Carmel. This event would change the course of history and Mt. Carmel would forever be known by it.

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1 Kings 18 asserts that there were 450 prophets of Ba’al and 400 prophets of Asherah. Asherah, like Ba’al, is considered a goddess of motherhood and fertility. For Elijah, defeating the 850 prophets of false gods would prove that YHWH was the ultimate and only one true God. So he called them to Mt. Carmel and they both created a sacrifice using a bull. Elijah laid out the terms, “Choose one of the bulls and prepare it first…Call on the name of your god, but do not light the fire.” Since Ba’al is known as the god of weather, and has been shown to have statues with lightning in his hand, it’s obvious that Elijah is putting this power of Ba’al to the test.

HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE ELIJAH SCORNED

After screaming wasn’t enough to cause a reaction from Ba’al, the prophets began slashing themselves and caused their blood to flow from their veins to get the god’s attention. After taunting them, Elijah called them over to his sacrifice and demanded that four large buckets of water be poured on the sacrifice three times over so there would be no mistake. The Bible records that after a short prayer from Elijah, fire fell from the heavens and consumed his offering. And, because of their lifetime of worshipping other gods, Elijah had them put to the sword so they would no longer corrupt the people of Israel.

Today, Mt. Carmel is a beautiful landscape and is home to visitors from all over the world, as noted in the “What’s Your Ba’al?” devotional. But at the time of Elijah, Carmel was a place of idol worship, death, and blood. What are those idols you’ve been wrestling with? Which ones do you need to put to death so that you can be who God created you to be? These are some hard evaluations and challenges but they are necessary for the life of those who would call themselves followers of God.

Click Here to learn more about the Holy Land and the Megiddo with one of our seminars.

Dealing with the death of his colleagues and friends, Elijah began making his way for Jezebel and the prophets of Ba’al and Asherah. It’s clear that he was fed up with the corruption and blood he saw all around him and demanded a meeting with the prophets at Mt. Carmel. This event would change the course of history and Mt. Carmel would forever be known by it.

CHOOSE TODAY

1 Kings 18 asserts that there were 450 prophets of Ba’al and 400 prophets of Asherah. Asherah, like Ba’al, is considered a goddess of motherhood and fertility. For Elijah, defeating the 850 prophets of false gods would prove that YHWH was the ultimate and only one true God. So he called them to Mt. Carmel and they both created a sacrifice using a bull. Elijah laid out the terms, “Choose one of the bulls and prepare it first…Call on the name of your god, but do not light the fire.” Since Ba’al is known as the god of weather, and has been shown to have statues with lightning in his hand, it’s obvious that Elijah is putting this power of Ba’al to the test.

HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE ELIJAH SCORNED

After screaming wasn’t enough to cause a reaction from Ba’al, the prophets began slashing themselves and caused their blood to flow from their veins to get the god’s attention. After taunting them, Elijah called them over to his sacrifice and demanded that four large buckets of water be poured on the sacrifice three times over so there would be no mistake. The Bible records that after a short prayer from Elijah, fire fell from the heavens and consumed his offering. And, because of their lifetime of worshipping other gods, Elijah had them put to the sword so they would no longer corrupt the people of Israel.

Today, Mt. Carmel is a beautiful landscape and is home to visitors from all over the world, as noted in the “What’s Your Ba’al?” devotional. But at the time of Elijah, Carmel was a place of idol worship, death, and blood. What are those idols you’ve been wrestling with? Which ones do you need to put to death so that you can be who God created you to be? These are some hard evaluations and challenges but they are necessary for the life of those who would call themselves followers of God.

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