Who Was EliYah?
EliYah was an obedient prophet of Yahweh. At the time, the wicked King Ahab and his evil queen, Jezebel, were ruing over Israel. They were worshipping Baal instead of Yahweh. They hated the prophets of Yahweh and had many of them killed.
EliYah lived in the desert and was fed by ravens. In time, EliYah confronted King Ahab, “Let’s see once and for all if Baal is the true mighty one.” So the priests of Baal prepared an altar for their mighty one and begged him to consume it. They cried out for hours and still nothing happened. Finally EliYah prepared an altar for Yahweh. He even flooded it with water to prove that Yahweh could consume it even if it was wet. Then EliYah prayed to Yahweh and fire came down from heaven and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones, the soil, and the water in the trench. All the people then agreed, “Yahweh is the true Elohim!” Then EliYah had the prophets of Baal killed. This made Jezebel furious. She vowed to have EliYah killed for this. So EliYah ran for his life.
But Yahweh protected EliYah and Jezebel was killed. Many miracles were performed by Yahweh through EliYah. He truly was an obedient prophet. May we all be as faithful to Yahweh!
SCRIPTURE TO REMEMBER:
1 Kings 18:39
"And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, Yahweh, he is Elohim; Yahweh, he is Elohim."