Let’s dig a little today into the lives of two prophets separated by about 900 years, who both were subjects of persecution because they boldly spoke the Truth of the Lord. They are Elijah and John the Baptist. Matthew 11:14 says that John was the “Elias which was to come”. If you’re ever called upon to give a devotional or teach a class that will encourage women to be brave for Him, here’s a great outline. For those of you who are Digging Deep, here’s a jump start to some of the podcast material. Some of the passages below are generic and, though they apply to one or both of these men, they can also apply to us. You bless me daily with your questions, news from your groups and your comments. Some of you may have a more thorough outline about these two men than I do. I always find that I learn much more from you than I am able to give back! He is so good through this fellowship and study tool.
Elijah and John the Baptist:
1. Two men who rebuked a king: I Kings 21:1-24; Luke 3:15-20; Matthew 14:1-12.
2. Two mighty men of prayer: James 5:16-18; I Kings 17, 18 (more than one mighty prayer here); Luke 11:1.
3. Two disheartened mortals: I Kings 19:1-8; Matthew 11:1-6.
4. Two mortal men who made mistakes: I Kings 19:1-18; Romans 11:1-4; Matthew 11:11; Luke 7:28; Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:7; Luke 3:16; Acts 13:25.
5. Two men honored by God: II Kings 2:11; Luke 1:14-17; Luke 1:76-79; Mark 1:2,9; Malachi 4:5,6; Isaiah 40:3; Matthew 3:3,13.
6. The glorious victory of two men: Matthew 5:10-12; Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36; Revelation 6:9-11; Revelation 2:10.
Podcast is on Tuesday, January 26th. I hope you’ll bring your nuggets!