Elijahs Travels

Elijahs’ Travels

***Elijah started @ Tishbe in Gilead
***Went to Jerusalem to speak to King Ahab
***Went to the Brook Cherish – was at Cherish for 1 year & became a man of God
             ——-1 Kings 17:24
3 Characteristics of a Man or Woman of God
(1) NO MATTER HOW OLD YOU ARE IN AGE AND HOW MANY YEARS YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED,  THE ENEMY NEVER STOPS ATTACKING YOU – 1 KINGS 19:1-3
-when we all become a man or woman of God, you would think the enemy attacks would stop
-he will only stop if you quit serving the Lord and just become a church person
-the enemy will use any method to get at you
1 Kings 19:1-2 – depression and self pity
-do not have 2 opinions – have one opinion – go after Jesus no matter – 1 Kings 18:21
-1 Kings 19:5-8 – Elijah got with the Lord, got his thoughts straightened out and came out fighting again….
-Focus on the weapons the Lord has given you to fight and defeat the enemy…
(2) BEING A MAN OR WOMAN OF GOD AND KNOWING THE LORD FOR MANY YEARS DOES NOT ELIMINATE PROBLEMS –
-everyone is guaranteed to have problems – all kinds of them…Walk through them in Victory
-our problems will never stop until we get to heaven, but victory is assured through Jesus
(3) BEING A MAN OR WOMAN OF GOD AND BEING CLOSE TO THE LORD FOR YEARS DOES NOT STOP GOD FROM WORKING ON YOU AND IN YOU – 1 Kings 17:8-9
-none of us is alright – we need to continue to grow, become a disciple and move forward in all the Lord has for us
-Elijah travels to Zarephath – 85 miles rom the Brook Cherith
1 Kings 17:8 – a Word from the Lord  to go to Zarephath
-Zarephath means smelting place
smelting –  is a process that uses fire to separate impurities from metals…
-the refining process sis continual even when you become a man or woman of God
-Desire and Declare this process….
-1 Kings 17:9  – Elijah lived there & received 3 commands from the Lord…
                               (1) ARISE – v9 – means to wake up and do not be sleepy or lethargic
How to wake up?
           a. get rid of the used too’s
           b. change
                              (2) GO – v9
-this is a command
-the Lord is coming back soon
-people need Jesus
-God sent Elijah to Sidon which was an evil wicked city that was the headquarters for Baal
                             (3) STAY – v9
-dwell there – stay there – have staying power
-staying power allows the Lord to do a work in us…
***As Elijah obeys, arises, goes and stays—Provision Occurs
-God is a provider – Jehovah Jireh – natural and supernatural provision
Two Ways The Lord Can Provide
     1. The Lord can provide through people
     2. The Lord commands provision to come to people – v9