I Kings 18 Part 1–God Tells Elijah It’s Time to Meet the King

God waited 3 years to make His point.  The land had grown so dry that even the king himself was out scouting for water to save the livestock.  In the midst of that search, God told Elijah it was time to face the king and prepare to end the drought.  Elijah went to God’s man on the inside–Obadiah.  Obadiah saw Elijah and simply said, “What are you trying to do here, kill me?”  Elijah assured Obadiah as God had assured him–You will be safe.  So, Obadiah went to king Ahab and told him that Elijah would like to meet.  Obadiah was not hurt in any way. What was to follow, however, would indeed change the course of God’s chosen people.
 
God allows trials in our lives to bring us to a place of faith and obedience.  Sometimes those trails seem endless and the path hopeless.  Then, when one least expects it, God shows up and changes everything.  The change can be alarming, and our faith can be stretched.  When we trust the Lord, however, we know God will always execute HIs plan for our lives.  So, when we are sent, we move forward fearlessly; knowing that our Lord who calls us is faithful, and He will do it. (I Thessalonioans 5:24). If we walk by faith, then He will be able to do great things in and through our lives.  We have but to trust the Lord and follow Him closely.
 
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After many days the word of the Lord came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, “Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.” So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria. And Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the Lord greatly, and when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave and fed them with bread and water.) And Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys. Perhaps we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, and not lose some of the animals.” So they divided the land between them to pass through it. Ahab went in one direction by himself, and Obadiah went in another direction by himself.

And as Obadiah was on the way, behold, Elijah met him. And Obadiah recognized him and fell on his face and said, “Is it you, my lord Elijah?” And he answered him, “It is I. Go, tell your lord, ‘Behold, Elijah is here.’” And he said, “How have I sinned, that you would give your servant into the hand of Ahab, to kill me? 10 As the Lord your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my lord has not sent to seek you. And when they would say, ‘He is not here,’ he would take an oath of the kingdom or nation, that they had not found you. 11 And now you say, ‘Go, tell your lord, “Behold, Elijah is here.”’ 12 And as soon as I have gone from you, the Spirit of the Lord will carry you I know not where. And so, when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, although I your servant have feared the Lord from my youth. 13 Has it not been told my lord what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the Lord, how I hid a hundred men of the Lord’s prophets by fifties in a cave and fed them with bread and water? 14 And now you say, ‘Go, tell your lord, “Behold, Elijah is here”’; and he will kill me.” 15 And Elijah said, “As the Lord of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today.” 16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him. And Ahab went to meet Elijah.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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