1 Kings 17:1
And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
Well, here he is. Elijah the fiery prophet with a blazing heart and a blazing tongue. What a sight this must have been to all watching. Here suddenly we have this previously unknown man, Elijah, showing up on the King’s doorstep to make a pronouncement of judgment upon the King and his nation. “Hey King! You and all of your people have been living in evil, and it’s about to stop raining, and it won’t start again until I say so! Oh, by the way, I speak for God her, in case you wondered.”
We have to understand that this was a pretty dire pronouncement for any people…
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