Tag: Elijah

  • If You Miss This Important Truth, You’ll Misunderstand John the Baptist

    A critical truth regarding John the Baptist and Malachi’s prophecy often goes overlooked. If we miss this, we will fail to properly understand John’s mission and the judgment. This post examines that connection and how it affects our overall understanding of Scripture. … Welcome to the 14th post in my series of rethinking Christian eschatology.…

  • October 5 – Malachi’s Message of Repentance

    Reading Mal. 1:1-4:6 Devotional The book of Malachi was written sometime between 500-460 B.C. The prophet Malachi receives a message from GOD which is a series of questions and answers given in rebuke of the Jews who have fallen into discouragement and are guilty of simply going through the motions of serving GOD, but their…

  • June 8 – GOD Defeats Moab with Water

    Reading 2 Kings 8:16-17 2 Chron. 21:2-4 2 Kings 3:6-27 2 Chron. 20:34; 21:1, 20a, 6, 7, 11-17, 8-10 Devotional Ahab’s son Joram reigned in Israel during the latter part of Jehoshaphat’s reign in Judah. The king of Moab rebelled against Joram, so he asked Jehoshaphat to go to battle with him, as well as…

  • June 7 – Elijah Taken Up

    Reading 2 Kings 2:1-25; 4:1-17, 38-44, 18-37; 8:1-2; 6:1-7 Devotional Elijah was a great man. In today’s reading he receives his reward for a life of devotion to GOD. Elijah was taken up by a whirlwind led by chariots and horses of fire. Apparently GOD had revealed Elijah’s coming departure because Elisha as well as the other prophets…

  • June 5 – Ahab, the Pouting King

    Reading 1 Kings 20:1-43; 22:1; 21:1-24, 27-29; 22:51, 2-4; 2 Chron. 18:2-3 1 Kings 22:5-6, 10-12, 7-9, 13-28 Devotional Ahab, the king of Israel, saw a vineyard which was close to his palace, and he decided he wanted it. He contacted Naboth, the owner of the vineyard, and offered him to trade the land for a better vineyard…

  • June 4 – Elijah’s Roller Coaster

    Reading 1 Kings 17:1-24; 18:1-46; 19:1-21 Devotional Today’s reading begins our look at the prophet Elijah. A lot happened in this reading so our devotional is more lengthy than usual, but this is among my favorite stories in GOD’s word. The recorded account of Elijah begins with GOD sending him to Ahab, king of Israel,…