This Sunday Pastor Barron brings a message from I Kings 18:20-46, entitled, “Elijah: A Man of Prayer”.
One against 450 doesn’t sound like very good odds, but Elijah’s name means “My God is Yah”, which is short for YAHWEH, which is translated as Lord. Elijah has instructed Ahab to gather all of Israel with the prophets numbering 450, and now he’s addressing the people with the question “How long will you go limping between two different opinions?” He then renders a challenge to their thinking, and yet, no one answers him. Soon Israel will see the breach for their wavering conduct, as Elijah orders an illogical preparation for the altar he’s rebuilt. Then with a short, forthright prayer, God answers him.