The Warrant

The Warrant

1 Kings 19:1-8

Eph. 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

I. Persecution of Elijah (1-2)

A. The Instigator (1) i. Ahab's Hardness to God

Rom. 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

ii. Ahab's Hatred for God's Man

B. The Inflicter (2)

C. The Incentive

2Tim. 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

II. Pessimism of Elijah (3-4)

A. The Cause i. Physical fatigue - ii. Emotional drain iii. Focus - "...when he saw that,.." v3 iv. Pride - "I am not better than my fathers." v4. B. The Conduct i. His path ii. His perspective - "I am not better than my fathers" iii. His prayer - "take away my life" C. The Consequences i. Discourage others ii. Delights the enemy

III. Preservation of Elijah (5-6)

A. The Miracle (5-6) i. Supply of food

ii. Strength of the food (8)

Is. 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

B. The Messenger (7)

C. The Mercy