The Water

The Water

1 Kings 18:41-46

I. The Passions of the Flesh (41)

     A. The Revealing of Ahab (41-42a)

Rom. 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

     B. The Rejecting of Ahab

II. The Persistency of the Faithful (42-44)

     A. Persistency in Interests

     B. Persistency in Faith

     C. Persistency in Reverence

     D. Persistency in Prayer (43) 7xs... prayer

James 5:17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

III. The Pace of the Feet (45-46)

     A. Forced into Running      B. Enabled for Running (46) • "the hand of the LORD was on Elijah"

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.

     C. Wise in Running (46) "he girded up his loins"

Heb. 12:1 ¶ Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,