• Israel Ekundayo




*Scripture Treasure.*

1 Kgs 18:40-41 ► *And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.*

*And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.*

*Insight and Highlight.*

When there is a curse there is a cause.

*Scripture Commentaries.*

Elijah spoke a curse of famine into the land of lsrael under king Ahab, saying in 1 Kings 17:1 ► *.....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.*

God spoke to Elijah in the third year saying in 1 Kings 18:1 ► *....Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.*

God by His pronouncement in 1 Kgs 18:1, told Elijah what He was about to do.

The pronouncement of the abundance of rain was not made known to king Ahab until the cause behind the curse was removed.

The men, the prophets of Baal, who have brought the curse to the land were now slaughtered and cut off, 1 Kgs 18:40.

In addition to this, the people were repentant, 1 Kgs 18:40-41 ► *And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.*. They seized the prophets of Baal, then brought now to Elijah to slaughter.

Until the people repented and the causes of the drought were removed the nation did not receive the promise of the abundance of rain.

You cannot hide from God.

Transformative changes do not occur until the cause behind the curse is removed.

*Remorse corner*

Have you tried to find the root cause of your troubles? The root cause of Israel's problem was the worship of Baal pioneered by the prophets of Baal.

*Call to Word action.*

Israel repented and got rid of the prophets of Baal. Genuine repentance opened the door for Elijah's prayers to usher in the much awaited abundance of rain.

*The Christian clarion duty.*

While Elijah told king Ahab to rise up, go eat and drink, *"....for there is a sound of abundance of rain.*, *"....he went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees, ► 1 Kgs 18:42 


Lord remove every cause that might have opened doors for my challenges to come in.

Help me and remove every curse of any form that may be operating in my life, in Jesus name.

Good morning all and be blessed as you go today.

God bless you.

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