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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tomorrows Sunday school lesson

Lesson 7

Long Long time ago there was a king named Ahab.
Ahab loved a women named Jezebel. Ahab wanted to marry
Jezebel.God told Ahab not to marry Jezebel. because Jezebel would keep him from going to church.Ahab married her And disobeyed God.Ahab was a bad King the worse king in the world. Jezebel was a bad women.
"Ahab," Jezebel said, "something must be done with all these preachers I want them to be killed. We must kill them if it makes you happy. "said Ahab,
Ahab had a helper named Obadiah he heard Jezebel say the bad thing on killing the pastors .Oh no thought Obadiah I will show the pastors a place to hide in caves so they wont get hurt and bring them food to eat.

One day King said Obadiah" You go in one direction and I'll go the other. There must be grass somewhere." God stopped the rain and our gardens cant grow God is angry because people did not obey they made a funny thing that looked like a make believe God and they lied and said that’s their God!
So King Ahab and Obadiah set off in different directions, in search of fresh grass and water.

While Obadiah was looking here and there, trying to find mud puddles and grass, he saw a man walking toward him. "I wonder who that could be," he thought to himself. As the man came closer, Obadiah said I know him. "Why, that's Elijah!" he exclaimed out loud and ran to meet him.
"Elijah! Elijah! Is that really YOU?" he asked excitedly.
"Yes, I am Elijah, and I want you to do me a big favor."
"What ?" Obadiah asked .
"I want you to go tell King Ahab that I am here and want to see him," said Elijah .
Obadiah became afraid. This was NOT something he wanted to do. "How can you even think of asking me to do such a thing?" Obadiah asked with big eyes. "Don't you know that King Ahab HATES you? Don't you know that the King is blaming YOU because there has not been any rain for all these years? ,and the King has been looking for you. Every time he thinks he knows where you are, you leave and no one can find you. If I tell him you are here, then you will leave again; he will want to kill YOU and ME. I'm sorry, Elijah. I just cannot do it!"
Elijah looked at Obadiah and explained, "It will be fine, Obadiah. I promise you that I will be here. I promise you that I WILL see the King. Now please, just go and tell him I wish to speak to him."
"YOU! YOU! YOU are the one that is causing trouble for Israel!" King Ahab shouted in anger. "YOU are the reason we have had no rain.

"No, King," Elijah replied. "YOU are the cause for all this trouble. You have turned away from , the one true God. You are worshipping the make believe god, Baal. You have caused the people of Israel to sin and do bad things. YOU have brought all this trouble to Israel."
Elijah said. "I want you to gather 450 prophets that believe in a god that they made them selves , and 400 that believe the real God that made you and I, and have them meet me at A Mountain called Carmel."
King Ahab did as Elijah said . A large crowd of people gathered also to see what was going to happen.
Elijah stood before the crowd. "How long are you going to try to worship and believe in two gods? You cannot serve more than one god. If Baal is God, worship him! If God is God, worship Him! You MUST choose. You must choose one or the other."
Then Elijah said, "We are going to have a contest to see who is the REAL God." He told them to bring enough wood to build two altars - one for the real God, and one for Baal the not real God. He told them to bring animals for the sacrifice - one for God and one for Baal.

The 450 prophets of Baal built their altar. They prepared the animal for the sacrifice. Then they started praying: "O Baal, hear us! O Baal, hear us!" From morning until lunch time they kept up the shouting.
Elijah was making fun of them: "What's wrong? Can't your god HEAR you? Has he taken a trip? Why isn't he answering you? Perhaps he is talking to someone else. Maybe you should scream LOUDER."
Now it was getting late into the evening, and the prophets of Baal were still shouting and screaming at the top of their voices. Baal still was not listening.
Elijah told the people gather around him. He took 12 Rocks
for his altar, used the wood that was brought, and made the animal for the sacrifice. Then he told the people to bring him four barrels of water. It sounded funny to them, but they DID bring the water. He poured the water on the altar and on the sacrifice.

He told them to bring him four more barrels of water. "What's wrong with this man? Doesn't he know there is not much water?" they were mumbling among themselves. But they obeyed and brought the water. He poured the water on the altar and on the sacrifice.
That wasn't enough for Elijah. He told them to bring him FOUR MORE barrels of water. "How much water is he going to waste?" someone whispered. Again they did as they were told and brought the water. He poured that water on the altar and on the sacrifice. The sacrifice was soaked with water. Water was running off the wood, onto the stones, and onto the ground. He dug a ditch around the altar and filled it with water also.
Then he began to pray a simple prayer:
"Lord God, let the people know that You are the true God of Israel and I am your servant. Let them know that I have done these things because You told me to do them. Hear me, O Lord, so these people will know that You are the Lord God, and they will serve You again."


SUDDENLY, fire came down from heaven! It burned up the sacrifice! It burned up the WOOD! It burned up the rocks! It even dried up all the water that was in the ditch around the altar!
When the people saw it, they dropped to the ground they were afraid and cried out, "The Lord, He is the God; THE LORD, HE IS THE GOD!" We don’t want to make a God that’s not real.your God is real we will listen to your God!

God is able!

Praying does the body good!

What if Gods people showed God we are sincere and wants God to turn the nation around?My prayer is that God will do a great work and let it start with my obedience and willing mind that like a spark it will spread into Gods peoples heart.It does not say the prayers of the unsaved.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.