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Elijah

by Animated Stories From the Bible
Published by : Nest Family Entertainment (Coppell, TX) Physical details: 30 min. Year: 2005
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"How long will you go back and forth between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow Him! If Baal be god, then follow him and be done with it!" - The Prophet Elijah (1 Kings 18:21, NIV)

Elijah, whose name means "God is Lord," was an Old Testament prophet during the time of King Ahab. Elijah the prophet was commanded to tell the King and Queen of Israel that their land would experience a severe drought because they had encouraged the worship of Baal and killed the prophets of Yahweh.

Forced to flee for his life from Queen Jezebel and King Ahab after warning about the drought, Elijah was led by God to the home of a widow in Zarephath. This widow prepared her last meal and offered it to Elijah, despite the fact that she had a son to feed. However, because she trusted in the words of the prophet, her supply of flour and oil never diminished.

When challenged by the prophets of Baal, Elijah proved that they worshiped a false god. After dousing his altar with buckets of water, he asked God to accept his sacrifice. Result? Fire fell from the sky, igniting the drenched sacrifice! Those who witnessed the fire immediately began worshiping Elijah's God, the one, true God of Israel.

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