Bahan Alkitab: 1 Kings 18
Israelite and under Queen Jezebel and King Ahab leadership has worship Baal. And because of that God punished them by Giving them 3 years of draught and no rain falls on Israel’s land. The prophets of God’s has been chased away or killed by the Queen and her false prophets.
Baal is the god of nature, So God make fun of them by making Israelite to experience drought for 3 years and after 3 years, He sent Elijah to see king Ahab and told him that he is guilty because he worship for Baal. Ahab Blame Elijah for the draught. Elijah challange the Baal’s prophet to go and give offering in Mount Carmel To see who is the real God, the Lord or Baal.
“The prophet of Baal will put an animal on their altar and then pray to their God and I will put an animal on my altar and pray to the Lord, the one who answer by sending fire to burn up the offering is the true Lord”, Elijah said. Baal prophets thought it is a good idea since baal is a God of nature and will be able to bring down rain and burned the offering.
The false prophet prayed and hurt themself to pray to Baal and nothing happens and Elijah mocked them.
After that Elijah guided people around him angry repaired the elder of the Lord with 12 big stones. He dug a ditch all around the altar and arrange wood and pour 12 big jar of water on it. After Elijah prayed fire came down and burnt the whole offering and the water and the soil and stones underneath. The people of Israelite were Amaze and worship God. God sent rain to Israel after that.
Elijah was not afraid to say what is right and obey God, even to the king and againts 450 false prophets. Let’s hope that our children can be brave when trust God in any situation.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows