Today we live in a world with an unlimited, infinite amount of information at our finger tips. How do YOU determine what is truth or what is a lie, or what is beneficial or what is harmful? We will look at a Biblical account regarding a prophet and prophets that I believe shares some interesting insights to consider AND then share some information contrasting the office of the prophet with the gift of prophecy AND also answer God’s question (noted in the title of the message) with God’s own answer!
Our message title is taken from James 5:17,18 regarding Elijah, a prophet of God who lived in some very challenging times. Though we read about him in I Kings 19 that “(he) was afraid and ran for his life.”; we will look at some events in his life that show an example of a man of great faith JUST LIKE US! Right?? Carrying out John 14:12; right??
Since James, undoubtedly the brother of Jesus and a leader of the church in Jerusalem wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit that: “Elijah was a man just like us. . . ” (James 5:17 NIV), I would like to take a look at US, by taking just an overview of the life and times of the prophet, Elijah in the message today.
In our review of practical applications from Bible characters, today we examine some principles of prophecy from the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah, who suffered unjustly for standing up to the false prophets of his day. Concerning the prophetic of our times, can you discern between the false and the true?