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24 February 2021 (updated)
Spirit of Elijah - Part 3
widow is referred to as mistress h1172 of the house, 1Ki 17:17, indicating
spiritually, a woman
who is master h1172 of her own thoughts, 2Cor
5:1-2 (baal h1172, feminine improper noun ). Her son dying and being raise
from the dead by Elijah is indicative of a person’s old way of thinking
being put away, and entering into a new way of thinking–i.e., mind of
Christ, Eph 4:20-24, Php 2:5. Continuing to consider Elijah’s story allegorically:
In the third year of the drought, Elijah is told by the Lord to show himself
to Ahab: and I will send rain on the earth–an overall type of the Gentile
church taking the gospel of Jesus Christ back to the Jews.
Read 1Kings 18:1-6:
1. Obadiah h5662, servant of Yah; Ahab, whose wife is Jezebel h348, unchaste
or impure. Name = Character: Allegorically, what can we learn from verses
3-6? Ps 73:22; 32:9; 1Pt 1:24-25; Jam 5:17.
Read 1King 18:7-16:
2. What spiritual lesson is obtained from verse 8-10 ? Pr 23:1-8; Why do you
suppose Ahab searched in all kingdoms for Elijah? 1Ki 19:2.
Read 1Kings 18:17-29:
3. What commandments of God have been forsaken (verse 18)? Gal 3:8-12; 5:14;
1Jn 1:5-6; 2:7-11; 3:11.
4. Representatives from all Israel, plus 450 prophets of Baal are gathered
to Mt. Carmel. How can Elijah’s question to Israel be applied spiritually?
Verse 21, 22.
Read 1Kings 18:30-35:
5. Considering the symbols, what is the significance of the number of stones
to repair the altar, the altar and number of barrels of water? (Refer to symbols
hid 100 prophets by 50s in a cave: 10 x 5: there are in Israel, those, spiritually
the earth, who will hear (10) God’s grace
(5) –i.e., they will consider the spirit of Elijah message. Others remain
married to impure doctrines (Jezebel); the beast within, & feed on flesh,
having no spiritual understanding. (From past studies of Revelation 13:1-2:
pride (lion); unchanging attitude, in bondage to the law (bear); trust others
instead of the one true God, Jer 13:23; Jude 1:12-13. Jewish luna year=360
days x 3.5 years = 1260 days, Rv 11:1-3. So the drought has a double application,
starting with the Jew when they rejected the apostle’s gospel, Act 13:45-46.
The gospel went to the Gentiles. However, by the 4th century until now, the
Gentile church came to be in full apostasy, cf Amos 8:11. Ahab is a type for
Israel today, eating from the table of Jezebel, Rv 2:20-23.
a kingdom is one’s mind over which they rule. Ahab,
married to Jezebel, depicts a person who is master (Hebrew = baal) of evil
things & attempts to feed you with their bread of lies. Some in Thyatira
permit Jezebel, those claiming to prophesy in the name of the Lord, to seduce
themselves into spiritual fornication & to eat things sacrificed to idols,
Rv 2:20, just opposite to what they should do, 1Pt 2:5. They not only have
the number of the beast, Rv 13:17-18, but lead others to take the number, Lk
22:21. Those who have the spirit of Jezebel hate the spirit of Elijah. This
will be manifest by persecution in the last days, Rv 9:1-21.
3a. Elijah–type of a person carrying the spirit of Christ in the heart,
one translated into the kingdom of the Son of God, 2Ki 2:1; Col 1:12-14. The
truth of the cross is understood–i.e., God gave His Son as an act of
love & mercy, in order to show humanity that God loved us first; so He
birthed a Son & sent him to be a Savior of the world, Jn 3:16-17. The nations
(Gentiles) are rendered innocent g1344 by Christ’s faith, Gal 2:16. Paul
jumps from Abraham to the Gentiles, skipping the law being used for righteousness,
Rom 3:21-26: 21 And now apart from law the righteousness of God has been
revealed, testified to by the Law and the Prophets (O.T.), 22 and the righteousness
of God [through] the faith of Jesus Christ to all, and on all those believing—for
there is no difference, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory
of God, 24 being [rendered innocent] freely by His grace [through the
liberty] that is in Christ Jesus (Lk 4:18), 25 whom God set forth [as an act
of mercy g2435 (mercy seat g2435, Heb 9:5)], through the faith in His blood,
for the showing forth of His righteousness, because of the passing over of
the former sins in the forbearance of God, 26 for the showing forth of His
righteousness in the present time, for His being righteous, and declaring him
righteous whose [source of faith is] Jesus. [Greek] (Best overall rendering
of these verses based on the Greek & other scriptures). Note: the solid
gold covering of the ark is a symbol of the faith of Christ, 1Pt 1:7; Rv 3:18, & the
covering of God’s love through Christ, Pr 10:12; Jude 1:21.
long would you keep hopping between two opinions? Ancient Baal worship consisted
of sacrificing children & many evil things, 2Ki 21:3-6; Jer 23:13;
32:35, Worshiped by many nations by other names (Anu, An, Horus, Ptah, Ra,
Atum). Children a symbol of thoughts from God, Ps 127:3-5. The number of prophets
is interesting: 450 = 10x5x9 = hearing (10) God’s grace (5) brings one
to judgment, or a decision (9), which is what Elijah was about to do. A spiritual
drought is indicative of a people not receiving the water of the word.
5a. Altar: Dt 27:5-8; Iron: Jer 17:1; Heb 8:10
Stones: 1Sam 17:40, 49; Isa 60:18; 26:1; Mt 16:16, 18
Water: Job 14:19; Dt 32:1-2
Elijah gathered 12 stones for an altar; poured 12 barrels of water on the altar:
The altar is the heart, the stones are spiritual concepts hewn by the water
of God’s word through the 12 tribes of Israel–not 10 tribes who
are eating from Jezebel’s table, who are in a spiritual drought.
Can you relate these things to what is happening with modern religions?