1 Kings 17:7-9
And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.
Of course, as readers we all know the big climactic event of the Elijah story. That would be the Prophet’s “showdown” with the prophets of Baal atop Mount Carmel. I put that word in parentheses because, as my friend Colorstorm pointed, out, it really wasn’t a contest at all. The point here is that, although we all know the end of the story, Elijah did not. There is not any evidence that God had revealed just what was to be done eventually by Elijah.
Elijah had not come out of the box…
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