BOLDLY DECLARE ‘THE L-RD, HE IS G-D’  

 

1 Kings 18:36-39: “And it came to pass, at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, “LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word. Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that You are the LORD God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again.” Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The LORD, He is God! The LORD, He is God!”” 

 

We read in 1 Kings 18:21 that Elijah said to Israel ““If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.”

What a sad passage of scripture. 

 

We see in 1 Kings 18 that, even though the Israelites knew that “the L-rd, He

is G-d”, they would not commit to Him. There may have been certain reasons for this: 

Perhaps they were afraid of King Ahab and Jezebel; perhaps they were afraid of the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah.

I don’t know! However, they really had no excuse as they knew G-d and they knew the might of His miracle working power.

 

 

G-d’s Divine Nature

In Exodus 34:6-7 we receive a revelation of G-d’s Divine nature: “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin”

The Hebrew of the above scripture is: “ADONAI, ADONAI, EL rachum ve’channun, erech apayim, ve’rav chesed v’emet; no’tzer chesed lo’a’lo’afim, no’seh a’von va’phesha v’chata’a ve’nakeh”

Words from our leadership

Vision Statement

Ministering the truth of the gospel to the Jewish people and the truth of the Jewish people and Israel to the church.

Manfred Nochomowitz

Jewish people are not just 'another people group'; they are the most strategic people group.

Bible Reading for today

And that the remission of sins should be preached in His Name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem...

Luke 24:47

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek..

Rom 1:16

For by Grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works, least anyone should boast...

Eph 2:8-9