Describe how the supremacy of god was made manifest during the contest on mount carmel

THE SUPREMACY OF GOD ON MOUNT CARMEL (I KINGS
18:17-46)

  • King Ahab allowed Jezebel, his wife to introduce the worship of
    Baa! and Asherah in Israel, 
  • God’s anger was provoked He therefore
    sent Elijah, the prophet, to pronounce drought famine on the land. 
  • Ahab then accused Elijah of being the cause of the drought in
    Israel,   
  • Elijah also blamed Ahab for
    allowing the worship of Baal in Israel which made people forsake God.
  • Elijah, therefore, requested for the contest on Mount Carmel to determine who
    was supreme in Israel, Yahweh or Baa!? 
  • Elijah asked Baal prophets to
    sacrifice a bull on an altar and call on Baal to send fire to consume the
    sacrifice, 
  • Similarly, Elijah would also sacrifice a bull on an altar and
    ask God to send fire to consume it. 
  • According o Elijah, the God
    who answered by fire would be the true God of Israel. 
  • The Baal
    prophets took their turn first, but they could not send down tire. 
  • They even
    cut themselves with knives and lances without, any effect, 
  • Elijah
    then mocked them, saying their god may be on a journey or asleep, 
  • Elijah
    took his turn, built an altar with twelve stones, and requested that trenches
    be made around the altar and water poured into them, 
  • Elijah
    offered a simple prayer and immediately God sent down fire to consume the
    sacrifice,
  • The people declared, “The Lord, He is God, the Lord
    He is God”, 
  • The supremacy of God of Israel was thus
    established.
  • Elijah had the Baa!
    prophets, slain at the Brook Kishon, 
  • After the contest God was
    shown to: be greater than Baal. 
  • Soon, there was raining Israel,
    thus ending the drought.  

WAYS THE CHURCH CAN FIGHT AGAINST IMMORAL
ACTS

  1. Members of the church should avoid sin and lead exemplary
    lives/doers of the word. 
  2. They must witness about Christ through
    revivals, crusades etc. 
  3. Members of the church should, not
    compromise with sinners/sinners must be con­demned, 
  4. Need to focus on
    God only/fear of God. 
  5. Need to help the needy in society, 
  6. Avoidance
    of partiality. 
  7. Need for rewar4 and punishment, 
  8. Counselling
    those who go astray,
  9. Men of God! Christians should speak against
    social injustice/corruption/immoralities etc
  10. Need to respect! Fight for
    human rights, 
  11. Using social media to expose evil deeds/ doers in
    society.
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