Communicator – 21 June 2015

Visit-from-a-Raven-Corvus-corax-by-Ingrid-Taylar-on-Flickr_thumb.jpgELIJAH – HIS ROAD TO RECOVERY

Today, we complete our series on the life and times of Elijah. We have reflected upon his many mountain top experiences ,from MIRACULOUS FOOD to a MIRACULOUS RESURRECTION to MIRACULOUS WEATHER and to MIRACULOUS FIRE which fell from heaven ,an all consuming fire.

Friends, be alert, because after a mountain top experience with God, the enemy will strategically attempt to trip you up. Yes, when Elijah descended from Mount Carmel he was met by Jezebel, a controlling, manipulative, evil immoral woman. Elijah fled from her and parked himself under a 10 foot high broom tree. In his oppression and depression, he prayed that God would end his life.

Elijah had hit rock bottom. He had fallen in a heap. The prophet was in a bad way.

Will he recover? Is there a solution? Does God care for the burnt out?

Is there a ROAD TO RECOVERY for Elijah?

Let’s find out today.

Pastor Ian

Communicator – 31 May 2015

Visit from a Raven - Corvus corax by Ingrid Taylar on FlickrToday we continue our mini series on the life of Elijah the prophet. Elijah was a man just like us (James 5.17) He was a mountain climber but he also walked through some valleys as well. He was sent to Zarepath, an industrial town of furnaces and smelters.

This was to be a testing time for him, the widow and her son, but God miraculously provided for these 3 in a severe trial. The meal and oil never ran out during a depressing drought! Then, in the midst of a miracle, the son of the widow dies. Elijah is the man who prays and witnesses the resurrection of the boy.
But there is more!

Elijah, bold and courageous confronts the 450 prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel and witnesses that “my God answers by fire”!!
But now the mountain top experiences take a turn into the valley of depression. Elijah, the man of God sinks into fear, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

How does God respond to His servant? Is there a way out? Can he be healed and restored?
Stay tuned.
Pastor Ian