Welcome to the audio recording of today’s service in which Matt spoke to us of the passing on of the mantle from Elijah to Elisha. Before that there are a couple of worship videos, Helen Shapiro’s version of He is My Defence, and Robin Mark singing How Great are You Lord.
Welcome to our recording of today’s message, part 2 in this series, subtitled Opportunities of Faith. We continue to pray for all still battling illness and infections, believing the Lord for His protection and His deliverance and healing! Amen! Before the recording is a praise video from Robin Mark, Forever He is Faithful, a classic from the Come Heal Our Land album.
We are trusting the Lord to be able to meet again next Sunday 7th November, but will confirm this later in the week.
May the Lord bless you.
Here is today’s message from Andy King:
(In today’s message I mention an article regarding Covid and the Great Shaking, entitled The Third Trumpet, which is a summary from intercessors and leaders of Issachar Ministries. I commend it for your consideration. They are discerning the way the Lord is leading in these days and their summary fits with our current focus and follows on from our recent article earlier this month, Reality Check Autumn 2021.)
1 Kings 17: 7-24
And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. 8 Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 9 “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”
12 So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a [a]jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”
13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’ ”
15 So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. 16 The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah.
17 Now it happened after these things that the son of the woman who owned the house became sick. And his sickness was so [b]serious that [c]there was no breath left in him. 18 So she said to Elijah, “What have I to do with you, O man of God? Have you come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to kill my son?”
19 And he said to her, “Give me your son.” So he took him out of her arms and carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his own bed. 20 Then he cried out to the Lord and said, “O Lord my God, have You also brought tragedy on the widow with whom I lodge, by killing her son?” 21 And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to the Lord and said, “O Lord my God, I pray, let this child’s soul come back to him.” 22 Then the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived.
23 And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives!”
24 Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now by this I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is the truth.”
Good morning and welcome to today’s ministry. Sadly we are not meeting together in person today due to the high numbers of infections prevalent, but God willing we will be meeting back together in person next Sunday morning.
Instead there follows a recorded message from Andy from 1Kings 17, and before that a worship video of Karen Davis’s beautiful song from Psalm 90, From Everlasting to Everlasting. May the Lord bless you!
The Life and Times of Elijah and Elisha (part 1) by Andy King
Psalm 90:1-2 Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
Or ever You had formed the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
1Kings 17: 1-7 And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.”
2 Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 3 “Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. 4 And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.”
5 So he went and did according to the word of the Lord, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. 7 And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
Good evening. Here is the recording from today’s service, a further look into the lessons we can learn from the Israelites’ entry into the promised land. Firstly here are two worship videos, You Are Holy (As for Me and My House) by Jewish worship leader Joshua Aaron, and Jesus Strong and Kind by CityAlight.
Every blessing, Andy.
Good evening and welcome to our recording from this morning’s service. Today Matt brought us a message from 1Kings 18, the audio of which is below. Before that are two worship videos relevant to today’s service. We trust you will be blessed and challenged.
Every blessing, Andy.