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Earthquake, wind and fire

1 Kings 19:8-21
Elijah hears God speaking to him on Mount Horeb.
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After being provided with food and drink in the wilderness by an angel, Elijah travelled for 40 days to Mount Horeb, the mountain of God, where he lived in a cave. But the Lord asked him, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ <br/>He replied, ‘I have worked hard for You. The people of Israel have disobeyed You, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets. I am the only one left and now they are trying to kill me too.’ – Slide 1
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‘Go out and stand before me on the mountain,’ the Lord told him. <br/>And as Elijah stood there a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. – Slide 2
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After the wind, there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. – Slide 3
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And after the earthquake, there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. – Slide 4
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After the fire, there was the sound of a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his scarf and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. The Lord said, ‘Why are you here, Elijah?’ <br/>Elijah replied, ‘I have worked hard for You but the people of Israel have disobeyed You, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets. I am the only one left and now they are trying to kill me too.’ <br/>God told Elijah to go back to Damascus and anoint Hazael as King of Syria and Jehu as King of Israel. He was also to anoint Elisha to succeed him. God explained Elijah was not alone as there were 7,000 men in Israel who had not bowed down to idols. – Slide 5
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So Elijah went and found Elisha who was ploughing a field with eleven other teams ahead of him. – Slide 6
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He was at the end of the line with the last team. – Slide 7
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Elijah went over to him and threw his coat across his shoulders and walked away again. – Slide 8
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Elisha left the oxen standing there and ran after Elijah and said to him, ‘First let me go and say good-bye to my father and mother, and then I’ll go with you!’ <br/>Elijah replied, ‘Go on back!’ – Slide 9
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Elisha then returned to his oxen, killed them, and used wood from the plough to build a fire to roast their flesh. He passed around the meat to the other ploughmen, and they all had a great feast. Then he went with Elijah, as his assistant. – Slide 10
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