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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fire From Heaven - The Priests of Baal Versus Elijah, a Prophet of God - Animated Bible Adventure (Video)

Fire From Heaven - The Priests of Baal Versus Elijah, a Prophet of God - Animated Bible Adventure (Video)
(Frames from the movie are posted below.)


Fire From Heaven - The Priests of Baal Versus Elijah, a Prophet of God - Animated Bible Adventure


(This is a semi-animated / illustrated video about the prophet Elijah calling fire down from Heaven. It contains scripture verses, artwork, and hymn music.) -- Fire came down from Heaven and consumed stones, water, and an animal sacrifice when Elijah, a prophet of God, asked God to demonstrate His power to show the backward people of ancient Israel who the real God is. For years they were serving Baal and many other idols. Then, famine and drought struck the land for about 3 years. Near the end of the famine, Elijah, the man who King Ahab had sought to capture, appeared and wished to speak with the king. 

He told King Ahab to get the children of Israel together to conduct an experiment to see who the true God really is: Baal or JEHOVAH. The real God would answer his worshipers with fire from heaven. Elijah let the Baal worshipers go first. Then, the priests of Baal began to conduct pagan rituals to call upon Baal to send fire from heaven. But, nothing happened. This went on for many hours. 

Finally, when it was clear Baal was not answering, Elijah had the people come near to him and he built an altar of stone with 12 stones to represent the 12 tribes of Israel. When the altar was finished, he and some volunteers dug a ditch around the altar and filled it with water. They also cut up an ox and dumped water over the pieces of meat. (In ancient Israel, sacrificing animals gave a picture of the ultimate sacrifice, which was given when Jesus Christ died for our sins on a Roman cross.) 

Elijah prayed a prayer of faith and requested that God send fire down from Heaven to prove that JEHOVAH is the One true God, and that only JEHOVAH is God, and only He should be worshiped and praised. God answered Elijah's prayer with a powerful demonstration of might. Fire fell from heaven and consumed the stones of the altar, the sacrifice, and the water. That is how intensely hot the flames were. The fire was clearly hotter than magma, a liquid rock, which is under the earth.

The people of Israel fell to their faces before the place where the altar used to be and worshiped God. 

A question to ask ourselves is the following. Do we love anything more than we love our Creator God? God said He loves us in His Word. 

The Gospel of JOHN 3:16-19 says:

"[16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. [17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. [18] He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."

Jesus also said this truth in Luke 16:13:

"[13] No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."

Do we love anything more than God? The word mammon comes from a Chaldean origin. It refers to a pagan god of wealth. So, mammon could be any kind of idol that we may have. We can't serve God and also serve anyone or anything else. We have to decide who we will love: God or things (or people). If we choose to put God last, we are making the choice to put other things before God, and eventually, if we don't repent, we will be, in essence, telling God that we don't love Him and that Jesus Christ is not our Lord and Savior. For, if Jesus is our Savior, He is also our Lord. 

2 Peter 3:17-18 says:

"[17] Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. [18] But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen."

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