This evil Woman by Pastor Ed Young
You see Jezebel was the one who got King Ahab into false worship. I can just picture Ahab sneaking into his estate, sandals in one hand, trying to open the door without it making any noise. Of course, every noise would just echo throughout the mansion. I can see Jezebel raising up from her lounge and saying, “Ahab, is that you? Tell me the good news, honey. Tell me how we wiped out the Hebrew hick, Elijah. Tell me how Baal won.” And Ahab probably dropped his head and said, “Honey, don’t get mad but the God of Israel, Jehovah, won the contest. The prophets are gone.” And the Bible says that from that moment on, Jezebel, this evil woman, put out a contract on Elijah’s life.
Get the picture here. Stay with me here. We are talking about a man who had just gone one on 850. We are talking about a man who had single-handedly, through his prayers, delivered the nation of Israel. And now the Bible says, he hears about one evil woman who wants to take him out and he is running, fleeing the scene. He is afraid. He is freaked out. Elijah downloads his disc into depression. I am talking about he was down, dooby do dah, down. Way, way down. How could this happen to Elijah? How could this happen to you and to me?
Fellowship Church Grapevine- Today we are going to trace Elijah’s descent into despondency and depression. As we do so, I think that God is going to teach us some lessons along the way. I want to show you right up front the cost of depression because we all face it. The first cost is that Elijah lost his perspective. I will never forget a friend of mine who was going through financial trouble about eight years ago.© Copyright 2012 admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine