James 5:13-18 (emphasis on verses 17-18)


​The nation of Israel was in decay look at the following order:

  • King David had trouble in his family 
  • King Solomon was lead astray by foreign wives
  • King Jeroboam (North)
  • King Rehoboam (South)

Northern Kingdom had all evil kings.
Southern Kingdom had a few good ones.

Israel is at an all-time low all evil kings over 58 years since split.

Jezebel introduces Baal worship in an effort to stamp God out


  •  Suddenly appears on the scene
  •  He is from Tishbe (Gilead)
  •  Not much on his background
  •  His name means “My God is Yahweh”
  •  Elijah appears before King Ahab out of nowhere and challenges Baalism the god of Rain (weather god)

Powerful Points

  •     You cannot expect God to move outside His will
  •     His will is His Word; God cannot counteract His Word. God is not a man that He should lie. His word will not return void but will accomplish wherever He sends it.
  • Read Deuteronomy 11:8-17
  • When Elijah goes to King Ahab, he gives him his word which was founded on God’s Word! If you want to have a powerful prayer, you have to know God’s Word.


If we are going to have a powerful prayer, we have to know the Word of God and base our prayers on that Word.

God Bless You!

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