The Inspiration behind my painting "FIRE from Heaven"

FIRE from Heaven

Elijah the Tishbite was a prophet of God, he was known for wearing animal skins. He was also known for his unfaltering confidence in the protecting care of God.
So,God told Elijah to present himself to King Ahab, so he went. At that time Jezebel was killing off the Lord’s prophets. Many were being hidden by Obadiah in caves. Now King Ahab abandoned the true God and along with his family and kingdom were serving Baal. Elijah summoned the people and the 450 prophets of Baal to come. He spoke to the people and said “How long will you waiver between 2 opinions? If the Lord is God …follow him. If Baal is god then follow him. But the people said NOTHING.
So Elijah told the Baal prophets to set up altars and also prepare one for him. Then take bulls to sacrifice.
He told them to have Baal set the fire under their altar. And he would have the True God set the fire on his. So the prophets danced all night, prayed and went wild. Their worshipping was extreme and yet nothing happened. No god answered, no fire was kindled. So Elijah stopped them and his altar had to be fixed due to craziness of the Baal prophets. Elijah dug a trench around the altar and poured water all over it. He did it 3x and there was so much water everything it was water logged and it ran into the trench around the altar.
At the time for sacrifice Elijah stepped forward and prayed to the true God ( the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob), “Let it be known today that you are GOD”. “I am your servant, answer me O Lord, so the people will know you are God & turn their hearts back to you again.”
Then the FIRE of the Lord fell from the sky and burned Elijah’s prepared sacrifice, the wood, the stones soil as well licked up all the water in the trench.
When the people saw this they fell prostate & cried “The LORD, He is GOD, The Lord, He is GOD.!”
Fire came down from the Presence of the one true Lord our God in heaven. Read 1 Kings18

Habakkuk 3:2
LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.
Our God loves us deeply and those who give to God the allegiance he deserves, God will protect and defend. God delivers judgment to all who oppose him. Exodus20
Be assured today, that the Lord your God is the one who goes ahead of you and he is like a devouring fire. He will destroy and subdue the evil ones before us. Deuteronomy 9:3-4 God did not do this because we are righteous, BUT it is because of the great wickedness of these evil nations.

The Inspiration behind my painting "FIRE from Heaven"

Anne Gitto

WHITING, United States

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