MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Elijah

January 21st, 2010 Viewed 1889 times

flames 4 Somewhat out of nowhere, Elijah appears on the scene at the court of King Ahab of Israel and promises a drought until he says it will stop.  It’s not clear whether King Ahab believes him or not, and yet the next thing we know, Elijah is whisked off to the Brook Cherith to be fed by ravens.

As if this wasn’t enough, Elijah was then taken to a widow and her son.  He promises them food that will never run out until the drought does.  And he raises the son from the dead.

After some time he returns to fight the prophets of Baal on Mount Caramel, and here’s where things really start to get interesting.  He challenges the prophets to see who is the real god—Baal or Yaweh, and the test is a test of bringing fire down from the heavens to light a sacrifice.

Jacob

January 18th, 2010 Viewed 2475 times

Desert and mountain range. In Genesis 32, Jacob is headed back home after working for his Uncle Laban for over 14 years.  He has his two wives, two maidservants and all of the rest of the servants and children in tow as they had back to Caanan when they get news that his brother Esau is headed out to greet them.

In case you don’t remember, the real reason that Jacob headed out to Uncle Laban’s was not because he heard that he had good looking daughters, but because he had stolen the birth-rite and blessing from his older brother, and Esau had promised to kill him when he saw him.

Adam

January 17th, 2010 Viewed 1604 times

Couple Sunset Adam.  The first man created by God.  We know very little about this man when compared to some of the other greats in the Bible.  And yet, by him we get the names for the animals, from his rib we have woman, and by him sin entered into the world.

And yet one of the first things that we learn about Adam was that God saw that it was not good for man to be alone. (Gen 2:18)

Adam was alone in the garden.  He was the only one of God’s creation without a partner.  All of the animals had partners, and as God brought them one by one for Adam to name he must have saw the look on Adam’s face to know that Adam was wondering where his partner was.

Never Alone: Introduction

January 16th, 2010 Viewed 1408 times

church A famous passage of Scripture. A famous poem. A parable and a prophet.

If there’s one thing on this earth that God wants us to know is that we are not alone. Those of us that have Jesus as our Savior have the promise that we’re never alone. We never go through trials alone. We never go through pain alone.

He was there first, and He will be there for us.

Over the next few posts, let’s look at some people who thought they were alone, and how God encouraged them, and was at work.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.