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Prayer

Father, thank You for awakening us this day. This is a day that we have never seen, but You through Your grace and mercy have blessed us. Thank You Father in Your Son Jesus' name. Amen.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

November 13 The Spiritual Battle1 Kings 18:1–46
Sometimes our work for God requires severe actions. In these times—ones that we can’t possibly prepare for—we need to rely on the Spirit and its work to empower us.
I have always admired Elijah the prophet because he goes into firestorms with little, if any, preparation. The Spirit of God is his leader, sword, and shield. One of the most frightening moments in Elijah’s life is his encounter with the prophets of Baal at Mount Carmel. How could Elijah prepare to face 450 prophets from the enemy nation who are endorsed by Elijah’s own king? He faced certain death. Perhaps he had even reconciled himself to the idea that his life would end on that mountain.
Elijah’s supreme confidence in Yahweh is inspiring. He instructs the prophets of Baal, “Choose for yourselves one bull and prepare it first, for you are the majority, and call on the name of your god, but don't set fire under it” (1 Kgs 18:25). After the other prophets fail to bring do…