Chapter 17: Yliyah Stops the Rain Causing a Drought as a Warning to Ahab: Yah Sends Ravens to Feed Yliyah Bread and Meat at the Brook Cherith
1 And Yliyah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As Yah Almighty of Ysrayl lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word”. 2 Then the word of Yah came to him saying: 3 “Get away from here and turn eastward and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Yordan. 4 So he went and did according to the word of Yah, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Yordan. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening and he drank from the brook. 7 And it happened after a while that the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.
*Compare to Psalm 68:6, the rebellious dwell in a dry land. Also compare to Luke 4:25, Yliyah shut the heavens up for 3 years and 6 months causing famine in the land, Yahoshua said. Also James 5:17-18.
Yliyah and the Widow in Zarephath: Yah Blesses the Widow For Blessing Yliyah with Bread and Water
8 Then the word of Yah came to him saying: 9 “Arise, go to Zarephath which belongs to Sidon and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you”. 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink”. 11 And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand”. 12 So she said, “As Yah your Almighty lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin and a little oil in a jar and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we eat it and die”. (Remember when Hagar was preparing her and her son to die in Genesis 21:19? Yah saw what Hagar was doing just like he saw this widow). 13 And Yliyah said to her, “Do not fear. Go and do as you have said but make me a small cake from it first and bring it to me and afterward make some for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says Yah Almighty of Ysrayl: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day Yah sends rain on the earth’.” 15 So she went away and did according to the word of Yliyah and she and he and her household ate for many days. 16 The bin of flour was not used up nor did the jar of oil run dry according to the word of Yah which He spole by Yliyah.
*Compare to Psalm 37:25, the righteous don’t go without bread and Proverbs 10:3, Yah does not allow the righteous soul to famine. See Luke 4:25-26, Yahoshua said there were many widows in the land in this famine but Yliyah was only sent to the widow of Zarephath.
Yliyah Revives the Widow’s Son
17 Now it happened, after these things that the son of the woman who owned the house became sick. And his sickness was so serious that there was no breath left in him. 18 So she said to Yliyah, “What have I to do with you, O man of Yah? Have you come to me to bring my sin to remembrance and to kill my son”? 19 And he said to her, “Give me your son”. So he took him out of her arms and carried him to the upper room where he was staying and laid him on his own bed. 20 Then he cried out to Yah and said, “O Yah my Power, have You also brought tragedy on the widow with whom I lodge, by killing her son”? 21 And he stretched himself out on the child three times and cried out to Yah and said, “O Yah my Power, I pray, let this child’s soul (breath) come back to him”. 22 Then Yah heard the voice of Yliyah and the breath of the child came back to him and he revived. 23 And Yliyah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house and gave him to his mother. And Yliyah said, “See, your son lives”! 24 Then the woman said to Yliyah, “Now by this, I know that you are a man of Yah and that the word of Yah in your mouth is the truth”.
*Compare to Luke 7:11-17, Yahoshua revived the son of the widow of Nain. Yahoshua healed the centurion’s servant who was ready to die, Luke 7:1-10. Yahoshua revived the little girl of Yairus in Luke 8:41-42; 49-55. Yahoshua raised Lazarus John 11:1-44.
Chapter 18: Jezebel Massacres the Prophets: Ahab Takes His Servant Obadiyah to Look for Water for the Animals: Obadiyah Fears Yah and Hides the Prophets Fifty to a cave and Feeds them Bread and Water
1 And it came to pass, after many days that the word of Yah came to Yliyah, in the third year saying: “Go, present yourself to Ahab and I will send rain on the earth”. 2 So Yliyah went to present himself to Ahab and there was a severed famine in Samaria. 3 And Ahab had called Obadiyah, who was in charge of his house. Now Obadiyah feared Yah greatly. 4 For so it was, while Jezebel (Isabel) massacred the prophets of Yah, that Obadiyah had taken one hundred prophets and hidden them, fifty to a cave and had fed them with bread and water. 5 And Ahab had said to Obadiyah, “Go into the land to all the springs of water and to all the brooks. Perhaps we may find grass to keep the horses and mules alive, so that we will not have to kill any livestock”. 6 So they divided the land between them to explore it. Ahab went one way by himself and Obadiyah went another way by himself.
Yliyah Sends a Message to Ahab Who Had Been Hunting Him For Years Through Obadiyah
7 Now as Obadiyah was on his way, suddenly Yliyah met him and he recognized him and fell on his face and said, “Is that you, my master Yliyah”? 8 And he answered him, “It is I. Go tell your master, ‘Yliyah is here’.” 9 So he said, “How have I sinned, that you are delivering your servant into the hand of Ahab, to kill me? 10 As Yah your Almighty lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my master has not sent someone to hunt for you and when they said, ‘He is not here,’ he took an oath from the kingdom or nation that they could not find you. 11 And now you say, ‘Go, tell your master, Yliyah is here’!” 12 “And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from you, that the Spirit of Yah will carry you to a place I do not know. So when I go and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me. But I, your servant have feared Yah from my youth. 13 Was it not reported to my master what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of Yah, how I hid one hundred men of Yah’s prophets, fifty to a cave and fed them with bread and water? 14 And now you say, ‘Go, tell your master, Yliyah is here’. He will kill me!” 15 Then Yliyah said, “As Yah of Hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely present myself to him today”. 16 So Obadiyah went to meet Ahab and told him and Ahab went to meet Yliyah.
Ahab Calls Yliyah O Troubler: Yliyah Asks Ahab to Bring All Ysrayl Especially the Prophets of Baal and Asherah to Mount Carmyl
17 Then it happened, when Ahab saw Yliyah, that Ahab said tohim, “Is that you, O troubler of Ysrayl”? 18 And he answered, “I have not troubled Ysrayl but you and your father’s house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of Yah and have followed the Baals. 19 Now therefore, send and gather all Ysrayl to me on Mount Carmyl, the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah (the Canaanite goddess) who eat at Jezebel’s table”. *Compare to Revelation 2:20, they sit at Jezebel’s table eating foods sacrificed to the gods.
Yliyah Warns the People About Having Two Opinions: The Children of Ysrayl Accept Yliyah’s Challenge: The Showdown at Mount Carmyl
20 So Ahab sent for all the Children of Ysrayl and gathered the prophets together on Mount Carmyl. 21 And Yliyah came to all the people and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If Yah is YL, follow Him but if Baal, follow him”. But the people answered him not a word. 22 Then Yliyah said to the people, “I alone am left a prophet of Yah but Baal’s people are four hundred and fifty men. 23 Therefore, let them give us two bulls and let them choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces and lay it on the wood but put no fire under it and I will prepare the other bull and lay it on the wood but put no fire under it. 24 Then you call on the name of your gods and I will call on the name of Yah and the Mighty One who answers by fire, He is Almighty”. So all the people answered and said, “It is well spoken”.
The Prophets of Baal Call Upon Him But Baal Does Not Show Up: Yliyah Laughs or Mocks Baal and His Prophets
25 Now Yliyah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one bull for yourselves and prepare it first, for you are many and call on the name of your god but put no fire under it”. 26 So they took the bull which was given them and they prepared it and called on the name of Baal from morning till noon saying, “O Baal, hear us”! But there was no voice. No one answered. Then they leaped about the altar which they had made. (Sounds like they caught the holy ghost, laughs out loud). 27 And so it was, at noon, that Yliyah mocked them and said, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is meditating or he is busy or he is on a journey or perhaps he is sleeping and must be awakened”. 28 So they cried aloud and cut themselves, as was their custom, with knives and lances, until the blood gushed out on them. 29 And when midday was past, they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice. But there was no voice. No one answered. No one paid attention.
*Leviticus 19:28, You shall not make cuttings in your flesh for the dead (and also the spiritually dead, you shall not do it).
Yliyah Proves He is Yah’s Servant: Twelves Stones For Ysrayl Used For the Altar of Yah: The Fire of Yah: The Children of Ysrayl Worship Yah with their Faces to the Ground: The Prophets of Baal are Executed
30 Then Yliyah said to all the people, “Come near to me”. So all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of Yah that was broken down. 31 And Yliyah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Yahqob, to whom the word of Yah had come saying: “Ysrayl shall be your name”. (See Genesis 32:28). 32 Then with the stones he built an altar in the name of Yah and he made a trench around the altar large enough to hold two seahs of seed. 33 And he put the wood in order, cut the bull in pieces and laid it on the wood and said, “Fill four waterpots with water and pour it on the burnt sacrifice and on the wood”. 34 Then he said, “Do it a second time” and they did it a third time. *(Yliyah laid on the child 3 times, also). 35 So the water ran all around the altar and he also filled the trench with water. 36 And it came to pass, at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Yliyah the prophet came near and said, “Yah Father of Abraham, Yitshaq and Ysrayl, let it be known this day that You are the Power in Ysrayl and I am Your servant and that I have done all these things at Your word. 37 Hear me, O Yah, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Almighty Yah and that You have turned their hearts back to You again”. 38 Then the fire of Yah fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice and the wood and the stones and the dust and it licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and they said, “Yah, He is the Power”! Yah, He is the Almighty”! 40 And Yliyah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal! Do not let one of them escape”! So they seized them and Yliyah brought them down to the Brook Kishon and executed them there.
Yah Sends Rain and Ends the Drought: Yah Sends Ahab to Yezreyl by Chariot During the Rain and Yliyah Beats Him There to Show the Esteem of Yah
41 Then Yliyah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink for there is the sound of abundance of rain”. 42 So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Yliyah went up to the top of Carmyl. Then he bowed down on the ground and put his face between his knees–43 And said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea”. So he went up and looked and said, “There is nothing”. And seven times he said, “Go again”. 44 Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea”! So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down before the rain stops you’.” 45 Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Yezreyl. 46 Then the hand of Yah came upon Yliyah and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Yezreyl.