Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel stands at around 1724ft high in Northern Israel and is also known as a “Holy Mountain”. Yet, the thing that I love most about this mountain is that this is the place where Elijah challenged people to take a stand for the one true God. This can be so true, even in today’s society, because we still have many pagan gods being worshipped, and so many people waiver between the choices.

The story that we find in 1 Kings 18, tells of the false prophets who cried out to their god – Baal – all afternoon, and yet, he remained silent. Tempers would have also remained high, because Elijah then used twelve stones (as a silent reminder) to represent the split between the tribes of Israel. The ten tribes in the north call themselves Israel, yet it was initially given to all the tribes together.

So, the story of Elijah on Mount Carmel is well-known of when God flashed fire from Heaven for him. But today, let it be a reminder that we too can get caught in the trap of depending on things, other than God. Therefore, if we do this, don’t be surprised if when we reach the valleys of life, we will only be able to hear the echoes of our own desperation

Time and time again, God is the only One who provides us with true guidance and true wisdom. Therefore, I want to encourage us this morning to try and cultivate faith, in God, like Elijah. God will provide us whatever we need, and although it might not be fire from heaven, He may give us the wisdom needed to raise a Godly family, the courage to stand for truth, or even the means to help others in need

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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