There is a story in the Old Testament, found in 1st Kings, Chapter 18, that details an epic showdown between the Prophet Elijah and the prophets of baal. First, to set the stage, this showdown occurred in the Northern kingdom of Israel (Samaria) during the time of the Divided Kingdom. At that time, c 850BC, The Northern Kingdom of Israel (Samaria), headed by the evil king Ahab, consisted of 10 of the 12 tribes of Israel. The Southern Kingdom of Judah was in the South, consisting of the remaining two tribes, Judah and Benjamin. The once united Nation of Israel was divided because she refused to give up the gods of the land and worship only YHWH (Elohim).
During King Ahab’s reign, Elijah was the prophet of the Lord over Israel. During this time, God spoke to the kings and the people primarily through the priests and prophets. Ahab was considered an evil king because he encouraged the nation of Israel (Samaria) to sin and serve idols rather than the Lord.
I King 16 :30-33 “Now Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD, more than all who were before him. And it came to pass, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians; and he went and served Baal and worshiped him. Then he set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. And Ahab made a wooden image. Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.”
In this story, the northern Kingdom of Israel (Samaria) had gone headlong into idolatry. The kings of Israel (Samaria) had promoted and encouraged baal worship, and king Ahab was the worst of all. He even went so far as to marry Jezebel, the daughter of king Ethbaal, the king and high “high priest” of the baal worshiping Sidonians (modern Lebanon). Jezebel persuaded Ahab to introduce the worship of the Tyrian god Baal, a nature “god“ (think “climate change”/”global warming”) into Israel.
Baal worship was closely associated with obsessive sensuality (lgbtq agenda) and often involved sex acts (priest sexual abuse scandal). Jezebel was a daughter of this perverse kingdom.
Jezebel then introduced the worship of Asherah to Israel. This “goddess” was a power-hungry goddess of love and sensuality (“Love is love“).
The lure of these legal, readily available erotic encounters was more than the people of Israel would resist. By Jezebel’s influence, most Israelites from the northern kingdom, left the worship of God for Baal and ASHERAH.
The Jezebel spirit is a very powerful and seductive spirit born of rebellion against God. The Spirit of Jezebel is a controlling spirit working through the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (The counter forces to these are poverty, chastity and obedience). This controlling spirit was so bad in Israel, that Elijah lamented only 7,000 had not bowed the knee to baal. God always has a remnant in every generation.
Other ways a Jezebel spirit can gain control of a nation …
- Puts power and politics ahead of people
- Baal worshippers propagate child sacrifice (today’s abortion)
- Operates through fear and intimidation
- Intolerant of Word of God (Banish God from public sphere, loss of religious freedom, censorship)
- Promotes seductive lifestyles (lgbtq agenda)
- Twists truth; Lies (bears false witness such as the fake Russian Collusion narrative)
- Usurps the law (election fraud, destroying servers with bleachbit and hammers, etc)
- Propagates sorcery; Black magic (New Age, Witchcraft, Satanism, Reiki, crystals, horoscopes, ouija boards, luck charms, etc.)
After Israel had gone more than three years without rain as a judgment for their idolatry (drought), Ahab accused Elijah of causing the drought. To this, Elijah replied that no, the drought was not caused by any act of his, but because of Israel’s wickedness and idolatry.
The prophet Elijah then confronted the evil king Ahab and challenged him to a spiritual showdown. King Ahab was to gather 450 prophets of baal and 400 prophets of the Asherah, who were in collusion with his wicked wife Jezebel. Elijah also told the king to gather ALL ISRAEL to Mt. Carmel so that they could WITNESS this EPIC showdown.
1 Kings 18:19: Now then, send orders and gather to me all Israel at Mount Carmel, together with 450 prophets of Baal and four hundred prophets of the Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”
1 Kings 18:21: On Mt. Carmel, Elijah said to the people of Israel, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him”
Now it’s getting interesting! Elijah is challenging the false prophets of Baal to a showdown in front of ALL the people. Stop waffling back and forth between YHWH, the True God, and Baal, the idol. It’s the Valley of Decision….Time to decide who you are going to follow. Just like it is today, the people claimed to follow YHWH with their mouths, but their hearts were far from him. They enjoyed the lustful, “fun” idol worship, the “no rules”, do as thou wilt” idol worship. But they sure didn’t enjoy the drought and the consequences of this idol worship. But still, here God is going to make it CRYSTAL CLEAR who is the TRUE GOD, and who is FALSE.
Here is the plan. Both “teams” would set up an altar, complete with an animal sacrifice. They were instructed to put no fire underneath the ox SO THAT their God could send down fire from Heaven and burn up the sacrifice. The idea is that whichever God completely burned up the sacrifice with fire from Heaven, that God would be declared the True God. The people liked this plan.
They began FIRST with the altar of baal. The prophets of baal built an altar for their false god, then chose and prepared an ox, placing it on the top of the altar. Then, they called on the name of baal to come down with fire from Heaven and consume the sacrifice.
1 Kings 18:26: Then they took the ox which was given them and they prepared it, and they called on the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “O Baal, answer us!” But there was no voice and no one answered. And they limped about the altar which they had made.
Elijah was amused, and took the opportunity to mock their fake god. Maybe baal was taking a nap, or perhaps he was taking a vacation, or “away on business”?🤣 We sometimes don’t realize that our God is not only POWERFUL, RIGHTEOUS and MERCIFUL, He also has a great sense of humor. This really stirred them up, so they began to call out all the more loudly, also beginning to cut themselves with swords and lances until blood gushed out. This went on literally all day long until the time of the evening sacrifice…but predictably, baal did not show up.
1 Kings 18:27: And at noon Elijah ridiculed them and said, “Call out with a loud voice, since he is a god; undoubtedly he is attending to business, or is on the way, or is on a journey. Perhaps he is asleep, and will awaken.”
28 So they cried out with a loud voice, and cut themselves according to their custom with swords and lances until blood gushed out on them
29 When midday was past, they raved until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice; but there was no voice, no one answered, and no one paid attention.
Hmmm….Now it was YHWH’s TURN. They had their chance. They made a huge spectacle, but at the end of the day…no fire. So what does YHWH do? He says, let’s make this interesting. First Elijah repaired the altar of the Lord that had previously been torn down. Then, God had Elijah take 12 stones, representing the 12 Tribes of Israel and the Covenant between Israel and their True God, and use these very stones to build a new altar to the LORD (New Covenant). God still LOVES Israel and still honors His Covenant with them, even when He is angry at them for their idolatry (spiritual adultery). God is faithful, even when WE ARE NOT.
God then had Elijah dig a trench around the altar, deep enough to hold about 14 liters. After these special preparations, Elijah laid out the wood and place the prepared ox on top of the wood, similarly to how the prophets of baal prepared their sacrifice.
The stage is set for the big showdown. Now what?
1 Kings 18:34: And he said, “Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood.” And he said, “Do it a second time,” so they did it a second time. Then he said, “Do it a third time,” so they did it a third time. 35 The water flowed around the altar, and he also filled the trench with water.
What in the world? God had Elijah douse the sacrifice with so much water that it filled up the trench. Can you imagine how impossible it would seem that God could burn up a sacrifice that was soaking wet and nearly sitting in a lake of water? Ha! Well, let’s watch God work.
1 Kings 18:36: Then at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet approached and said, “Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, today let it be known that You are God in Israel and that I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word. 37 Answer me, Lord, answer me, so that this people may know that You, Lord, are God, and that You have turned their heart back.”
38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood, and the stones and the dust; and it licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 When all the people saw this, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord, He is God; the Lord, He is God!”
As the Scriptures above show, God sent so much fire from Heaven, He not only burned up the sacrifice, He burned up the wood, the stones, and the water in the trench. It was a stunning display of God’s power and glory!
Although not an exact repeat of those days, it really feels like we are again standing at a time of a showdown between God’s prophets and the prophets of baal.
Like the northern tribes of Israel, America is a nation originally dedicated to God via the Mayflower Compact, and founded on Judeo Christian principles. But, like the northern tribes of Israel, she has lost her way. She has been rapidly plunging into idolatry that includes modern day baal and asherah worship.
God’s prophets have been crying out to the Lord for Him to intervene on behalf of the United States, Biblical values, and Freedom. Franklin Graham, Annie Graham Lotz, Jonathan Cahn, Perry Stone and other leaders of the Christian community, recognizing America’s RAPID slide into idolatry and sin, have been leading massive prayer marches, rallies, and calls to FAST and REPENT from SIN.
The Ten Commandments of God boiled down to Two Commandments, Love the Lord God with all your heart, minds, soul and strength and love your neighbors as yourselves is our “yard sign”.
At the same time, the prophets of baal, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Nancy Pelosi, Barack and Michelle Obama, the ladies from “The View”, (and the entire Mainstream Media) have been encouraging sin, crying “Climate Change” and “Love is Love”, all the while spreading hatred, fear and vitriol towards Donald Trump, his supporters, and ALL PEOPLE who hold Biblical values dear. The most radical members of this baal worshiping cult, the literal witches and members of the occult, have been attempting to place binding curses on President Trump and his supporters via witchcraft and other occult behaviors.
These false prophets have stirred up violence in the streets in their support of a lawless, antichrist agenda.
As Jesus Himself warned, these false prophets masquerade as angels of light. They distort the truth making it APPEAR that the devil’s lies are kind, benevolent, and preferable to the ways of God.
Above are the 7 commandments of the antichrist agenda, their REPLACEMENT for the TEN COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, notice God is never mentioned. The sign above sounds good and benevolent on the surface (devil masquerading as angel of light); however, here is how it should REALLY READ (the TRUE AGENDA behind the pretty words).
- “BLACK LIVES MATTER”: “Marxism/Communism is our preferred form of Government”, this includes the destruction of the family, the destruction of law enforcement, and redistribution of wealth. We do not care about black police officers or business owners, and black Conservatives are traitors to our “cause”.
- “WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS”: “We reject God’s family order of man, wife, children and decide for ourselves that “Female power is key” (goddess/ishtar worship). This also means that women should be able to kill their own babies if they want to.“
- “No human is illegal“: “We want open borders where everyone can come into whatever country they want and receive all the rights and priveledges of that country, including free healthcare, and welfare. We don’t care that this enables human trafickers and drug lords to commit HORRIBLE acts of evil, and we don’t care that this could collapse the healthcare system of that country. Eventually, we will all be one single “country” (New World Order) anyway, where borders will be a thing of the past. (Tower of Babel)“
- “Science is real”: “OUR RELIGION OF CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL” (baal/nature god) – “We call it a science because the word “science” adds legitimacy to our RELIGION, making it non-negotiable. We FEEL that the real problem is there are TOO MANY PEOPLE on this planet, and not enough resources for everyone (Georgia Guidestones). In order to change this, we absolutely MUST stop all fossil fuels and severely tax and penalize countries that use alot of this REGARDLESS if it kills the economy and also people in the process. That would be a double win, fewer people, less resources being used. We also don’t expect the elite politicians to give up their huge private jets. Climate change deniers are stupid and must be punished, hence the thinly veiled INSULT AND THREAT to IGNORANT CHRISTIANS in our sarcastic and misleading words “science is real“.“
- “Kindness is everything”: “SUBMISSION IS EVERYTHING” If we don’t like your words, we are going to cancel you. History that disagrees with our worldview must be erased.”
So here we are. This showdown between the prophets of baal and the prophets of God has been going on for awhile now, with THE WHOLE WORLD watching. God is telling us that THIS is our valley of decision. If we want to follow baal, the alluring and enticing worldview that rejects the God of the Bible, then follow him. But if we say we follow God, then follow HIM in SPIRIT and in TRUTH.
What is the showdown? It FEELS like it is this election, 2020. Let’s face it…this is where all of this has been heading. We have one candidate who, although is not perfect, supports law and order, religious freedom, free speech, Christian rights, the rights of unborn children, Israel, capitalism, and REJECTS globalism. We have another candidate who supports the lgbtq agenda, even when they trample on religious freedom, supports abortion (child sacrifice), lawlessness, globalism, Palestinians and NOT Israel, marxism /communism, censorship and cancel culture.
What do we see right now? It currently FEELS like the prophets of baal are winning, although that is just an illusion. God has “watered down HIS altar”, making it much more difficult for the fire to light. The sheer amount of voter fraud that was perpetrated against President Trump, to the tune of millions of votes, is like the watering down of the altar. Can the Trump candidacy overcome THAT..MILLIONS of illegal votes? Seems like an uphill battle. Feels like the “altar” has been doused in AN OCEAN of WATER. It looks like Trump is losing, but the reality is that we are still in a holding pattern, waiting for all of the lawsuits and election fraud to be investigated..and there was ALOT of election fraud. The Mainstream media, the democratic politicians, and even some Republican politicians are urging President Trump to throw in the towel. Like the days of Elijah, there are many, many more false prophets than there are true prophets. The false prophets are making ALOT of noise as they call on their god to bring down fire from Heaven, and consume the offering.
The leader of Antifa (the military arm of the socialist party) has threatened to begin blocking roads in Conservative neighborhoods and firing guns at anybody who would try to run through their road-blocks. Their stated goal is to block the flow of goods and services, particularly groceries, so as to starve conservatives into submission. We are in the eye of the storm, waiting for the backwall to hit us.
What happens now? Although we cannot say for sure, God’s prophets are still saying that the Lord told them President Trump WILL remain President, regardless of how it looks right now. Let God be true and every man a liar.
2 Chronicles 20:20: They rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: Put your trust in the Lord your God and you will endure. Put your trust in His prophets, and succeed.” 21 When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the Lord and those who praised Him in holy attire, as they went out before the army and said, “Give thanks to the Lord, for His faithfulness is everlasting.”
Then they began singing and praising, the Lord set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were struck down. 23 For the sons of Ammon and Moab rose up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir, completely destroying them; and when they had finished with the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
Here is our continued prayer, the prayer of Elijah:
“Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, the Father of our Lord Jesus, please let it be known that YOU are God over ALL the nations of the earth and that we, the followers of Jesus, are Your servants. Answer us, Lord, please answer us, so that the people of America and the WORLD may know that YOU are God, that JESUS CHRIST is YOUR SON, and that YOU have turned their hearts back to You.” We ask this in Jesus’ Name! Amen!💖
Now, we pray that like in the days of Elijah, God will HEAR our prayer and make what SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE – HAPPEN, and that ALL WILL KNOW there is ONLY ONE TRUE GOD who exists as FATHER (YHWH), SON (YESHUA/JESUS), HOLY SPIRIT (RUACH HACKODESH) who is STILL on the THRONE, and who STILL determines who will be “king” and who will NOT!
Daniel 2:21: He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
Ultimately, Jesus Christ will COME DOWN and will REIGN ON THE EARTH FOREVER as KING of kings and LORD of lords! HALLELUJAH!