When God Pulls A David Copperfield and Makes You Disappear
1 Kings 17:2–6
1 Kings 17:1–3a says, Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” 2 And the word of the LORD came to him: 3 “Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith,
I. God Hides You (v. 3)
1 Kings 17:3a says, “Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith,
- Joseph (Genesis 37)
God hid Joseph in a prison before he was brought into the household of Pharoah.
- Moses (Exodus 3)
God hid Moses in the backside of the desert for a third of his life before God raised him up to lead the people of Israel out across the Red Sea.
- David (1 Samuel 21–23)
God hid David for a prolonged period of time. He ran in and out of caves while Saul chased him for his life. This is long before he was ever brought into the palace and was recognized as the king.
- Paul (Galatians 1:17)
God hid Paul in Arabia for three years, after his conversion, before he launched out on his first missionary journey. He was hidden for three years!
- Elijah (1 Kings 17:2)
God hid Elijah at Cherith before his great life contribution that came at Carmel
II. God Leads You (vv. 3–5)
1 Kings 17:3–5 says, 3 “Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. 4 You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” 5 So he went and did according to the word of the LORD. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan.
1 Kings 17: 8–9a: Then the word of the LORD came to him, 9 “Arise, go to Zarephath,
III. God Feeds You
1 Kings 17:4, 6a says, 4 You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” 6 And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening,
Leviticus 11:13a, 15 says, 13 “And these you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten; they are detestable: 15 every raven of any kind,
Hebrews 12:14 says, Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.