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Only you can make up your mind to follow the one true God.
In today’s lesson, we’re learning about a prophet named Elijah. Remember, prophets were like God’s messengers. Elijah served as a prophet during the reign of King Ahab. Under this king, Israel was struggling and the people had forgotten about God and started worshipping false gods. So, God spoke through Elijah and gave him the following instructions. Elijah was to tell the king to gather all the people and their false gods and meet him at the top of a mountain called Mt. Carmel.They were going to have a competition to see who worshipped the real God. Both groups were going to prepare an altar with wood with an animal placed on the wood. Then, each would call out to their god to light the fire. So, the other prophets went first. They yelled and screamed to their god but nothing happened. Then, Elijah took his turn. But, he added another step. He poured water all over the wood! Then, he called out to the true God and God lit the altar with fire. All the people were in awe and realized that Elijah’s God was the real God.