14 Similarities Between Elijah And John The Baptist

Friday 19th July 2019 Prayer Devotion

Scripture Reading:- 2 Kings 1:1-17

Topic:- 14 Similarities Between Elijah And John The Baptist

Text:- Luke 1:7

The followings are the similarities between Prophet Elijah and John the Baptist:
1. Both were anointed with the same spirit and power. See 2 Kings 1:9; Luke 1:17.
2. Both were familiar with deserts and solitude. See 1 Kings 17:3,19:4; Luke 1:80.
3. They wore the same kind of garment, and lived simply. See 2 Kings 1:8; Matthew 3:4.
4. Both were fearless and bold to rebuke kings. See 1 Kings 18:17 -18, 2 Kings 1:3-17; Matthew 14:3-4.
5. They were sought to be killed by kings. See 2 Kings 1:9-16; Matthew 14:3-4.
6. Both were pruned to discouragement. See 1 Kings 19:4; Matthew 11:1-6.
7. They were preachers of righteousness. See 1 Kings 18:20-24; Matthew 21:32.
8. Both incurred enmity of a queen. See 1 Kings 19:1-7; Matthew 14:3-12.
9. Both were fruitful in their ministry. See 1 Kings 18:17-41; Matthew 3:5-6.
10. Both had a great influence over Israel. See 1 Kings 18:25-41; Mark 11:32.
11. They were subjects of prophecy. See Malachi 4:5-6, Isaiah 40:3; Malachi 3:1.
12. They have been or will be a fore-runner of the Messiah:

a. John before 1st advent. See Malachi 3:1.
b. Elijah before the 2nd advent. See Malachi 4:5-6.
13. Both had a lapse of faith but quickly recovered. See 1 Kings 19:1-8; Romans 11:1-4; Matthew 11:1-6.
14. Both were Prophets. See 1 Kings 18:22; Matthew 11:9.
Note: All those above does not make Elijah to be John the Baptist as some are insinuating. Elijah was Elijah while John the Baptist was John the Baptist. John the Baptist was only said, “He will come in the spirit and of Elijah,” not he will come as Elijah. When we get to heaven, definitely we will see Elijah as Elijah while we will see John the Baptist as John the Baptist. See Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 11:9-15; 17:1-13; Luke 1:5-17; Hebrews 9:27.

Prayer Points:-
1. Oh Lord God, help me to resemble You and be like You henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Oh Lord God, help me to do the greater works You promised me that i can do, by Your grace and fire henceforth, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Oh Lord God, let Your holiness rub upon me henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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  1. Fr. Gems Jacob Mathew

    Dear Pastor,

    Good Day!!

    This is Fr. Gems Jacob Mathew (Syrian Orthodox Church), India.
    I have a point to discuss with you on Elijah and John, which may be of interest to you. you can chat with me on whatsapp number 0091 9791022888. Will wait for your message.

    With Best Regards,

    Fr. Gems Jacob
    Chennai, India.

  2. Kafuko

    Great teaching. Cleared my mind on Elijah and JB. God bless you

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