Pink, Arthur W.
The life of Elijah has gripped the thought and imagination of preachers and writers in all ages. His sudden appearance out of complete obscurity, his dramatic interventions in the national history of Israel, his miracles, his departure from the earth in a chariot of fire all serve to that end. ‘He comes in like a tempest, who went out like a whirlwind’, says Bishop Hall; ‘the first we hear from him is an oath and a threat’. Judgement and mercy were mingled throughout Elijah’s astonishing career.
It is fitting that the lessons which may be drawn from Elijah’s ministry should be presented afresh to our generation. History repeats itself. The wickedness and idolatry rampant in Ahab’s reign live in our gross 21st century’s profanities and corruptions. False prophets occupy large spheres of influence and truths dear to our evangelical forefathers have been downtrodden as the mire in the streets. A.W. Pink clearly felt called to the task of smiting the ungodliness of the age with the rod of God’s anger while at the same time encouraging the faithful remnant. With these objects he undertakes the exposition of Elijah’s ministry and applies it to the contemporary situation.
Table of Contents:
|1.||Elijah’s Dramatic Appearance||11|
|2.||The Heavens Shut Up||18|
|3.||The Brook Cherith||26|
|4.||The Trial of Faith||34|
|5.||The Drying Brook||43|
|6.||Directed to Zarephath||51|
|7.||A Widow’s Extremity||60|
|8.||The Lord Will Provide||69|
|9.||A Dark Providence||77|
|10.||‘Women Received Their Dead Raised to Life Again’||85|
|13.||The Troubler of Israel||111|
|14.||The Call to Carmel||120|
|16.||Ears That Hear Not||137|
|17.||The Confidence of Faith||145|
|19.||The Answer by Fire||163|
|20.||The Sound of Abundance of Rain||172|
|21.||Persevering in Prayer||180|
|23.||In the Wilderness||199|
|26.||The Cave in Mount Horeb||225|
|27.||A Still Small Voice||234|
|30.||The Sinner Found Out||261|
|31.||A Dreadful Message||270|
|32.||Elijah’s Last Task||279|
|33.||The Minister of Vengeance||287|
|35.||The Chariot of Fire||305|
A.W. Pink (1886-1952) served as a pastor for churches in Colorado, California, Kentucky, and South Carolina. His ministry brought him throughout the United States, Australia, and Great Britain.