Productions was established as an
record label to facilitate recordings
Christian & Catholic Christian music
contemporary and traditional folk style.
The first CD release by Christian artist
Susan Wood is a
collection of Mother Mary inspired songs
entitled "She Speaks".
Elijahs Way? Who is Elijah?
WHO WAS HE?
WHAT HAS HE
GOT TO DO WITH US? WHEN DID
WHY SHOULD WE CARE? WHERE
DID HE GO?
CAN WE LEARN MORE ABOUT HIM?
Elijah was a prophet who lived
in Israel from around 899 to 850 B.C. after David and Solomon's
kingdom had divided into northern Israel and
southern Judah. In those days, many people
in the northern kingdom worshiped foreign
gods such as Baal and Asherah. That worship
was encouraged by Israel's King Ahab and his
queen, Jezebel (1 Kings 16:30-33; 21:25-29).
Elijah appears to have been the only prophet
at that time who had the courage to
challenge the influence of these powerful
He challenged the priests of
Baal to see whose god was stronger (1 Kings
16:29-19:18). He confronted Ahab and Jezebel
when they killed Naboth in order to take his
land and vineyard (1 Kings 21). Then, he
challenged Ahab's son, Amaziah, when Amaziah
turned to the god �Baalzebub� for guidance
instead of turning to the Lord (2 Kings
1:1-16). Finally, Elijah challenged the
false worship and cruel behavior of Jehoram,
king of the southern kingdom, Judah (2
Known for his miracles, Elijah
predicted a drought (1 Kings 17:1),
provided food that did not run out (1 Kings 17:14),
raised a dead boy back to
life (1 Kings 17:17-24),
and called down fire from heaven (1 Kings 18:36-38; 2 Kings 1:12).
Elijah was taken up to heaven
in a �strong wind� without experiencing
death (2 Kings 2:11). This story, in which
he left Elisha behind with his mantle, and a
double portion of his spirit that enabled
Elisha to perform even more miracles than
his mentor, Elisha, is probably the reason
that many believe that Elijah will return
one day (Malachi 4:5). Centuries later, some
people believed that John the Baptist was
Elijah (Matthew 11:14; 17:10-13; Luke 1:17).
Others thought Jesus was Elijah (Matthew
16:14; Luke 9:8; John 1:21, Mark 9:11-13).
We are called to be courageous
like Elijah. In these days, the Truth is
often challenged or threatened by "powerful"
people and we must stand for Truth, against
error, no matter who or what is against us.
The epitome of faith in God, trust in the
power of God working in and through him,
Elijah is a great saint we can call on and
learn from in these difficult times.