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(Judg 6:28-32)  And when the men of the city arose early in the morning [dawn – the beginning of the Millennium; still of the first (Jewish) day (Judg 6:25)], behold, the altar of Baal was cast down [symbolic of the apostasy of the church: perverted doctrine (Sodom) and perverted works (Gomorrah)], and the grove was cut down [idolatry: the worship of other gods] that was by it, and the second bullock [the second anointing: associated with the fullness] was offered upon the altar that was built [i.e. completed]. And they said one to another, Who hath done this thing? And when they inquired and asked, they said, Gideon the son of Joash hath done this thing. Then the men of the city said unto Joash, Bring out thy son [Gideon], that he may die: because he hath cast down the altar of Baal, and because he hath cut down the grove that was by it [i.e. he has come against our doctrine and our gods]. And Joash said unto all that stood against him, Will ye plead for Baal? will ye save him? he that will plead for him, let him be put to death whilst it is yet morning [the rule (king) and reign (priest) of Christ]: if he be a god, let him plead [defend, contend] for himself, because one hath cast down his altar [i.e. his place of worship – his church]. Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal [defend, contend against Baal (a name change celebrating a change of character, e.g. Jacob into Israel)], saying, Let Baal plead against him, because he hath thrown down [tear, beat, break, cast, pull (down), destroyed] his altar [his place of worship – his church universal].

1.       (1 Cor 3:11)  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

2.       (John 19:30)  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished [complete; His sacrificial atonement for our sins, i.e. His Sixth Day, upon which His innocent soul was afflicted for us]: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

3.       “the men of the city” = (Judg 6:27) “because he feared his father's household, and the men of the city, that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night.”

4.       (Mat 13:33)  Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven [false doctrine], which a woman took [Gen 3:6], and hid [to conceal] in three measures of meal [ground seed: flour (i.e. the Word rightly divided – to make bread)], till [until] the whole was leavened [caused to ferment, boiled up (i.e. attained full apostasy - Then what do you suppose will happen?)].

5.       (Mat 24:1,2)  And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to show him the buildings [structures: edify (edifices)] of the temple [i.e. the false doctrines that men have made, i.e. built – one stone upon another]. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone [a stone: (mill-stone, stumbling-stone)] upon another, that shall not be thrown down [demolished: destroyed, dissolved].



(1 Ki 18:17-20)  And it came to pass, when Ahab [king of Samaria] saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel? And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim [other gods]. Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves [Asherah (or Astarte)] four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table. So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.

1.       (Luke 4:25)  But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

2.       (James 5:17)  Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.


(1 Ki 18:21-24)  And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt [hesitate] ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men. Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock [i.e. the second bullock: Judg 6:25-28], and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.


(1 Ki 18:25-29)  And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under. And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped [danced wildly] upon the altar which was made. And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them. And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice [preceding 3pm], that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

1.       (Lev 19:28)  Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks [an incision or gash] upon you: I am the LORD.


(1 Ki 18:30-35)  And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down. And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name: And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed [Who might they represent?]. And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood. And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time [How many barrels with water?]. And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.

1.       (Acts 15:16,17)  After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. [Amos 9:11,12]


(1 Ki 18:36-40)  And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice [3pm], that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God. And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon [winding], and slew them there.




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