After a long time, in the third year, the word of the Lord came to Elijah:
“Go and present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the land.”
In Samaria, there is a famine
We don't have enough water for our crops to grow!
Ahab had summoned Obadiah. While Jezebel was killing off the Lord’s prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water. Ahab had said to Obadiah:
“Go to all the springs and valleys. Maybe we can find some grass to keep the horses and mules alive so we will not have to kill any of our animals.”
Ok, I will go that way and you go the other way.
As Obadiah was walking along, Elijah met him. Obadiah recognized him, bowed down to the ground
“As the Lord Almighty lives, whom I serve, I will surely present myself to Ahab today.”
Is it really you, my lord Elijah?
Yes, go tell your master, ‘Elijah is here.’
If I go and tell Ahab and he doesn’t find you, he will kill me!
Obadiah led Elijah to meet with Ahab
I have not made trouble for Israel, but you and your father’s family have. You have abandoned the Lord’s commands and have followed the Baals. Now summon the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah.
Is that you, you troubler of Israel?
He is here master.
So, the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah gathered at Mount Carmel
Get two bulls for us. Let Baal’s prophets choose one for themselves, and let them cut it into pieces and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. I will do the same. Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by fire—he is God.