Elijah and His Power is a part of the Heroes of the Bible series by F. B. Meyer. In this volume, Meyer examines the life of this mighty man who was filled with the Holy Spirit that we might also be encouraged to powerfully obey each request God makes of us. The times in which Elijah lived were treacherous - a young, beautiful queen with evil ambitions, a weak and perverse king, false prophets, idolatry streaked with debauchery and heinous crimes, raging wars, and the murder of all who stood for Jehovah. Yet against all of his adversaries and multiple attempts on his life, Elijah, strengthened by God, overcame his enemies, declared the truth, and proclaimed that there was only one true God in Israel.
About the Author
One of the greatly loved preachers of his day, Frederick Brotherton Meyer was a pastor, author, Bible teacher and evangelist. He was born in London in 1847.
Dr. Meyer began pastoring in 1870, and in 1872 he went to Priory Street Baptist Chapel. There he met D. L. Moody, who made a lasting impression upon his life and taught him valuable spiritual lessons. These two godly men formed a lifelong friendship.
During his long and fruitful life, he preached more than 16,000 sermons. Said one author: "The phrasing of Meyer's sermons was simple and direct; he polished his discourses as an artist polishes a perfect stone. There was always a glowing imagery in his words; his speech was pastoral, lovely as an English valley washed in sunlight…In his day, great wars raged. Those who went to hear him forgot the battles."
A distinct feature of F. B. Meyer's ministry was his outcry against the social evils of his day. Not only was he effective in the temperance movement, but he was also responsible for the closing of over 500 houses of prostitution. He also formed a prison aid society.
A devoted student of God's Word, he was the author of over 40 books, including Bible biographies (character studies), devotional commentaries, sermon volumes and expository works. He also authored several pamphlets and edited a number of magazines.
Good, exceedingly good. Mr. Meyer is a great gain to the armies of evangelical truth, for his tone, spirit and aspirations, are all of fine gospel sort.