After final separation of the twelve tribes, the kingdom of Israel succumbed to idolatry God's anger raged at King Ahab and his nation for idolatry and persecution of His priests They were put to death in astonishing numbers Now God's plan - a punishment for their sins He sent Elijah (Tell him!) To tell King Ahab (Three years!) For three years and a half (No rain!) No rain shall fall in Israel As soon as Elijah had foretold this great evil, God bade him hide himself from the rage of Ahab in a certain place near the brook called Cherith where He had commanded the ravens to feed him So he dwelt and drank of the water from the brook while the ravens brought him food morning and evening Do unto the least of these (God's plan!) God's instruments of his plan (Ravens!) The blackest bird of them all (Fed him!) The ravens heard God's call God provides when hope is gone today God provides when you must hide away God provides when hope is gone today "The members of Jeroboam's family who die in the city will be eaten by dogs, and those who die in the field will be eaten by vultures. I, the Lord, have spoken."