I Kings 16:29-17:1 — “And Elijah said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.” When Ahab took Jezebel to be his wife he got her religion as well. She set about making the cult of Baal and Ashtoreth the state religion of Israel. It was during these dark days that God sent His prophet Elijah to knock on the palace door. Elijah brought the word of God to Ahab, and in this sermon we think about how Ahab responded. We see that no matter how hard he tried, he could not get rid of God, and neither can we.