Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Elijah Brings Fire From Heaven On King Ahaziah’s Men

Elijah call down fire from heaven

Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today.  Here is an easy way to do that interactively.

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of 2 Kings:   Elijah brings Fire from Heaven on two sets of Ahaziah’s Men (2 Kings 1:1-15)

Ahaziah became king of Israel after the death of Ahab.  Ahaziah was injured from a fall one day and sent messengers to inquire from the God of Ekron whether he would recover.  Elijah the man of God heard about this inquiry from an angel, the angel told Elijah to intercept these messengers and tell them that Ahaziah would die from his wounds because he had inquired of a foreign god rather than the God of Israel.  So king Ahaziah sent a captain with 50 men after Elijah.

Ask the children…

What did Elijah say would happen if he was truly a man of God?

“But Elijah replied to the captain, ‘If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and destroy you and your fifty men!’ Then fire fell from heaven and killed them all.” (2 Kings 1:10)

After the king sent another captain and 50 men and fire came and killed them too, the king sent a 3rd group.  This group pleaded for mercy and Elijah went with them to the king and Elijah told Ahaziah what would happen to him.  Did the Lord fulfill His promise?

“So Ahaziah died, just as the LORD had promised through Elijah.”  (2 Kings 1:17)

God always fulfills His promises.  He did it then, He does it now.

Now you can see how Bible miracles are God’s way of blessing the world.  Glory to Him!!!

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  


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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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  3. CHAO says:

    My friend boguht this book for her son and I was reading it one night and was amazed at how accurate and easy for them to understand it was. We are picking one up for our 3 1/2 yr. old son.

  4. Daniel Fisher says:

    Hello,
    I was wondering where you got that image of the painting of Elijah calling down fire? I would love to find a print for our assembly. Yours is the only website that features this painting. Would you happen to know who the original artist was?
    Kindest Regards,
    Daniel Fisher

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