While reading the Bible in Hebrew, the book of 1 Kings 18 / מלכיםא-18, we come across the word Baal – בעלseveral times.
Baal means main lord. At the time this biblical passage was written it meant “possessor.”
In Hebrew, it is very strong to refer or invoke your Baal, because he would be invoking his possessor, the one to who he’d really belong to and gave his life to.
Today, in Israel, the word Baal is used to show the relationship between a man and his wife. The word Baalí means “my husband” or “my possessor.”
In 1 Kings 18, we see the prophets repeatedly crying out to their Baal, or Baalim (plural) but receive no answer. As for us, who has been our possessor?
There is only one answer: If God is our Lord, if we truly surrendered our life to Him, then He is our possessor. And when we cry out, He will descend upon Mount Carmel with His Fire.