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ELISHA
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Sunday, Jul 07, 2019

Stretch your faith

I would like to mention of a woman of faith who shut the door with her dead son. This is absolutely a scintillating miracle! The Bible says 2 King 4:21”And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God and shut the door behind him and went out.”



The Shunammite woman was given a son in her old age, but when her ‘miracle child’ died in her lap, she did not lay the body of her son in his bed she did not take him and put him in her bed, she did not call for help, but she placed him in the bed of Elisha, the man of God! Amazing! She did not prepare for his burial but instead she was getting ready for his resurrection! I am just thrilled and excited as I write this! We need to put our faith in Him. God will never bring you to it without making a way for you to get through it! Hallelujah! I like the way she kept confessing ‘It is well,’ while her son lay dead in the bed. That’s faith in action! Proverbs 18:21“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” When they hit the first boulder itself, people begin to complain and grumble, rather than jump up in faith and cross the hurdle. Let’s not allow problems to crush our faith, instead, let us learn to tell, ‘all is well!’ Champions do not buckle down with pressure but are made of sterner stuff. They have the ability to use defeat as a stepping stone to success. Let’s turn our heart-break to joy-break! May be things are wobbly in your life right now, don’t bother, keep going steady for the Lord. Watch your end! People are not going to like you for your stand for God, though, but we need to stand strong like the Shunammite woman. She didn’t slow down. She kept on going.


When prophet Elisha comes to know of the death of the boy, he gets behind shut doors too. Look what happens! 2 King 4:32 “When Elisha came into the house, he saw the child lying dead on his bed.33 So he went in and shut the door behind the two of them and prayed to the LORD.” I want to talk here about the hard, fervent prayer of Elisha: “And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands; and he stretched himself out on the child, and the flesh of the child became warm.” When the flesh of the child became warm, he did not become content and stop praying, but now he intensifies the prayer. I’m excited as I write this! We have volumes to learn from this great man of God. How soon we get satisfied and content! But God is looking for strong, severe intercessors! Hallelujah! By placing his eyes on the eyes of child, by putting his mouth on his mouth, by laying his hands on his hands and by stretching himself on the child; the prophet reveals his steadfast faith in God and His power. He depended on the anointing of the Holy Ghost Fire to deliver the child. We need to pray until we see the enemy’s fort come down, until we see the Jericho wall come down, until we see the devil under our feet, until we see the salvation of our loved and near ones, until we see light shine upon the dark! Elisha returned and walked back and forth in the house, and again went up and stretched himself out on him; then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.’ Awesome! Elisha triumphed over the enemy through prayer! Elisha defeated the most dreadful spirit of death. The triumph is even bigger because of the size of the opponent! Friend, do not worry and get palpitations when you look at the magnitude of the problem; the bigger the problem, the stronger and deeper should the prayer be. Half-hearted, shallow prayers would do no good. Got that?


 

ANBE AZHAGE-SHALINA.SAMSON
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