When the Blessing is Overdue

Scripture: “One day Elisha went to the town of Shunem. A wealthy woman lived there, and she urged him to come to her home for a meal. After that, whenever he passed that way, he would stop there for something to eat. She said to her husband, ‘I am sure this man who stops in from

An Anointing That Leaves a Legacy

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Scripture: “Then Elisha died and they buried him. Some time later, raiding bands of Moabites, as they often did, invaded the country. One day, some men were burying a man and spotted the raiders. They threw the man into Elisha’s tomb and got away. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came alive, stood up,

When It Feels like You are the Only One

The king of Aram specifically sent troops to capture Elisha. Every time he would plot an attack against Israel, God would speak to Elisha, and Elisha communicated God’s word to the king of Israel. The king of Aram was so frustrated by this prophet who was thwarting all of this plans, so he surrounded Elisha with his army. Elisha’s servant was the first to see the army with his eyes, but he wasn’t the first to see the situation. When Elisha saw all of the horses and chariots from Aram, his attention was focused on something that his servant couldn’t see. While Elisha had every right to be afraid and hide, he had eyes to see more than what could be seen on the surface. Elisha asked God to open the eyes of his servant so that he might see. To his surprise, the army of Aram was small in comparison to God’s army that stood with Elisha…

Be Faithful in the Field

When Elijah saw Elisha, he make a significant statement by putting his cloak on Elisha. Previously in 1 Kings 19, Elijah had encountered the Lord after a season of discouragement, and the Lord gave him specific instructions to go anoint Elisha as his successor. Yet, Elisha did not know. He woke up that day and went to work as he had for so many days before. In the ordinary moment of plowing the field, God saw Elisha’s faithfulness in the field, and his faithfulness would continue to translate into fruitfulness long after Elijah was gone. From the outside, it seemed that Elisha was simply saying yes to a good opportunity. Yet, it was more than a good opportunity; it was a God opportunity. When Elijah came to Elisha, he could have said no. He could have told him why Elijah should go find someone else for the job…

Favor in An Unlikely Place

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Scripture: “Years before, Elisha had told the woman whose son he had brought to life, ‘Leave here and go, you and your family, and live someplace else. God has ordered a famine in the land; it will last for seven years.’ The woman did what the Holy Man told her and left. She and her family lived