Pastor Jack Smith

Do we have to be reassured every time?

He placed his hand upon the shoulder of the young man and whispered a message into the courier’s ear. It was a message for the King. The young man filled with uncertainty looked into the prophet’s eyes searching for something, anything. His mouth was parched, and his lips were cracked. His tongue felt thick and uncooperative. His knees buckled slightly. It wasn’t a small thing to be summoned by the prophet. It wasn’t a small thing to go before the King of Israel.

“And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down. And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice. Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel?”

2 Kings 6:9-11 KJV

We have never lived in a time where God can do more than He can right now. We have every opportunity to meet the adversary head on. The Church is going to overcome. The things that we are facing in 2020 are not greater than our God.

Romans 8:31 says “If God be for us, who can be against us?”

Elisha was a wanted man. The King of Syria wanted to lift the prophet’s head from his shoulders because God had spoken to Elisha. He was so angry that he sent his entire army after one man. He sent his army after the prophet. But the word of God says in 2 Kings 6:18, “…And he (God) smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.” The devil wants a fight, but God wants to make the devil look foolish. The Syrian Army was led from Dothan to Samaria by Elisha.

I still believe that God is going to bring us out. God has already spoken. The last chapter has already been written. We need to recalibrate our souls through prayer, through listening to music, through reading the word of God, and refuse to be bullied into silence. It is not a time for casual Christianity. We need to become serious about our souls.

The end of the story was told in 2 Kings 6:23 “So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.”

I’m praying this week for victory. We all need to find a place of prayer and submit ourselves to God. Galatians 6:9 in the Amplified Bible reads “Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in.”

Study Note: Read over this scripture and talk about it with someone. Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

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