Faith in a Time of Unbelief
The final part of the series, Elisha prophesied that God would deliver Israel from siege. The armies of Samaria flee and the spoils are found by lepers. Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread, the bread of life.
Elisha sees the hills full of God’s army. There is much more going on in reality than we suspect. What if we lived our lives with this in mind. God give us sight.
Naaman seeks healing from Elisha. When Naaman sets his pride aside he is transformed, physically and spiritually. God does amazing things from the most humble and faithful.
God uses Elisha to provide, heal and to point to Jesus. God will use what little we have to make much. Be tenacious an trusting in faith. – All is well with my soul –
Elijah invests in the next generation, he calls Elisha to the service of God. Elisha, “burns the yokes” of his past and asks for double blessings of the Lords spirit. God blesses a nation through revival. Pray for revival in our land.
Elijah’s expectation of Israel’s response to the slaughter of the prophets was met with a harsh reality. He went from a mountain top moment to running for his life. The LORD comes close, encourages and guides him again.
The time of Elijah was very different than now, but humans are not so different. We need to know who God is and who we are. Ask God to help us identify our idols and take them to task.
God provides! We look at a story of how God provides for Elijah in remarkable ways Though God’s provision for you will not likely come from ravens dropping food He will provide generously and powerfully in your life.
We tend to think of Old Testament times as so different from our own – full of strange, old-fashioned problems that we might have trouble relating to in our modern era. When we take a closer look, though, we find that our times are not much different from theirs in some of the most important ways. Sure, our lives are different because of technology and modern conveniences, but the challenge of where we should place our hope and the battle between the true God and rival gods remains. Our times have their own false gods that demand our allegiance and tempt us to turn our eyes away from the living God. We will be looking at a key story each week from the lives of Elijah and Elisha in 1 and 2 Kings. These stories will help us understand and remember how to place our faith firmly in the true God in a time of widespread unbelief.