Faith of Elisha VII

2 KINGS 4:38-44 NKJV

And Elisha returned to Gilgal, and there  was a famine in the land. Now the sons of the prophets were  sitting before him; and he said to his servant, “Put on the large pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.” So one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered from it a lapful of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, though they did not know what  they  were.  Then they served it to the men to eat. Now it happened, as they were eating the stew, that they cried out and said, “Man of God, there  is  death in the pot!” And they could not eat it. So he said, “Then bring some flour.” And he put it into the pot, and said, “Serve it to the people, that they may eat.” And there was nothing harmful in the pot. Then a man came from Baal Shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, “Give it to the people, that they may eat.” But his servant said, “What? Shall I set this before one hundred men?” He said again, “Give it to the people, that they may eat; for thus says the Lord : ‘They shall eat and have some left over.’ ” So he set it before them; and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the Lord .

In 2 Kings 4:38-44, Elisha continues to work miracles that are similar to Jesus’ miracles. In the first miracle, Elisha cures the poison in a stew that was made for the prophets. The second miracle consists of Elisha multiplying 20 loaves of barley bread so that it became more than enough to feed 100 men. These miracles are another example of God using Elisha to meet the needs of others. Chances are you’ve had some “poisoned stew” in your life that God has brought healing to. Maybe it was something physical or something internal within your heart or in your mind. Maybe you have something poisonous in your life right now that you can’t remove on your own and it can only be removed by the power of God. Just like He did with something simple like stew, God can remove any and all poison out of your life and make you new and healthy once again. What poison has God healed your life from? What poison might you need God to heal out of your life right now?


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