Monday, June 11, 2012

This bizarre Bible story is from 2 Kings Chapters 6 & 7; A large enemy army had surrounded the city of Samaria ( God's people) and there was a great famine inside the city. The king even discovered two women who had eaten a child. King Ahab was a fairly wicked man himself but the situation so disturbed him that he decided to have the prophet Elisha killed. King Ahab apparently reasoned that since God was to blame for the famine, the prophet should die.The murder plot failed but directly   afterwards Elisha prophesied that the Lord would end the famine the very next day! One of the king's men apparently thought even God couldn't solve such a hopeless situation & said," If God made windows in heaven, could this happen?"Elisha answered him,"You will live to see it but not eat it!" That very night God caused a great noise in the enemy camp & they fled, thinking they were being attacked. The empty camp was discovered and the food taken inside the city to give immediate relief. Sadly, but as the prophet predicted, the king's man who thought God incompetent, was stationed at the gate and trampled to death by starving people as they ran for food.      So the simple moral of the story is that unbelief in God's power is bad!     Hebrews 11:6  " Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, & that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."     Revelation 21:8  "But the cowardly, UNBELIEVING, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral ,sorcerers, idolaters, & all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire & brimstone, which is the second death."       The GOOD NEWS is John 3:16 " For God so loved the world that He sent His only son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life".       Personally I find LOTS of comfort in knowing whatever horrible difficult circumstances happen in my life, God can bring immediate relief, as He wills. It's IMPORTANT to keep believing God will bring good, no matter what!   Also He causes ALL things to work together for our good!   Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

1 comment:

  1. Oh, He is so, so powerful! Thank you for sharing this story!