Inquire of God
Johoram, son of Ahab, became the king of Israel. He did evil but put away the pillar of Baal his father made. He clung to the sins of Jeroboam that made Israel sin. Mesha king of Moab used to pay the king of Israel wool of 100,000 rams. After Ahab died, Moab rebelled against the king of Israel. Jehoshaphat king of Judah joined in battle with Israel against Moab and there was no water for the army or cattle. When Jephoshaphat asked that Israel, Judah and Edom inquire of the Lord, they went to Elisha (2 Kings 3:1-12). Inquire of God and do not cling to the sins of your father.
Because of Jehoshaphat, Elisha brought a minstrel to play so that God's hand came upon him. The Lord said to make the valley full of trenches so it could be filled with drinking water for themselves and their cattle. Being a slight thing for God, they would defeat the Moabites and strike every fortified and choice city with specific instructions from God. When the sun shone on the water early in the morning, the Moabites saw the water as blood and thought the kings had killed one another. The Israelites killed the Moabites, destroyed the cities, stopped the springs of water, felled all the good trees and filled every good piece of land with stones (2 Kings 3:13-27). Allow God to fight and provide strategy in overcoming evil spiritual forces.
A widow of the sons of prophets said to Elisha that she had nothing except a jar of oil. He instructed her to borrow empty vessels from her neighbors and pour oil into them. After all the vessels were full, the oil stopped. He said to sell the oil, pay their debt and live on the rest (2 Kings 4:1-7). God multiplies money and can miraculously meet every financial need.
A Shunammite woman fed Elisha as he passed by and then made a walled upper chamber for him. Gehazi his servant asked what they could do for her. Because she had no son and her husband was old, Elisha said she would embrace a son at the same time next year. She conceived and bore a son (2 Kings 4:8-17). God miraculously meets deeply-seated family needs.
When the son was grown, he died. His mother came to Elisha and said it was well after being asked questions. When she caught hold of his feet, Gehazi tried to push her away. Elisha said her soul was troubled within her, but the Lord hid it from him. She said, "Did I ask for a son from my lord? Did I not say, 'Do not deceive me'?" (2 Kings 4:18-28). God meets bitter emotional needs.
Elisha told Gehazi to lay his staff on the lad's face but he did not awaken. Finally Elisha came to the boy, prayed to the Lord and stretched himself on the child. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes (2 Kings 4:29-37). God transforms hopeless situations through prayer.
Survive Deathly Culture
There was famine in the land with the sons of the prophets sitting before Elisha. He told his servant to boil stew in a large pot for them. They gathered herbs, wild vine and wild gourds but did not know what they were. They cried out that death was in the pot and could not eat it. Elisha threw meal into the pot and were able to eat without harm. A man brought bread of the first fruits, 20 loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. The Lord said to him that they would eat and have some left over (2 Kings 4:38-44). God provides healthy food in surplus during famine.
Do you have a need spiritually, financially or emotionally?
Do you want God to meet a need in family relationships, hopeless situation survive deathly culture?
If so, inquire of God and allow God to fight and provide strategy in overcoming evil spiritual forces.