2 Kings 4:30
“And the mother of the child said, “ As the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you.” So he arose and followed her.”
-Live in Hebrew is written as chayah which means survive, sojourn, lodge or restore.
-Elisha prophesied to the Shunammite woman who was barren & she got a son. Unfortunately, when the boy had grown into a young lad, he suddenly got ill & died. Having hope in the power of God bestowed upon Elisha to turn her barren situation into life, the Shunammite woman believed that the boy would live & pursued Elisha to mount Camel where he was ministering. Her perfect knowledge of the eternal nature of God coupled with strong faith in God who gave power to prophet Elisha she said; “as the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you”. She believed that God would change her situation & did not rely on her financial strength in seeking other alternatives but promoted the glory of the Lord. When Elisha stretched himself on the boy several times, God activated the boys soul & resuscitating him to life. Just like the Shunammite woman who acknowledged God as her Savior & Healer, we too are called to put all our trust in God & not to rely on mortals. Further, like the case of Elijah & the widow of Zarephath, both Elisha & the Shunammite woman had seen their faith successfully tested; & were rewarded with the desires of their hearts & corresponding increase in faith. We are reminded that God is the owner & giver of life & we have the opportunity to surrender our lives to God so that He may increase our faith & mould us according to His own will.
We give You all the glory & praise Jesus for You are the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the great I Am, the great High Priest & the sure Foundation. Thank You Abba Father for the gift of life. We know that many did not make it today but You have given us the privilege to see this day; all glory, power & strength belongs to You Jesus; now & forever. Many are ailing in hospitals & at home from cancer, diabetes, leukemia, cerebral palsy, HIV AIDS & many other sicknesses Lord, touch them all by Your healing power & heal them; for by Your stripes we are healed. Heal our hearts Father from unbelief & increase our faith that we may live lives pleasing to You. Bless those among us who are trusting You for children, bless them merciful Lord & grant them their request. You fore-knew us & fore-called us Father before the foundations of the world, take control of our lives & lead us according to Your will. We praise You Lord & glory Your holy name forever. Amen
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