The Life and Times of Elijah and Elisha (part 2)

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Welcome to our recording of today’s message, part 2 in this series, subtitled Opportunities of Faith. We continue to pray for all still battling illness and infections, believing the Lord for His protection and His deliverance and healing! Amen! Before the recording is a praise video from Robin Mark, Forever He is Faithful, a classic from the Come Heal Our Land album.

We are trusting the Lord to be able to meet again next Sunday 7th November, but will confirm this later in the week.

May the Lord bless you.

Here is today’s message from Andy King:

(In today’s message I mention an article regarding Covid and the Great Shaking, entitled The Third Trumpet, which is a summary from intercessors and leaders of Issachar Ministries. I commend it for your consideration. They are discerning the way the Lord is leading in these days and their summary fits with our current focus and follows on from our recent article earlier this month, Reality Check Autumn 2021.)

1 Kings 17: 7-24

And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”

12 So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a [a]jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”

13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’ ”

15 So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. 16 The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah.

17 Now it happened after these things that the son of the woman who owned the house became sick. And his sickness was so [b]serious that [c]there was no breath left in him. 18 So she said to Elijah, “What have I to do with you, O man of God? Have you come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to kill my son?”

19 And he said to her, “Give me your son.” So he took him out of her arms and carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his own bed. 20 Then he cried out to the Lord and said, “O Lord my God, have You also brought tragedy on the widow with whom I lodge, by killing her son?” 21 And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to the Lord and said, “O Lord my God, I pray, let this child’s soul come back to him.” 22 Then the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived.

23 And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives!”

24 Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now by this I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is the truth.”

Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 17:12 Lit. pitcher or water jar
  2. 1 Kings 17:17 severe
  3. 1 Kings 17:17 He died.

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