THE LOT IS CAST INTO THE LAP, BUT THE DECISION IS WHOLLY OF THE LORD [EVEN THE EVENTS THAT SEEM ACCIDENTAL ARE REALLY ORDERED BY HIM].- PROVERBS 16:33 AMP
In 2 Kings 8:1-6, Elisha told the woman (whose son was brought back to life) to relocate to another place with her family because famine was coming to the land and it would last for seven years. She obeyed God’s Word spoken through His servant (Elisha) and sojourned in the land of the Philistines for seven years. After the famine, she returned and went to see the king about getting her house and land back.
As she walked in to beg the king for her property, Gehazi (Elisha’s servant) was with the king telling him how Elisha had brought a dead boy back to life. When he saw her, he said:
“My master and king, this is the woman, and this is the son Elisha brought back to life.” The king asked the woman, and she told him about it. Then the king chose an officer to help her. “Give the woman everything that is hers,” the king said. “Give her all the money made from her land from the day she left until now.” – 2 Kings 8:6 NCV
“And he said unto them, this kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” – Mark 9:29
When the Lord speaks, He does not necessarily give a blueprint. In other words, I don’t know what you are dealing with or going through but one thing I do know is this: it’s time to go on a fast “..to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens” (Isaiah 58:6).
In Mark 9:29, Jesus said that a particular issue could only be overcome through prayer and fasting. You will hear some people say that fasting is punishment. Some people will tell you that fasting is man’s show of “works” and not submission to God’s grace. And some will say, “oh no! I could never do that! No way.” Is it not interesting that Jesus Christ fasted for 40 days and nights (Matthew 4) in the wilderness and the devil tried Him, tested Him and failed?
Pastor, Jeffrey J. Boone, Sr.
Abundant Life Comm. Christian Church
3293 Brinkley Rd.
Temple Hills, MD 20748 United States
Tel: (301) 505-7292
Presiding Bishop: James D. Corbett
1104 N. Memorial Drive
Greenville, NC United States
Tel: (252) 752.5683