God tests our hearts to reward us
Obedience is for your convenience it’s results return as blessings *Don’t think that God owes you anything, you are the one who owes Him* God tests our hearts to reward us* He is faithful when we are foolish.
Then Elisha died, and they buried him. And the raiding bands from Moab invaded the land in the spring of the year.
So it was, as they were burying a man, that suddenly they spied a band of raiders; and they put the man in the tomb of Elisha; and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet.
2 Kings 13:20,21.
We serve a God who raises people who are dead and gone for His glory, when Jesus walked on the face of this earth, He raised many dead people and even after 2000 years after His death, burial and resurrection, He still continues to raise the dead, because He is the same yesterday, today and forever. The above scripture portion tells us that Elisha died and was buried and when a dead man was trying to be buried in the grave of Elisha his dead body came into contact with the dry bones of Elisha, he immediately revived and stood on his feet. The anointing works even in dry bones, crave for the anointing of the Holy Spirit and it will never leave you that is why David said to God take away everything from me, but not your Spirit.
The biggest problem in the body of Christ is lack of good, efficient and selfless leaders. The reason for this scarcity is, because the leaders who have become old do not want to leave their chairs, they want to remain on their chairs for a long time, and they don’t want to make way for young leaders. The ministry of John the baptist was for a short time he prepared the way for Jesus, baptized Him and his ministry ended, but he is known as the greatest prophet the world has ever seen. It is not important how long you are on the chair, it’s important what you have done for God while sitting on the chair. The main reason for the scarcity of good leaders is, because they are not identified, nurtured and sent into the world for kingdom purpose that is why the Bible says the harvest is plenty but the laborers are few ( I wish and pray that this Bible study program will bring forth good, efficient and selfless leaders who will take the gospel to the far ends of the earth win souls for Christ and bring glory to God ).
Impart before you depart, Elijah was a prophet and he passed on a double portion of anointing to Elisha, Ghehazi was supposed to get the double portion of the anointing that was upon Elisha, but he did not get it, because he ran behind the things of this world, he became a leper and he lost the opportunity to continue in the ministry of prophets ( instead of he getting the anointing and healing and raising the dead, it became the opposite he became a leper and he required healing from God through someone, what you don’t love and respect will not flow to you ).
Elisha could not pass on, move the anointing forward to others and he carried it to the grave and the anointing performed a miracle of raising up a dead person, that was the last miracle that Elisha performed even after his death and it was exactly double of what Elijah had performed ( double anointing, double miracles ).
Gifts and callings are irrevocable, Elisha died but his gifts were in operation, it raised up a dead person even after his death. Samuel was an anointed prophet whatever he spoke never fell to the ground it all came to pass, after his death Saul tried to wake him up from the sleep with the help of a medium spirit and Samuel prophecied that Saul would lose the kingdom he and his sons will be with him in the grave the next day and it came to pass.
Beloved God has put too much inside of you, for you to use it, use every gift, talent and resources that God has entrusted you with, use it with love, wisdom and discretion for the expansion of His kingdom and win souls for Christ.
Spiritual gifts can be imparted and it establishes a person ( Paul writes the following to the church in Rome ).
For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established.
that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
For the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.
Heavenly Father thank You for the word, thank You for every gift, talent, wisdom and resources that You have blessed and entrusted us with, give us the grace to use them with love, wisdom and discretion for kingdom purpose and win souls for Christ and bring name, praise, honor and glory to Your name in Jesus name we ask and pray.
Amen and Amen.
God loves you
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