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Annually on July 2
Elisha said, "Hear the word of the LORD. This is what the LORD says: About this time tomorrow, a seah of flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria." (2 Kings 7:1)
The Israelites were in dire straits. The famine was taking it's toll. People were eating anything that they could lay their hands on. Some had even resorted to cannibalism. The king was desperate. He laid all the blame on the prophet Elisha and wanted him killed. In the midst of all this chaos, the merciful Lord gave a wonderful prophecy through the prophet Elisha promising food for all in 24 hours time.
People couldn't believe their ears. Some kept quiet, but one with unbelief spoke and that resulted in his death.
The officer on whose arm the king was leaning said to the man of God, "Look, even if the LORD should open the floodgates of the heavens, could this happen?" "You will see it with your own eyes," answered Elisha, "but you will not eat any of it!" (2 Kings 7:2)
Suppose in the midst of a great crisis, whatever it be, the Lord speaks to you and says, "I will deliver you in a day's time", would you believe it?
Faith would say, "Yes Lord, you are mighty to save, even this moment." and wait for the miracle praising God till it happened.
On the other hand, unbelief would see one questioning the validity of the voice or reason in human terms regarding whether this was possible after all.
God is faithful and once he promises, he never goes back on it. He sees to it that he fulfills his promise.
What Elisha said came true. God used 4 lepers to fulfill his promise.
Wait for the miracle. Praise God for it. Don't worry about how it will come to pass. God has more than a 1000 ways to do everything. He will bring it to pass.
Posted by Dr. Johnson Cherian