Summary: Friend, when you have good stuff and when there is substance in you, you would be noticed!
Elisha is here!
2 King 3:11”But Jehoshaphat said, "Is there no prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of the LORD by him?" So one of the servants of the king of Israel answered and said, "Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who poured water on the hands of Elijah."
Here’s what UK marketing director Simon Penstridge of NIKE says about his stuff: “We don’t do advertising any more. We just do cool stuff, it sounds a bit wanky, but that’s just the way it is. Advertising is all about achieving awareness, and we no longer need awareness.” Sounds boisterous no doubt; nevertheless, when you know your stuff is good, confidence comes with it!
The most popular hotel does not need much of advertisements, or media coverage, because their food is sumptuous, people would navigate high and low and reach their place somehow. In the corporate world, have you watched the ‘I’m here’ attitude of some people: loud bragging, flashy clothes, extra make-up and people who stretch themselves to impress. Friend, when you have good stuff and when there is substance in you, you would be noticed! Jesus looked at Peter and said, ‘on this rock I would build my church!’ Amen. When the grace of God is on you, you would be noticed! Orphan girl Esther was hand-picked by the king. I am speaking to someone out there!
You don’t need flashy advertisements, marketing strategy, smart astute presentations and promos to pull people into your church. You got to pull people into His Sanctuary through your powerful prayer! Today Christian ministry has become highly bureaucratic and competitive! Very sad!
Let me expound the above scripture: it was a desperate situation for the three kings: king of Israel, king of Judah and the king of Edom, who suffered without water for the army and the animals that followed them for nearly a week. While the beleaguered kings stood baffled and puzzled, one of the servants of the king of Israel answered and said, "Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who poured water on the hands of Elijah." Elisha is here! Doesn’t that sound like dynamite? Elisha! Prophet Elisha did not need a flashy website, a huge banner, a name board or a senior Pastor or Bishop to give an intro………a servant gave the kings an answer to their predicament. Elisha is here! The name Elisha brought energy into the body of king Jehoshaphat, that he jumped up and said, “the word of the LORD is with him." Amen.
I am speaking to someone out there today! Do you feel ignored, rejected, overtaken, and prejudiced? Do you feel like you are lost in the big ocean? Do you feel my turn would never come? Do you feel insignificant and small? Fear not! You would be identified! Get into His presence, spend more time with the Bible and in prayer rather than brooding over the situation, you would surely be recognized. The word of the Lord would come to you! I did a great mistake during the initial days of my ministry when I approached a senior pastor and said,” I have an anointing for the youth, can I help in your youth ministry? He never called me. That was the last that I ever approached someone for a ministry opening, in the following years besides my internet ministry, God opened up doors to speak in conventions, Bible colleges, fire camps, many churches and today we have our own church, school, Children Home and many other projects.
Abide in Him!