Summary: They say seeing is believing, but to receive the best things from God you must believe to see.
2 Ki 4:8-17 The Prophet symbolizes (The Word and the Power of God).
The day that you hear the Word of God is the most important day of your life.
The Word of God is the Power of God, Your healing is in the Word ,Your deliverance is in the Word
Your joy is in the Word, Your Prosperity is in the Word, Your anointing is in the Word
Your destiny is in the Word.
In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God, the same was in the beginning with God, all things were made by him (The Word) and without him (The Word) was not anything made that was made. John 1:1-3
Everything begins with the Word.
You can shout dance, run, holler, talk in tongues and jump pews, but you haven’t even got started until you get in the Word.
I don’t know what your situation or condition or problem is, but I know what your answer and your solution is (It’s the Word of God).
He sent his Word and healed them and delivered them from all their destruction's.
Faith is the hand that reaches out and takes hold of the blessings of God, but it is the Word of God that quickens the hand of faith.
Stretch forth thy hand, was Jesus command to the man with the withered hand, and at his word faith came alive.
Elisha passed to Shunem where was a great woman.
Elisha represents the Presence of God, and the Power of God, and consequently every good thing you can receive from God.
Oral Roberts was known to say: Miracles are coming toward you and passing by you every day.
Tell 3 people there’s a miracle coming your way.
Prophesy to someone and tell them: restoration is coming your way, financial breakthrough is coming your way, salvation for your house is coming your way.
I came to tell someone: There’s a miracle in the house right now
Lu 5:17 It says that Jesus delivered the word and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
The Word is in the house, the miracle power of God is in the house.
The bible says In Shunem there was a great woman.
If Elisha was here right now, he would say (In Muskogee there is a great woman, or a great man.)
Tell your neighbor: Your looking at a great man, (your looking at a great woman)
One of the things that made this woman great was, she made a place for the Prophet ( in other words she made a place for The Word to live in her house).
It’s not enough for The Word to pass by you every Sunday, you have got to take hold of The Word and pull it into your world.
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Pro 4:20-22
The only Word the bible promises will bring life to you and health to your flesh is the word that you listen intently to, that you look at continuously and that you keep in the midst of your heart.
In Shunem there was a great woman:
*This woman had a reputation of being kind, and generous and hospitable
(but what really made her great was her insight, her spiritual perception, her ability to discern where God was at work.)
No telling how many houses Elisha had passed by and they failed to identify the anointing and recognize the presence of God in his life.
He passed by many Houses where no doubt there were great needs present, but they received no miracle because they did not perceive God in the Prophet.
One of the greatest gifts you have as a child of God is Perception (perception is not just sight) I’m sure many people saw Elisha pass by their houses and maybe even said hello to him.
*But Perception is more than sight ( It is the ability to see deeper, to see beyond the surface, to grasp with the understanding).
To See with the Heart and not with the head.
Tell your neighbor: Could you get your head out of the way, I’m trying to see something.
Tell your neighbor: You’ve got to get your head out of the way. (You’ve got to get this with your heart)
There’s a revelation waiting on you, but you’ll never get it with your head you have got to get it with your heart.
*Have you ever felt like you’re on the verge of a revelation?
On the verge of something from God that could totally change your life?