Summary: Moving Forward Together 2 Kings 6:1-7
Is your AXE Sharp
Moving Forward Together
TODAY IS A ADVENTURE“Adventure isn't hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain.
Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.
Adventure is Facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and in the process, discovering our own unique potential.” and abilitys.
The Merging of the Generations, shows how God’s promise of the hearts of the fathers returning to the children is coming and is now.
1 And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Behold now, the place where we live with you is too small for us. 2 Please let us go to Jordan. And let each man take a beam from there. And let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go. 3 And one said, Be content, please, and go with your servants. And he answered them, I will go. 4 And he went with them. And they came to Jordan, and they cut down trees. 5 And it happened as one was felling a log, the axe-head fell into the water. And he cried and said, Alas, master! For it was borrowed. 6 And the man of God said, Where did it fall? And he showed him the place. And he cut down a stick and threw it in there. And the iron swam. 7 And he said, take it up to you. And he put out his hand and took it.
2 Kings 6:1-7--1 THE SONS of the prophets said to Elisha, Look now, the place where we live before you is too small for us.
we moving forward, we must move with the times.
Old and young
Vs2 sons of the prophet says Let us go to the Jordan, and each man get there a [house] and let us make us a place there where we may dwell. And he answered, Go.
Jordan means the low place.
3 One said, prophet Come, and go with your servants. He answered, I will go.
It's time for Transition.
The next Generation is going to do far more than we have ever done,
God is moving prophetically upon this new generation.
There is a Merging of the Generations,
God’s promise of the hearts of the fathers returning to the children is coming and is now.
this is a powerful prophetic insight about this long awaited reconciliation.
Here we see they are saying we need the older generation we need to partner with the younger generation.
The prophet decided to go with them! As from this day, God will go with you!
vs4 So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees.
Cut down meansA primitive root; to cut down or off; (figuratively) to destroy, divide, exclude or decide: - cut down (off), decree, divide, snatch.
We need to work put or hand to the Plowright and not look back
the enemy has planted trees in your life so that you will not prosper the axe head will cut it now!
Some things around or life needs to be cut down.
We need to moving forward
vs5 But as one was cutting his tree, the axhead fell into the water; and he cried, Alas, my master, for it was borrowed!
What was lost what was lost is the cutting edge.
Oh, no, my lord, it was borrowed,”
we have to realize that our cutting edge comes from God and from God alone.
We need to recognize that we lost it
The only way to get it back is to return to the place where we lost it.
Return to God.
Jesus said lets go to the other side then rose a storm
Do you realize we need axes for many of God assignments?
God has placed something in your hand that makes you effective for kingdom.
It is an “axe” of the Holy Spirit that empowers you to accomplish God’s work.
Maybe you lost your first love for the Lord.
LOVE is the center of the Gospel.
If we’ve lost our first love, we can do nothing.
It’s not a matter of us working harder and harder for Jesus.
it’s the OUTCOME of our love for Him.
human effort will never accomplish God’s will.
These “axes” are also called Spiritual gifts of the Spirit.
If you lose your cutting edge, how can you get it back?
Go back where you first got it
At the cross
How was the axe head lost
It did not just come off suddenly no it was working it self off overtime.
A little gossip here and there
Don’t read the Bible
Don’t pray as much any more