Summary: Poison and sin can be deadly, our Father has an ANTITODE ... There is a CURE... Find God's plan and press on...
THERE IS AN ANTIDOTE! GOD HAS A REMEDY!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I. I AM HAVING THIS PROBLEM? WHAT SHALL I DO?
THIS STRESS IS CRUSHING ME, WHAT DO I DO?
Psalm 34:7 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth
Medicine used to counteract poison.
Anything that counteracts something unpleasant.
Medicine or treatment, means of counteracting or removing anything undesirable,
rectify, make good, cure, restore, SOLUTION
Luke 21:18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
 In your patience possess ye your souls.
II. GOD'S PLAN WILL ALWAYS HAVE AN ATTIDOTE! A REMEDY!
IF YOU ARE WITH ME? --- YOU ASK A HARD THING! IF YOU ARE WITH ME... GOD WILL
GIVE YOU A DOUBLE PORTION.
AS GOD'S CHILDREN OBSTACLES AND DIFFICULTIES CAN BE OVERCOME...
GOD WILL PULL YOU THROUGH, IF YOU CAN STAND THE PULL...
2 Kings 2:8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they
were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.
 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for
thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit
be upon me.
 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from
thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.
OFTEN THE ANTIDOTE OR REMEDY HAS SPECIFIS INSTRUCTIONS...
III. WHICH IS MORE DANGEROUS? ZWW OR WWZ?
ZEAL WITH OUT WISDOM? OR WISDOM WITH OUT ZEAL? BOTH ARE DANGEROUS!
ZEAL AND IGNORNANCE CAN BRING MUCH DANGER TO BELIEVERS.
THERE IS DEATH IN THE POT!
SOME GOOD STUDENTS OF THE WORD HAVE ALREADY ATE, THE POISON WILL DOOM US!
A. I remember my Dad preaching when I was a little boy that GOD HAS AN ANTIDOTE...
50 years this lesson is still in my mind.
B. Elisha has followed Elijah through some hard difficult days.
THEY ESTABLISHED A SCHOOL TO TEACH AND TRAIN PREACHERS.
C. Elisha knows the young students are hungry, GRAB A LARGE POT, WE WILL BOIL STEW...
D. EACH STUDENT HAD A RESPONSIBILTY TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE STEW.
2 Kings 4:40 So they poured out for the men to eat. And it came to pass, as they were eating of the
pottage, that they cried out, and said, O thou man of God, there is death in the pot. And they
could not eat thereof.
E. One student GIVES A LARGE AMOUNT OF GOURDS.
Scholars say the gourds used to make the stew were HARMLESS IN SMALL AMOUNTS,
IN THE STUDENT'S ZEAL AND IGNORNANCE HE GAVE A LARGE CONTRIBUTION...
IN LARGE DOSES GOURDS CAN BE FATAL...
F. NOT ONLY IN HIS ZEAL AND IGNORNANCE DID THE YOUNG STUDENT GIVE...
HE MESSED UP THE REST OF THE POT OF GOOD STEW.
G. NOT TO WORRY: ELISHA HAS DEALT WITH GOOD INTENTIONS BEFORE...
ELISHA KNOWS GOD HAS A REMEDY...
2 Kings 4:41 But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out
for the people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot.
H. THE AMAZING THING ABOUT THE ANTIDOTE IS IT WORKED BEFORE ON THE STUDENTS
THAT HAD ALREADY ATE THE GOURD STEW...
THAT HAS TO BE GOD...
I. GOD HAS AN ANTEDOTE THAT OVERCOMES IGNORANCE WITH ZEAL...
IV. THERE IS AN ANTITODE AND REMEMDY FOR HEALING... WHITHER THE PROBLEM IS
JUST A LIFE PROBLEM OR A SELF-INFLICTED PROBLEM, GOD STILL HEALS...
WE MUST LOOK TO THE CROSS... PRAISE WORKS... WORSHIP HIM...
A. GOD'S PEOPLE WERE MURMURING, COMPLAINING, HABITUALLY...
Numbers 21:4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of
Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.
B. WE MUST FOCUS BEYOND THE PROBLEM, WE MUST KNOOW THE HEALER IS AMONG US.
C. GOD HAS A PLAN, THERE IS A REMEDY, A GOOD ANTIDOTE AVAILABLE.
Numbers 21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a
serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement
of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Psalm 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.