Summary: This sermon shows us how to catch the miracle that is passing our way.
The Prophet symbolizes (The Word and the Power of God).
Elisha coming to Shunem is equivalent to the Word of God coming to your ears.
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 destructions.
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.
Elisha passed to Shunem where was a great woman.
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,
The Word is in the house, the miracle power of God is in the house.
Before this woman received her miracle 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.
Let’s see how she got her miracle:
First: She perceived the Word, she perceived the prophet as the spokesman for God.
You have got to recognize the Word as the very life force of God, you have to realize the Word is the creative power of God, It is not just another book.
It is alive with healing, salvation, deliverance, miracles, supernatural provision, direction, correction, instruction.
Every promise is a miracle seed waiting to be planted in the soil of your heart.
When you truly perceive the power of the Word of God, you will fall in love with it, you will eat it like a starving man, you will drink from it like a man dying of thirst.
She received the word, ( She took it in, she made it personal) It’s one thing to recognize the validity of the Word of God and the truth and the necessity of the Word of God, but it is another to personalize it and make it the priority of your life.
She changed her house to accommodate the man of God (The Word of God).
Sadly today the attitude of many believers is to change the Word to accommodate their life style.
But the problem is for them is this: There is no amended version, there are no amendments to the ten commandments.
The Word of God is not negotiable,
Forever O Lord thy Word is settled in the heavens. Ps 119:89
My covenant will I not break nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Ps 89:34
To truly receive The Word means it has become the final authority in your life, it is the standard that you measure your life by and live by.
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.
Elisha had passed by many houses and they failed to identify the anointing and recognize the presence of God in his life.
In fact he had passed by her house also, and she had missed it, sometimes you gotta miss it before you get it right.