Just Announced: Philippians Sermon Series

Summary: God has placed the resources for our success within our reach.


The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”

2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”

“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”

3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”

5 She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.”

But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.

7 She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.”


She wanted the prophet to do something for her, to help her out of her dilemma, some kind of blessing to help her out of her mess. What the Man of God really said to her was: You already have what you need/it’s already in your house! I know it’s a little hard to believe right now, but your healing is already in the house, your financial breakthrough, your prosperity, your new car, your new anointing, the salvation of your children.

It’s already in the house.


Let me say also that there are millionaires in the house, there are apostles and prophets, pastors, teachers, and evangelists in the house, there are miracles, signs and wonders in the house. This woman was desperate she was looking for a blessing, a way out of her problem, but she needed more than just a blessing, she needed more than a few dollars, she needed a life style change, she needed a turn around. If there is one thing that I know about God it is that he is in the business of turning things around.


I hear the Lord saying turn around, God is getting ready to turn some things around, somebody has a court ruling, a decision that’s been made against them, but God said he is going to step in and turn it around. Somebody has been fighting sickness, God said health is coming. Where there has been lack, abundance is coming Where there has been sorrow, joy is coming. Where there has been confusion, peace is coming. Where there has been loss, God says restoration is coming….

If you can believe it today, God is getting ready to change your lifestyle.


This woman was desperate: The bible says (Now there cried ) This most likely means that she had reached what she considered the critical point, if she was like most of us she had tried everything she could think of but nothing changed. (like the woman with the issue of blood who had tried many physicians, and spent all she had, and was nothing better but in fact grew worse) Her desperation brought her to Jesus.


This woman said: The creditor is come to take my two sons to be bondmen.

IS COME: Not just talking about it, not calling me and harassing me, or threatening to take me to court, not sending me mean letters in the mail. He is come

Let me make it a little plainer and maybe a little more personal

Divorce is come

Cancer is come

Bankruptcy is come

Layoff is come

Foreclosure is come

The storm is come


In other words: it’s my house that’s in trouble now, it’s not just your children on drugs now, it’s mine.

It’s not your teenager that’s pregnant, now it’s mine

It’s not some unknown nameless soldier over in Iraq now it’s my son, my daughter, my husband.

It’s not your house their foreclosing on, it’s mine

It’s not your kid locked up in jail for gang banging it’s mine

It’s not your son that just came out of the closet and said he’s really a woman trapped in a mans body, it’s mine.

There is just something about it, that when it comes to your house it’s different.

For some reason we get a little more serious and aggressive about it when it’s our boat that is sinking.

She reached the place of desperation and cried unto the prophet….

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