The siege is over
You are welcome into God’s presence again. In this Month of Divine Help, I will be sharing with a new topic- The siege is over. God bless you as you read and digest the Word of God
Anchor Scripture: 2nd Kings 6: 24-30, 2nd Kings 7
What is a siege?
In ordinary terms, it means an embargo or a restriction. It could also mean a curfew where all movements are restricted. A siege can be in any form. It could be a well employed person losing his job without justification, a woman unable to bear another child after the first, or businessperson waiting years for a breakthrough after an initial surge in sales. The bible talks about the Syrian king besieging Samaria because of Elisha. He limited the supplies of goods to Samaria making the condition so was tough that it led to a great famine. There was so much scarcity that the people began to eat their own babies.2nd Kings 6:24-28
What happens when the siege is over?
1. The helpless and hopeless receive help from above. 2nd Kings7: 6-7, Psalm 121:1-2. The four lepers in the bible had their curses replaced with blessings. The help of God cancelled their outcast status and people who looked down on them before now looked to them for solutions. Psalm 46:1 says “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
2. Bondages and limitations are broken: Once this happens, men and women are released into total freedom and unparalleled accomplishments. All the years that locusts, caterpillars have eaten will be recovered and restored in Jesus name.
3. It turns the helpless, forsaken and forgotten into instant celebrities. Isaiah 60:15 says “Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.” The four lepers were regarded as nonentities because of their stigma of leprosy. Immediately that stigma was removed they became instant celebrities and a channel of blessings (2nd Kings 7:9-12).
4. Goodness and Mercy begin to follow you instead of shame.
5. Lost destinies are restored.
Agents of Divine Help
Prophets and their ministry are agents of divine help. Hosea 12:10 says “I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes by the ministry of the prophets.” God uses prophets, apostles, pastors as His spokespersons, His messengers with divine messages for His children. Hosea 12:13.
What are your responsibilities towards your agents of divine help?
1. Believe in their ministry.2nd Kings 7:1-18. Those who believed in the ministry of Elisha were abundantly blessed and within 24 hours the siege ended. Meanwhile, the well learned man who did not believe Elisha and made mockery of His God, saw the fulfillment of the prophetic declaration but was killed as declared by the prophet of God. Even Jesus did not perform mighty works in the midst of His people because of their unbelief. Matthew 13:57-58
2. Obey their instructions. 1st Kings 17:8-17.2nd Kings 5:1, 10-14.Their Instructions may not always make sense however if you comply, it always brings the greatest manifestations of the supernatural God who sent the prophet.
3. Locate your Prophet or Pastor and stay connected. Elisha stayed connected to Elijah despite all ridicules he suffered from other people. In the end, he received a double portion of Elijah’s spirit and anointing.
4. Receive their person. Matthew 10:40-41 says “He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward” Prophets may not be perfect individuals but if you want the grace upon their lives and their ministries to work in your situations, you must receive and recognize their person.
5. Hope. Without hope faith is impotent, and without faith, it is impossible to receive anything from God. Job went through lots of misfortunes but remained hopeful. Job 14:7-14 says “For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again….If a man dies shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change comes.” Also, Ecclesiastes 9: 4-5 says ” 4 Anyone who is among the living has hope[b]—even a live dog is better off than a dead lion! 5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; “
6. Be decisive, take vital decision. 2nd Kings 7:5. The four lepers made a decision to go into the city in spite of the dangers and death ahead of them, that singular act caused God to intervene and help them. Indecision is the leads to frustration; men of faith are men of decision.
To enjoy the favor that the four lepers enjoyed and to have God intervene in your situation today, receive Him in your life – say this simple prayer “Father Lord, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with the blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Deliver me from sin and satan, so that I may serve You, my maker and living God. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. Make me your child and a joint heir with your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank you for accepting me into your kingdom in Jesus name, Amen”
If you have said this prayer, then you have made the single most important decision of your lifetime and your life will not remain the same.
“May God bless you until I come your way again!”
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