THE WORD SIROCCO
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Theme: The Anointing
Topic: Divine principles
2 Kings 4:17-34
2 Kings 4:29
“Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child.”
Elisha the prophet was a man who worked incredible miracles during his life time. One such miracle was when he prophesied that the Shunammite woman was going to have a son and she did.
When the boy was grown, he died after a short illness and Elisha was required to raise him from the dead. Elisha initially sent Gehazi to go and lay his (Elisha’s) staff upon the boy.
Gehazi obeyed Elisha. He carefully followed all the instructions – he took the staff, he saluted no man, he answered to no man’s salutation and he laid the staff on the boy’s face. However, nothing happened. The boy was not raised (2 Kings 4:29-31).
The story of Elisha, Gehazi and the Shunammite woman’s son implies that spiritual symbols and tokens do not have power in themselves. They act as avenues for the release of God’s power but certain factors must come into play to make them effective.
The laying on of hands, applying oil, speaking the Word, operating with breath and using prayer cloths cannot be done presumptuously. There is no magic in their usage. Divine principles form the basis for the efficiency of the operational tools of the Holy Ghost.
Pray that every dead situation in your life will come alive in Jesus mighty name.
“Accessing the Anointing” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)