9th December 2018
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills
READ: 2 Kings 8:7-15
“Behold their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.” - Isaiah 33:5-7
Under the anointing, Elisha stared at Hazael and began to cry. Hazael asked Elisha why he was crying and Elisha simply told him what he was seeing. He saw a horrendous murderer who would unleash a reign of terror on the people of Israel. This realisation touched the deepest part of Elisha’s heart and he began to cry. Elisha then described the details of the terrible deeds this man would do in the future.
When the Spirit ministers to a person, the Lord shows and reveals certain things to the person that touch the deepest emotions within. The person starts weeping uncontrollably because of what he sees or realises so clearly.
I once laid hands on someone and immediately perceived the secular ambitions of the person. A voice stirred within, saying, “What else do you want? What else do you crave for? What are you looking for in this life? Am I (the Lord) not enough for you?” The futility of this person’s life as he focused on the world and all it had to offer was so strong upon me that I began to weep uncontrollably. I was overwhelmed with this emotion and I wept pitifully over this fellow.
This is exactly what happened to Elisha. He was overwhelmed with the thoughts and feelings of what Hazael was going to become and do in the future.
The Holy Spirit has the power to convict us of certain things: John 16:8. It is not a strange thing to break down emotionally under a strong conviction.
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