Then Elisha said, “Hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord: Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria.’ ”
So an officer on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God and said, “Look, if the Lord would make windows in heaven, could this thing be?”
And he said, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes, but you shall not eat of it.” 2 Kings 7:1-2
It’s one of my all-time favorite passages in the Bible.
Besieged by an army Samaria is to the point of starvation with the occupants eating unclean things like dove droppings, donkey heads, and cannibalism.
Leave it to God to turn things around.
The prophet Elisha promises an abundance of food the next day.
But there is always someone wanting to dash all hopes.
Real life is like that! You speak blessing, healing, and prosperity to someone and another tries to take it away.
Rebuke it. Tell it, “Get thee behind me, Satan!”
Do not let someone steal your joy and grace of God in your life.
By the way, the story ends with the army leaving in such a hurry, they left food, clothing, and supplies. The next day Elisha’s prophecy came true and supplies were cheap and the officer lost his life.
It’s a shame he did not believe!