MINISTERS WITHOUT BLEMISH: FACING CHALLENGES

KEY SCRIPTURE:2 Kings 7:1 KJV “Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, Tomorrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria”.

Every one of us would be faced with one challenge of a kind. Elisha was personally faced with a threat on his life, by the king of Israel. He came up with a solution to the situation, by giving    a prophetic word from the Lord. It was a prophetic word spoken in faith. Faith in God, is the number one answer to numerous life challenges. The scriptures teach that by faith one will overcome the world. 1John 5:4 KJV” For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith”. During the ministry of our Lord Jesus, he was met with so many challenges, yet he overcame them all through His faith.

The scriptures speak of great achievements of heroes of faith who also conquered by faith Heb 11:33 KJV “Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens”. Dear child of God or minister of God, your faith is of utmost importance for an all-round victory. You must build a strong faith in God and His word for victory. Faith although very potent to achieve so much, is very fragile when one allows   the harshness of the flesh to be in charge. Give attention to feeding your spirit with the word of God. To get certain truths deeply imbedded in your spirit, you may have to listen to word over dozens of times.

Prophet Elisha spoke by the principle of Mark 11:23, that says,” For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith”. Elisha spoke and expected God to honour those words for him. The king’s righthand man doubted and said it shall not be possible, yet Elisha confirmed his faith in God, by saying, it will be as he has said yet that man will not partake of it. From Elisha’s experience, whenever there is a challenge or opposition, speak the word in faith. To speak in faith, means expect God to honor what you said. In Elisha’s story, God used some four lepers to bring the word to pass. You must never worry about how it would happen. Just know that it will happen as you have said.

CONFESSION

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your word that builds my faith. The word in my heart and my mouth is just as God Himself uttering those words. I also do as the word says, and it always yields great results.

FURTHER STUDIES

Mark 11:24 KJV” Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

Mark 9:23 KJV” Jesus said unto him, if thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”

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