2 Kings Chapter 3
7 And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, The king of Moab hath rebelled against me: wilt thou go with me against Moab to battle? And he said, I will go up: I am as thou art, my people as thy people, and my horses as thy horses.
9 So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom: and they fetched a compass of seven days' journey: and there was no water for the host, and for the cattle that followed them.
11 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD, that we may enquire of the LORD by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.
13 And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, What have I to do with thee? get thee to the prophets of thy father, and to the prophets of thy mother. And the king of Israel said unto him, Nay: for the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab.
25 And they beat down the cities, and on every good piece of land cast every man his stone, and filled it; and they stopped all the wells of water, and felled all the good trees: only in Kirharaseth left they the stones thereof; howbeit the slingers went about it, and smote it.
27 Then he took his eldest son that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall. And there was great indignation against Israel: and they departed from him, and returned to their own land.
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Eaglesrock's 2 Kings Chapter 3 comment on 4/25/2015, 3:50pm...
Elisha left everything to be with Elijah. Elijah had been his master, walking alongside him and teaching him the ministry of a prophet. They left the promise land and cross on dry ground to the other side. Elijah insisted that Elisha leave him., he repeated three times: Stay here, the Lord has sent me to Bethel. but Elisha s reply was always the same: As surely as the Lord lives and you live, I will not leave you. 2 Kings 2 . Some of us would have given up at Elijah s insistence, but not Elisha. He would go with Elijah until the very end. The Bible emphasizes the importance of preserving to the end without giving up. Faithfulness is one of the secrets to staying in the house of God and discovering His purpose for our lives. When Elijah attached a condition to the request, he was teaching Elisha that the answer depended only on him. It didn t depend on Elijah. Elijah s condition, If you see me didn t only mean that Elisha would have to see Elijah ascending, it had a deeper meaning as well: it meant seeing him as Father.
Noah Mwedzi's 2 Kings Chapter 3 comment on 11/30/2014, 12:51am...
The issue of consulting a prophet in this case, reminds us of how important these Great Man of God are,and we surely must emulate the same. There is a great number of such great Man of God in our midst today, are we listening to the msgs they give us always? No we re insteady found wanting as we tend to persecute them with insults and blasphemy. Saints let us heed to the calling of God and remain blameproof as we tarry on steadfastly and immovable. God Bless.
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