Power even in the Grave

Posted: May 6, 2017 in Arise and Shine, Da Grace Race, Dairy of a Freeman, The Grind Theorem, Touchstone

Read 2 Kings 11

Highlights:

And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet (II Kings 13:21).

Elisha had been a great prophet of God. He was the student of Elijah. He was discipled well in the ways of the Lord. When Elijah had been carried away to be with God, Elisha was there and had received a double portion of the anointing that was upon Elijah.

 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me (II Kings 2:9).

Elisha had followed the Lord closely. He had been obedient in speaking the truth of God before kings, queens and other leaders. He had performed wonderful miracles in the name of the Lord. He had lived a dedicated life to God. That life had now come to an end as Elisha was dead and buried.

This verse records that the Moabites had invaded the country. They were in the process of burying a man. They ended up lowering the body into the tomb of Elisha. The power of God had been so active in Elisha that when this dead man touched Elisha’s bones, he was resurrected and stood to his feet.

It may seem strange to some that this is shared in scripture. However, it is a testimony of the power and the presence that God can have in a person’s life if that person is fully submitted to Him. As said before, Elisha had seen many miracles manifested through his life by the power of God. The Lord evidently saw fit to use him for one last miracle in death.

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