Astonishing transformations, and miraculous resurrections happen in the Upper Rooms of scripture. Upper Rooms are pivotal, and still necessary in our own transformation process. What happens is undeniable, and available to every single one of us. Are you willing to go there?
In this episode we'll focus on 2 Kings 4:21-37 and then 8:1-6
Faith moves God. We said that from the beginning and we see it even more so today The Faith of the Shunamite Woman moved God. This is just the same for us.
1 Peter 2:9, "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;
Proverbs 3:1-4, "My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. "
Faithfulness leads to favor. The Shunamite was faithful throughout the unimaginable.
Love and faithfulness were close to her and we see the favor of God shine brightly. As we look to her story we see love and faithfulness never left her. That faithfulness however, wasn't easy. In fact it was challenged profoundly when her promise dies.
By pushing on to the man of God, she's acknowledging that the circumstances she's facing are out of her control - but they're in HIS control. "Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning."
Powerful things happen at the feet of Jesus. Getting to the feet of Jesus requires determination, and humility, and getting there can involve a journey of sorts, just like we see with this Shunamite - but it's one worth enduring.
As we finish the message of this scripture we see just that happening when we find Elisha stretches himself out on boy eye to eye, mouth to mouth, nose to nose. and we see as this happens life begins to flow back into the child. God breathed new life into that child in the Upper Room.
What God desires to birth through us requires his breath to be breathed into it. It isn't a work of our own hands - it's one of His. The message of the Shunamite shows us this powerfully.
Choose Faith as a Lifestyle Part 1
Choose Faith as a Lifestyle Part 2
Choose Faith as a Lifestyle Part 3 - Create Space
Choose Faith as a Lifestyle Part 4 - God does what we can't
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