There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male and female; since you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28 CSB
2 Kings 3
It doesn’t matter that king Joram didn’t commit certain sins, he still did evil in the sight of God committing others. This justification is still used today…
It is easy for the Lord to create circumstances on our behalf that are not in the natural realm for He is a supernatural God!
I can’t even define how evil it is to offer your child in fire. Again, the enemy mimics and twists and perverts the things of God, that are always good, for evil purposes. Abraham was told to offer Isaac but God had His own offering. Sin had separated us all from the Lord and sin sends people into the fire of hell but the Lord Yeshua took our place and once again, God had His own offering. Do you know that Jews do not believe in cremation? They are supposed to be buried. Hitler was so evil in burning the bodies of Jews after he gassed them during WWII as a total affront against the Lord and he did it in the name of the Lord! The king of Moab literally offered his son as a burnt offering as if that would take care of anything…
This chapter is another reminder that the Word of the Lord always comes to pass no matter how things look or seem. This earth belongs to the Lord. He created it and He can do what He wants with it. He will not tolerate evil forever.
Jesus replied, “This is the work of God—that you believe in the one he has sent.” John 6:29 CSB
2 Kings 1-2
I realized that this is a repetitive statement but sin affects many and not just the person committing the sin against God. All of these men were toast (literally!) and the king only cared about his own life though he was an idolater!
Wonderful things happen when a person is faithful and loyal to the leadership God has placed over them. I say this from personal testimony. But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on.
There are always witnesses when a person is anointed and ordained by God. There are NO self-appointed ministers from God though many a person has self-appointed themselves! 15 When the sons of the prophets from Jericho who were observing saw him, they said, “The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha.”
Just because something is blessed doesn’t mean the blessing continues if there is consistent rebellion against the Lord, God, Almighty. (21 Then Elijah approached all the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him. But if Baal, follow him.” But the people didn’t answer him a word.)
Saddam Hussein tried to reinvent Babylon and look what happened to him and Iraq! God’s Word always comes to pass!