In the journey of the Israelites, there were many outstanding miracles, which were revealed in the book of numbers. Outstanding miracles of God were recorded in the book of numbers.
It is in the book of numbers that we know that God provided water from the rock. The children of Israel wandered and went round the rock for long but they did not know they could find water there.
They were thirsty but they did not know their solution was in the rock and they complained to God. Likewise, many of us who have found problem around us but we do not know the solution to our problem in the problem. I pray may God use our environment to solve our problem in the Name of Jesus.
“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”
Because God is not a man, he does not see things the way man sees them. For example, man does not like problems at all, and to an extent, they pray against problems. Nevertheless, God uses problems as raw materials to manufacture miracles for his children. That is the difference between God and man.
For God’s name to be honored there must be a problem for him to solve. The best moment that many gather to celebrate God is when he has just solved a problem. Therefore, I prophesy that: God will use your problem to honor and proclaim his name in the Name of Jesus.
2 Kings 6:24-28
“And it came to pass after this, that Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria. And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass’s head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove’s dung for five pieces of silver. And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king. And he said, If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barn floor, or out of the winepress?”
When you know that God is not a man, you will no longer allow anything to make you afraid. The king of Samaria encamped around the city of Samaria and nobody could come out or go in. The border was shut and nobody could do business again so no goods came in and no goods went out. As a result, serious famine started and this woman went to cry to the king for help. The king however said if the LORD could not help you, could he help, because his own house was also lacking.
2 King 6:28-29 continues that:
“And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow. So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son.”
Famine and hunger was so great that people began to eat their children. During this Coronavirus, nations closed their borders and there was total lockdown for people to stay in their houses. During the lockdown, people’s food began to run out of stock so restrictions were eased for people to go out and buy food.
At some point, people could not find certain things to buy because other people were not able to bring them.
The situation that confronted Samaria was far severe than what we saw during the Coronavirus pandemic.
To the extent of a woman to decide to boil her own son, should tell you that case was serious.
Nevertheless, in this time of hardship, there was a voice of God.
2 Kings 7:1-2
“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. Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.”
In this confusion, the word of God came forth to the people of Samaria. The prophet said food would be so cheap in the city the next day but one of the counselors of the king laughed because he had never seen such occurrence in his lifetime.
He said even if God would make windows in heaven, might this thing be. To him, even if the gates were opened, there could not be enough food the next day. If they were to plant, it would take some time for the harvest to come. He did not know that God does not wait for harvest time to perform his miracle.
This is why one of the names of our God is “THE GOD OF SUDDENLY”. In the midst of the problem, he appears suddenly to perform his miracles.
If you want to enjoy God, you need to obey his word like children. Children believe everything you tell them. You do not follow God with your sight but follow with your faith. If you want to follow God, do so with your eyes closed and follow with your heart. Faith is in the heart of man and not in the eyes. Do not allow what you are seeing or hearing control you. Allow what God has promised to control you.
If God used his word to create heaven and earth, know that he can do everything.
You cannot hold unto the word of God and fail. God can use his capacity to do what he said but when we begin to see with our eyes like a man then we cannot enjoy him. God is not a man therefore, what is difficult for man cannot be difficult for him.
2 Kings 7:3-10 continues that:
“And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die? If we say,
We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die. And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man there. For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.
Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life. And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the camp, they went into one tent, and did eat and drink, and carried thence silver, and gold, and raiment, and went and hid it; and came again, and entered into another tent, and carried thence also, and went and hid it. Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now, therefore, come, that we may go and tell the king’s household.
So they came and called unto the porter of the city: and they told them, saying, We came to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, there was no man there, neither voice of man, but horses tied, and asses tied, and the tents as they were.”
What was making the entire city of Samaria afraid was no more there when the four lepers went out.
Like these lepers, we must also take a step of faith during this Coronavirus pandemic. The lepers did not even have hands to work.
They, therefore, decided to leave the city because if they stayed hunger would kill them, and if they go out the enemy would kill them. The death of hunger is gradual and would be more painful than the other would. When they went to the field, what they were afraid of was no longer there.
Therefore, I pray for you,
Whatever you have been running away from, except sin, go there with faith now and whatever you were afraid of shall disappear in the Name of Jesus.
The Bible says when the lepers went to the field, the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host and they fled for their life.
Therefore, God will terrify your enemies for them to surrender to you in the Name of Jesus.
When the lepers told the news to the king, he could not believe so he sent spies to go and see. The king thought the Syrians were setting trap for them.
He said they know that he and his people were hungry so they went out of the camp to hide themselves in the field and when they go out of the city, they would catch them alive, and get into the city. The spies went out and came back with a good report that indeed the Syrians fled.
2 Kings 7:16-20 says:
“And the people went out and spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD. And the king appointed the lord on whose hand he leaned to have the charge of the gate: and the people trod upon him in the gate, and he died, as the man of God had said, who spake when the king came down to him. And it came to pass as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, Two measures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, shall be tomorrow about this time in the gate of Samaria: And that lord answered the man of God, and said, Now, behold, if the LORD should make windows in heaven, might such a thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof. And so it fell out unto him: for the people trod upon him in the gate, and he died.”
It is a dangerous thing to doubt the word of God.
The word of God you do not believe cannot save you.
The word of God you mock shall hunt you.
The king’s counselor doubted the word of God and indeed he saw the abundance of food but the the people trod upon him in the gate and he died just as the man of God had said.
Behold, you shall see it with your eyes but shall not eat thereof.
SAY THESE PRAYERS
1. O God, arise and turn my problems to miracles in the Name of Jesus.
2. O Lord God of ‘by this time tomorrow’; appear in my case in the Name of Jesus.
3. O Lord God my Father; appear suddenly for my help in the Name of Jesus.
4. O Lord God my Father; use my environment to solve my problems in the Name of Jesus.
5. O Lord God my Father; terrify my enemies for them to surrender in the Name of Jesus.
6. Anything that makes me afraid, I command you in the Name of Jesus, disappear.
7. Whatever that makes me to run and hide, I overcome you now by faith in the Name of Jesus.