Two Kings and a Great Prophet

2 Kings 13

Two Kings and a Great Prophet

Jehoahaz and Jehoash ruled in Northern Israel from 815-786 BC. They are not recorded as great followers of the Lord; indeed they both “did evil in the sight of the Lord”.

Jehoash sought the guidance of Elisha using the same words Elisha used when Elijah was taken up to God in a chariot of fire (2:12). He fell short in his victor over the Arameans as a consequence of his limited confidence in God.

Elisha’s departure was not as spectacular of Elijah’s but such things lie in the hand of God them and for us.

The bones of the old prophet continued to be a vehicle of power for the God of Israel.

God did not forget his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and he never will. We are the children of the covenant through faith in Jesus (Romans 11:22ff).

 

John 20:19-29

The Grace of the Risen Lord Jesus

The risen and living Christ is amongst us. Not quite like it was on that first evening but we have His promise that He with us always (Matthew 28:20).

He speaks peace to those of us who look to Him and He has given us His Spirit.

The lesson we learn from Thomas’ experience is that we are blessed; blessed because we have been led to trust Jesus though we have not seen Him. We too call Him “my Lord and my God”.

 

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2 thoughts on “Two Kings and a Great Prophet

  1. Thanks Harry. Two great living promises of God across the ages that we might be saved and have confidence in our God.

  2. Thank you Harry. I like Thomas’ honesty. He, like the others knew what a body looked like after whipping and crucifixion. I totally understand how he wanted to actually see Jesus. And Jesus knew that Thomas needed to see Him. We are blessed indeed, to believe in Jesus without seeing Him BUT we also need to have experienced His love for us. Believing without experiencing His love is not a very secure belief. This is where the head and the heart come to know Jesus. Not just a head knowledge but a heart knowledge of the Saviour.

    Ephesians 3:18, 19 AMP Bible “That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints (Gods devoted people, the experience of that love) what is the breadth and length and height and depth of it. That you may really come to know (practically, through experience for yourselves) the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge (without experience: that you may be filled (through all your being) unto all the fullness of God (may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself)!

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