Monday, May 13, 2013

Our Spiritual Possibilities

John 14:12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
John 14:13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 14:14  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Jesus said that his disciples would do greater works than himself. If anyone questions what a spirit filled man of God can do and see by the power of God, then examine the life of Elisha, the double anointed man of God.
2 Kings 6:8 When the king of Aram was at war with Israel, he would confer with his officers and say, "We will mobilize our forces at such and such a place."
9 But immediately Elisha, the man of God, would warn the king of Israel, "Do not go near that place, for the Arameans are planning to mobilize their troops there."
10 So the king of Israel would send word to the place indicated by the man of God, warning the people there to be on their guard. This happened several times.
11 The king of Aram became very upset over this. He called in his officers and demanded, "Which of you is the traitor? Who has been informing the king of Israel of my plans?"
12 "It's not us, my lord," one of the officers replied. "Elisha, the prophet in Israel, tells the king of Israel even the words you speak in the privacy of your bedroom!"
13 The king commanded, "Go and find out where Elisha is, and we will send troops to seize him."And the report came back: "Elisha is at Dothan."
14 So one night the king of Aram sent a great army with many chariots and horses to surround the city.
15 When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere."Ah, my lord, what will we do now?" he cried out to Elisha.
16 "Don't be afraid!" Elisha told him. "For there are more on our side than on theirs!"
17 Then Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes and let him see!" The LORD opened his servant's eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.
18 As the Aramean army advanced toward them, Elisha prayed, "O LORD, please make them blind." And the LORD did as Elisha asked.
19 Then Elisha went out and told them, "You have come the wrong way! This isn't the right city! Follow me, and I will take you to the man you are looking for." And he led them to Samaria.
20 As soon as they had entered Samaria, Elisha prayed, "O LORD, now open their eyes and let them see." And the LORD did, and they discovered that they were in Samaria.
21 When the king of Israel saw them, he shouted to Elisha, "My father, should I kill them?"
22 "Of course not!" Elisha told him. "Do we kill prisoners of war? Give them food and drink and send them home again to their master."
23 So the king made a great feast for them and then sent them home to their king. After that, the Aramean raiders stayed away from the land of Israel. (NLT)
Because Elisha was in Israel the Aramean (Syrian) king stayed away from Israel. Because of the presence of God in Israel, they were protected. We who are the anointed of God need to walk in the anointing we have through Jesus Christ. Do we know what God is thinking and saying? Are we able to see as Jesus saw? If Jesus could call ten thousand angels to his aid, We should have this protection as Elisha had. Our leaders may protect our enemies as brothers. Our brother and Spiritual leader is the Son of God. How much greater can we be in the Spirit. We are in Jesus who is omnipresent, all knowing and all powerful. We must get closer to him in awareness and as Elisha was so much like Jesus, so can we be. We have prophets, but do they do mighty works as did Elisha? There is more for us and we will have more and more as we seek his wisdom and will. We will have it all when we are with Jesus. We will be like him and be joint heirs of all he has. LORD increase my anointing to see and to do your will in this time. LORD your faithful people want to be channels of your power and mercy with your loving heart. Help us to walk in our Spiritual possibilities
and keep us from evil.

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