I love the Bible!
Why? Because it is a supernatural book inherent with the very life and power of God! (Hebrews 4:12).
And the amazing thing about it is that it is so rich with timeless stories that we can still learn from today. (1 Corinthians 10:6)
Take for example the story in 2 Kings 6:24.
It is the story about the king of Syria, Ben Hadad, who had sent his marauding army to besiege Samaria. With the city tightly surrounded, getting food into the city proved impossible and a terrible famine gripped the city.
Food became so scarce that people were willing to pay large sums of money for just about anything, including donkeys’ heads and dove’s dung.
And if that wasn’t enough, some of the people even resorted to cannibalism!
In the midst of this catastrophic humanitarian disaster, the king of Israel comes face to face with the prophet Elisha, who gives him the Word of the Lord.
Basically, Elisha told the unbelieving king that if he trusted God, God would reverse the famine and heal the land.
It was the most unbelievable promise, and the most astounding message that a mind could imagine! There they were, starving to death, eating doves' dung, boiling one another's children and entering into cannibalism.
The situation was so hopeless that when Elisha said such a thing it was greeted with open ridicule and cynicism.
And sometimes, that’s just how it is when God gives you and me a Word, isn’t it?
It simply defies all sense of reason and logic and goes against everything your natural mind is telling you. And if not careful, can also be met with the same skepticism as the king of Israel.
Friend, if your heart is closed and unreceptive to the Word, then the Word will be closed and unreceptive to you.
But if your heart is open and receptive then the Word will be open and receptive to you.
And when we internalize and receive God’s Word into our hearts, something supernatural is released in our spirits that is in turn able to renew our minds and our thinking.
God’s revealing and transforming power is unleashed in our lives, bringing with it hope, life, healing and faith for our souls.
And when you are armed with such a Divine arsenal, it matters not what you may be facing or going through - impossible becomes possible!