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Bad Waters Made Good - by Michael Phillips
Elisha the Prophet - Part 4 of 17
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2 Kings 2:19-22
Jan 02, 2005 am - There once was a prophet in Israel whose name was Elisha. One day he came to the city of Jericho to meet with and encourage young men who were training for the ministry. After some time with them, others came to him asking a favor. As far as we know, they were not God-fearing men, but they believed in miracles, and hoped the prophet would do one for them. Jericho was a lovely place to live and would have been a rich one too, except for one thing: the water was no good. It was so full of lead or mercury, or some other bad thing, the land became unfruitful and the people faced poverty if not starvation. Can Elisha do something for them? No he cannot. He's got no more power over the elements than you and I do. But they're not really asking him for a favor, but the One he serves. Will he ask the Lord to purify the waters of Jericho? Yes he will and the Lord agrees to do it. The prophet calls for a bowl of salt. When it's brought to him, he tosses it into the spring- Thus says the Lord, 'I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness'. The Lord's Word proved true. Some years after the miracle, the writer of 2 Kings said, So the water remains healed to this ... More >>>


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