Even though Elisha didn’t decree the famine – as his master Elisha did in 1 Kings 17:1 – the seige against Samaria was a reprisal attack from Benhadad, king of Syria after Elisha ridiculed his army wirh blindness like dummies out of Samaria (2 Kings 6:14-23). So apparently, the Israeli King thought – Elisha caused this, he must pay!
And Yes, Elisha Paid. He decreed that abundance will come out of famine, hunger, fear, desperacy and death. SOMETHING MUST COME OUT OF NOTHING….
To me, that’s not simply faith. It’s an I surrender all trust in God’s creative power. “Lord if it doesn’t happen, My head is gone”.
When we still have alternatives to trusting God 100%, our faith’s capacity to produce is reduced and will only be ordinary, not extraordinary or out of this world.
Now, there began the Something Out of Nothing ripple effect. Since Elisha spoke abundance out of famine, God created a noise out of silence, the Syrian army fled their camp on foot, but that’s not all. He then raised a new army out of lepers – Great Things out of No Things
The Lepers had this same “I surrender all” trust in God’s creative power. “Whatever happens, let’s just keep moving into where abundance could be”. Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego, had the same “I surrender all” trust – Dying or living, it doesn’t matter, we bow to God alone”.
HAVE YOU SURRENDERED ALL TO JESUS LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT? UNTIL YOU SURRENDER ALL TO HIM, YOU WILL NOT ENJOY ALL OF HIM