Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A LESSON FROM THE SHUNAMMITE WOMAN


  TEXT: 2 KINGS 4: 8-36
The Shunammite woman was well-to- do. She accommodated Prophet Elisha in her house. Elisha in his quest to reciprocate her kindness asked the woman what she wanted. Elisha made a decree that she would have a son the following year, this came to pass and the boy grew. One day the boy fell sick and died. The mother saw that the boy had died, told her husband to send a servant and a donkey, so that she could go to see the man of God.
When the husband asked her why she wanted to see the prophet, she replied positively that “it’s all right” (vs 23) generally speaking, a woman that her son had just died is not expected to say such a calm word like that, but she maintained her peace, and she refused to speak negatively into to the negative situation.
When she got to the man of God, she was asked “Are you all right? Is your husband all right? Is your child all right?” (vs 26)  a very crucial lesson from this woman is that, no matter what we may be going through, we should always make positive confession to any negative situation in our lives. She was asked “is your child all right? That question should have made her to break down and start saying negative things, yet she maintained her positive confession. At the end of the story; the dead child came back to life. (Thank God for power of positive mind)
As believers, the scripture says “there is power of life and death in our tongues. (Proverbs 18:21) Whatever you say with your mouth will come to pass. Another lesson from the woman is that when you confess positively to a negative situation, the negative situation responds positively. This means that when things are not going on well, if you confess positive things during the unpleasant situation, the situation will turn to favour you.
Do not be overwhelmed with any unpleasant situation to the extent of confessing negative things like placing a curse on yourself, or speaking bad things to yourself. The lord said in the book of numbers that “I will do unto you just as your mouth has spoken.”
Positive confession can change the negative situation in your life. Confess positively!

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