Prophetable Encounters

Prophetable Encounters 23: Lord, Open our Eyes

In the king of Aram’s attack on Elisha we see the opposition of the kingdom of Satan to the kingdom of God. God brings deliverance to his servant reminding us that those who are with us are greater than those who are with them. In Elisha’s instructions to the captured Arameans we see God’s sweet revenge. God repays evil with good, a sweet revenge seen ultimately in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Read 2 Kings 6:8-23

Prophetable Encounters 18: Restored to Life

This life is a mixture of the beautiful and the bitter. The beautiful reminds us of the generosity of God’s grace to sinners and the indescribable inheritance that he has prepared for those who love him. The beautiful points us to the beyond. The bitter does too. God wants us to feel the pain of the curse so that we won’t become too attached to the things of this world and that we would find our only joy and confidence in Jesus Christ. Jesus entered our bitterness so that by his death he might bring us to the beyond to enjoy the unimaginable bounty of the beautiful unmixed by the bitterness of the bleak.

Read 2 Kings 4:8-37