Then Elisha said, “Hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord: ‘Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria.’” So an officer on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God and said, “Look, if theLord would make windows in heaven, could this thing be?”
And he said, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes, but you shall not eat of it.”
2 Kings 7:1-2, KJV
There was such poverty in the land, some had resorted to cannibalism. It was horrific. When Elisha the prophet spoke a word, the king’s officer verbalized his unbelief. In his mind, there was no way possible for food to be available in such short notice and at such an inexpensive price. No way possible.
Elisha’s reply was, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes, but you shall not eat of it.”
The story goes on to say that 4 men with leprosy were sitting at the city gate of the Aramean camp. They knew the Arameans were their enemies but they reasoned, “If we stay here we’ll starve to death, but if we go in, there’s a possibility they will not kill us but feed us instead, then we will live.”
When they went into the camp, they found that all the tents had been abandoned. They did not understand.
For the Lord had caused the army of the Syrians to hear the noise of chariots and the noise of horses—the noise of a great army; so they said to one another, “Look, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians to attack us!” 7 Therefore they arose and fled at twilight, and left the camp intact—their tents, their horses, and their donkeys—and they fled for their lives.
2 Kings 7:6-7
When the king found out the news, he immediately suspected a trap. He sent scouts to check out what happened, but sure enough. The Aramean camp was abandoned, and all their goods were left behind. The Samaritans rushed to take the plunder.
The king sent his officer to control the traffic and then it happened. Just as the prophet had spoken the day before, the man saw the blessing before him, but he did not get to eat from it. He was trampled by the crowd and died at the gate.
What a horrific story, eh?
I believe we live in those kinds of days today. Every day we face impossibilities. Whether from a troubled economy, a troubled family, or a troubled job situation, many of us face those huge impossibilities.
I encourage you today, do not despise the word of the Lord when it comes forth from the prophet, or when you open up your Bible and read it. Do not lose courage. Do not lose hope. Even when you cannot make sense of things, God is in control. God is able to turn the situation around dramatically.
By this time tomorrow, you too might be dancing all over your miracle.
By this time tomorrow, you too might be rejoicing over answered prayers.
I don’t care how dark and bleak your situation looks, God is able!
My friend, God is able to do beyond what you imagine (Ephesians 3:20).
He can turn your impossibility into a possibility.
So while you wait, remember that you are victorious. You are a conqueror in all things through His love (Romans 8:37-39). Have faith.
Do not doubt the promises of God over your life so you can enjoy them when they come to pass.