Fresh Hope – 11th January 2020

2 Kings 4  1-7 

The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”

Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”

“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”

Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbours for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”

She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.”

But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.

She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.”

It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you give God a space to fill. Elisha the prophet asked the widow what she had… her reply was “nothing”.

Many times we feel we have nothing, when in fact we all have a little “something”. 

She then went on to say: “except a little oil in a jar.”.

Notice what happens; he told her to collect some empty jars and not just a few. When God wants to do a miracle, he doesn’t just want to do something small, He will however respond in accordance to your faith   

Believe for a little, and you’ll get a little. 

He filled exactly what she gave him to fill and all of that out of her “nothing”.

Give God what you have and watch it multiply!  

Her supply was not in her husband (he had died) – her supply was not from anywhere apart from God.  

Today, trust Him again. Be obedient to what He asked of you, and watch Him do a miracle with what you bring.

God doesn’t just match what you give Him, HE MULTIPLIES that which you bring.  

Pastor Gillian
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