Monday, February 4, 2013

Restoration of our Lost Axe-Head

UV 657/10,000 Restoration of Our Lost Axe-head “The man of God asked, “ Where did it fall? When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float.” 2 Kings 6 v 6 One of Elisha’s followers bemoaned the loss of an iron axhead that had fallen into the river Jordan. The sunken axe-head symbolizes the losses that we face in life. What caused further distress to him was that it was a borrowed axe. He would have been worried as to what explanation he could give to the owner. Similarly, when we have debts or borrowed something with an intent to return it and unfortunately lose it, we have only one recourse and that is to pray. When we pray and believe the Lord will do the impossible and restore it to us. Elisha ‘s follower showed him where it had fallen. We too should precisely locate what we have lost. We should pray and ask other men of God to pray too. Elisha threw a stick that he cut into the area where the axhead had fallen. This is a symbol of using the Word or relying on a promise of God to claim recovery from unexpected and unbearable losses. When prayer and the Word is combined, the impossible happens: even the axe-head will swim and float. The inanimate or dead became animate or alive. When prayer and the Word is combined, the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit will be present and He will do the impossible for us. He will restore what is lost, irrecoverable and irreparable. The gravity of our challenges and problems should not pull us downward. This uni-verse was given to us in a time of prayer to affirm that certain losses that we had suffered will be overcome. That which we lost will be restored to us. We only need to cast a promise verse in faith and prayer over the area proximate to where we lost it. Prateep V Philip

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