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The Light of Divine Love

“‘Do not kill them,’ he answered. ‘Would you kill those you have captured with your own sword or bow? Set food and water before them so that they may eat and drink and then go back to their master.’”

– 2 Kings 6:22

I love the Biblical hero Elisha. His life was not only that of a prophet but of a miracle worker, and he always used his divinely-granted power to point people to God’s heart. Of all the amazing accounts of his ministry recorded in Scripture, one of my favorites is found in 2 Kings 6, which takes place when the armies of Aram were at war with Israel. Since the prophet had supernatural knowledge, he kept alerting the Jewish king as to where the enemy troops were so he could move Israel’s armies away from them. The King of Aram, frustrated by his inability to hone in on his target, told his men to stop at nothing to find Elisha. However, when the soldiers finally “pinned him down,” the man of God caused blindness to fall on all of them. In fact, some scholars believe it was a stupor or a haze that came over their minds, and having taken temporary leave of their senses, he was able to lead them straight into the heart of Samaria. Once they were in the middle of the city and surrounded by the Isrealites, their sight was restored. While this could have been a moment of reckoning for the Arameans, Elisha instructed the king of Israel not to destroy the men, but rather to feed them and send them back to their master. What a testament to Jehovah’s mercy, and what a profound illustration of what it means to employ supernatural wisdom to lead even your enemies to a knowledge of Him.

My friend, seek to have a heart like Elisha. In these trying times, you may feel like you’re surrounded by darkness, but remember that the only way to fight the world’s blindness is to lead it to Christ’s love. While it seems as though many are in a stupor and enveloped in a cloud of fear, you have a divine call to bring the light of your Savior’s imperishable hope to those who can’t yet see it. As you welcome people to your midst and encircle them with God’s unshakable goodness, they’ll get a glimpse of His glory and open up their souls to receive more. Once they’ve found safety in His presence, they’ll introduce others to the vision they’ve inherited, and the world will change as a result!

Prayer


Jesus, give me a heart like Elisha, and use me to demonstrate your radical mercy and unconditional love to those who can’t yet see it.

Reflection


How can you shine Christ’s love on people who are walking in darkness?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

One thought on “The Light of Divine Love

  1. Donna Malchrist says:

    As it is found in the book of Isaiah Chapter 9 .Verses 1 thru 6.The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.Upon those who dwelt in a land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing.As they rejoice before you as at the harvest.As people make merry when dividing spoils.For the yoke that burdened them, The pole on their shoulder,And the rod of their taskmaster you have smashed, As on the day of Midian.For every boot that tramped in battle,Every cloak rolled in blood, Will be burned as fuel for flames.There is light at the end of this long and dark tunnel. If people will continue to heed the guidelines about wearing masks. social distancing and using hand sanitizer. The curve of new deaths will start to trend downward.I am hoping to resume my duties as lector very soon.I hope and pray that the Hour of Power will continue its mission of reaching out to all around the world with the positive and healing messages of God and his unabiding love.To Pastor Bobby Schuller and his beautiful family warm wishes for good health and happiness.To the worshiping community of Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church peace love and warm thoughts. To the music ministry at Irvine Presbyterian Church much thanks for the glorious and triumphant singing. As always I remain a faithful viewer and happy and wholesome student in Jesus Christ. May God bless the United States of America

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