Message Title: He will make a way
Scripture: 2 kings 4 : 1-7
Introduction: The Place where this incident took place is not stated but probably the widow lived in one of the cities where the Schools of the prophets Where situated, perhaps Bethel, Gilgal, or Jericho. Since the prophet had a Wife it is clear that the company of the prophets was gm not a monastic settlement ( or settlements ) of celibates. She appeal to Elisha on the basis that her Husband had been faithful to the LORD ( he revered the LORD ).
Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen. (?2 Kings? ?4?:?1? KJV)
1. Did fear the LORD: He had been a faithful servant of God.
a. When you are faithful to God, he will be faithful to you and also,
Those who associate with you.
2. Creditor is come. The taking of boys as slaves in payment for debts was not
Uncommon in the ancient near east.
b. She did not petition the man of God about herself, but she made a petition
about her two sons, they were all she had left.
3. My Husband is dead: The husband was the bread winner for the Family
c. The source of her income was now cut off.
And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil. (?2 Kings? ?4?:?2? KJV)
4. What hast thou in the House: Elisha was about to reveal to the woman
The living and loving God.
5. Not anything save a pot of oil The little bit of oil was olive oil. Oil was
Use for a lot of things in those days like cooking, Lighting, anointing,
and baking. She had the right thing in the house because oil was a
Very important thing.
d. He's the God of the impossible
Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few. (?2 Kings? ?4?:?3? KJV)
6. Go borrow vessels: For the coming abundant provision
e. She trust what the man of God command her to do.
And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full. (?2 Kings? ?4?:?4? KJV)
7. Shut the Door To exclude interruption during the filling process,
which was done in God's presence.
f. Focus on what God is doing
And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed. (?2 Kings? ?4?:?6? KJV)
8. The oil stayed God's provision exactly meets our capacity
God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can imagine. He will make a way for you when it seems like there is no way he can do for you like he did it for the Hebrew boy, he did it for Daniel.