THE POURING ONLY STOPS WHEN YOU STOP Part 1
The last blog ended with this statement: This was only a portion of the revelation that was revealed to me, but it was the starting point. I believe that as I begin posting these blogs, they are going to be a starting point to your greatest blessings and breakthroughs that Jesus has for you to receive. The greatest revelation that you’re about to receive from God will be revealed to you behind closed doors. Allow the Lord to do a great and mighty work in and through you.
So, keeping that in mind, I’d like to draw your attention to the story that I referred to in my last blog that most translations of the Bible title Elisha and the Widow’s Oil. As we know there are many translations of the Bible, I will be using the New King James Version for what I’m about to share. In 2 Kings chapter 4 in verses 1 thru 7. This is how it reads:
1 A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves.”
2 So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.”
3 Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors—empty vessels; do not gather just a few.
4 And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.”
5 So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured it out.
6 Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another vessel.” So the oil ceased.
7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest.”
I purposely highlighted the points in each verse that we should read and digest, meaning take time to allow all of the highlighted areas to fully speak to you. Just like when I was preaching a couple of weeks ago, the revelation that the Lord was downloading in me was way too much to understand at the time, because it was so fresh and new. While I was sharing so much insight came to me like a flood through these highlighted areas that I couldn’t expound on them. That was the reason why I was brought to tears, because the Lord was doing something right there in that moment. It was so divine that collectively, I knew it as well as everyone in attendance knew that it was a Holy moment. I have to say, hats off to all that were in attendance at the church in Ticonderoga N.Y. The reason I say hats off is that there were times prior to this for me when I was present at church gatherings when moments such as this occurred, while other ministers were speaking, and in every one of those instances the silence in the room was interrupted by someone feeling the urge to speak or cry out. I can tell you that the moment that God was having in Ticonderoga was even more powerful because everyone stood still. What I’ve always discerned in my spirit when I was in the audience was that God was trying to do something, but people weren’t patient enough to wait on God. We don’t always have to open our mouths to be heard. This was an absolute Holy moment that was uninterrupted, I just never expected that such a moment would happen while I was ministering, until now!
So back to the scriptures, in verse one, the real issue was that the creditor was owed something that this widow could not pay the debt. This was a Jesus moment; it’s often said and is very true that Jesus is all over the Old Testament. Although the name Jesus is not specifically written or mentioned, the Spirit of God is moving through many miracles, signs and wonders throughout the Old Testament. Jesus was prophesied as the Messiah that would be coming in many books throughout the Old Testament but none more accurate that in the book of Isaiah chapter 53 verse 5, which reads: But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. So as the Spirit of God is using Elisha in 2 Kings, this widow is desperate, she is willing to do anything to keep her Creditors from taking her two sons into slavery. Which we all know that this is just the beginning when we try to satisfy a debt. Satan always takes from you what is most precious and then he continues to take everything else that makes you believe that there is no reason to go on living. But the man of God begins by asking; “What shall I do for you?” knowing that she has come to the end of herself. Then Elisha continues by saying; Tell me, what do you have in the house?”.
Some of you that will read this are feeling as empty as this widow, doing all that she could do to survive, and the little that she may have had, she probably used sparingly. Just as we do throughout the course of our own lives. Don’t give too much because we never know what tomorrow will bring. That’s exactly the way Satan wants us to live, hoarding the little we have with the hopes that we could make it through the season or another day. We must realize that the little we feel we have is not ours to hoard, not when you know and live for Jesus. Now she never met Jesus, that I understand, but the Spirit was moving on her behalf. The one jar of oil that the widow had worked supernaturally when the directions from the Prophet were followed in great detail as he instructed. Once the widow spoke out saying she had nothing in the house but a jar of oil, that oil became the very thing that God would use to make an impossible situation possible, when she followed the directions that God gave Elisha for her. First, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors—empty vessels; do not gather just a few. Then he proceeded to instruct her, And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones”. Every detail that was given was followed by the widow and her sons. Five specific directions which by no surprise show that the Grace of God was going to be sufficient to take care of all her needs.
What is it that you are in need of? What’s weighing on you today? What do you need to do for the Lord that He has called you to do, that you have not yet done? And finally, what do you have in your house? Not in the house that you live in, not your apartment, I’m talking about the house that Jesus lives in, which would be YOU! The widow had “nothing but a jar of oil” the Lord knew what she had, and He knows what you have!
Please make sure you continue reading Part 2 of this Blog that will be released in a couple of days.
April 11, 2022, Hitting The Pavement