“38 And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets.
39 And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not.
40 So they poured out for the men to eat. And it came to pass, as they were eating of the pottage, that they cried out, and said, O you man of God, there is death in the pot. And they could not eat thereof.
41 But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot.” 2 Kings 4:38-41
Through the lifting up of Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin for repentant sinner and break the power of sin in the Believer’s life, He is drawing His people nearer.
The Lord God is lifting up Elisha’s who are determined to know nothing else save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. God’s Arm is not shortened. He is reaching into the pits and delivering the Josephs and the Jeremiahs from their hidden places to His Purpose in the Body of Christ. Jesus Christ is alive and sitting at the Right Hand of God, searching to and fro for hearts who are perfect toward Him. His work is finished. The Atonement cannot be changed.
The corruption of God’s Word has brought death to His People. “…there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Jude 1:4). These have corrupted the Gospel of Jesus Christ…they have brought in a wild vine and gathered wild gourds.
The Lord is raising up a people who are not afraid to cast the meal, the Word of God, into the poisoned pot. Those who will stand shoulders squared and declare God’s Provision according to God’s Word…not man’s philosophies.
Pour out for the people that they may eat of the Bread of Life. Pour out that they may drink from the Water of Life. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17). Preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified, the power of God for us who are saved (1 Corinthians 1:18).
“Therefore said He unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth laborers into His harvest.” Luke 10:2
The harvest is great. Many are sitting in the pews around the poisoned pot being fed death…take them the Meal, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
-Donna Clark Warren