"Dont Expect Defeat"
byMy Manna

"Now four men who were lepers were at the entrance of the city's gate; and they said to one another, Why do we sit here until we die.... So they arose."2 Kings 7:3,5.

No matter how bad the problem,you may be facing today, no matter how far under the circumstances you may be, in twenty four hours you can be back on top!

"Oh,that would be impossible!"

That's what the Samaritans thought in 2 Kings 7.
Their land was being ravaged by famine. Enemy troops had surrounded them and cut off all source of supply. Mothers were eating their own children just to survive.
But right in the middle of that, the Lord told the prophet Elisha that in 24 hours the whole situation would change. Flour and barley would sell for just a few pennies and there would be abundance for all.

What did God use to turn that situation around?

Four lepers!
Four lepers who, instead of sitting around feeling sorry for themselves and waiting
to die, decided to arise and take their chances in the enemy camp. When they got there, they found it abandoned. All the warriors had been frightened away by the angels of God, and they'd left enough food behind to feed all of Samaria!

Sometimes you and I are like the officials in that story.
We let ourselves be so surrounded with the loud voice of the world that the vision of our victory is pushed out of sight.When that happens, faith and power begin to subside and life caves in on us from every side.

If that's happened to you, stop crying about it.
Stop looking at your problem and feeling sorry for yourself.
That won't change anything!

Get Bible-centered instead of problem-centered.

Just like He did for Elisha, God has given you a word.
He's promised you victory. He's promised to make you an overcomer.

Don't expect defeat!
Rise up in faith. Stand up on God's Word and fight for your life.

Rise up and receive the deliverance of the Lord!

Read 2 Kings 6:24-33;7:1-20.

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Taken from My Manna
October 16, 2005

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