Jesus Christ is present in every single book of the Bible.
God’s precious Word has both the Old Testament and the New Testament .. In the Old Testament Jesus is miraculously concealed and in the New Testament Jesus Christ is magnificently revealed.
.. GOD’S WORD ..
As God’s children there is no doubt that the Bible is our absolute life-life .. but as we spend time meditating in God’s Word, how much do we really know about this priceless treasure and the life-changing Truth it carries ? ..
THE BOOK OF SECOND KINGS :
A DOUBLE PORTION AWAITS THOSE WHO ARE FAITHFUL UNTIL THE VERY END
In terms of Biblical history, the book of Second Kings continues to relate to us the names, the reigns and some of the actions taken by the various rulers of the divided kingdom.
Throughout Second Kings you will learn about good kings and bad kings, those who were determined to serve God and those who were just as determined not to.
Sadly, Second Kings will also remind you how Israel as a nation continued to jump back and forth between honoring God and dishonoring Him.
As you spend time with God in His precious Word, you will become increasingly aware that throughout the Old Testament, there is one truth that is repeated time and time again, and it is once again reiterated in the book of Second Kings .. When you obey God you will be blessed .. HOWEVER .. if you are living in disobedience to God, you can not expect Him to bless you.
Besides the lessons of obedience and disobedience, the book of Second Kings also holds a very important lesson on faithfulness.
One of the most noteworthy events in Second Kings is the death of Elijah .. Now this of course was not your typical death, Elijah was simply caught up in a whirlwind and taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire.
Now as you know Elijah had become a mentor to Elisha. Elisha was an extremely loyal servant to Elijah and he remained committed and faithful to him right until the very end.
Elisha's determination and faithfulness was greatly rewarded because after Elijah had gone home to be with God, Elisha was blessed with a double portion of Elijah's spirit and he became a powerful witness used by God in great signs, wonders and many, many miracles.
Simple but Practical .. two words that describe the life principles that you can learn from Second Kings.
Firstly you must remember that making the wise choice to obey God will lead to blessings .. but .. if there are unwise choices made that cause disobedience and dishonor to God, this will lead to curses.
The second thing to remember is that God will always reward your faithfulness.
What the ministries of both Elijah and Elisha clearly show, is that God is a God of miracles, and that has not changed .. GOD STILL DOES MIRACLES TODAY !!
Your miracle is just around the corner .. You remain determined .. You remain confident .. You remain faithful to God .. Don't you dare give up just before your breakthrough comes .. there is a double portion blessing waiting for you if you will remain faithful until the very end.
.. JESUS CHRIST ..
As In First Kings, in Second Kings He remains .. Our Reigning King
Hezekiah trusted the LORD God of Israel. No king among all the kings of Judah was like him.
2 Kings 18 : 5