Reading, Reflection & Prayer: Tue, 04 July – 2 Kings 1-5 ~ men of God

Reading, Reflection & Prayer

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening(Northumbria Community)

One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.

Reading: 2 Kings 1-5 (NLT) – click here

Reflection & Prayer

Lord God: I am not a “man of God” like Elijah or Elisha, but I have been called to be a godly man – a new creation in Christ Jesus – who loves and serves you in this world as a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Show me through today’s reading the scope and breadth of your authority and power – that every nation might acknowledge you as the one true God, and every person profess Jesus Christ as Lord – all for your glory.

Confrontation

2 Ki 1:3 – ‘Is there no God in Israel? Why are you going to Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, to ask whether the king will recover?’

Sovereign God: America gives lip-service to being “One Nation under God;” but that phrase has lost any semblance of meaning in practice. Raise up a people who are called by your name – who will humble themselves, pray, seek your face,and turn from their sinful ways. And count me among them.

Responsibility

2 Ki 2:9 – “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit and become your successor.”

Mighty God: At Pentecost you gave your Spirit to every believer and continually fill us with your Spirit as the need arises. Raise up a new generation of prophets, priests and shepherds who can faithfully lead your people into the future – guided by your Word and Spirit. Show me where I fit in to your plan for the future.

Signs and wonders

2 Ki 2:21-22 – “This is what the Lord says: I have purified this water. It will no longer cause death or infertility.” And the water has remained pure ever since, just as Elisha said.

Wonder-working God: You display your power and authority through your servants – purifying water, blessing and cursing,  and arbitrating between factions – all to build faith and bring glory to your name.

You provide for the needs of widows and orphans; you heal the sick, feed the hungry, and respond to the prayers of those who plead with you – even raising the dead. And, you punish those who sin against you.

Show me when and where to use the power and authority  you have given me through my Lord Jesus Christ – to build faith and bring glory to your name.
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“Days of Elijah” – Robin Mark


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Blessing – (Northumbrian Community)

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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