July 15, 2018
Death Did Not Limit Elisha’s Usefulness for God
2 Kings 13:20-21 (KJB) And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year. 21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.
A man often thinks of his usefulness as being limited to what he can do for God as he sojourns “alive and kicking” in this world. However, the truth is that even after a man or woman of God has perished from this earth, his or her life still can be intimately involved in the limitless miracle-working power of God.
What, how can this be possible you might ask?
It is true, the supernatural power and presence of God at work in a man’s life has no ceiling or end.
Think about the many authors of the great gospel hymns that are sung repeatedly for compelling and provoking the consciousness and soul to hear the message God has for them. These hymns certainly continue to mold and mellow the hearts of many as the years continue to pass.
Or what about the men who were used of God to record His very words. Their willingness to scribe, or record, God’s Word still works spiritual mayhem and miracles in the hearts and lives of many people today, almost two thousand years later.
Yes, God can work through the lives of a man or woman who is no longer physically alive and present on this earth to point another to His saving power and presence. This spiritual working may not be as dramatic as in the case with the bones of Elisha but physical death is never a force that limits the supernatural works of God.