An Overview of man Cave at The Sunshine Rescue Mission 11-3-20
The Passion TranslationSpeaking honestly is a sign of true friendship.
Elisha had the King shoot an arrow out the east Window (direction of the enemy.) The dying Prophet put his hand on the King's hand as he shot the arrow. The Prophet proclaimed a victory in the coming war. Elisha then told the King to "strike the ground" with his arrows. He struck the ground three times and quit. Elisha got mad at him and said he should have hit the ground five or six times and he would have finished the enemy off. He spoke the truth even if his honesty was a wound. Faithful are the wounds of a friend. True friends will risk a friendship by being honest.
Going the extra mile is going beyond what's required of us. Do more than what's asked of you. Too often we finish a task satisfactorily when we'd be better off doing the job extraordinarily.
Elisha died, but that's not the end of his life story! A group of guys were carrying a dead man to bury him. All of a sudden, a marauding gang of bad guys scared them and they dropped the dead body into Elisha's grave. As the dead man's body touched the dead body of Elisha, he came back to life. Normally, just like two wrongs don't make a right, you might assume that two dead's won't make a revived life.
This is an Old Testament story that gives a glimpse of New Testament glory. Christ was crucified, died and was buried as a dead body. He died so that we could leave our deadness in sin and become revived as born again believers in Him.
The last question we asked ourselves was this: "If you were dead in the grave and you had one opportunity to give life to a dead body thrown on top of you, what would you say? One really good answer would be:
"Jesus loves you and so do we!"
Thanks for your time. Go do something nice for somebody.
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2 Kings 13:14-21
New Living TranslationElisha’s Final Prophecy14 When Elisha was in his last illness, King Jehoash of Israel visited him and wept over him. “My father! My father! I see the chariots and charioteers of Israel!” he cried.
15 Elisha told him, “Get a bow and some arrows.” And the king did as he was told. 16 Elisha told him, “Put your hand on the bow,” and Elisha laid his own hands on the king’s hands.
17 Then he commanded, “Open that eastern window,” and he opened it. Then he said, “Shoot!” So he shot an arrow. Elisha proclaimed, “This is the Lord’s arrow, an arrow of victory over Aram, for you will completely conquer the Arameans at Aphek.”
18 Then he said, “Now pick up the other arrows and strike them against the ground.” So the king picked them up and struck the ground three times. 19 But the man of God was angry with him. “You should have struck the ground five or six times!” he exclaimed. “Then you would have beaten Aram until it was entirely destroyed. Now you will be victorious only three times.”
20 Then Elisha died and was buried.
Groups of Moabite raiders used to invade the land each spring. 21 Once when some Israelites were burying a man, they spied a band of these raiders. So they hastily threw the corpse into the tomb of Elisha and fled. But as soon as the body touched Elisha’s bones, the dead man revived and jumped to his feet!