Have you ever been in a situation where you did your best to prepare for an event only for you to leave out a very important thing? Such was the situation three kings and their armies found themselves.King Joram really felt bad when he realized they were going to lose the battle because of ordinary water!
“What!” exclaimed the king of Israel. “Has the Lord called us three kings together only to deliver us into the hands of Moab?”-2Kings 3:10
It was even King Joram who had no regards for God that was the first person to attribute their predicaments to God.However,Jehoshaphat asked them a very important question instead of trading blames on God:
“But Jehoshaphat asked, “Is there no prophet of the Lord here, through whom we may inquire of the Lord?”An officer of the king of Israel answered, “Elisha son of Shaphat is here. He used to pour water on the hands of Elijah.”Jehoshaphat said, “The word of the Lord is with him.” So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him”-2Kings 3:11-12
Let me go straight to the response of Elisha to their request:
“This is what the Lord says: I will fill this valley with pools of water. For this is what the Lord says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink”-2Kings 3:16-17
This is what I love about the prophetic ministry…Prophets don’t have time for exposition!There is no time to be looking for Greek and Hebrew meanings of a word.They say the mind of God and wait for the manifestation.
Now the waiting period started.I am sure many people might have started doubting whether the prophecy would come to pass or not.Throughout the night,there was no sign of water in the valley! Until…
“The next morning,about the time for offering the sacrifice,there it was—water flowing from the direction of Edom!And the land was filled with water”-2Kings 3:20
Without rain or any wind blowing,the land was filled with water! Please can you explain how it happened? No explanation! That was simply a supernatural act.
There is someone reading this now who is in a fix like the armies above.You are in a serious trouble:No hope ahead.You can’t move forward and you can’t go back.This is what the Lord says:
You won’t see any human intervention.But the Lord Himself will set you free!He will rise up on your behalf and fight for you.It will be obvious to you that it is not your strength that has saved you.
That is the the word of God for you!