My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of 2 Chronicles 20:20, ” Believe in the Lord Your God. And you shall be established. Believe His prophets and you shall prosper”.
My dear brothers and sisters, God has appointed men of God or Prophets for the sake of his people. God has anointed and appointed men of God to talk, and plead and to intercede on behalf of his children. During the time of Prophet Elisha, the Shunammite woman, did not have a child for many years. She had everything, but she was not blessed with a child. It was the practice or custom of the woman to invite the prophet Elisha, while he was on his Missionary journey, to her house, give him food and let him stay on the upper room of her house. She was a woman of great honour. It was through the prayers of this great prophet that she got a baby boy. And he was growing up. All of a sudden the boy developed high temperature and the child passed away, as she was attending to him on her lap.
She was a mother with a difference. She had a room in the upper floor of her house with a cot table and a chair. And it was exclusively for the prophet. She laid the dead body of the child on the bed in the upper room of the prophet and closed the door. Then she saddled a donkey and asked her servant to drive quickly and not to stop on the way. She went to the man of God at Mount Carmel. As soon as she conveyed the incident to him, Elisha, first gave a staff to his servant Gehazi, and directed him to lay it on the face of the child, believing that the baby would revive back to life. He left at once. But she was adamant or determined that she would only leave if the prophet came along with her. So Elisha accompanied with her to her house. He went straight into his room and shut the door behind him and prayed to the Lord. He knew that if the boy had to come back to life then it would be possible only with God. The Lord listened to his prayer and brought back life into the child. Hallelujah! Thus we see how the Prophet of God prayed for the Shunammite son and brought him to life. He called the Shunammite woman and handed over the little boy. And departed back to his home.
Similarly we see Moses another prophet of God who interceded on behalf of the children of God namely the Israelites. As Moses delayed coming down from Mount Sinai, the children of Israel made a golden calf and began to worship it. They provoked God to anger and sinned against Him deliberately. The wrath of God was kindled and He wanted to destroy them. So Moses went back to the Lord and said, “Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold. But now, please forgive their sin—but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.”Moses was willing to lose his heavenly position for the sake of his people who followed him diligently to the promised land flowing with milk and honey. This is the attribute of a true Prophet of God. He was willing to let go off his leadership in order to save the people of God.
My dear Brothers and Sisters I urge you to trust in the Prophets God has appointed and be benefitted by their earnest intercession, prayer and supplication for your needs.
God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. We thank you Lord for anointing and appointing prophets who could plead and intercede on our behalf to the Lord and grant us our petition. May the children of God believe the words of the prophets and prosper in their life.