October 4, Reading 1 – 2 Kings 4

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SAA Notes

It is instructive to place these four miracles beside those of Jesus. Jesus’ first was with the water pots at the wedding at Cana. He fed the 5,000. He raised Lazarus to life. Remember that Biblical miracles cluster mainly around Moses, Elijah & Elisha, and Jesus. Their history and doings testify that Jesus is not some accidental figure of history, but God’s own Christ and prophet.

SJA Notes

This passage gives us a bit of a look into the life of Elisha and those he cared for. He definitely seems to have been a man of the people, going about God’s work, and asking them “What might be done for you then?”.

The Lord seems to have given these prophets significant spiritual powers on earth. Or more correctly, made them conduits for God’s power to work physical miracles.

And so Elisha goes about the land, presumably preaching and healing and doing good works.

Stuart Snr gets right to the crux, pointing to Jesus in all of this.

Jesus is the great prophet who did many wondrous things while here on earth. But He is more than only a prophet, He is also the great high priest (specially of the order of Melchizedek, see Hebrews 7), and He is the great King!

It’s a wonderful assurance that we believe in a saviour who is not only lord of the earthly realities, but also the spiritual ones. That we believe in a king who conquered death itself and has brought us from being dead into a glorious life!

Hallelujah!

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