2 Kings 6: 5 – 7
The Word: 2 Kings 6: 5 – 7 (KJV)
5 But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed. 6 And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim. 7 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it.
Isaiah 42: 22 (KJV)
22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
Think about it
LOST BUT FOUND
The text today tells the story of the lost axe head. The sons of the prophets (Protege under Elisha) felt they needed to expand and get a bigger place. So they borrowed an axe head to go and cut timber. The axe head could be seen as expansion vehicle, It could also be seen as investment tool. Something capable of being used for you to have a better life. However one of the sons of the prophet was smart enough, he didn’t want them to go alone. He envisaged there could be problems. He requested Elisha to follow them as they went into the forest to cut timber. Elisha’s presence represents the presence of God. Any venture you are going into whether business, career, marriage etc If God goes with you even if something goes wrong and you suffer losses along the line, he can restore back to you all that was lost or if not give you a good if not a better replacement. As the timber was being cut, the axe head dropped into the water and the servant exclaimed ‘Alas it was borrowed’ They couldn’t afford for it to be lost because it was not theirs. Perhaps you borrowed money to put in an investment for a better future but that money got lost, it can be found again. Perhaps you have expended efforts on an area in your life and everything has disappeared, it can be found again. All things are recoverable!
The man of God asked for the location where the axe head fell, they showed him the location. He cut a piece of stick which represents the word. (Remember God asking Jeremiah what he saw and he said I saw a rod of almond tree and God said you ‘ve seen well for I am watching over my word to perform it – Jeremiah 1: 11) So rods generally in the bible (Moses rod of deliverance, shepherds rod Psalm 23 etc) all represents the word. So the man of God threw the stick in the water in the location that the axe head fell and the axe floated back up. We are in a season of prayers, a season where grace is released. You will need to send the word into those areas of losses and command a recovery in the name of Jesus.
Day 8: LOST BUT FOUND 2 King 6:1-7
LET US PRAY
- Thank you Jesus for another strength to fast
- Father Please restore me completely
- Father Every talent I have lost as a result of my carelessness let your mercy find it for me
- Father please let not my effort in life be wasted
- Father as I walk in your will for my life, Let me not see shame again in life
- Please Lord do a miracle in my life and let be locate where exactly needs amendment in my life
The book recommended for prayer and fasting – Marilyn Hickey (is very, very good. You can see synopsis / pages on Amazon. Not expensive. Brief and direct and gives you biblical reasons to fast and pray, the benefits, the health implications, different kinds of fasting and how you can develop a consistent fasting life. Hugely recommended for everyone)
Prayer focus: Let there be a full or atleast a significant level of recovery of my losses Lord before this year ends IJN
On Prayer: The power of prayer and fasting – 21 days that can change your life – Marilyn Hickey
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study starting with the Masterlife: Disciple’s cross.