Lazaroo – Monday, June 28, 2010

Jun 28, 2010 I Lazaroo.


Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with rock-ribbed determination:

“When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind…Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Stay here; the LORD has sent me to Bethel.’ But Elisha said, ‘As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.’”
(2 Kings 2:1-2)

Elisha wasn’t about to miss this miracle, was he, Jesus?

You had revealed to him that this was the day You were going to take his master to heaven.

He was pretty sure You were going to do it in spectacular fashion.

And he was right.

Because he stuck to Elijah like glue, he saw the whole thing –

the horses and chariots of fire You sent to swoop down and take his master to heaven.

I don’t want to miss the miracle You have in store for me, Jesus!

So I’m going to school on Elisha…

and sticking to You like glue.

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Deuteronomy 31:6; Psalms 73:23-28; Jeremiah 30:21; Matthew 28:20; 1 Corinthians 8:8; Hebrews 7:18-22; Hebrews 10:19-22; James 4:7-10

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6 responses so far.

  1. Lady B. Says:

    Yes Ken, but you might want to consider Dr, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. He along with Mother Theresa had Great Faith.We as Chhristians must remember it’s not about us but helping on a daily basis to build God’s Kingdom! When we don’t do as God’s commands we’re doing a Great diservice to ourselves, others, and above all the God we serve. Pleasing God should always come first!

  2. Ken Ferry Says:

    Yes, I agree wholeheartedly. That’s the way it SHOULD be. But, I don’t see anyone inviting all the modern “prophets of Baal” to the top of Mt. Carmel for a little show and tell. Most professing Christians, at least in western cultures, get sweaty palms when merely asked about times when we have shared our faith. We content ourselves with the telling of other people’s stories while our own congregations remain statistically indistinguishable from their surrounding non-believing populations. We talk a good fight, but run and hide (or worse, we start bickering with each other) at the first hint of resistance.

    I’m sorry, but, having looked into every variety of Christian expression available in the western world, I have yet to find anything or anybody even remotely resembling what you have described (with the possible exception of Mother Teresa).

  3. Lady B. Says:

    But isn’t God calling us to move beyond our comfort zones as he instructed his disciples to do. He promise them if they would just believe in the power of the Holy Spirit within themselves; they too would be able to do Great Miracles.God moves on our faith in Him and not so much on our desperation. Why? Because God never changes and he knows the very outcome of anything that we might be going through! Why not aim for a Double portion of God’s Spirit? Can you even imagine what wonderful things God can do through you? Remember we are here toserve our Lord and he wants us to aim high because he
    will prepare the hearts and minds to receive. If God did it for Elijah, I believe he can do it for anyone who has the faith and desire for the same gift.Don’t you think that it’s time for the church to move out from it’s comfort zone!

  4. Ken Ferry Says:

    I can only speak from my own experience, but in my thirty-something-year walk with Christ, I have never prayed nor had anyone ask me to pray for them for anything remotely close to receiving a double portion of the Spirit of God that was in Elijah. The boldest prayers I’m aware of in late 20th and early 21st Century America has been for healing from a chronic or terminal illness, and that not so much kindled by the fire of faith as out of desperation because the doctors’ limited success.

    Besides, most Christians I’ve had the pleasure to know (myself included) would never WANT anything like that. That would be way outside our comfort zone.

  5. Lady B. Says:

    Yes, I believe most Christians do! That’s what Great Faith
    is all about. If you can believe God to answers the little prayers in one’s life why not believe God to do something big for you. He’s the same God isn’t he Ken! Now what do you say to that!

  6. Ken Ferry Says:

    If I remember the story correctly, Elisha had been told by God that he would, indeed, receive the double-dose of God’s spirit in his master Elijah that he requested if he would only see him taken up to heaven. As I recall the story, the chariot of fire was only one of the many distractions put before Elisha that he might miss the whirlwind that took his master away.

    The point remains. Do we have the guts to ask, as did Elisha, for something REALLY BIG? And do we have the determination to see that request through to fruition?

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