Raised From the Dead
And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet. — 2 KINGS 13:21
Sometime after the prophet Elisha was buried, a certain man died. As some Israelites took him out to bury him, they spotted a Moabite raiding party. The Israelites quickly looked around for a place to put this man. They saw Elisha’s sepulchre and threw him in the tomb with Elisha! When the dead man touched Elisha’s bones, the man revived. He was raised from the dead!
You see, even though Elisha’s flesh had already rotted off his bones, there was enough power left in his bones—enough residue of anointing—to raise that man from the dead.
Some people say, “Well, why didn’t that power raise Elisha?” Did you ever notice in the Bible that elderly people were never raised from the dead? It was always children, young people, or middle-aged people. Why? Because they hadn’t lived out their life. Elisha had lived out his life, but this particular man wasn’t old. He had died prematurely. God didn’t promise us that we would live down here forever. He said, “ . . . the number of thy days I will fulfill” (Exod. 23:26).
Confession: God promised that I can live my life out down here on this earth without
sickness and disease. I thank God for His healing power and for health and
healing on this earth.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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