I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.–John 14:18(NIV)
If you only have 24 hours left to live, what would you like to do? For me, I would like to spend the time with the ones I love, tell them how much I love them and the most important messages/things that I would like them to know. I guess most of us have similar answers. But still I would like to know: How about you?
If you don’t mind, I would like to share with you what Jesus has done when he has only 24 hours left to live. What did he do? Please watch the video below to found out:
So have you got the answer? Yes, he did the same as most of us would do, by sharing time and message with his beloved ones – 12 disciples 24 hours before his crucifixion. Today’s verse is taken from his last words.
There are three key factors in “I will not leave you as orphans”. It means 1) At the very beginning, we had a father- son relationship with God – we were not orphans 2) Later, the relationship was broken because of the fall of man – we became orphans 3) Jesus promised us that our sonship will be restored. – we will not leave as orphans. But how? The answer lies in the last part of the sentence: “I will come to you” Isn’t that great? God has promised that he would come to us through the sacrifice of Jesus, and this promise has been fulfilled. Therefore, we are no longer orphans, you are the heirs of God …
Then, what are you waiting for? The father is waiting for you to come home…
God loves you!
The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha. “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord, But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.” — 2 Kings 4:1(NIV)
Elisha was anointed by Elijah to be his successor. His name means ‘My God is Salvation’. Elisha received double blessings from God through Elijah, so we find twice the number of miracles in Elisha’s ministry as in his predecessor’s.
In today’s verse 2 Kings 4 it reflects the story of Elisha’s first miracle in his ministry: The widow and the oil (please see the video below)
In this story, ‘Elisha performs a miracle of PROVISION for a widow. Her two sons have become orphans. They are now FATHERLESS and they are in danger of being sold into slavery. Elisha supernaturally supplies a superabundance of oil for the widow and her sons. therefore she can clear her debts and live on the remains. Elisha’s conduct reveals how closely he embodies the Father’s compassion for the widow and the orphan.’
Additionally, God provides in extraordinary ways when we are willing to give him what we have!
What do you have that you can give it to God, the father today? The father loves you and he provides for all you need.
God bless you!