Thursday, May 30, 2013
As I pondered this passage of scripture, I thought, what could I possibly expound on in this text? It starts by telling us that Elisha died and was buried. Elisha was an anointed man of God and the anointing remained with him even at his death. How do we know? The verses which follow tell us of the Israelites who were burying a man, but then raiders suddenly, were seen and they tossed the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. The scripture says, “when the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood upon his feet.” the anointing was still upon the bones of Elisha and clearly he was dead for a long time.
Can I tell you that Israel has been for a long time but because God had set them apart through the covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, they have been spared extinction or banishment from the presence of God. And so I say they are an anointed people – why, because God has allowed them to remain in His presence.
Being anointed makes the difference; being set apart makes a difference. But let us walk in our anointing like Elisha. Israel doesn’t seem to know what they have to this day. But we who know of the anointing should operate in it.