Refreshed

Refresh my heart in CHRISTPreviously in Ezekiel 37:1-14, I shared how my Beloved LORD GOD miraculously restored dry bones to life. As I continued to meditate on that passage of Scripture, how my Beloved LORD GOD alone can restore hope and bring life forth from death, I began to reflect on HIS omnipotence. HE then spoke to me about another set of bones. The bones of Elisha (2 Kin 13:20-21).

Elisha died and his body was placed in a grave. All that remained of Elisha’s decayed body was bones at the time some Israelites were burying a dead man. However fear of a marauding band of Moabites, caused the burial team to hastily throw the dead man’s body into Elisha’s grave. When the body of the dead man touched Elisha’s bones, he came back to life and stood up on his feet.

One might be wondering, how a dead man could be thrown into the grave of Elisha and touch his bones. It is important to know that the graves of ancient Jews were not pits dug in the ground, like ours today. But their graves, were caves excavated in the side of a rock, with the opening of the cave shut by a heavy stone. During these times, when one died, their body was simply wrapped or swathed in grave-clothes, and placed within the cave (Jhn 11:44, Jhn 19:38-Jhn 20:1-7).

As I was pondering the fact, that even when only bones remained of Elisha’s body, the anointing of my Beloved LORD GOD’s Holy SPIRIT was still upon them; so much so, that the mere touch of them, brought a dead man back to life.

Wow, should not the omnipresence of our Beloved LORD GOD’s Holy SPIRIT within our lives have the same effect on others who come into contact with us (1 Jhn 2:27)? If HIS presence within us, is not reviving, refreshing, strengthening and encouraging the hearts and lives of all we interact with, we must examine ourselves (2 Cor 13:5). Please don’t let the enemy deceive you into thinking if it is not happening, it is no big deal. It is a very big deal! Because if The Holy SPIRIT of GOD is not abiding within you, you are walking in disobedience (Jhn 14:21, Jhn 14:23). And if you are walking in disobedience you are practicing lawlessness (1 Jhn 3:4). And if you are practicing lawlessness, your end is eternal separation from the very one you profess to know (Mat 7:21-23).

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