IF GOD IS FOR US
Introduction: Elisha (ee-līʹshuh; Heb. , ‘El [God] is salvation’), a prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel who was active for a period of some fifty years (ca. 850-800 b.c.) during the reigns of Joram, Jehu, Jehoahaz, and Jehoash (Joash). The successor and disciple of Elijah, Elisha is remembered in the biblical stories as a man of wisdom and a worker of miracles both on behalf of his nation in times of crisis and in the lives of individuals in time of need. -Harper’s Bible Dictionary
I. The Issue v. 8-12
a. Elisha was an issue
b. Believers are an issue
but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
: 8Matthew 28:16–20John 14:12
But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:16–20John 14:12
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.
II. The Plan v. 13-15
a. Syrians army plots to capture Elisha
b. Satans plan to destroy man
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
:8John 10:10 a
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
John 10:10 a
c. God’s Plan
‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
:11Jeremiah 23:51 :7Mark 10:45
“Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
III. The Deliverance v. 16-23
a. Opened Eyes v. 15-17
b. Elisha enemies v.18-23
c. The Blood of Jesus
-17Romans 5:81 :10Revelation 1:5