In 2 Kings 2 we can learn a vital lesson between Elisha and a group of prophets that can be applied to our lives today. Elisha knew something but the group kept on pushing him through persuasion until he gave in to what he knew due to the shame which the prophets over shadowed him with.
Standing firm upon what we know is a vital part of being obedient to God in order to maintain what He gives. Knowing that he was a man of God they continued to shame him rather than taking his word for what he knew. This could have saved them alot of trouble but due to their human nature they had to discover it for themselves.
How does this message apply to us today you may be asking? Well, look at it this way; Has anyone ever shamed you into a decision or into a point of giving in? Has anyone continued to push something rather than simply accepting your word? The same principle works on a national level as well, just look at America and how our leaders have given in to persuasion rather than standing upon what they know is right by God for the people.
There is a fine line to discern and recognize in the spirit realm to insure that we are following God and not Satan. Spiritually Satan works in forceful ways which can be related to peer pressure where on the other hand God works in love through our freewill. It takes an inner strength of God to stand against the tide of the world that desires to sweep us out to sea but we must recall that there is great power within us who truly believe.
Always stand upon what you know and never give in to shame or persuasion. Allow God to direct your steps for He knows what is is best and He cares about our well being…amen
Sometimes we have to learn how to stand before the Lord opens the doors for us to walk…
James A. Harrison
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