Our Restorer King

Remember the Shunammite woman who was barren? The story continues in 2 Kings 8:1. Elisha told her to go wherever she could because a seven year famine was coming.
 
Verse 3 says that after seven years she went to make an appeal to the king for her house and her land.
 
Verses 4-5 is Gehazi telling the king about the great things Elisha had done. The woman came as he was speaking. Verse 5 says, “…My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life.”
 
Verse 6 the king appointed a certain officer for her and said, “…Restore all that was hers, and all the proceeds of the field from the day that she left the land until now.”
 
We have a Restorer King! Think of what He has given us. Isaiah 58 is about His chosen fast. Though this is speaking of Israel we can make application. Verse 12 says, “Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.”
 
Jeremiah 30:17 says, “For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord…” Joel 2:25 says, “I will restore to you the years that the …locust has eaten…”
 
We are called to be ministers of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:20 says, “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”
 
We are the Restorer King’s certain officers. We are to proclaim the good news to those who are captive to satan and his ways. We are His ambassador-representatives. We may be the only Bible others read.
 
2 Corinthians 2:15 says, “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” Watch for opportunities, and seize them in the moment of the opportunity like Gehazi did.

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