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Msg #2026 Leprosy

Msg #2026 Leprosy

What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

 

Msg #2026 Leprosy

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

 

Many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.” (Luke4:27). 2Kings 5 is not about Naaman, a little girl's witness, or Elisha's tenth miracle; not about kings, or Gehazi's failures; it is about leprosy. We do learn that a little child with great expectations can move God's heart. We learn that kings know nothing about God, his prophets, or his business, its not for hire. We learn that the man of God knows the kings business and that there is a prophet in Israel... there still is (Deut18:15), and kings still do not know. But the slow unrelenting death of leprosy is the lesson at hand. We all had it, for in sin all die. If you're reading this and still have it, like Elisha sent a messenger to Naaman, God sends a messenger to tell man what he needs to do to receive complete cleansing. God's simple plan for cleansing is always offensive to those who think themselves somebody. Humans always preconceive how God is supposed to do things, and Naaman had to learn that the gully cleansing backwash that flows through God's promised land is more powerful than the grandest river. It was the servants who knew that simple obedience was key, and Naaman finally dipped himself seven times. His flesh became as... as one that was born again. Look at the seven things this new convert, as it were, did. He returned to the man of God, knew things, had great gratitude (5:15), considered his silver and raiment as “dirt”, and would know no other gods (vr.17). He knew he would still need pardon but he could go in peace (vr.18,19). Healing leprosy pictures salvation. Never forget when God healed your slow death.

 

An Essay for week #26 Jun 28, 2020

Msg in audio at www.GSBaptistChurch.com/audio/gs200628.mp3

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