2 Kings Devotional Commentary

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2 Kings 5:1

The prophetic cloak of Elijah rested on Elisha at the beginning of the second book of Kings. But before we start reading through the comprehensive, historic outline of the decline of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, we see a series of God's miracles, carried out through Elisha the prophet, demonstrating the compassionate heart of the Lord for fallen man and His mighty power to heal.

Bitter water was sweetened in Jericho

2 Kings 5:13

We read that Jews require a sign and there are four significant times in Israel's history when an abundance of signs and wonders were given. They occurred during the times of 1) Moses and Joshua 2) Elijah and Elisha 3) Jesus and His apostles and 4) the future time of Jacob's Trouble.

It was during the ministry of Elisha, that we read of the miraculous cleansing of Naaman the leper. Jesus Himself referred to this man, who was a read more...