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Poison In The Pot!

Recorded 17 September 2017 AM
/ Ps Marc Bredenkamp / 2017

2 Kings 4:38-42, 38 And Elisha returned to Gilgal, and there was a famine in the land. Now the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said to his servant, “Put on the large pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.” 39 So one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered from it a lapful of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, though they did not know what they were. 40 Then they served it to the men to eat. Now it happened, as they were eating the stew, that they cried out and said, “Man of God, there is death in the pot!” And they could not eat it. 41 So he said, “Then bring some flour.” And he put it into the pot, and said, “Serve it to the people, that they may eat.” And there was nothing harmful in the pot. 42 Then a man came from Baal Shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, “Give it to the people, that they may eat.” (NKJV)

In the above scripture we see Elisha, who was a prophet, and as such, he carried the word of God inside him. He returned to Gilgal, which means a place of covenant. Elisha returned during a famine and when he did the sons of the prophets sat before him. They were sitting before him expecting something to happen. It was time to eat! In the above scripture, we see that sometimes the things of this world, the things that look good, feel good or even taste good can cause there to be ‘death in the pot!’

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David Nixon ·2 Oct 2017 @ 17:00

In season..

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