I am reminded of the song “It is well with my soul.” I am quite sure the writer of this song might have been in a distressful circumstance, a level of discomfort that would have driven him or her to utter those words from a place of pain or sorrow saying “It is well with my soul.” Conducting a research on the song, I came across the story behind the song, click on the link for a detailed history lesson – http://staugustine.com/living/religion/2014-10-16/story-behind-song-it-well-my-soul
Let us investigate a biblical example of someone who was faced with a real situation of possible death, yet in the midst of it, she had an “un-usual response” which provoked a miracle to bring to life that which was seemingly dead. 2 Kings 4:8-37 gives an account of this amazing story in my personal opinion. This Shunammite lady was wealthy, and influential amongst her own people, but she lacked a child. Something I observed when studying the passage; she was a person of perception. And she said to her husband, “Look now, I know that this is a holy man of God, who passes by us regularly.” 2 kings 4:9.
The Shunammite woman received a prophetic word from the prophet Elisha, “but the thief does not come except to steal and to kill and to destroy.” John 10:10. When you receive a prophetic word, be rest assured John 10:10 would be automatically triggered. But her response preserved the life of her dead son who was raised back to life. Heaven caught hold of the Shunammite woman’s faith causing heaven to yield forth its fruit of life, her un-usual response sustained and brought back to life her dead son.
Her response was simply “It is well.” Even when the opportunity came for her to completely give in; she maintained her position of faith filled words “it is well.” (pause and calmly think).
I encourage you, in the midst of the shakings and the storms, Gods prophetic Word over you will stand and be fulfilled. Remember, the Shunammite lady received a prophetic word from the prophet Elisha “About this time next year, you will embrace a son.” 2 Kings 4:16.
Part 2, we would look at the practical step this Shunammite woman took to preserve the prophetic word.
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