The Miracle of the Ax Head:

Elisha the great prophet performs a miracle and the axe head floats to the surface and the man puts out his hand and picks it up. The sons of the prophets certainly can represent everyman. They are not satisfied with that they have been given and they want more. They do realize that the prophet of the LORD has to go with them. Just as we need to realize that Jesus must go with us in all that we do. Our axe head is the Holy Spirit. It is a gift that belongs to the LORD God given to us because Jesus ask it to be given to us in His name.
2 Kings 6:1–7

And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, the place where we dwell with you is too strait or too small for us. Let us go, we pray you, unto Jordan, and take every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. Elisha answered, Go you.

One of the prophets wanted Elisha to go with them to the Jordan. Elisha agreed to go with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood.

But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried out because the axe head was borrowed.

And the man of God asked where it fell. And he showed Elisha the place. And Elisha cut down a stick, and cast it in the Jordan and the iron did float up.

Elisha then told the man to take to him. And he put out his hand, and took it.

What Can This Story Teach Us?

Elisha the great prophet performs a miracle and the axe head floats to the surface and the man puts out his hand and picks it up. The sons of the prophets certainly can represent everyman. They are not satisfied with that they have been given and they want more. They do realize that the prophet of the LORD has to go with them.

Just as the axe handle of the sons of the prophets could not keep hold on the axe head there is time when we lose our handle or the progression of what we are supposed to do for the Lord. We lose our power to complete the task we have been asked to do for the Lord.

You see, the axe head represents the power to get the job done! No one can chop down tress by swinging at the tree with an axe handle. It takes the sharp, cutting power of the axe head to cut through the wood and fell the tree.

The axe head was borrowed. It did not belong to the son of the prophet and he did not have the money to replace the lost axe head. Our axe head is the Holy Spirit. It is a gift that belongs to the LORD God given to us because Jesus ask it to be given to us in His name.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (John 14:26).
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” (John 15:4).

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Joanne Holstein is a Becker Bible Studies Teacher and Author of Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians. She is a graduate of Psychology/Christian and Bible Counseling with Liberty University. She is well-known as a counselor to Christian faithful who are struggling with tremendous burden in these difficult times. She is a leading authority on historical development of Christian churches and the practices and beliefs of world religions and cults.

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