The Death of Elisha:

The Prophet Elisha is remembered as his dedication to the LORD God. Death is inevitable for all of us. Elisha teaches us about the consequences of death for the wicked. The LORD is our deliverance for times of trouble. All be have to do is obey and trust in Him. When we put our hand in the hand of our Lord Jesus we will have victory over life. The time has come for Elisha to leave world. The life of Elisha, even past his death is a reminder of dedication to the LORD. The death of Elisha also teaches us about the inevitability of death for all men and also about the consequences of the death of not so good men. The LORD is our deliverance for times of trouble. All be have to do is obey and trust in Him. When we put our hand in the hand of our Lord Jesus we will have victory over life.

(2 Kings 13:14–21)

Elisha had fallen sick of his sickness which would finally bring him to his death. Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his Elisha.

Elisha said unto Joash, to take a bow and arrows. And Joash did as Elisha asked. Elisha said to the king of Israel to put his hand upon the bow and Elisha put his hands upon the hands of the king.

Elisha told Joash, the king of Israel, to open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, the arrow of the LORD’S deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shall smite the Syrians in Aphek, till you have consumed them.

Elisha said, to take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote three times, and stayed.

And the man of God, Elisha, was displeased or angry with Joash, the king of Israel, and said, he should have smitten five or six times; then had he smitten Syria till he had consumed it: whereas now he shall smite Syria but three times.

And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year. And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

What Can This Story Teach Us?

Elisha was a righteous man for the LORD all his life. It was after Elisha’s death and burial, a band of Moabites startled a funeral procession. They hastily placed the corpse in the grave of Elisha. When the body touched the bones of Elisha it revived.

Elisha gave Joash, the king of Israel, an encouraging revelation. Elisha has revealed to Joash that Joash will have a great victory over Syria at the city of Aphek. Aphek was located “east of the Sea of Galilee, at the distance of about three miles.

When Elisha put his hands on Joash’s hands, it was a symbolic and important reminder that it was the LORD God Who would give the victory. This is a reminder to us when we put our hand in the hand of our Lord Jesus we will have victory over life.

Elisha, was a prophet of all the people and ministered to mankind in every walk of life. The death of Elisha teaches us about the inevitability of death for all men and also about the consequences of the death of good men. The LORD is our deliverance for times of trouble. All be have to do is obey and trust in Him.

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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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