CONTACTING, CONNECTING AND COLLECTING THE GRACE ON A MAN OF GOD..
The book 2 KINGS 4:8- 17 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread. And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually. Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there. And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him………..And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old. And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door. And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid. And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life……
This verse gives us an interesting stories and a play of life between a woman, a prophet and his servant. When a man is called or given birth into his assignment, he has the responsibility to study and eat every available material in that field of purpose. Everyman or woman you come into contact with carries a dimension of grace which has been imputed in him/her when he/she was formed in the womb. This grace does not give solutions without the introduction and the concept of Ability likewise ability alone is not enough to recognize the grace on the table of the fellow.
This Grace manifest such that when a man of grace travels with you and disgrace shows up, the grace on his life takes care of the disgrace.
Only a man of power, a man of influence can speak and his words will bring transformation.
the world understands the concept of honour. they know anyone who honours your words honours your person. In life when you are alone, you will suffer alone.
Look at Peter at sea with his net that brake from the multitude of fishes, he had to call his friends in other ships. We need partnership in order to have participation.
Gehazi was connected but he was not contacting. When Elisha sent him with his staff to be laid on the dead child, he went and did so but nothing happened.
Getting connected is not enough, you need to contact. Being in church alone is not enough because it is possible to be around and yet not have a turn around.
Abraham was a man of grace. That’s why when he gave up Sarah as his sister and God came in, he did not even deal with him, he dealt with Abimelek.
When you carry grace, that which kills others will give you life. When grace comes upon you they will say you look familiar. Most people cannot recognize the grace on a man of God and when you cannot recognize gradually leaves your life. You need to come to a realm where you will see what others cannot see. When you see a man of grace, you protect that which is upon his life. Guide the well which protects you. It is time you respect and appreciate what is on the head of your Pastor, Shepherd or Elder. Familiarity kills.
Never enter a realm where you become a despiser of grace. Gehazi was a despiser of grace. When you meet a man of God, leave some things behind you, some sins, some attitudes and embrace his/her ministry wholeheartedly.