Our Greatest Heritage

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2 Kings 4:1-7
 1​ Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.

2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.

3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.

5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.

6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.

7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.

[tweetthis]He had taught his Wife and Children that God, and The Man Of God, had the answers for their lives.[/tweetthis]

The Prophet passed away and left behind his Widow and two sons. She didn’t know how to pay his debts, but he had left a legacy of honoring The Man Of God. He had taught her and her children while he was with them.  They knew where to go to find, not a handout, but a solution.

I don’t know all the great things that God had used this Son Of the Prophets to accomplish, but I do know the most important.  He had taught his Wife and Children that God, and The Man Of God, had the answers for their lives.

He had left a legacy of Anointing, not only of ministering to others, but ministering to his family.  The result was that the same oil(Anointing) that worked while he was alive, was left as a legacy when he was gone.

Mark 5:19

19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.

Your Anointing can be a legacy to your family, that also reaches others.  It’s important to reach every soul we can, but remember this.  The Lord Jesus told the man who was delivered from the tombs to first reach his family.  We are commissioned to reach the world, but our world starts within the four corners of our home.

So, as we gear up for the Holidays, and we prepare to be thankful for all we have, let’s remember this.  We should be thankful most for the opportunity to pour into our families’ lives.  We’ve been given the opportunity to point them to Jesus, as Savior, Counselor, King, and Friend.  This is our greatest heritage. I pray this year, more than ever, that I can impact my family with The Love Of God through me.