Sunday Rest and Reflection:Powerful Bones

Dear Friends,

Greetings in the Glorious Name of Jesus Christ!  What a beautiful season of the year!  Spring is in full swing here in Kentucky and gardens are growing, trees are full of leaves and flowers are blooming everywhere!  New life is springing forth as we have passed Resurrection Sunday and move toward Pentecost Sunday!  I pray that you are enjoying a day with God’s people and resting in His great love and care!

Reflecting on this past week’s reading and all that transpired in the history of Israel and Judah, I remembered a small incident that relates to the resurrection that is worth noting.  Elisha the great prophet of the time of 2nd Kings had died and was buried.  Later a band of  Israelites were burying a man when a group of Moabite raiders interrupted their grave digging;  they threw the body of the man in the tomb of Elisha.  When the dead body touched the bones of Elisha, the man came back to life and stood on his feet!  (2nd Kings 13:20-21)

We remember that Elisha had a double portion of Elijah’s spirit granted to him.  He was powerful in ministering the miraculous and had himself raised a woman’s son to life.  It is hard to understand, but the power of God must still have been present in Elisha’s bones.

We now have the Holy Spirit residing in us and our bones are also charged with resurrection power.  The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead will also quicken our bodies and raise us up in a glorified body!  Our bones may be aging and we may have aches and pains, but we who have had contact with the body of Jesus Christ have already been raised and seated with Him in the heavenly realms! (Ephesians 2:6)  We are just waiting for the final fulfillment! God is so good to give us glimpses of our future and strengthen our faith in resurrection!

In His Love,  Pastor John

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