“And the day came when Elisha passed over to Shunem. And a great woman was there. And she laid hold on him to eat bread. And it happened, as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat bread. And she said to her husband, Behold now, I see that this is a holy man of God who passes by us continually. Please, let us make a little room on the wall.
And let us set a bed for him there, and a table, and a stool, and a lampstand. And when he comes to us, he shall turn in there. And the day came when he came in there, and he turned into the room and lay there.” (2 kings 4: 8-11).
The prophetic can pass by you to stay or to leave, you choose! This book can be another book you read or a life-transforming message.
Do you have a little room in your heart for a prophet, the holy man of God? Do you have a place for the prophetic in your church? Build one!
Invest in stretching your territory to make room for the prophetic anointing because you will be blessed. This woman was rich not only because of her wealth but because she discerned a greater wealth and attracted it by honoring and welcoming the prophet.
You may say, I am rich, I am satisfied, so I don’t need a prophet to pass by me. This woman didn’t think this way, although she was rich, she was poor in other areas, she was barren, and money couldn’t give her a child.
She didn’t know by investing in the prophetic and sowing seeds of honor that she was opening the gates of heaven over her and making a room for life in her womb not only on the wall of her house.
There is always what we call the rewards of honoring a prophet. After she had built a room for Elisha, he wanted to bless her.
“And he said, what then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, truly, she has no child, and her husband is old” (2 Kings 4:14).
Elisha could have said what can I do to a wealthy woman? It’s me who needs her help. Had he thought this way, he would have hindered her blessing and turned off his gifts. But Elisha, who was wealthier because he was rich in the Lord and had access to things this woman didn’t have, he prophesied a son to her.
A prophet enriches your life when you think you have it all, even when your bank account is full.
There are always things you don’t see or hear that God prepared for you to release in your life. Just make a little room for him! Your honoring seed triggers the prophetic anointing and puts a demand on it.
Your wealth may be in your pocket like that woman, but the wealth of a prophet is in his mouth.
The seed of welcoming him, building him a room and blessing him with meals of hospitality triggered heaven to answer back. You can’t sow into heaven without triggering it to responding to touch your life.
I am not limiting your seeds to money only; it is not about what you give it is in the heart of honoring.
It may be money, room, a place to rest in, or maybe inviting a prophet to your church, etc.
In a nutshell, welcoming a prophet is the greatest form of honor you can give him whatever the expression of your giving is.
You can’t welcome a prophet and not embrace the supernatural. You step into a realm you’ve never walked in before when you touch a prophet’s life. Are you ready for some supernatural experiences to take place in your life?[/optinlocker]