Posted by: Pure Glory | 07/17/2019

Faith Challenge!

by Hazel Straub

Most of us face faith challenges, at some point in our lives. If we meet the challenge, we end up much stronger.

The Prophet Elisha, in ancient Israel, was dying. King Jehoash (God has grasped you) came to visit. Elisha instructed the king to first shoot an arrow through the window. He was told it was an arrow of victory over Syria, Israel’s enemy.  The king shot one arrow. Then he was instructed to strike the ground, with the arrows, in a prophetic act of defeating the enemy.

The king lacked faith and only struck the ground three times. This was a lukewarm response, to the Word of God. Elisha was angry and told him there would only be three wins over the enemy. The enemy would not be destroyed.

We all have tests of faith. If you will believe God, you will see the enemy of your soul destroyed. Strike the arrows on the ground, many times, and see victory over the enemy of your soul! God wants to help you but you must cooperate with him and show faith. Stand strong, in the Word of God, and pass the challenge!

And Elisha said to him, Take bow and arrows. And he took bow and arrows. And he said to the king of Israel, Put your hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it, and Elisha put his hands upon the king’s hands. And he said, Open the window to the east. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The Lord’s arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Syria. For you shall smite the Syrians in Aphek till you have destroyed them.

Then he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, Strike on the ground. And he struck three times and stopped. And the man of God was angry with him and said, You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck down Syria until you had destroyed it. But now you shall strike Syria down only three times. (2 Kings 13:15-19 AMPC)

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  1. Beautiful


  2. Thank you. I was unfamiliar with this story. Reliance on our own limitations never works! Only God.

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  3. Good reminder to follow through on what God shows us


  4. To believe God, Who He is and what He says……such an important truth to remember. Hard to do when we cannot see……but that is faith. Important post – thank you!!

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    • You are welcome! Life is a journey and God constantly calls to his be believe Him, have faith in Him and respond to Him!


  5. Please delete my former comment, I think now I was wrong in publishing it…


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