2 Kings Chapter 5

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2 Kings 5

1 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.

2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman’s wife.

3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

4 And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel.

5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment.

6 And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have therewith sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy.

7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.

8 And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.

10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.

11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.

16 But he said, As the Lord liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

17 And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules’ burden of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the Lord.

18 In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the Lord pardon thy servant in this thing.

19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.

20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the Lord liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.

21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?

22 And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

23 And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.

24 And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed.

25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.

26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?

27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

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45 thoughts on “2 Kings Chapter 5

  1. This chapter begins with a child’s word of faith to her mistress, the stepping out by faith of Naaman and a king who knew where the blessing of victory had come from. 2 Corinthians 5:7-8 MSG says “That’s why we live with such good cheer. You won’t see us drooping our heads or dragging our feet! Cramped conditions here don’t get us down. They only remind us of the spacious living conditions ahead. It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going. Do you suppose a few ruts in the road or rocks in the path are going to stop us? When the time comes, we’ll be plenty ready to exchange exile for homecoming.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP ” for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]—”.

  2. iLove to Grow in the Word
    22“Yes,” Gehazi said, “but my master has sent me to tell you that two young prophets from the hill country of Ephraim have just arrived. He would like 75 pounds of silver and two sets of clothing to give to them.”

    Lier, lier, pants on fire. It always amazes me to hear folks tell stories that are not true. The thing about it is, Gehazi was a servant of the prophet. He watched miracle after miracle and understood the power of God. He knew the Word of God, he should have known better. The servant of the man of God was not exempt from the temptation and judgement that came his way. The truth of the matter is, judgement had to come because it was the leadership of Elisha that would be questioned if not.

    God sees and knows everything POFW, tell the truth and be honest.

  3. 1 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.
    2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman’s wife.
    3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.
    4 And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel.

    The position that we may fill here on earth is not to be taken lightly especially when
    GOD is in the middle.

    GOD is GOOD!!!

  4. 14. So Naaman went down to the Jordan River and dipped himself seven times, as the man of God had instructed him. And his skin became as healthy as the skin of a young child, and he was healed!

    20. But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha, the man of God, said to himself, “My master should not have let this Aramean get away without accepting any of his gifts. As surely as the LORD lives, I will chase after him and get something from him.”
    27. Because you have done this, you and your descendants will suffer from Naaman’s leprosy forever.” When Gehazi left the room, he was covered with leprosy; his skin was white as snow. NLT

    Obedience –
    The one that obeyed received an immediate healing
    The one that disobeyed received an immediate curse

  5. “But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭5:11-12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Sometimes the way of the Lord sounds foolish… But it’s the obidemce that matters the most.

  6. 26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?
    Unfortunately Gahazi got greedy and instead of being appreciative of the miracle God allowed him to be apart of he went to the next step and received gifts that he should not have. In doing so he cursed not only himself but his family and future generations.

  7. THE LORD
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    Two things explain assertion that God had given Naaman his victorys against Egypt though does not make sharp distinctions between effective proximate and other types of causation. God is seen by all things that happen.

    A VICTORY REPORT
    EARLY SATURDAY MORING A ROLED OFF THE BED AND BADLY BRUISED MY RIBS AND SIDE WALL IN THE RIB AREA. WENT TO CARE NOW SUNDAY MORING AND THATS WHAT I WAS TOLD. HAD IT PRAYED OVER SUNDAY NIGHT . WENT TO WORK MONDAY MORING AND HAVE NOT ANY PAIN SINCE THEN.
    I COULD HARDLY WALK I WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN .
    PRAISE GOD FOR HIS HEALING POWER.

  8. 3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

    FAITH!!

  9. “As God lives,” Elisha replied, “the God whom I serve, I’ll take nothing from you.” Naaman tried his best to get him to take something, but he wouldn’t do it.

    As long as we are serving God and lives inside of us, we will not accept anything that is not from Him. When we have Him inside of us its easy to reject and deny the things from this world. When we start accepting the things that are not of Him into our lives, we must make a self check and realize that something is not right. Don’t let the world consume us with problems and accept the world rather than God’s will. Lets live everyday like it was the last day and repent, live for God, worship him, adore Him, follow His commands, obey Him, and submit. There is no greater reward than living for God!!!

  10. We find in this chapter the blessing of obedience (Naaman) and the curse of deception (Gehazi). Naaman first exhibited pride, too proud to go dip in the nasty waters of Jordan, but then urged by his servant he humbled himself and was obedient to the commands of Elisha.

    Gehazi became greedy and deceived Naaman to get goods that Naaman offered to Elisha for the healing. Elisha did not take the glory or the gifts offered because of the miracle.

    In everything God does, it is His desire to receive the glory. We must continually guard our hearts and minds that we don’t take the glory.

    Isaiah 42:8 KJV: I [am] the LORD: that [is] my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

  11. 3 One day the girl said to her mistress, “I wish my master would go to see the prophet in Samaria. He would heal him of his leprosy.” (NLT)

    Children and young people, you are not too young to make an impact on the lives of those around you! You’re faith can start a chain reaction of healings and miracles!

  12. GOD KNOWS AND REVEALS = FOLLOW THE LEADER

    25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.
    26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?
    27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

    Deception is Dangerous. Dark, Deep Desires of the heart are often hard to hide. Gehazi and greed got caught up in opportunity to hide behind his position and connections.

    BUT GOD!

    JESUS reveals hidden truths, whether they are hidden by dishonesty, deceit or naturally. JESUS is the answer to all of life’s opportunities and blessings. We read here of Gehazi’s attempt to deceive Naman into believing that the man of GOD had sent him. However the heart of a man of GOD resides with his servants.

    Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

    There is a unique heart connection with a Servant and his Leader and with the Leader and his Servant. Gehazi and his attempt to deceive his Leader were uncovered by the spirit of GOD through the heart of the man of GOD.

    PRIDE led Gehazi to believe that the man of GOD “Missed IT”. The servant could only see the money, while the Leader could only see the principal.

    Servants, if your Leader rejects an opportunity, do not doom yourself to leperesy because you see a “Golden Opportunity”. Follow the Leader and LIVE. No amount of money or no blessing is worth the curse that would come along with it.

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  13. 2 k8ng 5: 19 Go in peace Elisha said. After Naaman had traveled some distance Gehazi the servant of Elisha the man of God said to himself my master was too easy on Nasman this Aramean by not by accepting from him whar he brought. As surely as the Lord lives I will run after him and get something from him. So Gehazi hurried after Naaman. When Naaman saw him running towards him he got them from his Chariot to meet him . Is everything alright he asked. Everythings is alright Gehazi answered. My master sent me to say. Two young men from the company of the prophets have just come to me from the Hill Country of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two sets of clothing. By all means take tow talents said Naaman. He urged Gehazi to accept them and then tied up the two talents of silver in two bags with two sets of clothing. He gave them to two of his servants and they carry them ahead of Gegazi. When Gehazi came to the hill he took the things from the servants and put them away in the house. He sent the men away and they left. When he went in and stood before his master Elijah asked him or have you been Gehazi.? Youre servant didn’t go anywhere Gehazi answered. But Elijah said to him was not my spirit with you when the men got down from his Chariot to meet you? Is this the time to take money or accept clothes or olive oil and vineyards and herds or male and female slaves ? Naaman’s leprosy will clING to you and your descendants forever. Then Gehazi went from Elisha’s presence and his skin was leprous and it had become as white as snow.

    Be careful when you lied to get wealth God sees all things and be careful when you lied to the man of God for the curse is much greater than any kind of wealth that you are looking for in this world. Those little foxes will bring you down to the pits of hell.

  14. Naaman was determined to be heal he also knew that at the name of the Lord that he could be heaal he had faith that’s the kind of faith I want

  15. 25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.

    26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?

    27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

    The choices that Gehazi made caused him and his descendants to have leprosy forever. We all have choices don’t let greed get the best of you.

  16. 15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.

    Naaman declared the God of Israel to be the only God in all the earth because he received the miraculous. He even asks to be pardoned of bowing before the god of Syria. Miracles signs and wonders are what this region needs to see and hear about so that the Lord’s house – POFW – is full. Tell someone what God is doing: healing, blessing, miracles…people are hurting and need what we have.

  17. “10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.
    11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.”

    The power of obedience can cause great blessings to come in your favor. I don’t mean in a prosperity type of term , but spiritually. When one allows them self to humble their heart and obey , then THEY become the example for others. Young people I encourage you to continue to feed your spiritual life daily to be examples to other younger people in school, at your jobs, anywhere you go! I challenge you to walk in the gospel and preach without saying a word! Be the example for this generation! So that all can see what it is to walk with God … and have a PERSONAL relationship with the King of Kings! #Obedience

  18. 2 Kings 5:9-14
    9) So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariots, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.
    10) And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.
    11) But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.
    12) Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers in Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.
    13) And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do come great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he said to thee, Wash, and be clean?
    14) Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

    Naaman was full of Pride, and it wasn’t until he Believe and Obeyed the word that was spoken to him that he Received his miracle.

    Pride keeps us from receiving our blessings and miracles from God. Sometimes we expect the man of God to come down from the platform and do and pray some great thing over us in order for us to receive our blessing or miracle. When in all actuality, he’s already preached and spoken the word of God, and all we have to do is Believe the word that was spoken, Obey the word that was spoken, and Receive the blessing or miracle God has for us.

    Believe, Obey, and Receive!

  19. Why does someone have to lie? According to a Psychologist there are people that are compulsive liars, they tell lies when they don’t have to. As I have heard it before I had rather someone tell me the truth and hurt my feelings than lie to me and my soul be lost. Be careful that you are not falling in the trap on lying or stretching the truth to make yourself look good, if you made a mistake own up to it. God sees all and hears all. Reminds me of the song:
    Be careful little mouth what you say
    Be careful little mouth what you say
    For the father up above is looking
    down in tender love, so be careful little mouth what you say!!

  20. 13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

  21. 11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

    12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

    13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?
    Jesus doesn’t work the way we want Him to; His ways are mysterious to us.

  22. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.

    11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

    12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

    13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

  23. 13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

    14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

    There is blessings in obeience. It may not always feel good but knows what is best!

  24. 2 Kings 5:10-11 (GNT with Deuterocanon)
    10 Elisha sent a servant out to tell him to go and wash himself seven times in the Jordan River, and he would be completely cured of his disease. 11 But Naaman left in a rage, saying, “I thought that he would at least come out to me, pray to the Lord his God, wave his hand over the diseased spot, and cure me!

    This was a type of repentance. Namaan obviously was not a servant of God or even a worshipper. However the miracle would only come after he humbled himself before God. This was the method the Lord chose for Namaan. The Jordan was filthy, and Namaan was royalty.

    We all must come to the realization that in his sight our righteousness is as filthy rags. Yet he will not turn away those who humble themselves.

    Psalms 51:17 (KJV Strong’s)
    17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:
    a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

  25. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.

    11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

    12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

    13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

    14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

    Sometimes we think God should answer in a certain way. We expect that God will perform something for us yet the directions or the response is totally not what we expect. Namaan was probably waiting for the prophet to come and call fire from heaven, but the instructions was not what he expected. He didnt even come to meet him but sent a messanger with the word. Faith can be as simple as just obeying directions. Im reminded of how many times in service pastor will speak over the puplit and say “your victory is in your praise!” and not many people respond. Simple obediebce is big faith to set you free

  26. Why not take the gift?

    Even though Naaman came prepared to pay a price for his healing Elisha would not accept. I dont believe it was due to the financial state of Naaman being poor, as he was a high ranking official for the king of Aram. So, why not take the gift?

    It could be the word would spread that Elisha was available for hire. Elisha’s needs were met by God in various ways that glorified God, not Elisha’s abilities. When we do something for God; what is our motive? Could it be for monetary gain, glory, favor or for the Glory of God?

    God knows the intent of our heart and thus the intent of our actions.

  27. 14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

  28. Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

    I think that it’s not easy to obey instructions especially if it’s difficult or you think it’s meaningless, but your great reward comes when you obey them even if you might still have some doubt about your situation.

  29. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

    13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

    14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

  30. 2 Kings 5:20;21MSG But he hadn’t gone far when Gehazi, servant to Elisha the Holy Man, said to himself, “My master has let this Aramean Naaman slip through his fingers without so much as a thank-you. By the living God, I’m going after him to get something or other from him!” And Gehazi took off after Naaman.

    Elisha received a double portion of Elijahs anointing, Gehazi received a double portion curse for his greed. Two different people in similar situations, both servants of a mighty prophet, both having the potential of receiving the anointing and authority from there prophet.

    Love for money. many people have got in trouble because of what they have said in there heart. Not just because of they said it in there heart but because that love for money produced all manner of evil. God will judge if we prioritize anything other than him.

  31. But Naaman became angry and stalked away. “I thought he would certainly come out to meet me!” he said. “I expected him to wave his hand over the leprosy and call on the name of the LORD his God and heal me!

    Naaman wants magic wand, get out of jail free card to just take away his leprosy. His understanding is not going to be the same as Gods way of healing. Naaman has wealth and is willing to pay off the king to heal him but only God can do the miraculous and the man of God knows just the prescription. The unthinkable. Elisha sends message to him to dip him self seven times in the river Jordan and he would be clean. Really it seems an oxymoron because the Jordan is far from clean but putrid. How can someone become clean by going into something dirty? How humiliating would it look to go into the Jordan expecting to walk out clean, whole and healed? Sometimes it takes just that, doing the unexpected and seemingly ridiculous to the mind of man to bring about the miraculous God has in store. It’s the leap of faith, trusting in God and not our own understanding that attracts God to our need.

  32. “The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.” The word of Jesus (God) identified the cost. Gehazi’s greed for the things of this world was apparently reason enough in his mind to lie; however he was unaware of the cost. Gehazi’s sin not only cost him, it also cursed his family. One may or may not, become a leper from lying; however one will not make heaven one’s home, unless one makes it right with God (Judge) before one is judged (“all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone”). Dear God, remove all liars so that they would not be cursed. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  33. “And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?” Naaman’s pride and self-worth almost cost him his blessing; whereas his servant’s humility and wisdom prevented, what would have, cost him. We should never care what another thinks when it is time to seek the Lord, as pride and self-worth as we see here, can be costly. God let us be humble enough that we do not lose out our own blessing, in Jesus name.

  34. 17 And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules’ burden of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the Lord.

    Praise the LORD!! Behold the power of God. No fire fell. Just a simple act of obedience(no matter how stubborn it was) is what brought God to move so mightily that this Syrian refused to worship any other god, save the God of Israel.

  35. 25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.
    26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?
    27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

    This servant has walked with his man of God for some time, and seen God’s hand move. The prophet had the ear of he king. He also heard clearly from God. So what would possess him to leave and make money ” under the table”.?

    Greed and vanity will push you to lie and cheat so you might be able to get more. They are both fruit of pride. And pride will bring forth death…

  36. 3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

    What faith in our God! A young girl knows her God is a healer and when she sees a need she tells people who can help them, our God! Don’t hide what God can do for others but let it shine so everyone will know!

  37. Gehazi’s action signify a lack of trust in the Lord by accepting payment. This was a lack of dependence on God and choosing a substitute over him. Additionally, he didn’t earn the silver and clothes. God performed the miracle not Gehazi. His folly brings destruction on his house as a perpetual reminder that God is God.

  38. This chapter reminds me of how easily people can be seduced by the glamor of ministry positions. So many seek ministry for titles and riches but miss the main reason for such positions. It’s not about our name, it’s about magnifying His name.

  39. 11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

    12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

    13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

    14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

  40. 1 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.

    2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman’s wife.

    3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

    The testimony of one little girl not only influenced the house she served in but influenced the Captain of the Host of Syria and his servants, the King of Syria and his court, the King of Israel and his court, and the Prophet, and then the subsequent miracle of Naaman’s healing was something that would be heard of internationally between Syria and Israel, and possibly Judah and other surrounded nations. All of this because one little girl had the faith to testify about her God.

  41. 25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.

    26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?

    27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

    Lying and trying to be deceitful to people will come back to bite us in the end. Naaman didn’t think Elisha would know about his greedy deed that he had done but the Lord knew and it ended up costing him his health. Don’t let deceit cost you something in your life.

  42. “At this time Aramean raiders had invaded the land of Israel, and among their captives was a young girl who had been given to Naaman’s wife as a maid. One day the girl said to her mistress, “I wish my master would go to see the prophet in Samaria. He would heal him of his leprosy.””
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭5:2-3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    A message for ISM and Motion: Young people have influence. The faith of this young lady cause a man in authority to seek healing. 

  43. “Naaman was general of the army under the king of Aram. He was important to his master, who held him in the highest esteem because it was by him that GOD had given victory to Aram: a truly great man, but afflicted with a grievous skin disease. It so happened that Aram, on one of its raiding expeditions against Israel, captured a young girl who became a maid to Naaman’s wife. One day she said to her mistress, “Oh, if only my master could meet the prophet of Samaria, he would be healed of his skin disease.””
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭5:1-3‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    This reminds me of the woman with the issue of blood. They knew the healer and who could reveal His glory to others.

  44. 20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha, the man of God, said to himself, “My master should not have let this Aramean get away without accepting any of his gifts. As surely as the LORD lives, I will chase after him and get something from him.”

    Some people always want to get paid for some work they do. It seems like there are more takers than givers. Our society has fallen into this mentality of taking, instead of giving and helping others. We should have a give and help others, and dont expect nothing in return. Lets bless others, and you’ll be blessed also.

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