Discovery

FIRST SUNDAY IN TRINITY

June 18, 2017

SUB-THEME/4: DIVINE MEANS OF HEALING

TOPIC: Human Agents (i): Bible Example.

TEXT: II Kings 2:19-22.

AIM: To

i) Appreciate God’s use of humans to heal lands;

ii) Accept and desire to be used by God;

iii) Not look to men but God for the healing of the land.

INTRODUCTION:

As we have seen in previous studies, the healing of a nation may be physical, social, economic, spiritual etc. Satan can use men to make lands fall sick; God can use men to heal lands (cf Rom 5:12-21). God has intervened directly in actions, and in His usual way, or passing through men who yielded themselves to Him, to bring about needed deliverance and healing. God sent His Son in human form to deliver men (Heb 2:14). Thereafter, Jesus has sent us as His Father sent Him, and delegated His dominion over the earth to us as His ambassadors (Matt 16:19; 18:18-20; John 20:21).

STUDY GUIDE

1. a) What do you understand by the term “Human Agent”?

b. What are the general roles of Agents?

c. What other names are for agents, in the Bible according to II Cor. 5:21; 3:6; 6:1; Eph 6:20?

d. What are our roles in the healing of lands?

2. Read II Kings 2:19-22.

a. What was wrong with this city and what were the likely implications,) II Kings 2:19?

b. How was the land healed, II Kings 2:20, 21?

3. What enabled Elisha to heal the land? II Kings 2:9; Matt. 7:7; II Chron. 7:12-14.

4. How may Christians be used to improve Agriculture, Mining, and other land-related professions or discipline in Nigeria? Cf. Gen 41: 28-40.

CONCLUSION

Christians, who are filled with the Spirit and endowed with the gifts of the Spirit, can be used like Elisha. It was by the gift of the word of wisdom the land was healed, not by Elisha’s might or wisdom. Dare to believe God also.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

The God of Elisha is my God.

MEMORY VERSE: II Kings 2:9.

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