BY THIS TIME TOMORROW!
By this time tomorrow – by this time tomorrow sermon, by this time tomorrow meaning,
tomorrow by this time god will make a way, by this time tomorrow bible verse, i need a sermon for tomorrow, by this time tomorrow grammar, by this time tomorrow country song,tomorrow by this time god will make a way lyrics, 2 Kings 7:1 Elisha replied, “Hear the word of the LORD. This is what, 2 Kings 7:18 It happened as the man of God had said to the king.
SAMARIA WAS BESIEGED.
In fact, Samaria was besieged. To be besieged is to be surrounded and ready to be attached by an enemy. It is to isolate such a place from help and supplies, for the purpose of lessening the resistance of the defenders and thereby making capture possible. Such was the state in Samaria at this time. Economic life came to a stand still resulting in food scarcity at a national level. People lost hope in the government. The word of God came by the prophet ‘ Elisha’. By this time tomorrow! That was the word of God from Elisha the Prophet during the time of scarcity (famine or recession) in the land just as we have it now. Our Bible reference is 2 Kings 7: 1- 20. ( King James Version – KJV)
Generally speaking, a shortage of food may happen when not enough food is produced, such as when crops fail due to drought, pests, or too much moisture. But the problem can also result from the uneven distribution of natural resource endowment for a country, and by human institutions, such as government and public policy, he said. This usually occurs during wars or hostilities among nations, tribes, groups/sects in a country, just as Nigeria’s boko harm. When this occurs, human movements will be restricted, economic activities will come to a halt leading to food scarcity.
Non the less, my intention in this article is to inspire you into taking positive actions to overcome life challenges. It’s also a measure deliberately taken to ensure that you get the best business information you need. Inspirational talks give what mare academic or media fora can not give towards your desire to achieving your business goals. In 2 Chronicle 20:20 (King James Version) the bible says; “And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper” There is both business establishment and prosperity in the word of God. In these our bible references so far, you can see that there are certain actions you will take to achieve your dreams.
In this article I will let you know that the inspiration to do well in business could come from the word of God. You may call it opportunity or miracle, whichever, but let the business grow that is my concern.
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1 Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, tomorrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.
2 Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.
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3 And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?
4 If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.
5 And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man there.
6 For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.
7 Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life.
8 And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the camp, they went into one tent, and did eat and drink, and carried thence silver, and gold, and raiment, and went and hid it; and came again, and entered into another tent, and carried thence also, and went and hid it.
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9 Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king’s household.
10 So they came and called unto the porter of the city: and they told them, saying, We came to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, there was no man there, neither voice of man, but horses tied, and asses tied, and the tents as they were.
11 And he called the porters; and they told it to the king’s house within.
12 And the king arose in the night, and said unto his servants, I will now shew you what the Syrians have done to us. They know that we be hungry; therefore are they gone out of the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, When they come out of the city, we shall catch them alive, and get into the city.
13 And one of his servants answered and said, Let some take, I pray thee, five of the horses that remain, which are left in the city, (behold, they are as all the multitude of Israel that are left in it: behold, I say, they are even as all the multitude of the Israelites that are consumed:) and let us send and see.
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14 They took therefore two chariot horses; and the king sent after the host of the Syrians, saying, Go and see.
15 And they went after them unto Jordan: and, lo, all the way was full of garments and vessels, which the Syrians had cast away in their haste. And the messengers returned, and told the king.
16 And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD.
17 And the king appointed the lord on whose hand he leaned to have the charge of the gate: and the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died, as the man of God had said, who spake when the king came down to him.
18 And it came to pass as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, Two measures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, shall be to morrow about this time in the gate of Samaria:
19 And that lord answered the man of God, and said, Now, behold, if the LORD should make windows in heaven, might such a thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.
20 And so it fell out unto him: for the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died.
Now, let us note the points from our text:
(a), There was famine/recession – 2kings 6: 25 – 30 ,And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass’s head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove’s dung for five pieces of silver.
26 And as the of king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.
27 And he said, If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?
28 And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.
29 So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son.
30 And it came to pass, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he rent his clothes; and he passed by upon the wall, and the people looked, and, behold, he had sackcloth within upon his flesh.
What you have just finished reading is a story of state of a nation. Their land was besieged and there was farming, no economic activities were going on, there was economic depression which is a more serious state than economic recession, yet there was a way out. If you can take necessary steps like the lepers did and call for attention, you will receive help.
(b)The king turned against the man of God – 2Kings 6:31 – 32. Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day
(c)The man of God spoke the mind of God,
(d)The king never responded to Elisha’s prophesy, but the king’s aid did,
(e)The King’s aid loud mouthing doubted God.
(f)Four hungry lepers living outside the gate ( outcasts/ fugitives – verses 10 and 11 of our text) took risky but bold steps.
(g)The lepers found food and remembered their healthy starving country men who threw them outside the gate due to their ill health.
(h)The King thought their enemies had ambushed them,
(i) Food was actually found in great quantity,
(j)The same kings aid was appointed to supervise the distribution of the food,
(k)The kings aid died by stampede.
– Are there challenges facing your business like in our text?
– What has God said about it – even through these passages we referred to in the Bible?
– Did you believe Him or you are like the kings aid – consider the cost of doubting God or not taking good action in your business. You Don’t like taking risk? You procrastinate a lot?
Can you take a risky but bold steps like the lepers did in broadcasting the good news of the bible today and you will find food in great quantity.
In our Church, CHRIST THE ANSWER MINISTRY, (CAM), God has through our Elisha, the man of God, our General Superintendent (GS), Rev. Dr. Oliver Ihenyirimba, declared this year, 2017, a year of TOTAL RESTORATION. Total restoration of all we had suffered, wasted, lost, in the past may be due to unbelief, lack of no risky bold steps, etc. You have to belief this, pray it out and take necessary steps to actualise Plenty ‘Food’ this year.
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Ponder over these quotes taking necessary actions and success will be there for you. Shalon.
Keep in touch with us for your inspirational cum business information that will bring the turn around in your life and business. Shalon.
Founder/Managing Partner of Complete Full Marks Consultants Ltd. An Economist turned Chattered Accountant and Tax Practitioner with over 37 years of industrial experience.