May 25, 2016 by thebodychurchtx
When he arrived, he found the army officers
sitting together. “I have a message for you,
commander,” he said. “For which of us?”
asked Jehu. “For you, commander,” he replied.
Jehu got up and went into the house.
Then the prophet poured the oil on Jehu’s head
and declared, “This is what the LORD,
the God of Israel, says:
‘I anoint you king over the LORD’s people Israel.'”
2 Kings 9:5-6
As we continue with 2 Kings, we look at the build in to the passage of focus by looking into verses 1 through 5. We find that Elisha has summoned a fellow prophet from the guild and given him instructions towards Jehu and the oil with which to anoint him for his assignment. He sends him right away and tells him to be not only expedient in finding him and anointing him, but also is leaving him once he has completed his assignment.
This brings us to verse 5, which displays our nameless prophet, only described as young, speaking calling Jehu out from among his fellow army officers. He isolates him from the others, and pours upon his head the oil given from Elisha. As the oil flows from the crown of his head to the soul of his feet, the prophet speaks to Jehu the Word of the Lord given to him via Elisha. As he was being covered, he was being instructed and further prepared to carry out his assignment.
1. God has Spoken and is Sending or has Sent a Message to you!
Who did he send? What did they say? What have you done about what they spoke?Important to recognize is the fact that the oil and words spoken over Jehu revealed his purpose, but he has to believe first, and then take steps to show our faith in what God has proclaimed. In our lives, God is constantly sending others to speak into our lives. Be it Sunday from a pulpit, Wednesday in a classroom, Tuesday in a Walmart parking lot, or Saturday on a Golf Course, God sends his vessel’s to us to direct and instruct us towards His will for us. Many times it is merely to confirm what He has already spoken to us, and other times its when we are set in a role and comfortable in our place. It is key to acknowledged that he had to leave the room and takes steps towards obtaining what God has given him. Many of us hear the word and then take a passive path towards its fulfillment. When God gives you permission to go after something, and instructs you that it has been set aside for you, it would be foolish to sit idle and watch and wait for fulfillment.
It is not your because you have obtained it, it is yours because He decreed it!
God has an assignment for you! What does God want you to do?
God’s will must be carried out, hence we must not only pray that His will be done on the earth, but have to align with it and put hand and foot to the plow towards bringing about His will. We can walk forward in confidence, knowing that He will be with us, giving us the power and resources necessary to complete His will for our life! Know this! God has a place designated for you! When He reveals it coordinates, we must set our face towards it like Christ headed to Jerusalem. God’s plan must cancel not only the plans of the adversary, but our own selfish desires.
The power we have belongs to the one who bestowed it!
How do you manage your power and authority? Does it bring glory to God?
It is important that Jehu learns that his assignment and seat as King is given by God and not by man. If man gives it, then it must be obtained and secured by man. Much of what brings us stress and heartache are things that we have declared for ourselves that are a challenge to maintain because they are not what God willed for us. Though Jehu will have to fight, he will find that this blessing would be obtained with favor that would accompany his will.
Jehu must remember the basics of the assignment:
1. He works for the Lord
2. The people belong to God
3. The assignment is to restore worship and relationship with God.
Yes, we are servants of God! We are also stewards over his creation and resources. So, how are you as a Steward and Manager? How are you utilizing his resources? Have they become things that are used only for your personal pleasure and esteem, or are they being used to give God glory? If Jehu keeps these things in line, he will please God and find that life and his reign as King could extend to its maximum length, but he like many of us obtain the seat and forget God’s will; settling for our own. This is what brings bout stagnation int the Kingdom and to our own personal journey towards peace and happiness.
I love this! He went in a commander, and came out a King! There is a King in you! An assignment that awaits you. Though a commander now, understand that being obedient to God will orchestrate a day where people will bow in your presence, not because you are all powerful, but because you represent the one who is all powerful.