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Holy Communion in Elisha story

Holy Communion in Elisha story
Holy Communion in Elisha story

Elisha Purifies the Pot of Stew

2 Kings 4:38-41
New King James Version (NKJV)

38 And Elisha returned to Gilgal, and there was a famine in the land. Now the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said to his servant, “Put on the large pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.” 39 So one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered from it a lapful of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, though they did not know what they were. 40 Then they served it to the men to eat. Now it happened, as they were eating the stew, that they cried out and said, “Man of God, there is death in the pot!” And they could not eat it.

41 So he said, “Then bring some flour.” And he put it into the pot, and said, “Serve it to the people, that they may eat.” And there was nothing harmful in the pot.

Flour, Picture of Jesus

  • Mans Idea: clean by removing
  • Gods Idea: Clean by Adding ( Adding Jesus )

Add Jesus to any situation to clean, to heal, to solve, to restore

  • People who touch leper(unclean), leprosy(uncleanness) will stick on to them
  • But when Jesus touch a leper(unclean), His own cleanness swallows the leprosy. Because His own cleanness was bigger than any uncleanness.

Elisha Feeds One Hundred Men

2 Kings 4:42-44
New King James Version (NKJV)

42 Then a man came from Baal Shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, “Give it to the people, that they may eat.”

43 But his servant said, “What? Shall I set this before one hundred men?”

He said again, “Give it to the people, that they may eat; for thus says the Lord: ‘They shall eat and have some left over.’” 44 So he set it before them; and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the Lord.

  • Bread of the firstfruits

Other notes

Baal-Shalisha is translated as “lord or master of three things”, or “the third idol, the third husband; or, that governs or presides over three” (Baal=lord/master; Shalisha=”three things”, “third”, or “three”)