WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Scripture: II Kings 5:15-27
In verses 15-27 Naaman offers Elisha approximately $26,000,000 plus clothing for healing. Elisha says, no way! “’As the Lord lives, before whom I stand, I will receive nothing’. And he urged him to take it, but he refused.” Naaman turned around and left. The problem is that Gehazi, the servant of Elisha, ran after the Syrian. Once he caught up with Naaman and they greeted, Gehazi asked for part of the offering. So he was given a talent of silver and two changes of garments. Gehazi got $864,000 and a couple of changes of clothes. By his deceptive actions, Gehazi sold his integrity! He took an offering that brought a judgment of sickness from which he never recovered. Upon returning to the prophet, Elisha asked him where he went and he said, ‘nowhere’. Elisha says, “’Did not my heart go with you when the man turned back from his chariot to meet you…Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever.’ And he went out from his presence leprous, as white as snow.” Passing the money test is absolutely essential in order to birth and keep a healing anointing so that it is resident in a body and is not lost. When our healing evangelists believe that they deserve the best of everything rather than being able to humbly serve God’s people with the best of His healing anointing, it often creates a conflict which forfeits that very same healing anointing.