Rev Cheong Yew Kwong
February 25, 2018
The Ways of the Holy Spirit
To save the Shunammite and her family, the Lord revealed to Elisha there would be a famine in the land of Shunem. Firstly, the Lord gave her very specific instructions. Secondly, the Lord did not reveal where she should go but it was necessary for the Shunammite to make the decision herself.
The Shunammite woman had two decisions to make. This is one of the ways of the Holy Spirit. He reveals what we need to know leaving the other part not revealed. In such circumstances what do you do? What did the Shunammite do to save her family?
On another occasion there was going to be a famine in Gilead, so the Lord directed Elijah to save his life. Firstly, the Lord directed him to a small stream in the ravine to drink from. The Lord also had the ravens to bring meat to feed him. Later the Lord directed him to a Gentile territory where He used a poor widow to feed Elijah.
Why didn’t the Lord bring Elijah directly to the widow? The Lord knows best. He will bring us to a place first before bringing us to another place. He brings us to hard places to prepare and mature us. Then He brings us to a wealthy place.
When you understand some of the ways of the Holy Spirit and follow them, and stay through with them (stay on in the hard places), you will be blessed.