A bottle of Oil is all you need…

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First of all, I wish you a happy new week. I hope your month has been filled with blessings? I have several testimonies, and I am sure God must have helped you all through the month 🙂

Don’t forget, it pays to serve Jesus; do everything to make sure you don’t miss heaven. Living daily with a heart of gratitude can trigger more miracles!

Today, I want to talk about a bottle of oil…

When I woke up this morning to pray, this came to my mind! As I was praying, the Holy Spirit dropped the uniqueness of God in my heart. Parting the red sea (Exodus 14:21), healing of Naaman (2 Kings 5), the Hebrew men in the fire (Daniel 3), the widow whose husband was a member of the group of prophets (2 Kings 4:1-17)) Daniel in the den of lions (Daniel), and so on…

Do you notice something about all these stories? They were UNIQUE! They never happened twice, just once! 

As I continued to pray, the widow whose husband died in debts story kept on ringing in my heart…

Then the Holy Spirit started teaching me again… He said constructively look at the story of that woman. Her husband was dead, her sons were about to be taken away, and everything was practically crumbling for her 🙁

Furthermore, she was poorer than a church rat before she visited Elisha! Now… take a minute to think about this… A day before…

  • She was very poor
  • Her sons were about to be taken away
  • Her husband was dead and gone
  • She didn’t have a penny in her name 
  • She was in debts
  • She was tired of everything…

But you know what?

She stood up, not swimming in her tears, and went to meet a Prophet, Elisha. He asked, what do you have at home? She said, “only a flask of olive oil!’

The Prophet told her to borrow as many empty jars, close her door and fill the jars with the only flask of olive oil… 

Instantly, her status changed…

  • She was no longer a poor woman
  • She has oil she can sell to pay off her debts
  • Her sons were free
  • Her life witness a unique miracle 
  • And she had oil she can sell to sustain her for a long time…

Who told you Miracles are no longer working?

If God can change that woman’s status in 24 hours, who told you He cannot change yours? Is it a debt that is crumbling your happiness? Is it the challenge of life that is wrecking your joy? God is still able to do more than you ever imagine.

In this week, even in your depressed state, do not lose your praise. Continue to sing songs of praise continue to worship God and continue to seek him more through his words. If that woman had remained in one spot and not take action of going to see the prophet, she would have lost everything. 

Hold on to God; don’t give up on Him… At the time you least expect, He will meet you at the point of your needs! A bottle of oil from God can command unending miracles in your LIFE.

Have a great and blessed week!

Samantha Smith

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