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Breakthrough (Part 2)

Breakthrough: Poured Out And Filled Up: 2 Kings 4:1-7

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1. Ask For What You Need

One of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant, my husband, has died.  You know that your servant feared the Lord.  Now the creditor is coming to take my two children as his slaves.”   Elisha asked her, “What can I do for you?
2 Kings 4:1-2 (CSB)

2. Work With What You’ve Got

Elisha asked her, “What can I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” She said, “Your  servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.”
2 Kings 4:2 (CSB)

After Ehud, Shamgar son of Anath became judge. He also delivered Israel, striking down six hundred Philistines with a cattle prod.
Judges 3:31 (CSB)

3. Expand What You Have

Then he said, “Go out and borrow empty containers from all your neighbors. Do not get just a few.  Then go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour oil into all these containers. Set the full ones to one side.”  So she left.  After she had shut the door behind her and her sons, they kept bringing her containers, and she kept pouring.  When they were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another container.”  But he replied, “There aren’t any more.” Then the oil stopped.
2 Kings 4:3-7 (CSB)

Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also those of wood and clay; some for honorable use and some for dishonorable. 21 So if anyone purifies himself from anything dishonorable, he will be a special  instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
2 Timothy 2:20-21 (CSB)

4. Celebrate What You Receive

She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go sell the oil and pay your debt; you and your sons can live on the rest.”
2 Kings 4:7 (CSB)

Give, and it will be given to you; a good measure — pressed down, shaken together, and running over — will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.
Luke 6:38 (CSB)