“…when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his

clothes, that he sent to the king, saying…let him come now to me, and he shall know
that there is a prophet in Israel.”
(2 Kings 5: 8)

That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.

In our Scripture Reading, the King of Syria wrote to the King of Israel asking him
to heal Naaman. The King of Israel got the letter, and rent his clothes in protest.
Both kings could not heal Naaman. They had positional authority, but their authority
was not enough to solve Naaman’s problem.

Naaman later went to Elisha, and he was healed of his leprosy. Two kings failed him,
but he got results through the prophet. Naaman’s problem was beyond the powers and
authority of two kings, but it was within the job description of the prophet.
Positional authority failed, but Prophetic authority did not fail.

Friend, when positional authority fails, try prophetic authority and you will get
results. Prophetic authority is about speaking God’s word and inviting God’s power
into a matter to make a difference. When you are faced with challenges that cannot
be solved by the efforts, ideas, analysis, skills and abilities of men, turn to
God’s word and invite the power of God to make a difference for you. Speak God’s
word to any ‘leprosy’ in your life and it will give way.

When the doctor’s report is unfavourable, go for God’s report and it will favour
you. The things that are impossible with the kings of this world are possible when
prophetic authority steps in. The challenges that are beyond the ideas, abilities,
counsel, strength, etc of men will be solved when God Himself steps into the matter
to make a difference.

When it is beyond the kings of this world, take it to the prophet and you shall have
a miracle.

Pray With Me: Lord, when positional authority fails me, I will opt for prophetic
authority, in Jesus’ name!

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