“So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean ... ‘Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cleave to you, and to your descendants for ever.’ So he went out from his presence a leper, as white as snow.” (2 Kings 5:14, 27) The stories of Naaman and Gehazi both revolve about Elisha, God’s prophet during the declining years in Israel after King Solomon’s reign. Elisha had served with Elijah and had requested and received a double portion of Elijah’s spirit unpon Elijah’s departure to heaven in the whirlwind. Elisha’s miracles were well known among the people of Israel, and that brings us to Naaman.
August 23, 2023
Seeing into the Future