“Was John’s baptism from heaven or from men? Answer Me.”
(Mark 11:30 Holman Christian Standard Bible® ©)
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? Tell me, what do you have in the house?”
She said, “Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.”
Then he said, “Go and borrow empty containers from everyone—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.
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 4:1-7 Holman Christian Standard Bible® ©)
I ask you, now: was the miracle of the oil from God, or from Elisha? And I suggest that you allow your answer to influence your expectations of miracles in your life.
Yahweh wants to bless you. He wants you to ask for His blessings for others. Expect the best and the most impressive things – those that bring Him much glory and that offer much exposure to humanity of His love and power.
The miracle of the oil happened because Yahweh is good, not because Elisha was powerful. Yahweh is still good. He’s your God now.