“This town is located in beautiful natural surroundings, as you can see. But the water is bad, and the land is unproductive.” 2 Kings 2:19.
We are continuing on the prophetic. And it is time to break everything that has caused barrenness in your life. Barrenness is infertility, unfruitfulness, unproductiveness. While beauty is attractiveness, gorgeousness, well arranged, etc. So, when you see a thing beautiful and yet not productive, then there is definitely a clear case of disagreement. And this is what some of us are going through in life. Your physical looks, education, location, age, connection and even background are not in agreement with your current level and position in life. You know very well that this is not where you are supposed to be, considering the grace and endowments in your life, but you cannot say exactly what has gone wrong. It’s like something is pulling you back and you don’t know what to do to break out of the invisible barriers. You helplessly and angrily watch people with less qualification overtake you.
May be, it is a family or medical condition that you cannot fully explain the cause. Some live close to the blessing, but unfortunately languish in penury, pain and sorrow. Yet, some do everything that is expected of them, but have their dreams aborted at the point of breakthrough. You experience unidentifiable forces resisting all your efforts to advance into your destiny. You cannot live the life that God wants from you. If you are going through any of these, I would like to tell you that you have come to the point of your deliverance. Let everything that has held your life in bondage be broken today in the mighty name of Jesus!
This was exactly what the people of Jericho were going through. Their city is well situated. It was close to the richly-endowed River Jordan. It had streams running through it, and well secured because of its topography. But the land was barren and the water from the streams was bad; causing death, infertility and miscarriages. Terrible! What was the problem? The city was laboring under a heavy curse. Now, you remember what Joshua did after destroying the place during his time? He said that the curse of the LORD will be upon the city; that anybody that will try to rebuild it will lay the foundation with the cost of his firstborn and set up the gates with the life of his youngest child. Now, hundreds of years after, during the ungodly reign of Ahab, in disobedience, a man from Bethel called Hiel rebuilt the city. When he laid the foundation his first son, Abiram, died. And when he had finished and set up the gates, his youngest son, Segub, died. Presumably, his other children had died in between.
So, Jericho has been laboring under this terrible curse until this particular encounter with Elisha the prophet. The prophet was just fresh from receiving the anointing from the ‘Prophet of Fire’ Elijah, when the elders of the city, with tears, ran to him seeking for help, “We have a problem, my lord…,” They told him all they were going through. And prophetically, the man of God ordered them to bring a new bowl with salt. He went to the spring that supplied water to the town and threw the salt saying, “This is what the LORD says: I have made this water wholesome. It will no longer cause death or infertility.” And immediately the water and land were healed from that day. Praise God!
Thank God the people and the elders of Jericho recognized that they had a problem. Thank God they rightly identified the best source to tackle that it. They took it to the God of Israel whom Elisha represented. And with the ‘fresh anointing’ he promptly broke the age-long curse. What is your problem? What is happening in your life? Your relationships? Your Job or Family? What is happening to your nation? Is it beautifully situated by unproductive?? Are you laboring without a commensurate result? Are you toiling through the night without a catch? I just remembered Peter. He toiled all night without catching any fish. But when Jesus came into the situation, the story changed. Today, I command that very curse over you be broken in the name of Jesus! God wants you to be fruitful. God said that it is His wish that every part of your life be prosperous. Be set free today in the mighty name of Jesus – Amen! This subject is well treated in my books. Till next week. God bless!
Rev. Agbo is the author of the book, Power of Midnight Prayer, and a minister with the Assemblies of God Nigeria. 08037113283. [email protected]