Elisha Research Paper

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Elisha is an amazing prophet of God. His name means “My God is Salvation” and the entire ministry of Elisha would prove his name to be true. Elisha lived in the dark times where Israel’s enemies were around, but through every situation he stood as a light in the darkness showing that God was truly alive. Elisha the prophet continued the efforts of Elijah. Elisha’s work teaches faith and righteousness through his miracles and trust in God.
Elisha, the son of Shaphat, was a prophet and Elijah’s student and successor. Elisha was a farmer in the northern kingdom of Israel and was plowing with 12 oxen when Elijah came to him. He was called to follow Elijah and followed him without saying goodbye to his family. He roasted the oxen he made with the fire from the yoke and gave it to the people, there was no going back. When the Lord was about to take Elijah up in a whirlwind, he told Elisha to stay and not follow him any longer. Instead, Elisha was persistent and would not leave Elijah’s side. This showed Elisha’s faithfulness and unwavering loyalty and trust in God’s plan. Then Elijah was taken up into heaven in a fiery chariot (Elisha, n.d.). Elisha picked up Elijah's mantle and struck it on the waters …show more content…

He brought back to life the dead son of a Shunammite woman; he cured Naaman a general from Damascus, of leprosy. Also, he multiplied loaves of barley and ears of grain to feed a crowd of people; he caused a metal ax head to float on water and he caused an attacking Aramean army to go blind and then returned their sight. Among these miracles, he filled large empty vessels with oil (Bible Prophecy Corporation, n.d.). This showed his humility and love for God’s people. Even when Elisha passed away he was able to perform a miracle. He became sick and was buried in a tomb. The Moabites put a dead man into Elisha's tomb, “And when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet.” (p. 2 Kings

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