Scripture: 2 Kings 13:14-21
In these verses we read that Elisha tells the king to shoot an arrow out a window. We can ask the questions: " what was the target" and "what was the purpose?" The target was an enemy he could not see; he was shooting an arrow into a spiritual battlefield.
Elisha put his hand on the King's hand, because this battle needed assistance. To survive a spirtual battle a person needs instruction, guidance, direction and coaching. God has placed his hand on your life so that through your weakness he can accomplish supernatural things. But then it was the king's turn to take the remaining arrows and strike the ground. The arrow in the air flew through the enemy's territory, but the ground was the king's territory. The king struck three times; Elisha was expecting something much more dramatic: there was an army on the way and their goal was to destroy.
People come to church for answers and miracles, they are wary of the strange things. What seemed like a ridiculous action to the king was what God considered faith in him. The king seemed embarrassed by the prophet's direction. He had a passionless performance: he didn't put his heart into it. The king was polite instead of passionate; he was more concerned with dignity than with deity. He sacrificed his nation because of public opinion and personal doubt.
Passion predetermines our victories. Each of us holds the arrows of prophetic destiny. Many want to speak prophecies, but few want to fulfill prophecies. When we serve God with passion He gives us power to overcome our unseen enemies. We must ask Him to help us overcome our passionless faith, passionless prayers, personal embarrassment and passionless worship.
It's time to make a break with personal traditions. Do something in the name of passion for God: find out what God can use in you! The words and actions of deliverance are in your hands. Strike your ground until passion ignites, your heart is in it and your full deliverance comes.