It Could Happen Tomorrow (Reading 2 Kings 7)

Will Memphis crumble to the ground Thursday afternoon in an earthquake? What if a hurricane hits New York City? Could the state of Florida be covered by a Tsunami? The Weather Channel thinks so. Their popular show “It Could Happen Tomorrow” speculates about the impact of natural disasters upon American cities. The premise of the show is that everything could change in an unexpected moment.

In 2 Kings 7:1 Elisha tells the King of Israel that life will change tomorrow. Israel has been under siege by Syria, but God would do something so that tomorrow would be a new day. The captain who served the king thought Elisha was a fool. He quipped that God himself could not make things change so drastically overnight. As a curse to him Elisha prophesied that the captain would see the miracle with his own eyes, but he would not benefit from it.

The Bible promises drastic change can take place to two of the most difficult places in the universe; the human soul and planet earth. Tomorrow your soul, and/or this planet, can be a different place. Through repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ a person can be born again (John 3). “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come (2 Cor. 5:17).” In Christ we have new life. You can be different tomorrow.

The Bible also promises a dramatic return by Jesus to Earth. He will set up His kingdom and return the world to right, to a state of shalom. When Jesus returns, the world will become a different place (Romans 8, Rev. 21 – 22). The process could begin tomorrow.

The problem is that we have been under siege so long. The soul of man and his planet has been under the decay of sin almost since the beginning of time. Because we have been so long under siege it is hard to imagine anything better could be possible as soon as tomorrow. Yet, we should not scoff at the promises of God. His Word is true. He will do what He has promised. The danger of rejecting the promises of God is that one may actually witness them with their own eyes, yet receive none of their benefits, much like the captain in 2 Kings 7.

When it comes to the promises of God we should embrace them and enjoy them. It could happen tomorrow.


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