Your Elisha legacy

Elisha was a tremendous prophet for God. He performed many miracles during his lifetime. You can read about him in 2 Kings 2-13. The end of his life is described succinctly:

Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to enter the country every spring. Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet. 2 Kings 13:20-21

How extraordinary! Even in death his bones had the power to give life. This is an amazing testament to the power available to us through our God when we serve in obedience to Him. However, I think the chances are slim that my bones will ever raise anyone to life. So, how do I find myself in this story? How do you find yourself?

Let’s talk about legacy. This is quite a legacy for Elisha, right? Even his bones give life. Although his physical being had ended, he still had the capability to give life where death reigned. Here’s a powerful truth: you can have the same legacy. This is how it works.

  1. You sew a seed. You tell a friend, colleague, co-worker, family member, classmate or anyone else about the resurrection power of Jesus Christ.
  2. God grows that seed and a life is saved.
  3. This new Christian also shares the Gospel. Another seed is sewn. A new life begins.
  4. Your Elisha legacy has begun!

About Tony Schmitz

Tony Schmitz received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in 1993, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1996, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1999. He is a mechanical engineering professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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