Let’s Pickup an Ax and Chop Down Trees
December 4, 2019 –
There is a problem in the church today: we have lost the ax head, therefore, our cutting
edge. We have deceived ourselves into using ax handles to beat against non-falling trees.
The opportunity for the church today is to admit to God we have lost our ax head and, therefore, our cutting edge. We must own up that we have been careless in letting the
ax head get loose, setting the stage for it being lost. Now we have to return to the point
where we lost ax head) and ask Him to throw a stick into our muddle river of worldly goals, strategies, and actions. We have to replace our anemic programs with His power, our pride with his grace, and our agenda with his reach-and-teach command. When, as a result of his divine power, the iron arises from the depths of the “Jordan” and swims, we must eagerly and enthusiastically reach out an firmly grasp it, place it back on its handle, and return to work. The fields continue to be white unto harvest, and we must work for the night is coming when no man works.
Let’s pick up an ax and chop down trees.
2 Kings 6: 1 – 7, HCSB
The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “Please notice that the place where
we live under your supervision is too small for us. Please let us go to the Jordan
where we can each get a log and can build ourselves a place to live there.” “Go,”
he said. Then one said, “Please come with your servants.” “I’ll come,” he answered.
So he went with them, and when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees.
As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water, and
he cried out, “Oh, my master, it was borrowed!” Then the man of God asked, “Where
did it fall?” When he showed him the place, the man of God cut a stick, threw it there,
and made the iron float. Then he said, “Pick it up.” So he reached out and took it.