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Blessings restored: judgments accomplished
The history of the woman,* whose son Elisha had raised to
life again, gives us a little picture of all God's dealings with
Israel. During long years, as determined by Jehovah, Israel is
deprived of everything; but God has preserved all for them, and in
the day of blessing all will be restored to them; and they shall
receive double the fruit of their years of affliction. It is the
son restored to life that brings blessing.
Nevertheless the judgments of God are being accomplished. Elisha goes to Damascus, and Hazael, the rod of Jehovah to chastise His people, is placed on the throne of Syria. On the other hand, Elisha is acknowledged by the Gentiles themselves.
The Spirit of God takes notice of the consequences of Judah's alliance with Israel; but with this exception, Judah for the time is out of sight.
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