The Meaning of The Widow’s Sons Being Sold Into Bondage

Hi Mike,

I ​trust you are fairing well. Am going through 2 King 4:1-7, the story of Elisha and the widow. The insight I get from there is: When the prophet dies (entry point of the word of God-mind of Christ-Spirit),​ we run out of the supply of the spirit (little oil left), when that happens, we becomes carnal (depending on the flesh) which makes us debtors to the Law of the Spirit in Christ Jesus.

There is therefore now no condemnation for they that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.

M_____

 

Hi ​M​____

I really appreciate what you see there in 1Kg 4:1-7. The death of the indebted prophet is indeed a type of us having lost our first love:

Rev 2:1  Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
Rev 2:2  I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Rev 2:3  And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Rev 2:4  Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Rev 2:5  Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

The oil that comes to us through the agency of the Living Prophet, typifies the spirit,​ which is given us via the agency of Christ.

Joh 14:15  If ye love me, keep my commandments.
Joh 14:16  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Joh 14:17  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
Joh 14:18  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Thank you so much for sharing your revelation with me.

Women in scripture always signify the church. This widow, whose sons are being sold as bondmen​,​ ​is the exact scriptural type of all of us being in bondage to the elements of this world and the rudiments of this world. These verses describe perfectly the situation in which this widows sons find themselves.​

Gal 4:9  But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?

Col 2:8  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

We have been redeemed from the bondage of sin via the spirit of Christ, the oil of the spirit, symbolized by the oil which the woman was supernaturally given to redeem her sons.

Thank you for your question, Mike​

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