2 Kings 5:1 New International Version (NIV)
Naaman Healed of Leprosy
5 Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the Lordhad given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.
Like most men, Naaman from the outside looked like a valiant soldier, but on the inside, he had leprosy. Naaman was a Gentile in the Arminian Military. He was a men amongst men. He was a true leader and a true fighter, but he had a hole inside of him. The hole was killing him.
Most of us, as men, have an empty place inside. This place is where we either have a father wound or wounds that have hurt our hearts. The sad thing is if we do not get help in healing that wound, we will usually act out from that wound. It shows itself in forms anger, addictions, or solitude.
Naaman needed the Lord to heal his leprosy. The Lord was working in Naaman’s life by giving him victory or the Assyrians. He permitted Naaman to bring home a Jewish girl who trusted in God and know about the prophet Elisha, so she tells Naaman’s wife about the prophet, and she tells her husband.
The general has a choice to either continue and have his leprosy take its course or to travel to Samaria over 100 miles away. So, he makes the journey, but he gets angry and prideful along the way. He finally meets up with Elisha and was told to submerge himself 7 times in the dirty Jordan River.
Finally, Naaman submits to the prophet, Elisha. Then, Naaman is healed from his leprosy. It took one man to speak into the wounds of another for the Lord to do his work.
Do you need healing?
Ask another man to walk with you and allow Jesus to heal you from the inside out.
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