by Jerry Vines

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Naaman: Seven Dips in Jordan (11 of 14)
Kings on Parade
Jerry Vines
II Kings 5

This is probably one of the most familiar of all of
the accounts in the Old Testament. You may have heard
the story of Naaman, the leper, who dipped seven times
in the river Jordan and was cleansed of his leprosy.
It is one of the miracles in the life of the prophet
Elisha. Elisha did a number of miracles. You could
spend a lot of time studying the different miracles
that Elisha did.

There's another miracle right before you get to this
chapter about death in the pot. That's one of my
favorite passages. You go on over into the sixth
chapter and you have some other miracle accounts given
there. It is Elisha who made the iron to swim, the
lost ax head. This was a favorite sermon of Dr.
Lindsay, Sr., the Iron Did Swim. Some of you old
timers remember that great message.

You could go in any number of directions and study
about the various miracles in the life of Elisha. But
I'm just picking one or two to give us a little flavor
for the ministry of this man.

Elisha reminds us in many ways of the Lord Jesus
Christ. It is said of the Lord Jesus that He went
about doing good. It is said that the common people
heard Jesus gladly. You will find that Elisha is very
much like this. He goes about doing good. He performs
miracles and works miracles that really help people
and meet needs in their life.

Elisha is mentioned only one time in the New
Testament. Elijah, his predecessor is given 29
mentions in the New Testament. Elisha is mentioned
only one time and it is by the Lord Jesus. It was the
account of the healing of Naaman, the leper. In Luke
4, verses 27 and 28 Jesus makes reference to this
account. It says, "And many lepers were in Israel in
the time of Elisha the prophet. And none of them was
cleansed saving Naaman, the Syrian (that is, a
Gentile). And all they in the synagogue, when they
heard these t ...

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