Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a very important man with his master and held in high esteem, because by him the LORD had delivered to Syria. The man was a brave warrior, but a leper.
The Syrians had gone out on raids and had taken captive from the land of Israel a GIRL, and she waited on Naaman’s wife.
She said to her mistress: – If only my master be presented to the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.
Naaman went in and spoke to his lord, saying: – So and So says the girl from the land of Israel.
The king of Syria said unto him – Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel. So she departed, taking with him 10 talents of silver, 6,000 shekels of gold and 10 garments.
Also took the letter to the king of Israel, which read: Now when this letter reaches you, will know that I have sent my servant Naaman, that you may cure him of his leprosy.
And it came to pass when the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said: – Am I God, to kill or give life, and for it to send me a man, so that I healed of his leprosy? Now consider and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me!
But it happened, when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, sent to the king: “Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come to Me and know that there is a prophet in Israel ! “
So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house.
And Elisha sent a messenger who said: – Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored, and be clean.
Naaman was furious and said, – Behold, I thought surely he would go out, which stood invoked the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the place, heal the leper.
Are not the rivers of Damascus, the Abana and Pharpar, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean? And turning, he went mad.
But his servants approached him and spoke to him saying: – My Father, if the prophet had told you some great thing, would not have done it? More so if he tells you, ‘Wash and be clean. “
Then he went down and dipped seven times in Jordan, according to the word of the man of God. And his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little boy, and he was clean.
Then Naaman went back to the man of God, and his whole entourage. Came and stood before him and said, – Behold, I acknowledge that there is no God in all the earth but in Israel! Now therefore, accept, please, a present from your servant.
But Elisha said, – Lord lives, whom I serve, I will not accept anything! Naaman urged him to accept him, but he refused.
Naaman said: – If not, please be given to your servant a load of this land, which can be carried by two mules, for henceforth your servant will not offer burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but Only Jehovah.
BIBLE PRINCIPLE: for henceforth your servant will not offer burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but Only Jehovah.
COMMAND: Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored, and be clean. (Obey, believe and Faith in Gods Word).
PROMISE: ‘Wash and be clean. ” (and The HEALTH will come).
(I you feel in a big trouble and death sick the only GOD that can Heal you is our Powerful GOD Jehovah).