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Elisha and the miracle water

2 Kings 2:19-22
Elisha puts salt into a spring giving impure water.
Contributed by Richard Gunther
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Elisha had just taken over from Elijah as a prophet of God. He was at the city of Jericho. – Slide 1
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The people of Jericho came to him and complained that the water was bad and the land was producing poor crops. – Slide 2
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A good water supply was so important to the people as they lived in a hot dry land. – Slide 3
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Elisha gave a strange command. ‘Bring me a new bowl,’ he said, ‘and put salt in it.’ So they brought him a new bowl full of salt. – Slide 4
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Elisha then took the bowl to the local water spring. – Slide 5
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He then threw the salt into the water and said, ‘This is what the Lord says: “I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.”’ – Slide 6
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When the people tasted the water it was fresh and clean. – Slide 7
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And from that point on the water remained pure, just as Elisha has said. – Slide 8
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