Naaman had leprosy, and was seeking to be healed, but the instructions he received from Elisha the prophet didn’t seem right to him (2 Kings 5:1-19). Therefore, he rejected the instructions he had received, and left furious, because what he thought was going to happen, didn’t happen (2 Kings 5:11-12).
Sometimes when we do not receive what we expect to be right, we consider the person, who does not act like everyone else to be “out of order.” However, that is judging by our own set of accepted beliefs, which are not necessarily based on truth.
Naaman was eventually talked into following the instructions he had received from Elisha the prophet, and it worked (2 Kings 5:13-14). He was healed.
According to the Word of the Lord, if a prophet tells you something that does not work like he has described it, then that prophet was not sent by the Lord.
Deuteronomy 18:21-22 And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?’ — 22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him. NKJV
However, can you reject the instructions, refuse to follow them, and still testify by your own words that they do not work? May the Lord judge between us.
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