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How Three Women Overcame the ImpossibleFour Step You Can Apply To Overcome the Impossible

2 Kings 4:8-11, NKJV

Elijah teaches us the power of prayer. (James 5:16-18, NKJV; James5:13-15, NKJV)
Elijah was not only a type of Jesus, He teaches us because of Jesus we have the privilege of powerful prayer.
 
Shunammite Women, Mary, and Martha
Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42, NKJV)
We must be ministered to by Jesus and the Word before we can minister to others. Without being ministered to first we will be miserable instead of ministering. When we minister after being ministered to by Jesus it brings a joy that surpasses understanding; it looks like you are doing the giving, while the truth is you are the one receiving. Mary and Martha used their gift of hospitality to minister to Jesus.
 
The Shunammite Women (2 Kings 4:8, NKJV)
The Shunammite Women used their gift of hospitality as a way of ministering.ii.When we minister and use our gifts the right way, we are the ones who are blessed in an unusual way. (1 Corinthians 12:1, AMP) Ministering is one of the important ways we build our house upon the Rock. (Matthew 7:24-29, NKJV) It is important to be building our life upon the Rock before the storms come. It is a character that gets us through the crisis.
 
Both Elisha and Jesus were ministered to by women. The women each had family members that died. (2 Kings 4:19-20, NKJV; John 11:14, NKJV) The women all believed they could live again after the loss of loved ones.
 
These women teach us how to respond in a crisis.
Shunammite Son (2 Kings 4:21-22, NKJV)
 
First, we need to already be building our house upon the Rock. Second, any time we face a crisis the first thing we need to do is cry out to God. We need to believe nothing is too hard for the Lord. Don’t forget to thank God for what He has done. (2 Kings 4:32-37, NKJV)
 
Mary and Martha’s brother Lazarus. (John 11:5-6, NKJV; John 11:14-15, NKJV)
Many times, God uses pain and suffering as a witness to the world.
 
Allow Jesus to get the honor and glory in a crisis.
The women all ministered before the crisis; it was a way or type of building their house upon the Rock.i.If you are not reading God’s Word, you are not being ministered to by Jesus. (John 1:14, NKJV)
 
The women turned to Jesus or type of Jesus for help. (Psalm50:15, NKJV) The women believed Jesus could do the impossible; nothing was too hard for Jesus. (Matthew 17:20-21, NKJV; Matthew 19:26,NKJV)