Your main focus in reducing financial debt and receiving supernatural sufficiency should
be fulfilling the spiritual destiny that God has for you. If you keep your focus on your
financial situation, you will never dare to believe that God can release the provision
necessary to fulfill your vision. God wants you to focus on His unlimited resources.
There is a tremendous Old Testament story in 2 Kings 4:1-7 that illustrates supernatural
debt retirement. A widow woman came to the prophet Elisha with a desperate need. Her
husband died and she had no source of incomeBno possible way to meet the needs of her
family. She was in debt, and the creditor had come to take her sons as slaves in payment
of the debt--a custom of that time. If ever anyone needed a miracle, she did. She had
already lost her husband and now she faced the possibility of losing her sons. In her
desperation, she cried out to the prophet Elisha for help.
Elisha answered, AWhat shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?@
The woman answered that she had nothing except a jar of oil. Elisha told her to borrow
as many vessels as possible from her neighborsB-not a few, but as many as possible.
Then she was to go into her house, shut the door, and begin to pour her oil into the
vessels she had collected.
Why was she to shut the door? To close out the unbelief of friends and family who might
have criticized her and to shut out the dire circumstances around her. Do you need to
shut the door on unbelief, criticism, and negative circumstances that are hindering your
own faith for a supernatural miracle?
The widow acted upon the word of the Lord=s prophet. She collected the vessels, entered
into her house, shut the door, took her small bottle of oil, and began to pour. As she
poured, the oil began to multiply. Can you imagine the joy she experienced each time
she poured the oil and filled another vessel? She kept pouring and pouring until every
empty vessel she had collected was filled to the brim. Then the prophet Elisha told her to
sell the oil, pay her debt, and free her sons.
You may think your circumstances are so bad that you do not have anything with which
to start. God multiplied a small supply of oil to meet this woman=s need. Begin to act in
faith upon God=s Word and use what you have, no matter how small it may seem to you.
There is a miracle in your house and it starts with what you already possess. Your Apot of
oil@ may be an idea, a talent, or an ability that--when presented to God--will result in
financial freedom and sufficient provision for your needs. You may have limited
resources, like the little lad in New Testament times who presented his loaves and fishes
to the Master to feed a multitude. Take what little you have, present it to God, and watch
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.