The record of Naaman being cleansed of his leprosy is not just entertaining, it has many colourful illustrations of truth, as well as a rather sobering one. It is such a powerful record that even Jesus Christ referred to it during his teaching in the synagogue in Nazareth. Let's go meet Naaman.

2 Kings 5:1
Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour,
but he was a leper.

Naaman was the Commander in Chief, the top military commander of the king of Syria's armed forces. He was also a close aide to the king. He would have been rich, powerful, educated, influential, highly regarded and socially honoured. He was also a leper. We all have our little challenges in life, hey.

2 Kings 5:2
And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

There is a truth buried in this verse that is well worth the time and effort to dig out.

Proverbs 2:1-5
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Digging treasure out of the word is exciting. When you hit a gold vein, you don't even notice the work. Let's read the verse again and do a little digging.

2 Kings 5:2
And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

The believers, God's people, were invaded by unbelievers. Israel had turned their backs on God and walked so far away from him that he could no longer protect them as a nation. Consequently, they were invaded by the Syrians. This young woman was taken prisoner and ended up working for Naaman's wife.

2 Kings 5:3
And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord
were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

Even though this young woman had been taken captive by the Syrians, dragged off to a foreign land, and was working for Naaman and his wife as a prisoner, she loved Naaman enough to want to help him. Why? There is so much under the surface here, that I'm at a loss as to where to start digging.

First of all, if you love someone enough to want to help them, then they obviously don't treat you badly. If Naaman was an asshole who ill-treated this young Israeli woman, would she have cared enough about him to want to help him? I don't think so. Would you?

The point is, Naaman and his wife must have cared for that young woman. If Naaman had been a bastard, I'm pretty sure she would have been secretly glad he was a leper. Yet she cared enough about him to want to help him. This tells us a great deal about the kind of man Naaman was.

Now stop and think about this. When foreign armies go to war and invade other countries, do people die? Yes, they do. Soldiers fight, men die on battlefields, cities fall and people are killed by the thousands. Yet despite the trauma of war, this young woman found herself in Syria employed in what must have been one of the most desirable jobs in the country - personal assistant to the wife of the commander of the Syrian armies. She must have been quite a woman to have been entrusted with such a responsibility. I'll bet she had a lovely little home of her own and was well paid too. What can we learn from this? Well, here's a clue.

Deuteronomy 30:4
any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:

To God, it really doesn't matter where we are or how bad things may be, he can look after us. Even if we're floating around at the edge of space, God can take care of us. Remember Jonah? When he prayed and asked for help, he was drowning at the bottom of the ocean, the weeds wrapping around his head. Was God able to sort things out for him? All it took was a fish.

Jonah 1:17
Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Jeremiah 32:27
Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

Even if we're in a war, God can and will look after us. If we find ourselves in a war, we must not be afraid. We must put our trust in God and expect him to look after us. Perhaps this would be a good time to read through one of David's psalms.

Psalm 23:1
is my shepherd; I shall not want.

The Bible is an eastern book which was written by men and women who lived in the Middle East. As such, the Bible is overflowing with Middle Eastern culture. Understanding that culture is necessary to understanding many scriptures.

David had been raised as a shepherd, and in those days shepherds lived with their sheep out in the countryside. Wild animals, rustlers, bad weather, and hostile war parties were a constant threat, so shepherds had to know how to take care of themselves and their flocks.

As shepherds lived with their sheep, they would often give them names. The sheep would learn to trust their shepherd and would follow him wherever he went. They would even recognise their own names and come when called. As long as they had a good shepherd, sheep never wanted for anything. David uses all this to teach us about God's care for his people.

Psalm 23:2
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Shepherds would search out good pastures for their sheep, and they would also find calm pools for them to drink from. God always leads us to green pastures and calm waters. If we live by his word, we will not want for anything.

Psalm 23:3
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

If any of the sheep became sick or were injured, the shepherd would care for them and bind up their wounds. Shepherds also knew all the good tracks through the mountains and would lead their sheep on safe paths.

Psalm 23:4
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou
art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

It wasn't safe out in the countryside. Wild animals, robbers, and bad weather were a part of life. However, no matter how bad things were, shepherds would protect their sheep. They would put themselves in harm's way to keep the sheep safe from predatory animals and other dangers. David was well trained in combat, and knew how to use a sling, a deadly weapon at close range.

Jesus Christ also used illustrations from shepherding to teach truth.

John 10:10-12
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have
it more abundantly.

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

Hirelings were hired men. They weren't paid to put themselves in harm's way, so when danger came they would run away. Hirelings would not risk personal injury for someone else's sheep. It was not their job. It wasn't written into their terms of employment. That's why shepherds were usually family men, like David, men who would hazard their lives for their own sheep.

John 10:13-15
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

We can learn a lot about God from these illustrations, but always remember that we're never referred to as sheep in Paul's epistles. In the old testament, before the day of Pentecost, the gift of holy spirit was not available, and people depended on men and women with old testament holy spirit upon them to keep them in touch with God. That kept them safe and protected. In this administration we all have holy spirit, so we can all go directly to God for ourselves. There is no need for shepherds anymore, and that's why we are not referred to as sheep.

Before the day of Pentecost, before the gift of holy spirit was available, the sheep imagery was appropriate. Men like Moses kept God's people safe from marauding devil spirits looking to harm them. In this Age of Grace, God gives us information personally and directly by way of the Christ in us. That's why temples made with hands who demand you submit to their structures of leadership are full of horseshit. Get out of those places, make Christ your head, get a home church established and teach people how to walk by the spirit for themselves.

Remember Goliath? David was just a teenager when he fought him. When Saul the king first saw David, he told him to beat it because he was just a kid.

1 Samuel 17:33-37
And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou
art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:

And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. 

Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.

David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.

See, shepherds were warriors, men who would fight and hazard their lives for their sheep. God's men and women in our day and time who run home churches are to fight to protect God's children in their care. This is a family thing, and we are to fight for each other and look after each other.

By the way, the imagery in psalm 23 isn't about smiling inanely and being nice to everyone, it's about being fearless and taking on anything that would attempt to harm God's children. It's about being more than a conqueror in every situation. It takes strength, determination, courage, commitment and faithfulness to stand in the spiritual competition and be successful. David may have been but a teenager, but he was already a warrior experienced in fighting lions and bears in hand to hand combat and killing them stone dead.

From where do we get the idea then that Christians are supposed to be inane pathetic smiling creatures who don't deal with anything? Where do you think? It has to be from those shithole churches they go to, where the god of this world churns them into religious doormats.

No one wiped their feet on David, did they? He didn't just stand there and smile inanely at Goliath, did he? No, he took the fucker down and cut off his stupid head. He was prepared to put himself in harm's way to protect his sheep, and he was prepared to put himself in harm's way to protect God's people. That's why God made him king and gave him the job of looking after his people.

The word says David was a man after God's own heart. That's why he could walk through the valley of the shadow of death and fear no evil. Is that the kind of strength and courage you want in your life? If so, then stay well away from shithole churches and ministries, get some home churches up and running, and teach people how to walk by the spirit. If you're a religious asshole who thought going to church was the right thing to do, fine, apologise to God, get your head into his word and learn to walk by the spirit. Be an example, be fearless. God will be with you, just as he was with David. Go and take some Goliaths down and have some fun. Memorise Psalm 23, and memorise this next one as well. Running scriptures like these through your head will give you courage and strength.

Psalm 91:1-16
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Did you know the psalms were originally songs written to music? God gave these songs and these words to David. These words of God were originally set to music. Let's stop to think about that, selah.

Music and songs help us to memorise words. We all find it easy to memorise words when they are set to music. God gave us the psalms as songs, as music so they would be easy to memorise so we could sing the words to ourselves. I believe having the psalms written to music was God's way of marking which words in his word would be good for us to memorise. Yes, we don't have the music anymore, but we still have the words. We can always sing them to our own tunes.

David wrote psalm 27 as well. These words didn't just dribble out through a religious inane smile either, they resonated with power from his heart. Memorise them and the next time you're tempted to fear, think about David and run a few verses of these psalms through your head.

Psalm 27:1-3
is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

Psalm 3:6
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set
themselves against me round about.

This kind of fearlessness comes only from knowing the word and believing it. David was fearless because he knew that no matter what came his way, with God's help he could overcome anything. Even in war, we can be fearless.

Romans 8:35-39
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Even in war, we have nothing of which to be afraid. If the whole world caves in, God will take care of us if we refuse to fear. Just as David would fight for and protect his sheep, so God will fight for and protect us no matter what spiritual monsters come at us. That's why we can refuse to fear even if we find ourselves walking through the valley of the shadow of death.

Proverbs 3:25,26
Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

When Jerusalem was under siege, and Jeremiah confronted God's people for being greedy treacherous cunts, they tried to kill him. When that failed, they locked him up in the dungeons so they wouldn't have to listen to what he was saying. If war comes knocking at the door and people refuse to hear God's men warning them of the consequences of their evil ways, whose fault is it when the bullets start flying? However, despite Jeremiah's precarious situation, God took care of him. When the city fell, God made sure he was taken care of. God's people didn't take care of him, it was the unbelieving Gentiles who took care of him. How do you like that?

Jeremiah 38:28
So Jeremiah abode in the court of the prison until the day that Jerusalem was taken: and he was
there when Jerusalem was taken.

Jeremiah 39:6-8
Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah.

Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon.

And the Chaldeans burned the king's house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 39:11,12
Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, saying,

Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.

See, God can take care of us even in war. When Joseph was almost murdered by his own brothers, and wound up in a dungeon in Egypt, God took care of him. Pharaoh released him from prison and made him Lord over all his house and a ruler over the land of Egypt.

Genesis 41:39-43
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this,
there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:

Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.

And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;

And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.

What can we learn from this? Well, even if the whole world caves in and wars break out all around us, we have nothing to fear. God can and will protect us if we trust him, refuse to fear, and walk by the spirit. Disciples have nothing to fear because God will take care of us. He promises to meet all our need, doesn't he? This promise is true, even in war.

Philippians 4:19
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

If we have food on the table, clothes to wear, and somewhere comfortable and safe to live, we should be content. Life isn't about private yachts, mansions, expensive suits, casinos and fast cars, it's about being content with having all our need met. The love of money is the root of all evil, so don't ever fall in love with money.

1 Timothy 6:8
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

God will even be able to take care of his people during the Revelation Administration. People will be able to grow their own food and make their own clothes. The whole purpose of clothing is so we can be warm and dry, not so we can prance through the streets adorned with the latest high street fashions. Contentment isn't dependent on money, it's dependent on having our need met. Oh and don't blame what happens during the Revelation Administration on God, it won't be his fault at all.

Revelation 9:20,21
And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

Regarding digging into the word for treasure, look how much we've already unearthed from this record of Naaman. Even if there are bombs falling, bullets flying, and people dying all around us, we don't have to fear because God will look after us.

Psalm 91:7
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand;
but it shall not come nigh thee.

That young woman taken captive by the Syrians who worked for Naaman and his wife was looked after, wasn't she? Although Israel had turned their backs on God and their country caved in, she was looked after. Not only was she uninjured, she found good employment. It doesn't matter to God if we're in a war, he can still take care of us.

2 Kings 5:3,4
And she [the young woman] said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel.

On hearing this, Naaman went to see his boss the king to get some time off work. The king thought it a splendid idea, and then in his stupidity almost started a war. That's what politicians do when they neglect the word.

2 Kings 5:5
And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment.

Woah, hold up a minute, who said anything about the king of Israel healing Naaman of his leprosy? The maid told Naaman to go see the man of God, she didn't say anything about going to see any king. Why didn't the king of Syria write his letter to Elisha? That's politicians for you. They always think they know best.

2 Kings 5:6
And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have therewith sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy.

Whenever politicians think they know better than God, all we ever have are problems. Turn your noses up at God regarding homosexuality, and the consequences will be your fault, not Gods. Don't blame him when your countries cave in and the bullets and the bombs and the machetes and the suicide bombers come. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because they were infested with homos and lesbians. Any bets it's the homos and lesbians in politics who are dismantling our immigration laws so suicide bombers and maniacs with rifles can come here and run around the streets shooting people and blowing themselves up? Don't blame God, it's your own fault. Do what he says, and you won't have the problems.

Unless you come back to God and his word regarding homosexuality, you will suffer terrible consequences. You love the homos and the lesbians, and you have the nerve to call yourselves christians? Isaiah had to put up with the same shit from God's people back in his day. Paul had the same issues in the book of Acts and quoted Isaiah at them.

Acts 28:25-27
And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,

Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:

For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

And that's where God's people are today for the most part. They are dull of hearing, and they honour God with their mouths yet their hearts are far from him. They are worse than the heathen.

2 Chronicles 33:9,10
So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err,
and to do worse than the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel.

And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken [they wouldn't listen].

Who is listening to me? Carry on down the way of death with your homos and slimy lesbians, marching under your pathetic banners of human rights and tolerance, and you will not enjoy what's coming. Jonah confronted the people of Nineveh and they changed. You can to. Come back to God and his word, and you will have his protection.

Jonah 1:1,2
Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,

Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

Jonah 3:4-6
And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.

So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

Jonah 3:10
And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did
it not.

See, God doesn't want people destroyed, he wants everyone to have a good life. It is the adversary, the devil, Lucifer, the thief who wants us all dead and who does everything in his power to steal from us, kill us, and destroy us. It is Lucifer who promotes homosexuality, and he does it through the Vatican and the United Nations so he can steal our countries, kill us, and destroy us. Choose your god carefully. Lucifer may have a lot of money, but there's no contentment in that, just a whole load of sorrow and death.

If we come back to God and his word, he will look after us. If we tell him to fuck off and love the homos and lesbians more than we love God and his word, then destruction is coming.

Why do you think I've given my whole life to studying, learning, researching and teaching the bible? To make lots of money? So I could be rich and famous? So I could be a man of the world and make my fortune? So the world would love me? I'm not a man of the world and I have nothing to show for my life in a worldly sense. I've even published my work to the public domain, and made it available free on line. The world didn't do much for Moses either.

Hebrews 11:24,25
By faith [believing] Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

Paul was another who didn't consider the world of much value.

Philippians 3:8
Yea doubtless, and I count all things
but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung [shit, poo], that I may win Christ,

I've given my whole life to this. I could have been a rock star, or an international bestselling author, or anything I wanted to be. If I'd loved money and gone the way of the world, I could have had castles and Aston Martins. I chose which life to live and I chose well. This life will pass, but at the return I will receive my inheritance from God and have eternity in which to enjoy it. I suggest you choose wisely too, for this world and everything in it is fleeting and illusory.

Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you,
that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

The world, and christians in particular, had better wake up and listen. Did you know that when the communists took China, they murdered over 20 million Chinese people, most of whom were drowned by having their faces held down in barrels filled with human shit and piss? And they made the children watch. That's what's coming if you don't get your hearts back into God's word. Just because you don't believe in God doesn't mean there isn't a devil. Who the fuck do you think you are to waggle your fingers at the bible and the spirit realm and turn your nose up at God? He wants you to have a good life, he wants you to be safe, and have abundance and prosperity, yet you tell him to fuck off and go whoring after your homos and slimy lesbians instead? I suggest you get your heads and your hearts back into the word and start believing it again while there is still time.

Anyway, back to Naaman, who trusted that God was going to cleanse him of his leprosy. He was obviously believing for deliverance, wasn't he. Believing is always required for healing.

2 Kings 5:7
And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.

The king of Israel wasn't much better than the king of Syria, was he? He thought the king of Syria was looking for an excuse to start a war. Instead of Naaman getting his healing, we now have a war brewing between Syria and Israel because of politics.

2 Kings 5:8
And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

Good job God was still in business, hey. He had a quiet word with Elisha and sorted it out. That's what men of God do, they sort things out.

2 Kings 5:9
So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.

Now remember who Naaman was. How honoured would you feel if the Commander in Chief of the armed forces of a foreign country came to your door? Try to picture the scene. Naaman would have had his Special Forces surrounding him, his chariot would have been a top of the range, state of the art modern military machine. His soldiers would have been equipped with the most modern and sophisticated weaponry of the day, and he was carrying a lot of gold. This was an entourage from the king of Syria, and it was escorted by one of the most formidable military units in the world. Impressive? Elisha didn't even answer the door. He sent his servant. Prophets make me laugh.

2 Kings 5:10
And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.

The message was clear. Go wash in Jordan seven times and be clean. You'd think Naaman would have been happy, hey? All he had to do was go jump in a river and he would be clean. No more leprosy. However, when the front door closed in his face, Naaman lost his temper.

2 Kings 5:11,12
But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

No Naaman, no you may not wash in Abana and Pharpar and be clean. The word rage implies bad language accompanied by obscene gestures. Naaman had expected magic tricks, not to be told by a servant to go wash in some dirty little river. When he stormed off, Elisha didn't go running after him either. We just give people the word. What they do with it is up to them.

What can we learn from this? Well, we don't argue with God. When he gives us answers, we do what he says. Argue with God and do things your way, and you will not see any deliverance. When Naaman stormed off in a rage, he was still a leper.

After a while, Naaman cooled down, and one or two of his servants had a quiet word in his ear.

2 Kings 5:13
And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

Sensible advice, since Naaman was still a leper. If we want deliverance we have to do things God's way, not our way. Often, that's a hard lesson to learn. God wants us to have the absolute best in life, but we have to do things his way. He knows best. We can't do things our way and simply expect God to magic up a more abundant life for us. That doesn't work.

Interestingly, God wasn't mad at Naaman for storming off in a rage, and nor was Elisha. The revelation didn't change because he lost his temper, did it? This is an amazing principle. God has no problems with man, it's man that always seems to have a problem with God.

2 Kings 5:14,15
Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.

When Naaman returned to Elisha's house, his attitude had changed. Elisha even went out to speak with him this time. He didn't take his money though.

Many times in the word, God's men did receive gifts, and God was happy with that. In this case however, the revelation was not to touch it. The word doesn't tell us why, but God knows best. If God had given him a green light, Elisha would have taken it, but he didn't, not in this case. We must walk by the spirit when receiving gifts from men. Often, there is a rather tenuous distinction between gifts and bribes. If someone gives you a gift, are there ulterior motives attached? Will accepting a gift prevent you from confronting someone if they break the word?

Freemasonry is built on bribery. Once you join them, the gifts start coming and before you know it, they're using those gifts as levers to force you to do things you really don't want to do. That's bribery. That's how freemasonry corrupts.

Immigration is simply a masonic device to keep the available workforce higher than the number of jobs. If the workforce was less than the number of available jobs, masons would have to pay higher wages to get better employees. Immigration serves only to make greedy masonic cunts more money.

Deuteronomy 16:19
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

Gifts can be used seductively to prevent you from doing the word. If someone gives you a gift, and they then break the word, are you going to confront them? If not, that gift has corrupted you. When taking money or gifts from people, always walk by the spirit. If God gives you a green light, fine take it, but if you get a red light, if he says leave it alone, politely decline it. It is a person's heart that matters, and only God knows what's in someone's heart at times.

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

Bribery can be very subtle. Be extremely wary of gifts for there is a fine line between them and bribes. God told Elisha not to accept the money from Naaman.

2 Kings 5:16-19
But he said, As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules' burden of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the LORD.

In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing.

And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.

In his heart, Naaman didn't bow to Rimmon, he was just doing his job, and that was okay with God. His boss, the king of Syria, worshipped Rimmon, a pagan god. He probably had his own psychic, which would explain why he almost started a war by sending Naaman to the king of Israel instead of to Elisha. Conjecture, yes, but that is how devil spirits move their evil. Royalty, freemasonry, and politics are infested with psychics. All the information they get is from devil spirits, and the heart it comes from is stealing, killing and destroying. That's the way of the masonic world, the way of death. God's word is the way of life.

Do we want cured of our leprosy or whatever else we may have? God's very nature is deliverance, and when we do things his way and believe, we get the deliverance in whatever category of life we need it. I've even heard of people being cured of aids.

Jeremiah 32:27
Behold, I
am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

Amazingly, we can learn a little more from Naaman's life. How often do we see the consequences for falling in love with money in the word? We're going to see it here again. Always, always, always remember, that money is the devil's world. Life isn't about money, it's about being content with having our need met.

1 Timothy 6:6-11
But godliness with contentment is great gain.

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Whatever you do, whatever it takes, keep the love of money out of your life, out of your home churches and out of the body of Christ. You prophets need to be sharp on this. Even Elisha's servant was seduced by the love of money. If we're not sharp on our attitude to money, if we start loving the things of the world more than we love God, if we neglect the word and God's people because we're more interested in making money to buy stuff we don't need, we're heading for major problems. Money is the devil's world, so use it wisely and don't ever fall in love with it. Elisha's servant Gehazi, unfortunately fell in love with money. When he saw all that free money he wanted some of it. Let's see how things turned out for him.

2 Kings 5:20-27
But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but,
as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.

So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?

And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.

And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed.

But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.

And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?

The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.