LEVELS OF DEBT
2 Kings 6:1-2, 5 – 1 And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell 2 with thee is too strait for us. Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go 5 ye. But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.
This type creeps and pretends to be considerable safe after all, what we are borrowing causes no pain or harm. Indeed, no pain is caused because we intend to return what was borrowed. The danger however in this kind of debt is when it becomes habitual. People borrow almost anything and do not consider a need to possess theirs. In the above scripture, the unthinkable happened, the borrowed axe sank. Have you ever been in a situation where what you borrowed got misplaced? Imagine asking a friend to borrow you a diamond necklace and it gets missing! The root of material debt a times is covetousness. People pursue what they cannot afford and want them at all cost. Some even go into debt when there is no need because it has become a habit.
1 Kings 4:1 – 1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.
We need to realize no one is immune to indebtedness. Believers and unbelievers find themselves in a situation where they are in debt. This prophet took a secure loan. Please realize that when he took this loan, he had total confidence he could pay back and physical death did not come to his mind. This prophet however died and his entire family was in jeopardy because of the debt accrued prior to his death.
One of the reasons people go into debt is because of the confidence that they could and would pay back. So people take a mortgage, car loan and other financial loans with the intention of paying back. Please realize that this man was a Christian who feared and loved the Lord. This means we need revelation to complement our relation with God in the area of our finances. When the prophet died, the creditors came around to enslave the children in order to pay off the loan. So many people have lost their houses, cars, properties and businesses but we have absolute victory in Jesus name. You could be in that situation and asking how to overcome and live a victorious life over debt. It is your time to walk in total victory.