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Take it from the root

DevotionsTake it from the root

Text: 2 Kings 2: 19. And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren. 20. And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him. 21. And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land. 


The root of an object is its stronghold.
We must understand that the root of a matter is the matter itself.
A failure to deal with the root of any matter will bring about fresh issues from the same root.
Without the root of a tree, it would be impossible for the tree to grow and stand tall.
When you take out the branches of a tree, it’ll only take a little time and another branch would grow. But when you take down a tree by the root, the tree is gone forever.
It is the root that collects nutrients to keep the plants alive.


Every problem has a root.
“I decree an end to every root cause of your challenges in Jesus’ name”.
In a family where no child grows to maturity, there is a root to that spiritual wickedness that needs to be dealt with.
In a situation where nothing seems to be working right, there is a root to the cause of such affliction.
Until we prayerfully trace the root cause of events, our deliverance might only be for a season.

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In 1 Samuel 17, as David destroyed the root and backbone behind the Philistine’s army, others ran for their lives.
When it is handled from the root, it becomes a total freedom and victory.


Our Bible text tells us of a town, located in pleasant surroundings, but suffered from a bad water and was unproductive. 2 Kings 2:19.
Elisha further requested for a new bowl with salt in It and went out to the spring that supplied the town with water and threw the salt into it and prayed. 2 Kings 2:20-22 NLT.
The problem of the water was not from the stream flowing in the town but from the source that supplied the water.
If Elisha had prayed on a cup or bucket drawn from the bad water, the purification would only serve for a time. But being a man of the spirit, he traced the root of the problem and purified the source that supplied the water into Jericho.
There are some challenges we are passing through that has nothing to do with us but form our ancestral lineage.
We must identify the root cause of the matter to enjoy a complete and perfect victory.


I am not ignorant of the fact that devil is the king and master of all evil and mischief, but as God’s elect, it pleases the Lord to reveal to us on how the devil came in.
Fetching out water out of a ferry will not stop the ferry from sinking. But when the fault and the cause of the incoming water are identified and fixed, it will save the ferry from sinking.
Again, failure to attack the root is like taking off a spider web rather than killing the spider that has produced the web and would still produce more.

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Arise child of God and prayerfully recover your blessings from the root cause.
It is time for war.
Take your ground this day, and reclaim your spiritual ground.
I pray your testimony is sure in Jesus’ name.




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