In our Focal Scripture, Elisha prophesied that a measure of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel; while two measures of barley would also go for a shekel, all at the gate of Samaria. In bible times, gates of cities were places where decisions were taken. So in the place where decisions were meant to be taken, something good was going to happen for the benefit of the people of Samaria. The place of decision-makers became the place of the favour that was to come to Israel.
Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: wherever decisions are taken, it shall be in your favour. The places of decision-makers shall become the place of your favour; the decision-makers in your environment will work in your favour; the people in power shall become messengers of your good news and increase; policymakers shall become God’s messengers to make policies that will work for your good; as men gather in the place where decisions are taken, good news will come forth for your sake.
The people in Samaria had no control over what was happening at the gate of Samaria, but it ended in their favour. The word of the Lord caused favour to arise from the gate of Samaria. By the word of the Lord, favour shall arise from places where you are not in control. By the word of the Lord, people you do not even have access to will be divinely compelled to favour you. By the word of the Lord, you will be favoured from high places.
The gate of Samaria became a harbinger of good news for Israel; it had no bad news to offer. Put differently, the place of decision-makers did not supply bad news to Israel. Hear me as I hear the Lord: you will not be a victim of bad news and decisions emanating from the places where decisions that affect you are taken. You will not receive bad news from the tables of those that preside over you. The bad news is barred from your life.
The doors of favours have been opened to you; the doors of bad news are permanently shut.