The officer on whose arm the king was leaning said to the man of God, “Look, even if the LORD should open the floodgates of the heavens, could this happen?”
“You will see it with your own eyes,” answered Elisha, “but you will not eat any of it!” 2 Kings 7:2
The king of Israel and Elisha definitely had an up and down relationship. The king wanted to eliminate Elisha but in the past he had been able to provide the king some good military intelligence. Israel was in the midst of a famine, something the king blamed Elisha for. Now Elisha had just told the officer that the floodgates of heaven would open but the officer would not enjoy any of it. It was enough to drive the king insane! Elisha had spoken truth. Later in the chapter, the officer (who also happened to be in charge of the plunder from the Aramaen camp) was overrun with people trying to get to the plunder.
It’s easy to get lost in the entire found in 2 Kings 7. We know that there are truth seekers and truth tellers out there. We know they exist because we’ve seen them in action. But we also know that there are shysters and those who would pervert the Gospel for dishonest gain.
We need more Truth Tellers. We need more and more who will speak the truth to those in charge even if it means that their life is in jeopardy. We need those who will continue day after day after day to stand up for the truth. Pray that God will raise up more and more Truth Tellers. Ask Him what your role will be in that effort.