A SON PRESENTED ALIVE FROM THE DEAD
1 Kings 17: 18 -20 And she said to Elijah, What have you against me, O man of God? Have you come to me to call my sin to remembrance and to slay my son? He said to her, Give me your son. And he took him from her bosom and carried him up into the chamber where he stayed and laid him upon his own bed. And Elijah cried to the Lord and said, O Lord my God, have You brought further evil (calamity) upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul come into him again.
A change of possession and position must take place in order for Resurrection Life to manifest. The widow’s son had to be handed over to Elijah and moved to Elijah’s space in the house. He had to be laid on Elijah’s bed (bier), picturing our being made conformable to Jesus’ death (Philippians 3:10). Elijah prayed but did not call sin into remembrance. We have an Advocate with the Father (1 John 2:1). Elijah’s faith with works was demonstrated as he stretched himself upon the child three times. In other words, he made the son’s situation conform fully to the Redemptive Work of Christ. Elijah stretched or measured himself in all three realms (spirit, soul and body) of this son indicating a complete work in righteousness. He then simply asked God to let this child's soul come into him again. God answered. The result is a son presented alive. The result of true ministry of the Word will always be a son presented alive!