The faith for double portion

The faith for double portion

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Text: 2 Kings 2:6, 9-10

📖6….”And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.
📖9….And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
📖10….And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.”

Message:

🔥Whatever a man can only acquire through God, is a hard thing. Hard things are like gold, precious stones or crude oil; they are not found on the surface of the earth. But they are hidden by the Creator, for his creatures to search out…Prov 25:2. In 2 Kgs chapter 2, Elijah was preparing to depart for heaven. But he mustn’t leave with his anointing. So, the most faithful servant of his must inherit his spirit. While the other sons of the prophets were mocking Elisha, he was busy struggling to take over Elijah’s office. Even though he was anointed by Elijah in 2 Kgs 19:16-19, that didn’t automatically give him the spirit and power of Elijah. Paul would rather say WORK OUT YOUR SALVATION…Phil 2:12

🔥🔥It is one thing to be anointed, and another thing to receive the spirit and power of the anointer…1 Sam 13:13. The importance of the anointing is that it destroys yokes (Isaiah 10:27), while commitment to the God of the anointing, establishes…2 Chro 20:20. Saul was though anointed, but he didn’t receive the kingdom power because he lacked the attitude of obedience and conformity to the God of the anointing…Rom 12:2. Same with following a pastor. If you don’t conform to the desires of your leader, you cannot manifest his grace after him.

🔥🔥🔥Because Elisha valued the spirit of Elijah, he followed him closely without being derailed by discouragements…2 Kgs 2:2-3, Ruth 1:11-17. Because of the burning desire of Elisha for the double portion of Elijah’s spirit, he followed him, even though he knew his master was to be taken from him that day. His interest in his master, led him to ask for the hard thing that only serious commitment can give. The question is, do you undertake to do difficult tasks in your Church like Elisha did for Elijah? Commitment during difficult times, avails one the opportunity to receive the double portion.

SOULS ACTIVITIES:

🙏O Lord, lead me by your spirit to where hard things such as gold are found in the faith in Jesus’ name.

🙏🙏Heavenly Father, grant that the spirit and power of the anointing should always accompany every anointing in our Church in Jesus’ name.

🙏🙏🙏Precious Redeemer, may my value for your spirit, my close following of you, and undertaking difficult tasks in the faith in your name, decorate me with the double portion grace in Jesus’ name.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

Morning:
Genesis 4-5

Evening:
Genesis 6-7

GOD IS TURNING OUR WATER TO WINE!

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