Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 1:1-2:25 / Acts 20:1-38 / Psalm 78:40-55
Elisha asked the prophet Elijah for a double portion of his spirit. (2 Kings 2:9) His desire was to walk in the ways of Elijah and be used by God in a greater degree. Elijah told Elisha that he had asked for a difficult thing yet said it would be granted if he saw Elijah when he was taken away. (vs.10)
As they were walking, God sent a heavenly chariot of fire and took Elijah to heaven in a whirlwind. As he was taken up, his cloak fell and Elisha picked it up. This was a proving time for Elisha…did Elijah’s spirit rest on him? He took the cloak, struck the Jordan River and asked, “Where now is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” God responded by parting the Jordan and Elisha crossed over.
Faith…Elisha stepped out in faith and believed God was going to show up.
Faith…Elisha stepped out in faith and knew God had to show up.
Faith…Elisha stepped out in faith and saw God show up.
If Elisha didn’t act in faith, he never would have discovered the anointing that was on his life. So where is our God? We will never know until we take hold of His Word, follow His Spirit and walk in faith. Doubt and fear stops us in our tracks, faith opens doors and gives direction to our paths…God always shows up in response to our faith!
Pastor James Clark has pastored Calvary Assembly since 1985. He is blessed with his wife Yvonne, six children, two son-in-laws, a beautiful granddaughter and hopefully many more grandchildren to follow!