“Jehoshaphat said, “Is there no prophet of the Lord here, that we may inquire of him?” So one of the servants of the king Israel answered and said, “Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who poured water on the handsof Elijah.” And Jehoshaphat said, “The word of the Lord is with him.” - 2 Kings 3:11-12
World leaders today do not know how to solve the world’s complicated problems and cannot without Christ. Wise politicians still inquire of God’s ministers for Biblical, spiritual insight and practical answers!
The Elisha Generation Is Going to Establish The Kingdom Of God
(1 Kings 19:19) “So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen.” Elijah needed help, and in seeking for a certain kind of man, he found Elisha working diligently. A lot of people are simply sitting, waiting for something to fall out of Heaven. You need to commit to a good local church and do your part to help make it a great church. Join up and then show up!
The Elijah Generation Is Looking For An Elisha To Pass The Mantle To
Spiritually speaking, we have to invest in the next generation. When Elijah found Elisha he threw his mantle on him. Elisha left the oxen and ran after Elijah. If you want to get what your mentor has, you have to be where your mentor is and spend time serving them faithfully. (1 Kings 19:20) “Please let me kiss my mother and my father and then I will follow you.” And he said go back again, for what have I done to you?" In other words, he was saying, if you’re not serious - go back, I will withdraw the opportunity!
To Pass The Baton You Must Use Every Opportunity To Advance
“So Elisha turned back from him, and took the oxen and slaughtered them and boiled their flesh, using the oxen’s equipment and gave it to the people… Then he arose and followed Elijah, and became his servant.” (vs21) Elisha burned his bridges behind him. He got rid of all his small ideas and said, “Goodbye”. He followed Elijah for the next 10-20 years and then, “Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you? ”Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.” (2 Kings 2:9).
Faithful Service Produces Favor - Completing Our Assignment Brings Fulfillment
God’s favour helps you get to where you need to be. Elijah wasn’t an easy man to work for! “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,” (2 Cor 4:7). You don’t get the treasure unless you are faithful and diligent in good times and bad. Then when the time comes - ask! Asking for the double portion meant Elisha wanted to be the rightful successor. He didn’t ask for anything until near the end of Elijah’s assignment. Then he asked for what he really wanted, the double portion.
We Come Under The Anointing Of Those We Truly Honour
“My father –my father.” (vs 12) We want the next generation to take off where we leave off - standing on our shoulders so that they can see more, be more, and do more! Always honour those who have stood with you during your years of preparation, believing in you when no one else did. Give double honour to those who placed their mantle on you and gave you what they worked hard to build. Mike Murdock said, “I have always been able to trace someone’s success back to the place where they honoured someone they should honour, and I have always been able to trace someone’s failure back to where they did not honour someone they should honour!” Hazel and I can also testify to this truth!
Yours for the successful transition of the Elijah’s to the Elisha Generation
Dr George Hill
Apostolic Founder and President of Victory Churches International