11 Kings 3.❤
And it came to pass, when the Lord was about to take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. II Kings 2:1
Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, please, for the Lord has sent me on to Bethel.” But Elisha said, “ As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So they went down to Bethel. II Kings 2:2
Refuse to give up on your mantle of blessing it’s yours! Your time has come!
Your mantle is your inheritance, your perfect opportunity, your perfect role, your perfect task, your perfect responsibility, your perfect job that is passed down from your Heavenly Father according to His perfect will.
Since your mantle is yours it belongs to you, no matter what circumstance the only person that can stop you from inheriting your mantle of blessing is yourself.
God has already established His perfect will His perfect plan in your life, but the question is how far are you willing to trust God, to move in faith, to push past boundaries, to overcome challenges, to refuse to give up, and to give in!
Elijah a man of God refused to bless Elisha!
Can you believe it? A man of God holding onto someone’s blessing?!
This is unheard of right?
This is unfair right?
No it wasn’t, don’t you remember Jacob wrestling with the angel of The Lord for His mantle of blessing till day break?
Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. Genesis 32:24
Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. Genesis 32:25
And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!” Genesis 32:26❤
So He said to him, “What is your name?” He said, “Jacob.” Genesis 32:27
And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Genesis 32:28❤
Then Jacob asked, saying, “Tell me Your name, I pray.” And He said, “Why is it that you ask about My name?” And He blessed him there. Genesis 32:29❤🙌
So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: “For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” Genesis 32:30
Jacob was left alone to fight for his mantle of blessing, and never gave in despite his injury he prevailed.
Someone had to give up, someone had to give in and it wasn’t going to be Jacob, because he wanted it that much!
Elisha travelled far and wide for his mantle of blessing! Someone had to give in, someone had to give up and it wasn’t going to be Elisha because he wanted it that much!
How much do you want your blessing?
Are you willing to go far and beyond, are you willing to fight for it?
The problem is we give up so easily we have got to get into the habit of developing a tenacious spirit like that of Elisha, and a unrelenting spirit like that of Jacob.
We have got to want what we deserve, what is our inheritance, that much!
Remember God is not moved by the way we feel, God is moved only by our faith.
Hence the woman with the issue of blood, was Jesus moved by how many years she had suffered through her condition?
Was Jesus moved by her perhaps many complaints over the years?
Jesus was simply moved by her touch of faith!
For the woman of the issue of blood touched the hem of His garment, and His blood made her whole!
And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. Matthew 9:20❤
For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.” Matthew 9:21❤
But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour. Matthew 9:22❤
The woman with the issue of blood refused to give up on her healing and her faith made her well.
Elisha refused to give up on his mantle of blessing and he ended up with a double portion blessing.
Jacob refused to give up on his mantle of blessing and he ended up with a double portion blessing.
Ruth Cleaved to Naomi and ended up with a double portion Boaz!
Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs. Isaiah 61:7❤🙌
I know He rescued my soul, His blood has covered my sin.
I believe, I believe!
My shame His taken away, my pain is healed in His Name.
I believe, I believe!
I raised a banner for my Lord has conquered the grave!
My Redeemer lives!
My Redeemer lives!
My Redeemer lives!
My Redeemer lives!❤🙌👏
Double blessing is our portion!
We have to move out in faith to get to the place that The Lord wants us to be.
We have to fight the good fight the fight of faith the fight of prayer to get to the place that The Lord wants us to be.
Your blessing is not going any where, even though people around you might assume so like they did to Elisha.
Tell the critics, the assumers, the doubters, the liars, the discouragers, to keep silent!
Now the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent!” II Kings 2:3
God shall never put you to Shame!
Keep your eyes focused on God and not on people, put your faith and trust in God.
Notice how Elisha said as long as The Lord lives and as long as Elijah’s soul lives! Elisha had so much faith that he knew he was going to inherit the mantle of blessing before The Lord would call him home! Elisha knew his source and his source wasn’t Elijah, his source was God and He trusted God for his inheritance!
The Lord was just about calling Elijah home, but this did not stop Elisha’s determination. Elijah had a tenacious spirit meaning he had a firm hold on his mantle of blessing he clung to Elijah wherever he went adhering closely to him no matter how far he went.
Then Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here, please, for the Lord has sent me on to Jericho.” But he said, “ As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So they came to Jericho. II Kings 2:4
Now the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?” So he answered, “Yes, I know; keep silent!” II Kings 2:5❤🙌
Elisha had his eyes fixed so much on the prize that he DID NOT ALLOW ANYTHING or ANYONE distract neither discourage him.
Never allow ANYONE or ANYTHING to put you down!
You are a child of The King, of the Most High!❤🙌
Keep your eyes fixed on the BIGNESS of your God! Not on the bigness of the problem.
For this is what Elisha did, this is what Jacob did, this is what the woman with the issue of blood did and they prevailed!
I REPEAT DO NOT ALLOW ANYTHING or ANYONE to PUT YOU DOWN!
You do not belong down you belong up!
You are not the tail you are the head!
Don’t allow people’s words to stop you from doing what God has called you to do!
Children of God can we please look out for each other?
Children of God can we please be our brother and sister’s keeper?
Children of God can we please encourage each other more?
Like Paul encouraged Timothy.
Children of God it doesn’t hurt to encourage one another.
We are the body of Christ we must be bound together in cords of love that cannot be broken!
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, II Timothy 1:1
To Timothy, a beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. II Timothy 1:2❤
I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, II Timothy 1:3❤
greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy, II Timothy 1:4❤
when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. II Timothy 1:5❤
Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. II Timothy 1:6❤
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7❤🙌
This is love. These are beautiful words of encouragement from a brother to brother, a friend to a friend.
Sing this song to your Spirit.❤
I will be what God says that I will be.
(Not what man says I will be)
I’ll succeed in the things He’s planned for me!
Every word spoken in my life!
That will cement my destiny.
There is NO failure, no failure over me!❤🙌🙏
Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here, please, for the Lord has sent me on to the Jordan.” But he said, “ As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So the two of them went on. II Kings 2:6
Now Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the water; and it was divided this way and that, so that the two of them crossed over on dry ground. II Kings 2:8
And so it was, when they had crossed over, that 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.” II Kings 2:9❤
So he said, “You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so. ” II Kings 2:10
Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. II Kings 2:11❤
And Elisha saw it, and he cried out, “My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!” So he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two pieces. II Kings 2:12
He also took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan. II Kings 2:13
Lol I wonder if Elijah let go of the mantle of blessing, or The Lord pushed it out of his hand.😄
Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over. II Kings 2:14❤🙌
Now when the sons of the prophets who were from Jericho saw him, they said, “The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha.” And they came to meet him, and bowed to the ground before him. II Kings 2:15❤
Elisha went from Gilgal, to Bethel, to Jericho, to Jordan, he went from place to place, from pillar to post!
Though the fruits of his labour was never in vain, no matter how hopeless his case seemed.
Elisha never grew weary because he wanted it that much!
His persistence caused him his victory!
His tenacious spirit transformed doubters into believers!
His faith spoke louder than words!
His story changed and he began to perform great miracles!
Then the men of the city said to Elisha, “Please notice, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the ground barren.” II Kings 2:19
And he said, “Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. II Kings 2:20
Then he went out to the source of the water, and cast in the salt there, and said, “Thus says the Lord : ‘I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness.’ ” II Kings 2:21❤
So the water remains healed to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke. II Kings 2:22❤
He pursued his blessing till the day The Lord took Elijah to heaven and he inherited his mantle his blessing.
If we truly have a passion for something then we would want it that much to never give up on it.
Like I said the problem is we give up to easily.
The problem is we allow the enemy to discourage us with lies way to often.
The problem is we look to people instead of looking to God.
Remove the face of defeat!
Overcome this problem of believing the lie and start believing the truth.
The truth is that we are born to lead.
The truth is that we are anointed.
The truth is that we are more than conquerors!
The truth is that we are seeds of Abraham, we have inherited the mantle of double portion blessing!❤🙌
It doesn’t matter what you’re going through.
It doesn’t matter how far you’ve gone
God’s arms are always open wide!
All you need is to believe!
All things are possible
When we call in His Name!
All things are possible
In Jesus Name.
Mountains will crumble
Chains shall be broken!
All things are possible
In Jesus Name!🙌❤👏🙏😊