Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
And Elisha saw it. He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan; and smote the waters, and said, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” and when he had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.
“Where is the Lord God of Elijah?”
Elisha, because he saw Elijah taken to heaven by a whirlwind, received a double portion of Elijahs annointing.
His first act and words: “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” and when he had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.
A miracle, the waters parting, Elisha smote the waters, they parted, he passed over and a ministry is born.
How is this possible? Where did he find this boldness? First, “give me a double
portion.” (How Rude, Taste Less, Unseemly).
Then “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?”
Bold, strong, expectant, full of faith and power. Why? He didn’t learn this in seminary.
He had been with a “man of God.” A man who called down fire… A man who raised the dead… A man who was fed by ravens and then a little oil and meal, for three plus years.
Personal experience, he didn’t just watch Elijah, he learned how to pray, how to hear and understand the Lords, Words of Wisdom and Knowledge, he knew the Lord.
He knew the Lords will and ways, he walked with Him, he was His voice and strong right arm, here on earth, at that time.
Elisha, like Elijah was just a man. Just like you or me. If we would push in to that Holy place at the feet of Jesus, and learn of Him.
We will become, vessels fit for His use. Lord, please draw us close. Amen