2 kings 2
He took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.
And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, “The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha.” And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
When the annointingof the Lord is upon you, it is recognized. Some, who are secure in who they are, will allow you to minister and grow.
Others will do their best to keep you down.
And they said unto him, “Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the Spirit of the Lord hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley.”
Elisha answered: “Ye shall not send.”
And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, “Send.” They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.
And when they came again to him, (for he tarried at Jericho,) he said unto them, “Did I not say unto you, Go not?”
And the men of the city said unto Elisha, “Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.”
Elisha answered: “Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein.”
And they brought it to him. He went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, “Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.”
Elisha, a word of knowledge, and working of a miracle. (We could have these Gifts of the Spirit, if we would seek them).
So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.
And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, “Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.”
He turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.
Like Elijah, calling down judgement… The Anointed of the Lord, have Power.
We need to boldly seek the anointing of God, the Gifts of the Spirit, the Power of God, if we are to see His Church grow and prosper.