GET A DOUBLE PORTION
2 Kings 2:9
And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
If God were to give you a blank check, and say, “Ask what you will,” what would you ask for tonight? Would you ask for wealth? Would you ask for influence? Would you ask for health? What would you ask for? Elisha had a blank check, as it were, and this is what Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me” (2 Kings 2:9).
Now in the 1 Kings 19, we found that Elisha was divinely appointed. But it’s not enough for the man of God to be divinely appointed, He must also be divinely anointed. In 1 Kings 19, Elisha empties himself as he left his position, as he left possessions, and as he left his parents. But it is not enough for one to just empty himself. One must also be filled with the fullness of God. But even God cannot fill that which is already full. And if you want God to fill you, you’ve got to come to that place that Elisha came to when he allowed God to empty him. And before you can take hold on God, you must let go of the things of this world. But it is insufficient for you to let go of the world unless you take hold of God. Oh how many Christians are still standing on the other side of Jordan like the other prophets of this chapter? Only Elisha could pick up the mantle because being saved wasn’t enough, being a Christian wasn’t enough, crossing the Red Sea wasn’t enough. God didn’t save me just to cross the Red Sea but He saved me to also cross the river Jordan. Elisha believed the word of Jesus- ” For I did not come to just give you life but life abundantly.” (John 10:10) Elisha was determined to have the promised land and be everything God called him to be. Listen, God is not impressed with anybody who’s dead to the world unless that person is also alive to God. Don’t settle for the wilderness – when God has a promised land. Be determined by the grace of God to follow your master all the way across the river of death (Jordan) and receive a double portion!