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2 Kings 2 - AMP

2 And Elijah said to Elisha, Tarry here, I pray you, for the Lord has sent me to Bethel. But Elisha replied, As the Lord lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. So they went down to Bethel. 3 The prophets' sons who were at Bethel came to Elisha and said, Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today? He said, Yes, I know it; hold your peace. 4 Elijah said to him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray you, for the Lord has sent me to Jericho. But he said, As the Lord lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. So they came to Jericho. 5 The sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came to Elisha and said, Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today? And he answered, Yes, I know it; hold your peace. 6 Elijah said to him, Tarry here, I pray you, for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan. But he said, As the Lord lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. And the two of them went on. 7 Fifty men of the sons of the prophets also went and stood afar off; and the two of them stood by the Jordan. 8 And Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up and struck the waters, and they divided this way and that, so that the two of them went over on dry ground. 9 And when they had gone over, Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you. And Elisha said, I pray you, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me. 10 He said, You have asked a hard thing. However, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you--but if not, it shall not be so. 11 As they still went on and talked, behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire parted the two of them, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 12 And Elisha saw it and he cried, My father, my father! The chariot of Israel and its horsemen! And he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces. 13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan. 14 And he took the mantle that fell from Elijah and struck the waters and said, Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah? And when he had struck the waters, they parted this way and that, and Elisha went over. 15 When the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha. And they came to meet him and bowed themselves to the ground before him. 16 And they said to him, Behold now, there are among your servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray you, and seek your master. It may be that the Spirit of the Lord has taken him up and cast him on some mountain or into some valley. And he said, You shall not send. 17 But when they urged him till he was embarrassed, he said, Send. So they sent fifty men, who sought for three days but did not find him. 18 When they returned to Elisha, who had waited at Jericho, he said to them, Did I not tell you, Do not go? 19 And the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold, inhabiting of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees, but the water is bad and the locality causes miscarriage and barrenness . 20 He said, Bring me a new bowl and put salt in it. And they brought it to him. 21 Then Elisha went to the spring of the waters and cast the salt in it and said, Thus says the Lord: I have healed these waters; there shall not be any more death, miscarriage or barrenness because of it. 22 So the waters were healed to this day, as Elisha had said. 23 He went up from Jericho to Bethel. On the way, This incident has long been misunderstood because the Hebrew word ``naar" was translated ``little boys." That these characteristic juvenile delinquents were old enough to be fully accountable is obvious from the use of the word elsewhere. For example, it was used by David of his son Solomon and translated ``young and inexperienced," when Solomon was a father (I Chron. 22:5; cf. I Kings 14:21 and II Chron. 9:30 ). It was used of Joseph when he was seventeen (Gen. 37:2). In fact, not less than seventy times in the King James Version this word ``naar" is translated ``young man" or ``young men."young boys came out of the city and mocked him and said to him, Go up , you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead! 24 And he turned around and looked at them and called a curse down on them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and ripped up forty-two of the boys. 25 Elisha went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.



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Ed Vasicek avatar
Elisha Goes Solo
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jan, 2017
Summary: It can be difficult to represent God to others, but if we have a heart to serve and the empowerment of the Spirit, we can faithfully serve God.
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-25
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 29
Ernie Arnold avatar
New Year - New Mantle
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Dec, 2016
Summary: Elisha's story shows us how we can have a successful New Year - Through experiencing our own Gilgal (having control over our flesh) Bethel (experiencing the presence of the Lord ) Jericho (placing our faith in God) Jordan River (old life to new life)
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-15
Denomination: *other
Views: 171
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Submitting to the Journey of Ministry
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Aug, 2016
Summary: Ministry is more than a destination, ministry is about the journey. Find joy in the journey.
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-10
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 149
Lynn Malone avatar
A Chronicle of Legacy
Shared by: Lynn Malone on Jul, 2016
Summary: The prophet Elijah passed his mantle to Elisha. We are, as disciples, called to leave a legacy for those who come after us. What legacy are we leaving?
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-14
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 260
Gregory Thomas avatar
Elevation
Shared by: Gregory Thomas on Jan, 2016
Summary: Before most of us can transition, shift, move or be promoted to another dimension in someone else’s spot, someone has to be placed in a more superior rank than those that are waiting to be promoted or someone has to die.
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
The Road to a Double Portion
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Road to a Double Portion
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-9
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,463
Ian Humphrey avatar
Determination wins the Day
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Determination wins the Day
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-15
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 420
Ian Humphrey avatar
Where is the LORD God of Elijah?
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Where is the LORD God of Elijah?
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-15
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 139
Ian Humphrey avatar
"The Double Portion"
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: "The Double Portion"
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-15
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 370
Mark Adams avatar
Breaking Free from the Mundane
Shared by: Mark Adams on Oct, 2015
Summary: First of a series on Elisha. Sin actually makes life boring. Radical faithfulness to God helps us to break through to a more meaningful way of living.
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:9-14
Views: 509
Greg Carr avatar
Level Up
Shared by: Greg Carr on Sep, 2015
Summary: Three things to help us get to a higher level in our walk with God. Included in this sermon is a kid's sermon I did before the adult sermon.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:7-9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,139
James Ledbetter avatar
Ask For A Double Portion Anointing
Shared by: James Ledbetter on Jun, 2015
Summary: Sometimes we limit God. We ask, we receive! Ask for a double portion anointing. Why wouldnt God Give it? Ask today!
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-12
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 1,153
bala samson avatar
Asked for a hard thing!
Shared by: bala samson on May, 2015
Summary: Great things don’t come easy, we’ve got to strive hard to attain them! Are you hearing please?Come on, be feisty, gutsy, dig in hard, and don’t give up!
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
Miracles in the Career of Elijah and Elisha...
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Apr, 2015
Summary: Miracles in the Career of Elijah and Elisha....
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:9
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 667
Mark Aarssen avatar
Taken Away
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Apr, 2015
Summary: God will remove certain individuals from earth just as they are alive and well and He will take them up or to Heaven for some undisclosed purpose. These abductees are still human but not eternal and God will use them at a later date.
Andrew Drury avatar
Elisha's ministry starts
Shared by: Andrew Drury on Mar, 2015
Summary: It describes how the life of Elisha is applicable to us
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-18
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 619
Andrew Drury avatar
God's mercy and judgement
Shared by: Andrew Drury on Mar, 2015
Summary: It teaches how the life of Elisha is applicable to us
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:19-23
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 949
John Gullick avatar
Steps to doing a new thing with God
Shared by: John Gullick on Mar, 2015
Summary: A sermon that follows Elisha from Gilgal to the Jordan and looks at a comparison between that and the Christian journey.
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-13
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,166
Monty Newton avatar
Holding On, Letting Go and Taking Hold
Shared by: Monty Newton on Feb, 2015
Summary: We find our way through the changes in our lives by recognizing God is present and at work. Changes are more than just changes. Changes are transition.,
Ajai Prakash avatar
The Double-Anointing
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Jan, 2015
Summary: How did Elisha receive the double portion? He asked for it. He was totally focused, committed and sold out to it. And, he received it! How bad do you want it? Where are you in your spiritual journey today? Are you hard after God?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-14
Views: 2,578
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Ministry's twisted journey? Don't miss it!
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov, 2014
Summary: It can be easy to miss our opportunities before us. You are not an accident. Follow a good Godly teacher...
Coz von avatar
Will God give me a double portion of His spirit if I ask Him to
Shared by: Coz von on May, 2014
Summary: The answers will surpise you, This is a study into the mysteries of the Workig of the Holy Spirit and our entitlement
based on 1 rating
Views: 2,100
bala samson avatar
ELISHA!
Shared by: bala samson on Mar, 2014
Summary: God allowed/permitted/organized/orchestrated Elisha to see Elijah being taken up into heaven! This was not for curiosity, thrill or personal gratification – but for a higher purpose!
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 781
bala samson avatar
Venture and capture
Shared by: bala samson on Dec, 2013
Summary: Friend, it is one thing to ask God what we want, but it is gorgeous when He looks at you and asks you what you want? Staggering!
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 297
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The Ascension of Elijah
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2013
Summary: Passing on the mantle: issues of succession in the church.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-12
Views: 1,231
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The Healing of Jericho
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2013
Summary: Seasoned with the salt of the Word.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:19-22
Views: 2,478
Chris Jordan avatar
The Rescue #1: Called and Anointed
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Oct, 2013
Summary: Just as Elisha was called, anointed and sent, so too we as disciples of Jesus are called, anointed and sent – to do whatever it takes to rescue the lost
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-14
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,423
Russ Adams avatar
Boys, Bears and Baldness
Shared by: Russ Adams on Sep, 2013
Summary: Elisha teaches us the importance of respecting divine authority
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:23-25
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 3,083
bala samson avatar
Bench players!
Shared by: bala samson on Aug, 2013
Summary: Besides skill and gumption, you need patience and character as well to scale hurdles and boulders in our life! It is never going to be smooth and easy all the while! Are you hearing me?
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 446
bala samson avatar
QUIET SHARP FOCUS!
Shared by: bala samson on Aug, 2013
Summary: Train your eyes! Let your eyes not meander towards the wrong things! Control!