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2 Kings 2 - NIV

Elijah Taken Up to Heaven

1 When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.

2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel.”
But Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

3 The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, “Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you today?”
“Yes, I know,” Elisha replied, “so be quiet.”

4 Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here, Elisha; the Lord has sent me to Jericho.”
And he replied, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went to Jericho.

5 The company of the prophets at Jericho went up to Elisha and asked him, “Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you today?”
“Yes, I know,” he replied, “so be quiet.”

6 Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.”
And he replied, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them walked on.

7 Fifty men from the company of the prophets went and stood at a distance, facing the place where Elijah and Elisha had stopped at the Jordan.

8 Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water with it. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground.

9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?”
“Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.

10 “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours—otherwise, it will not.”

11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.

12 Elisha saw this and cried out, “My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!” And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two.

13 Elisha then picked up Elijah’s cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan.

14 He took the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and struck the water with it. “Where now is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over.

15 The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, “The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha.” And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.

16 “Look,” they said, “we your servants have fifty able men. Let them go and look for your master. Perhaps the Spirit of the Lord has picked him up and set him down on some mountain or in some valley.”
“No,” Elisha replied, “do not send them.”

17 But they persisted until he was too embarrassed to refuse. So he said, “Send them.” And they sent fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him.

18 When they returned to Elisha, who was staying in Jericho, he said to them, “Didn’t I tell you not to go?”

Healing of the Water

19 The people of the city said to Elisha, “Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive.”

20 “Bring me a new bowl,” he said, “and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him.

21 Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it, saying, “This is what the Lord says: ‘I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.’”

22 And the water has remained pure to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken.

Elisha Is Jeered

23 From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!”

24 He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys.

25 And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria.




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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
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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
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Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
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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: 145
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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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Views: 2,139
James Ledbetter avatar
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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!
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.,
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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?
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Views: 2,578
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov, 2014
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Coz von avatar
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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
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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
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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: 2,475
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
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Shared by: Russ Adams on Sep, 2013
Summary: Elisha teaches us the importance of respecting divine authority
based on 2 ratings
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Views: 3,072
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Bench players!
Shared by: bala samson on Aug, 2013
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Scripture: 2 Kings 2:9
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Shared by: bala samson on Aug, 2013
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