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II Kings 2:9

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.

„« Come walk with me

I need your hands,

I need your mind,

For it is almost the End of time,

Come walk with me and you will see,

The Glory of God that is to be,

I¡¦m nothing special I¡¦m just a man,

Divinely guided by the Masters Hand,

Let the Master do through me,

What he wants and called you to be,

A Leader so humble,

Who cause not His people to stumble,

And when you are weak run to the mountain,

Drinking from His living fountain.

Pray:

II Ki 2:5-6

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, "but do not speak of it."

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.

(NIV)

II Ki 2:8-15

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 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 own clothes and tore them apart.

13 He picked up the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan.

14 Then he took the cloak that had fallen from him 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.

„« ¡§The best way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do.¡¨

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.

(NIV)

II Ki 2:21-22

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 wholesome to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken.

(NIV)

If we are going to see God¡¦s Grand Master Plan that he has in store for us, you must walk with me in, Perseverance, Love, Determination, Wisdom, Loyalty, and Service to the children of God.

You must have a committed Spirit,

You must be Focused in where God is and how He is Leading.

When the Shepard is moving in the Vision you should be asking God, How can I be an asset and not a liability?

„« Elisha was a prime candidate for the outpouring of the Spirit of God.

I Jn 2:27

27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

(NKJ)

I believe these eight statements sum up Elisha¡¦s candidacy for the work of the ministry that he was to shortly step into.

1. He was determined, not to let go; he was going wherever Elijah was going or doing

2. He hungered for the things of God

3. He began to see things that were not as though they where

4. He recognized the leading of the Lord through Elijah

5. He watched Elijah's every move intensely

6. He was not afraid to ask for the Promise

7. He took up anointing, and then he carried the burden.

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