Summary: One of the greatest revelations you will ever receive is to know who to partner with in life, wrong people can destroy you, the right people can accelerate you.
“And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.
And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.”
Elijah and Elisha had a unique relationship. Elisha saw something in Elijah that he desired. He saw and respected the anointing upon Elijahs life.
You will never receive anything from a man or woman of God unless you respect the anointing that rests upon them. You can not learn from somebody you resent, you can only learn from somebody you admire.
Elisha saw something in Elijah that he desired and was determined to stay in a relationship with him regardless of the cost.
When Elijah told Elisha to stay in Bethel he refused.
When he was told to stay in Jericho he refused again.
He went with him all the way to the other side of the Jordan River.
Each time Elijah told Elisha to stay somewhere Elisha responded by saying:
“…as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee.”
Each time the sons of the Prophets told Elisha that the Lord was about to take away his master he told them to “Hold their peace.”
Elisha was determined to stay connected to Elijah. When Elijah smote the Jordan River with his mantle and the waters parted, Elisha was still there.
“And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that the two went over on dry ground.”
The fifty sons of the Prophets “viewed from afar off,” but only Elisha crossed the Jordan River with Elijah.
God was about to do something new in the life of Elisha, but he first had to take him to a place where
the crowd could not go. The same is still true today.
Everytime God is about to do something new in your life, whether it be receiving a new anointing, going to
the next level of your destiny, or taking you into a
season of prosperity; God will lead you to a place where the crowd will not be able to go.
When God was going to do something new in Moses life He called him to the back side of the desert. When Jacob was at a point of change in his life he found himself alone wrestling with God.
Everybody will not be able to go where God is going to take you. Everybody will not be able to hear what God is about to speak to you. Everybody will not be able to see what God is about to show you.
Some people will not be able to handle the blessings and the prosperity that God is about to give you. This is why God is taking you to a place where the crowd cannot follow. That is why He is leading you to “the other side of Jordan.” God is trying to position you for what he is getting ready to do in your life.
If you are not careful people will mess you up! We blame the devil for a lot of things that he has nothing to do with. It is not the devil that has messed a lot of Christians up; it is the people that they associate with.
People will mess with your anointing; they will stop your blessings, and even keep you from reaching the next level of your destiny. There are four kinds of people.
There are people who add to your life and there
are those who subtract. There are people who divide and then there are those who multiply. Remove the people who subtract and divide. They will slow your progress and possibly even stop you from becoming
what God has destined for you to become.
It is time to re-evaluate and see if the people around you can handle what God is about to do in your life. How will they respond when you enter into the next level of your destiny?
Just because someone says they are with you today does not mean they will be with you tomorrow.
There are people who may tell you they love you to-day, but that does not mean they will not turn against you tomorrow.
Josephs brothers had no problem with him the day he was born. In fact, they celebrated his birth. But once they realized he was their father’s favorite son, and when their father gave him an expensive coat, a coat of many colors, they became full of jealousy.
Then when he began to share his dreams with them their jealousy turned into hatred and they wanted to kill him. Some people have no problem with you as long as you do not have a dream or a vision. As long as you live in the “world of average” everything is all right, but once you decide to move into the “world of greatness” they will rise up against you and even try to destroy you.