Elisha had a "double portion" of Elijah...and it's going to be very exciting to see this in our day.
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During a recent time of intercession, I was moved by the Holy Spirit, and with my face turned toward Heaven, I cried out three times, "Where is the Lord God of Elijah?"
I was surprised by the intensity of the way in which I spoke, but was even more surprised when I heard God immediately answer, "Where is Elisha?" That stopped me in my tracks and caused me to think about Elisha.
The Spirit and Character of Elisha
I sensed that the Lord is asking where His servants are—the ones fashioned in the spirit and character of Elisha; the ones who get accelerated answers from God. Elisha cried out to God with a similar statement after he had received the double portion of Elijah's spirit which he had asked for. He saw Elijah taken up into the heavens, picked up his mantle that had fallen and struck the water with it:
"Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, 'Where is the LORD God of Elijah?' And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over." (2 Kings 2:14)
When Elisha was called by Elijah to follow him, he left everything to serve him faithfully, as the disciples did with Jesus. Elisha was also not easily offended. In the last days before Elijah was taken, he admonished Elisha a few times not to continue following him. Elisha refused to leave and stayed with him to the end. Elisha's hunger for God was evident by his boldness to ask for a double portion of Elijah's spirit; he persevered until the end and received what he had asked for!
God Is Looking for His Elishas
God is looking for His Elishas in this hour who will be characterized by the greater works of Christ and of Elijah, saints who are not easily offended when things are not going their way, or when the going gets tough. These are the sons who will now pay the price and rise to the occasion of the divine appointment for this hour. The Lord is looking for those who will give everything to follow Him fearlessly, wherever He may lead. (Photo via Pxfuel)
In this critical season we must be positioned securely wherever the Lord would have us, and go wherever He sends us. God may be asking many to relocate to new regions and cities. When making these important decisions, remember that the center of God's will is always the safest and most secure place to be.
Release of Elijah's Mantle
God is now preparing to release Elijah's mantle upon a generation prepared in fire to run a race of fire—an Elisha generation who go before the Lord's presence.
I have spent days pondering Elisha's life, and one morning I opened a daily devotional I have been using, by Robert Henderson, where God confirmed this word to me:
"Elisha knew that it was time for him to receive the mantle of Elijah. Therefore, he would not allow anything to distract him or cause him to delay in following Elijah. The result was the receiving of the mantle that allowed him to make history." (2 Kings 2:13, Henderson, Robert. 365 Prayers and Activations for Entering the Courts of Heaven [p. 76]. Destiny Image, Inc.)
There is an appointed generation who is about to be taken to the next level, who will receive the mantle of Elijah and move out in the strength and power of God to become history makers. God is now asking, "Where are My devoted Elishas who are ready to receive Elijah's mantle and become the generation that does great exploits in My name as he did?" Are you one?
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Faith Marie Baczko, Executive Director
Headstone Ministries International | Schools of The Last Wine
Faith Marie Baczko is the president of Headstone International Ministries and HWAM – Headstone Women's Apostolic Network. Faith is an apostolic, prophetic teacher and author, bringing significant revelation to mobilize, equip and strengthen the Body of Christ for this momentous hour of history. She carries key insights into the profound significance of Israel's place in the purposes of God for the time of the summing up of all things in Christ. She models a life that inspires others to live undistracted and rigorously devoted to passionately pursuing Christ. Faith is an international speaker, and through her ministry and work in South America, she has garnered enduring relationships with pastors and leaders, united in passion for truth that is the foundation of revival. Her books are also available in Spanish.
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