“The Great Divide”
“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. When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what I can do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.”(2 kings 2:8-9)
So much meat and revelation, I hope you are ready to receive! I have title this devotional the Great Divide, because I see there is a division of what the Bible teaches and what men have been preaching. I had an encounter with God in which I vowed before Him that I would preach His Word. We are living in a day and time where Hollywood has became more astonishing than the kingdom of God. The problem lies in showing people the True Word of the Bible. We have watered down the milk to the degree where meat is close to impossible to chew. “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.” Now, most people are familiar with Moses parting the Red Sea and getting across it, thinking that was a onetime event. As we have read here, Elijah stuck the water with His cloak and the Water Divided also! Now, you much understand what the Lord is showing us here. Not only was the water parted, but the land in which he crosses was dry.
God has made a provision of Faith which is whole. It would have been amazing for Elijah to cross the water and if the ground was muddy and no one would say it took away from the miracle. But Elijah knew in His Heart that when the Lord parted the waters, the ground would be dry. This is the Faith that God calls us to operate in. “Tell me, what I can do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.” Why are people so afraid for asking for a double portion? The Lord Word says we have not because we ask not. I used to think it was a spirit of fear that held people back, but God show me it’s a lack of Faith in Believing in a Double Portion of His Spirit.
“Then Elisha 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.”(2 Kings 2:14) Again we see the power and authority to part the waters was passed on Because Elisha called to God to be shown that He was with him. I know by Gods’ Word that this is for us today. It is not the fact that these things aren’t available, we as a people have not cried out for them. In Jesus Name, Pray for the Double portion to be upon you today!
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