“Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:” (Heb. 6:17-18)
Is it possible for a believer to have a relationship so close to their creator that it is no surprise when His presence, His anointing, His love and power are manifested in their life on a daily basis?
Elisha, the servant of the prophet Elijah, had asked one thing of Elijah before he was to be taken up to heaven. He had asked that he could receive a double portion of the anointing that was upon Elijah.
Elijah told his servant that if he saw him taken up, then his request would be granted. From that point on, Elisha was diligent to always stay by the side of Elijah so that he would not miss the sight.
Elisha had heard the promise: the prophet had spoken as the oracle of God. Elisha did what was necessary to receive the promise.
Therefore, when Elijah was caught up to heaven by a whirlwind and his mantle fell to the ground, Elisha seeing the sight picked up the mantle knowing that the promise was his.
He struck the waters of the river with the mantle of Elijah and said, “Where is the God of Elijah?” and the waters parted so that he could walk across on dry ground.
Elisha was not surprised by what happened. He didn’t jump up and down and act excited about what he had just seen. He simply knew that the promise had been received, the anointing had been given, and that the parting of the waters was to be expected.
In the next few blog posts, we are going to explore a revelation of faith which results in a relationship with the Holy Spirit to such a degree, that we will never again be surprised when the waters of our life part, when the need is miraculously met, and when we see that the deliverance has already been provided for in advance.
We will know what it is to walk in the faith and power of God, for He will go before us, His glory will be our rearward, and we will live our lives in His presence.