“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19)
This Biblical teaching is not about a formula, or a method, or a step-by-step progress to achievement. It is not a self-help teaching nor a how to manual. It is a revelation about a day-by-day, moment-by-moment relationship between you and God.
It is a revelation about a relationship so close to your creator that you are not surprised when His presence, His anointing, His love and power are manifested in your 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 would receive a double portion of the anointing that was upon Elijah.
Elijah told his servant that if he saw him when he was 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. He 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 study about a revelation of “the power of the resurrection” which results in a relationship with the Holy Spirit to such a degree, that you will never again be surprised when the waters of your life part, when the need is miraculously met, and when you see that the deliverance has already been provided for in advance.
You will know what it is to walk in the faith and power of God, for He will go before you, His glory will be your rearward, and you will live your life in His presence.