Miracles In The Carrier Of Elisha

Saturday 18th August 2018 Morning Prayer Devotion

Scripture Reading:- 2 Kings 41-17

Topic:- Miracles In The Carrier Of Elisha

Text:- Deuteronomy 21:17

A. The idea of a double portion in the Bible is one of a double blessing.
1. It was typically used in the Old Testament to refer to the birthright, or the inheritance received by the oldest son, Deuteronomy 21:17.

B. Hannah’s husband gave her a double portion because of his love for her and because she could not have children, 1 Samuel 1:5.

C. Isaiah 61:7 promises a double portion of blessing upon Israel. After his sufferings, Job received twice as much as he had before, Job 42:10. Revelation 18:6 speaks negatively of a double portion of judgment.

D. The request by Elisha for a double portion of Elijah’s spirit in 2 Kings 2:9 referred likewise to being doubly blessed in his life and ministry. Interestingly, Scripture records exactly twice as many miracles through Elisha, 28 miracles, as took place through Elijah, 14 miracles.

E. When Elisha first made his request, Elijah answered, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it shall be so for you, but if you do not see me, it shall not be so,” 2 Kings 2:10.

F. After Elisha watched Elijah taken up to heaven, he picked up Elijah’s cloak. Returning to the Jordan River, he called out to the Lord and struck the water with the cloak. The water opened up, and Elisha walked across on dry ground. This act affirmed the transition of the prophetic office from Elijah to Elisha as well as the fulfillment of Elisha’s request.

G. Miracles In The Career Of Elisha:
1. Parting of the Jordan, 2 Kings 2:14.
2. Healing of the waters, 2 Kings 2:21.
3. Curse of the she bears, 2 Kings 2:24.
4. Filling of the valley with water, 2 Kings 3:17.
5. Deception of the Moabites with the valley of blood, 2 Kings 3:22.
6. Miracle of the vessels of oil, 2 Kings 4:4.
7. Prophecy that the Shunammite woman would have a son, 2 Kings 4:16.
8. Resurrection of the Shunammite’s son, 2 Kings 4:34.
9. Healing of the gourds, 2 Kings 4:41.
10. Miracle of the bread, 2 Kings 4:43.
11. Healing of Naaman, 2 Kings 5:14.
12. Perception of Gehazi’s transgression, 2 Kings 5:26.
13. Cursing Gehazi with leprosy, 2 Kings 5:27.
14. Floating of the axe head, 2 Kings 6:6.
15. Prophecy of the Syrian battle plans, 2 Kings 6:9.
16. Vision of the chariots, 2 Kings 6:17.
17. Smiting the Syrian army with blindness, 2 Kings 6:18.
18. Restoring the sight of the Syrian army, 2 Kings 6:20.
19. Prophecy of the end of the great famine, 2 Kings 7:1.
20. Prophecy that the scoffing nobleman would see, but not partake of, the abundance, 2 Kings 7:2.
21. Deception of the Syrians with the sound of chariots, 2 Kings 7:6.
22. Prophecy of the seven-year famine, 2 Kings 8:1.
23. Prophecy of Benhadad’s untimely death, 2 Kings 8:10.
24. Prophecy of Hazael’s cruelty to Israel, 2 Kings 8:12.
25. Prophecy that Jehu would smite the house of Ahab, 2 Kings 9:7.
26. Prophecy that Joash would smite the Syrians at Aphek, 2 Kings 13:17.
27. Prophecy that Joash would smite Syria thrice but not consume it, 2 Kings 13:19.
28. Resurrection of the man touched by his bones, 2 Kings 13:21.

H. Five Reasons Why Elisha Asked For Double Portion:
1. The ministry of Elijah has ended and Elisha needed to take over. See 1 Kings 19:18; 2 Kings 2:3,5.
2. He had understudy Elijah well enough, and love the his ministry, and being greater than him will be the best. See John 14:12-13.
3. He knew that, that was his only last opportunity he had. See 2 Kings 2:3,5.
4. He had endured enough, served and needed his graduation to be in distinction. 2 Kings 2:9-10.
5. He Elisha knew that whatever he Elijah can tell God, that God will answer. See 2 Kings 2:9; Luke 1:37.

Prayer Points:-
1. Oh Lord God, I want to be Your fire carrier, make me Your fire carrier henceforth, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. I thank You my Lord God, for Your grace given unto me to ask for Your double portion, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. I receive Your mercy and testimony You have for me henceforth for Your double portion, now by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Have A Beautiful Saturday!

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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