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PRAYER: Lord, I Want The Opportunity To Do Bigger Things In Life From Today

Elisha just asked for the opportunity to do bigger works than his teacher had done when he requested the double part of Elijah's anointing. Elijah's response to his request is as follows:

“And he said, Thou hast asked a difficult question; nonetheless, it shall be so unto thee if thou see me when I am taken from thee; but if not, it shall not be so.” (2 Chronicles 2:10)

One important takeaway from this remark is that any child of God who asks God for more of His gifts or blessings is actually seeking greater obligations. The prospective prophet had to have a lot of trust to ask for a twofold quantity of Elijah's spirit. In a similar way, we must have trust in ourselves to believe that we can accomplish more than Christ did. Nothing could stand in the way of Elisha receiving the anointing for greater works. As a result, he kept a close eye on his teacher and followed in his footsteps. A chariot of fire and a burning horse separated them as they walked and talked. Elisha saw this and screamed out, indicating that he had seen everything and had fulfilled Elijah's requirement. He tore his clothing and picked up Elijah's mantle as he was carried to heaven, indicating that he was ready to exchange his old garment for a new one in preparation for a new life of greater adversity.

I have wonderful news for you: a greater prophet than Elijah has come to earth, and His name is Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. He came to save us from all sorts of damnation by dying for our sins. According to the Bible, He went about doing good and healing all those who were oppressed by the devil (Acts 10:38). You must decide to follow Him all the way, just as Elisha did with Elijah, to be able to perform what He did and even greater things than He did. It is not optional to do the will of Jesus Christ in order to be intimate with Him. Other prophets' sons had to realize the great thing that had happened in Elisha's life after he received the twofold part of Elijah's spirit, and they all bowed to him. Those who commit their life to Christ will have a more profound experience because demons will begin to submit to them. This is just one of the many promises made to us by the Lord (Mark 16:17-18).

What is required of us is that we abide in Him and follow His way of life and the concepts He received from His Father, even if it means suffering for Him. According to 1 Peter 2:21:

“For even here you were called: because Christ likewise suffered for us, giving us an example, that ye should follow in his footsteps:”

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