And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? And when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.—2 Kings 2:14 (KJV)
As Christians, very often, there are godly persons who we have looked up to during our walk with christ. This could be a pastor, a church leader, or even a family member. It is a normal thing to look up to someone who seem to have a special relationship and walk with the Lord. However, while we may watch, follow, and even learn from them; it is important that we learn in such a way that will draw us closer in relationship with Him.
This is important because we need a personal relationship with God in order for Him to be relevant to us at all. It is time out for Believers pointing to others relationship with Him primarily and to discover what God desires to do in our lives. It is okay to use the testimony of others for encouragement and inspiration but what is better is to encourage ourselves and be inspired by the Word of God as our guide for living and serving.
These are important times we live in. As believers, we must decide to stand for God; realizing that the Kingdom is advanced as individual Believers take our stand to be living examples of the power of God in our lives and in the world we live in. Let me be clear about this, God’s power is real but it is exemplified through people and it is we who must exercise that power through faith in God and His Word!
Elisha followed and served Elijah for many years but that was not enough to carry the power of God—he had to take advantage of the availability of that power. If Elisha had stayed there and lamented the loss of his leader or built a monument to the power Elijah walked in, he would have never experienced the power of God in his own life or have the testimony that he had double the miracles in his ministry than his predecessor.
My friend, because of the blood of Jesus, we all have the mantle of our leader—which is the anointing of Christ—so lets rise up and take the authority given to us and enforce the Kingdom of God to make a difference both in our lives and wherever we are.Have Faith1st ©2012 Faith1st Ministries
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