Have you seen enough to desire what it takes to see it all out. There is always a part of me, no matter how entertaining the presentation maybe, that just can not get away from the Bible truth. And no matter how much circumstantial evidence that accumulates, I still will have to pull from my Word foundation in order to see my way clear in the fog. For example, we know that Elijah was inviting Elisha to stay put in let’s say Bethel, as he went on his way to get ready to go be with the Lord, right? See it right here: 2 Kings 2:1-2, “And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.” And again, and again Elijah invites Elisha to stay put as he continues on: 2 Kings 2:4, “And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.” And there are more instances in this same passage where Elijah offers this invite for Elisha to tarry here, but you see where I’m going with this. As it would appear that by Elijah’s consistently inviting Elisha to tarry behind, while he goes forth without him, that we could conclude that Elijah does not plan to leave Elisha in his place as the next Prophet. The one thing that you want to learn about Spiritual things, more so than with Legal things, is that you never ever conclude on your faith move with that which looks like, and sounds like a dog: no, you need to be able to see the evidence that connects the actual dog for yourself before you conclude on your faith move.
The main evidence we have of all of this Elisha tarry here, and Elijah is going on without Elisha there, is not even circumstantial. So yes, requesting that these things actual happen may make it seem like we know the truth, but since these events or happenings do not line up with the word of God, it makes us wonder what is going on with the Prophet Elijah. The Word to Elijah from God is clear that he is to anoint Elisha as Prophet in his place: 1 Kings 19:16, “And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.” So when the Prophet Elijah says to Elisha to tarry here as I go, is he really just trying to make sure that Elisha understands the call on him now, and that he has made this his number one desire. And don’t forget how Elijah still remembers questioning himself about how Elisha was distracted when first called: 1 Kings 19:20, “And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?” We also know that Elijah reign as prophet may not have ended in the manner of his likening, and if the new replacement is not ready yet, you can count on me God. The one thing that we bring away from all of this is that we only want to focus our movement on that which is in line with what God has said about it. It is good that Elisha did go to these place with Elisha, for it allowed him to know what it took to walk in the office of the Prophet. We know how Elisha requested the double portion of anointing when Elijah asked, and after seeing all that was necessary to walk in that office while in years of training, we have to consider a Bible foundation as to what motivated that request from Elisha. Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God:” we see that Elisha also desired to make sure that he had what he needed to get the job done, and the things he saw and heard brought him that faith to ask for it.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.