In yesterday’s post we talked about having the right perspective on knowing when to hold service yourself, and knowing when to let go and let God, even unto Father, hold service for you. And once you’ve cleaned all of the areas within your power reach, much of the incoming new stuff should be directed right over to Father for deeper cleaning, boosted by His super power. Now if you ever wondered why I may sometimes say, “let God, even unto the Father,” do whatever it is that we are talking about; and in the last case we were talking about holding service for you. I know that my next level readers already got this, and are ready to move on, but let me explain it for the rest of my new and upcoming readers. Whenever you start a faith operation to bring to pass that in which you hope for: God’s Will and calling, the desires of your heart, and/or any needs that you may have; there is always that first step in which we all must take in order to move ahead properly in the process. Ok, what is that first step? Yes, we always come to the Word of God first in order to start receiving the faith substance that we will need to make the thing hope for be made flesh. The first member of the Godhead in which we should first come to in a faith operation is the “Son” in order to get the Word of faith. Plus, in order to even come to the finish of the faith operation where the Father awaits, coming to the Son first is the only way it can be done: John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Then if we process that Word of faith correctly from the Son, it will shed us into the operations of the Holy Ghost, as we will surely need the power of God with us in a faith operation battle; and especially when “It’s Time To Ask Father A Hard Thing.” And once the Word from Jesus with a life unto itself is brought to full faith, the Word made full faith will shed over into the Holy Ghost hands to receive all that is needed to be ready for its time and season held by the Father. When it comes time for the Holy Ghost to go to work, the “faith substance” that is needed to help have the Word made flesh, may be literally held up from getting to you. The Holy Ghost will direct you on how to free it up, or move on a member of the Body with the connections, to free it up so that it can be used by you. You may be tired, and feeling down today; well, the Holy Ghost will send a “prophecy” or a “word of edification” through someone to lift you up. And you may even be sick for a spell longer than expected, yep, you are correct; the Holy Ghost will know if you are needed in action now, and give you your get well now prescription Himself, or send it to you through a member of the Body of Christ gifted with the gift of healing. So the Godhead members will provide you with the fulness of God that you will need to keep the right perspective. However, this perspective must start with the Word from the Son, moving through the process as you shed into the Holy Ghost realm, and then all the way even unto Father.
So let’s look at how the prophet Elisha was able to keep the correct perspective as the time came for him to have an opportunity to realize that “It’s Time To Ask Father A Hard Thing.” And remember, Elisha didn’t know that he had asked a hard thing when he asked it. Elisha just knew what he had experienced during his time with Elijah, and that this had inspired him to ask for more so that he could do even more. What is it that you have in your perspective when you realize that “It’s Time To Ask Father A Hard Thing?” Is your perspective from the Father in which you believe you are asking a hard thing, or is your perspective from the results of your pass experiences in which you believe that you are asking a hard thing? When we believe that we are asking God a hard thing, is it because we believe that we may have come up short some where during the process; for we already know that there is nothing too hard for God according to scripture and experience, right? And as we have said, Elisha had seen Elijah throw down the miracles, and said why not double it to me? It is the same concept that allowed Adam and Eve to know that they were naked. They had done something wrong, disobeyed God, and that left them knowing that they were now exposed in a new way as never before: you just know when you have undressed yourself. So when doing the faith operation process, as the Word is taken to full faith, and the Holy Ghost provides the power needed to position you accordingly to meet your upcoming time and season in Father, just be sure to move as the Godhead members move; and do as they tell you to do so that you will be dressed, and not be exposed as “It’s Time To Ask Father A Hard Thing.
2 Kings 2:9-11, “And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. 10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. 11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” So Elisha is asked by Elijah what do you want from God? I do not hear Elisha come up with all the reasons why the double portion can not happen for him. This tells us that from Elisha’s perspective, that he totally expects Elijah and God to take care of this, and there is no doubt in his mind about it either. And even after Elijah says to him, “thou hast asked a hard thing,” I can imagine Elisha just standing there like, is that too hard for God to do? And we can read in scripture what Elijah said right after he had said to Elisha, Thou hast asked a hard thing. Elijah then said, “nevertheless.” And everyone knows what nevertheless means: in spite of you asking a hard thing, here’s how we can pull this off. And we must remember this one thing for ourselves as we walk up to where “It’s Time To Ask Father A Hard Thing:” we can not do that which is a hard thing without trusting God to show us the way as we follow Him to the hard thing. You will know if you need to change your perspective from the beginning before God begins to lead you to the hard thing. Your I need a change in perspective instant test will come up positive or negative when you first ask about the hard thing. The instant perspective test result will be positive if you immediately begin to name all the reasons why the hard thing ask will not come to pass for you. This will let us know that your perspective is based more on you having to bring to pass the hard thing ask for than it is on the Father having to bring it to pass. And a negative result will tell us that your perspective is based more on the Father having to bring the hard thing to pass; and therefore, you have not named any reasons as to why the hard thing ask will not come to pass because it’s on the Father to make it happen.
So in order for Elisha to receive the hard thing that he ask for, he has to see Elijah when he is taken from him: in other words, Elisha has to be there at the end, or he will not receive the hard thing. This tells us right off that the hard part of receiving the hard thing is dependent on what Elisha does, and not anything that God can’t do. Once the two had crossed over the waters to the other side, Elijah was ready to leave, but with Elisha requesting the hard thing, the double portion, it required a delay in Elijah’s departure. We know that at the point of crossing over to the other side, that all had been done for Elisha to receive the mantle with the regular portion of anointing from Elijah. However, Elijah must stay longer in order to produce another portion of his anointing before he leaves in order to bring to pass the hard thing asked by Elisha. Let’s read on in 2 Kings 2:11, “And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold.” As we have read, it came to pass or it happened, as they still went on. In order for the rest of the anointing to be produced, they had to still go on. If the mantel would be passed with a single anointing, they were already there, but double the anointing required that they go father along. Why was it important for Elisha to see Elijah when he went up? By being there at the end to see Elijah be taken up, Elisha was able to receive the additional portion of Elijah’s anointing. There is the mantel with a single portion of anointing already there for Elisha, and by having him to see all of the new activity as they still went on, along with Elijah’s departing activity, Elisha would receive the anointing from all of that as it happened for him to receive his request. Elijah would have been taken up earlier without all the extra stuff to deal with on behalf of Elisha as they still went on. The main thing for Elisha after the two had crossed over the water to the other side was being able to be there through the end to see all of it, up to Elijah was taken up from him. When the power of God was producing all of this additional anointing as they still went on, Elisha was producing the Spirit’s new fruit from within himself without choice. The additional anointing from God as they still went on, and on up to Elijah’s departure was the experience witnessed by Elisha that allowed him to produce the other portion of anointing that he asked for. You and I will produce the fruit of the power that is driving us. If I am operating in power faith, I will produce much faith fruit outside of my power faith. I may have been gifted with power faith, but my life will be full of the fruit from my faith. So Elisha received the mantel, and he received all of the additional anointing from the fruit that he produced as they still went on. So God goes and creates the Hard thing for us, and we dress in the fruit and gifts that it took God to create the hard thing. Once we put our perspective on God, He will lead us to produce the fruit, and gifting needed to bring to pass a hard thing. Let’s know that it is God, and not we ourselves who are responsible for producing the hard thing, and we can get it done as He will show us. It’s Time To Ask Father A Hard Thing.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.