I am so happy for the adoption process. There is nothing like being a child of the most high. I can’t even imagine not being able to call God Father. It would be like reaching for a star without any hope. I may not ever reach that star, but hope will provide me a long ride toward it to enjoy. The Father not only gives me hope, but he gives me everything that I hope for. Now you may go and hope for a hard thing, and you should if it comes from the heart; however, the success of the hard thing does not ultimately stop at the Father: Jeremiah 32:27, “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” So if you do hope for a hard thing, and in good faith can make your request made known unto Father, just make sure you are willing. One might ask, make sure you are willing, what? The answer is, “that’s what you will start to find out right after you make the request known to Father.” For example, Elisha hoped for a hard thing by making his request known unto God through the Prophet Elijah. He was told that it would be so if he sees Elijah when he is taken from him. 2 Kings 2:9-10, “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.” Here’s the example, Elisha has two book ends put before him in which he has to enter, and exit from. The first bookend is the known book end as it was already there before the hard thing was asked by Elisha: Elijah was going to be taken away, or picked up from the spot where he and Elisha were after they crossed over the river Jordan because his time was up. Now the second bookend, the one coming after the request of the hard thing is the the one that is now different from the way it was before the request. If one might ask, if I see you when you are taken from me, what? The answer was all of the additional things that must happen to make the second bookend be different. Elisha will now go start to find out what that is, now that he has made his hope known unto God. He must be willing to endure whatever is coming to make sure that he has a chance to get the double portion requested, if thou see me when I am taken from thee. We can read what is coming, but Elisha, just as with you and I, can only find out on the fly as it is happening. Lets read it: 2 Kings 2:11-12, “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.12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.” So the bookend, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, had been met by Elisha: And he saw him no more.
Here we can see what the difference was between the two bookends. As already stated earlier concerning the first bookend before the request was made: before I be taken away from thee. Elijah was just going to be taken away, or picked up from the spot where he and Elisha were after they crossed over the river Jordan because his time was up. Now concerning the second bookend after the request was made: if thou see me when I am taken from thee. Elisha needed all of the stuff that happened in 2 Kings 2:11-12 stated above, to happened as they continued on past the original pick-up spot in order to create the opportunity needed to get the double portion. As they went on together under a different purpose than before crossing the river Jordan, they came together, joined as one in the request made; and this hard thing was processing it’s way with both of them to achieve the level needed for the double portion. Once all was done, we can see how they were parted both asunder, and Elijah went up. Then the difference in the second bookend happened: if thou see me when I am taken from thee. The first bookend was just a pick-up from the spot, and Elisha would just wave good bye as Elijah was transported away. The second bookend, however, was as hands on to not just transport Elijah away to heaven, but as hands on to take him from Elisha. It was like having a daughter pulled from her mother to be taken away from her. The things that happened between the bookend can not be planned for or given an early answer to; and you must just be willing. Here is what the scripture says about Elisha together with Elijah: 2 Kings 2:12, “And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces. Since hard things require hard solutions, they were in the midst of a hard process just holding on to each other, then Elisha saw Elijah no more. He was taken from HIM, and not just from the pick-up location. We can also read our Elisha took hold of his own clothes now: Elijah was no longer there to hold on to anymore: Elisha saw him no more after he was taken, and received the double portion. In the first bookend, he could have waived goodbye, but when you ask for a difficult thing, Just Be Willing. Human, But I Don’t Fall Far From The Spirit. I am my Father’s child, and I can have what I say too, if I be willing. So Don’t go making me human like, for I am mainly Spirit like.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.