The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

      Has an answered prayer changed your life? How did that affect you and those around you? What is the Lord prompting you to pray about that would significantly change your life?

      When Elisha realized the Lord was taking his mentor Elijah to heaven, Elisha requests a double portion of His spirit. Although Elisha is asking Elijah, only the Lord Himself could grant this prayer request. As Elijah is taken into heaven the Lord answers Elisha’s request.

2 Kings 2:When they came to the other side, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I can do for you before I am taken away.” And Elisha replied, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit and become your successor.” 10 “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah replied. “If you see me when I am taken from you, then you will get your request. But if not, then you won’t.”

11 As they were walking along and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire. It drove between the two men, separating them, and Elijah was carried by a whirlwind into heaven. 12 Elisha saw it and cried out, “My father! My father! I see the chariots and charioteers of Israel!” And as they disappeared from sight, Elisha tore his clothes in distress. [1]

      Elisha would go on and become one of the greatest prophets in all of Scripture because of this answered prayer. James 5:16 The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.[2] Take time today to pray and seek the Lord. You will not be disappointed because prayer is powerful.

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[1-2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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