Elijah Part Two

In the midst of Elijah’s depression, the Lord assured him that he was not alone. Then He gave him three more very important assignments. One was to anoint Elisha to take his place. Imagine this scene. Elijah and Elisha are walking together. 2 Kings 2:11 says, “Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”

In verse 13 Elisha took up Elijah’s mantel. In verse 14 he struck the water with it and it parted. In verses 19-22 he healed bad water. Then we come to chapter 4. I love this story of empty vessels being filled supernaturally.

A widow’s two sons were going to become slaves of her creditors. Elisha asked her ‘what is in your house?’ She had nothing but a jar of oil.

Verse 3 says, “…Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors—empty vessels; do not gather just a few.” She poured out her one jar of oil into all the empty vessels until there were no more empty vessels.

Verse 7 says, “…Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest.”

What is in your house? What do you have that the Lord wants to multiply? He multiplied the loaves and fishes to feed a vast multitude. He changed the water into wine. He caused the barren to conceive.

In what part of your spiritual walk do you feel empty? The Lord desires to fill you with Himself. Psalm 107:9 says, “For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.”

The Navigator ministry had the slogan: to know Christ, and to make Him known. The Lord desires to display Himself through us earthen vessels. 2 Corinthians 4:7 says, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.”

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