1Ki 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.
1Ki 19:19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.
1Ki 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?
1Ki 19:21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.
Elijah- The Prophet
-On the Run from Jezebel after Mt Carmel (1 Kings 18)
-Mt Carmel is where:
1.)VICTORY was wrought over Baal’s prophets:
2.) Elijah commands rain to fall after a famine in Samaria.
-Elijah HIDES out of fear! He is afraid!!
9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?
1Ki 19:10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
REPEATS IN VS. 14-15
VS 16 God OVERLOOKED his complaints!! God had to REMIND him! I called you to PROPHECY; to be different; to anoint and appoint, I CHOSE YOU!!
AND YOU ARE NOT BY YOURSELF
vs 18 says I STILL GOT seven thousand in Israel who havent BOWED to baal.
God is saying I have a REMNANT: I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN ABOUT Y’ALL!! The time HAS come where those that are in HIDING; THOSE THAT ARE ON THE BENCH; BOUT TO GET PUT IN THE GAME!!!
Elisha the Candidate/Student/Trainee
-Was found working when the prophet threw the mantle on him!!
-NO spirit of entitlement; no self-righteousness “Im just doing what im supposed to do and handling THIS responsibility!!!”
-Proper training when you are YOUNG TEACHES you!
- —-After placing the MANTLE on ELISHA something happens!!
-elisha KNEW what this meant!!! Elisha had just been DRAFTED!!
- -Elijah joked and said “What have I done to thee?!”
–The ANOINTING you respect is the anointing you will receive!!
vs 21 Burned the OXEN AND THE TOOLS—FORSAKING THE OLD WAY OF LIFE/left HIS FAMILY
-Forsook his way of living and way of life to follow/serve the PROPHET.
-From ONE training to the NEXT training.
Isa 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
Isa 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
-From cleaning the church, washing toilets, singing in the choir—to serving in Ministry. (First one through the doors, last one to leave)
God is RAISING up successors in this season!
The Mantle: The Cloak
man·tle1/ˈman(t)l/noun an important role or responsibility that passes from one person to another.
-Represents Responsibility/SACRED responsibility.
-Represents the right of PASSAGE or succession.
-Should NOT be passed without PERMISSION– permission BY GOD- and accepted by FAITH!
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