Ask and ye shall receive.
Elijah never encouraged Elisha. In fact, 3 times Elijah tested Elisha. Elisha answered him, “As the Lord
liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee”. The sons of the prophets tried to discourage him.
Elisha always answered “Hold your peace”. There were no elders in the church to encourage him. He
couldn’t run home for a rest. All he had was his own determination.
When Elijah was ready to go, he asked Elisha “Ask what I shall do for thee. Here is Elijah this great man
of God. Elijah had stood in front of the King, withheld rain, and defeated 400 prophets of Baal, etc. Elisha
wasn’t modest. He didn’t say I want half of what you have. No, His answer was I want twice what you
have! And he got it.
Don’t be bashful.
Are all Christians the same? The Bible says no. They are not the same. Some press toward the mark for
the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, while others are willing to just go to heaven and
Romans 9:16 says So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth
So press in for the high calling and ask God for it and also mercy.
Revelation 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen
Forever in His Love,
Diane Ebaugh Sutton