2 Kings 2:1-12 – Elisha and Elijah had quite the dynamic duo going on. You could say they were the original ‘Prophets of Comedy’ – spreading divine laughter!
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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Welcome to our gathering today. It is a joy to see all of your familiar faces and newcomers alike. Our time together is a sacred opportunity to grow in our faith, deepen our discipleship, and draw nearer to our Lord. Let us approach this moment with open hearts and eager spirits, ready to receive the wisdom of God’s Word.
Gracious Heavenly Father,
We come before you today with gratitude in our hearts. We thank you for bringing us together as a community of believers. As we delve into your Word, we ask for your guidance and illumination. Open our hearts and minds to receive the lessons you have for us from the Scripture we are about to explore. May your Holy Spirit be our teacher and mentor as we seek to grow in our understanding of your will and your ways. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Introduction to Scripture
Now, let us turn our attention to the events recorded in 2 Kings 2:1-12. This passage tells the story of the passing of the prophetic mantle from Elijah to Elisha. It is a pivotal moment in the life of these two great prophets and carries valuable lessons for us about discipleship and spiritual growth.
2 Kings 2:1-12 (NIV) 1 When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So, they went down to Bethel. 3 The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, “Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you today?” “Yes, I know,” Elisha replied, “so be quiet.”
4 Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here, Elisha; the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” And he replied, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So, they went to Jericho. 5 The company of the prophets at Jericho went up to Elisha and asked him, “Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you today?” “Yes, I know,” he replied, “so be quiet.”
6 Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” And he replied, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So, the two of them walked on. 7 Fifty men from the company of the prophets went and stood at a distance, facing the place where Elijah and Elisha had stopped at the Jordan. 8 Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up, and struck the water with it. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground. 9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied. 10 “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours—otherwise, it will not.”
11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. 12 Elisha saw this and cried out, “My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!” And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two.
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